One of the most important partners of the American Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) at New Jersey City University (NJCU) is pleased to share its latest podcast episode, “The Transdisciplinary Approach to India: A Roundtable Chat.”
The Transdisciplinary Approach to India: A Roundtable Chat
Dr. David Weiss, director of the IDR, sits down with two renowned Indian scientists, Dr. Taral Mehta and Dr. Gaurang Shah, as well as Sridhar Rajagopalan and Mohit Singh Arora, to talk about combating the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recent breakthroughs in research on the novel virus.
Dr. Mehta shares the exciting and potentially groundbreaking news that Indian virologists have
found that the COVID-19 vaccine might prevent contraction of the virus for years to come,
unlike the flu vaccine, which must be received annually. They also disclose that the BCG
vaccine, which has been used in India to fight tuberculosis for years, slows the transmission of
The Indian government, as Dr. Shah explains, has converted roughly 5,000 train cars into
working hospitals. The roundtable participants discuss the positive impacts of India’s response to
COVID-19 is having at home and around the globe.
Mohit Singh Arora, a Risk Management Professional, speaks about Robin Hood Army’s
initiative to provide meals and goods to those in need for 30 consecutive days, among other
“It is a tremendous honor to be represented by the IDR as they engage in revelatory
conversations regarding the global fight against COVID-19.” — Dr. Sue Henderson, NJCU
”The podcast programs at NJCU IDR focus on global business and global affairs providing both
unfiltered and an unbiased approach to how we get our information and how we make informed decisions: academics play a vital role to connect borders and build bridges through sustainable academic innovation” — Dr. David Weiss, IDR Founder, and Director
The IDR started this podcast series to hold meaningful conversations about today’s most
pressing issues. Podcasts are a helpful tool for educating oneself and maintaining global
relationships even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Institute for Dispute Resolution at NJCU is a platform under the School of Business that
seeks to promote international negotiation and mediation techniques to manage disputes in cross
border commercial and general conflict resolution forums.
The IDR would like to extend their gratitude to Startup Tribes Inc. for all their help and support
with this podcast.
StartUp Tribes Inc. is an organization that aims to facilitate the growth of virtual startup
ecosystems. StartUp Tribes provides centralized software for connections, guidance, experts,
mentors, and resource mapping for young people interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Startup Tribes provides guidance from the first draft of an idea all the way through its launch.
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