Mexico: Impact of COVID-19

Event Title: COVID-19 and its Impact in Latin America: Experience in Mexico

Event Date: May 15th, 2020

Event Time: 17:00 – 18:15 BST | 11:00 – 12:15 GMT-5

Registered Attendees: 90+

We had attendees joining us from all over the world: UK, Mexico, the Netherlands, USA, Germany and Canada!

Speakers: Javier Contreras, Fernando Alarid-Escudero, Roeland Hemsteede & Martha Arevalo

We present this Academic Talk with four expert speakers from Mexico. Our speakers focus on the impact COVID-19 has had in Mexico and the main issues consequential to the pandemic. Each speaker shared their expertise in their own field and present possible solutions at a policy-making level. The topics discussed include: public health measures, women’s health and social protection policies.

In our Q&A, the speakers have an open discussion around policy responses for health and social protection to address new challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on.

Below is the recorded and edited version of  each speaker’s live Academic Talk:

Javier Contreras Executive Secretary at National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Women in Mexico (CONAVIM).


Fernando Alarid-Escudero – Assistant Professor at Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico. Working on mathematical models and statistics to inform public health policies.


Roeland Hemsteede – Consultant researching institutional resilience in Nepal. PhD in Human Geography at the University of Dundee.


Martha Arevalo – Bachelor in Political Science and International Relations from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) including a semester abroad at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Seoul, South Korea.



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We would like to thank the following institutions for their contribution:

  • University of Dundee
  • Geography Department – University of Dundee
  • Proyecto de Análisis de Decisiones en Contextos Inciertos (PADeCI)
  • Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

We would also like to thank and credit following members for their work:

  • Poster: Cindy Zetino
  • Attendee Registration: Zoi Asimakopoulou
  • Academic Talk Moderator: Evelyn Ávalos
  • Academic Talk Support: Cindy Zetino, Isabela Martinez and Zoi Asimakopoulou
  • Video Editing: Alison Infante