Are Countries Ready to Exit COVID-19 Lockdowns?

Lessons from a Pandemic: Nations need to consider three principles before re-opening, argues Fletcher’s dean of global business
The Digital Planet team at The Fletcher School has developed a preparedness framework to help policymakers make choices about re-opening their economies, explains Bhaskar Chakravorti. Video: Bhaskar Chakravorti, IDEA 2030, Digital Planet
May 11, 2020


“Lessons from a Pandemic” is an occasional video series featuring Tufts faculty offering perspectives on COVID-19.

Bhaskar Chakravorti is the dean of global business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is the founding executive director of Fletcher's Institute for Business in the Global Context and the chair of the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises. In addition, he serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is the senior advisor for digital inclusion at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth.

Prior to joining Fletcher, he was a partner of McKinsey & Company, a faculty member at Harvard Business School, and a distinguished scholar at MIT's Legatum Center.

The author of The Slow Place of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World, Chakravorti regularly writes for The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Indian Express, and other publications.