Past Event

Webinar Series: Feeling stressed or anxious about COVID-19? Here's what can help

March 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Event time is displayed in your time zone.

Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University, writes in his newly published article Plagued by Trumpism, "there is nothing like a pandemic to focus attention on what really matters."

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to climb around the world, the consequent uncertainty, anxiety, and other feelings and reactions have been affecting our daily life. How to take care of our beloved ones and ourselves? How can we better prepare for the hardship it brings and even worse aftermath in economic and societal areas? Are we able to learn our lessons from a pandemic?

Over the past two months, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing has been working closely with experts and scholars from Columbia University, Peking University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and other institutions to help our audience understand the unknown virus and the mental health conditions of frontline medical staff and people affected by the virus outbreak, as well as to provide solutions and suggestions for improvement. All the valuable information will be consolidated, edited, and shared through Beijing Center's webinar series in the following weeks.
Joining us at the first webinar are experts in psychology and education to discuss the keys to self-care and stress management when facing a healthcare crisis. The main topics include:

  • Overview of the COVID-19 pandemic: a mental health survey in China
  • Tips to respond to anxiety amid coronavirus pandemic
  • Mental health needs of international students
  • The psychological impact of SARS
  • Trauma, grief, and resilience

We look forward to your participation and interactions.



Dr. Xiangen HU

Professor of Psychology, Institute for Intelligent Systems, The University of Memphis; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Computer Science, The University of Memphis; Dean & Professor, School of Psychology, Central China Normal University

Dr. Guangrong JIANG

Professor of Psychology at Central China Normal University

Dr. Changming DUAN

Professor in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education at University of Kansas


Clinical Psychologist and Health Service Psychologist in private practice, Master in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, PhD in Developmental Psychology at Cornell University, and post-doctoral in Clinical Psychology at Harvard University

Dr. Judy Kuriansky

Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Education, Department of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College

Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer

Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis; Director of the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition



  • Event language: Chinese

  • The event will be live-streamed through Zoom.

  • Registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. 

  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]