Lara Setrakian is an award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur. In 2012 she co-founded and led News Deeply, a network of digital media platforms that convene passionate communities around the world’s biggest challenges. Her team’s inaugural site, Syria Deeply, won the Excellence in Online Journalism Award from the National Press Foundation. Her team went on to launch Ebola Deeply, Water Deeply, Refugees Deeply, Oceans Deeply, Malnutrition Deeply, Women’s Advancement Deeply and Peacebuilding Deeply.
For her work in building News Deeply, Fast Company magazine named Lara as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business,” while Inc. Magazine called her one of “8 Women Who Could Own the Future.” Before launching News Deeply Lara was correspondent for ABC News and Bloomberg Television, covering the Middle East. Lara is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her work has been featured in global news outlets such as Mashable, TechCrunch, TIME, The Guardian, Marie Claire, The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN and NPR.
When it comes to dealing with a pandemic, resources matter, says Dr. Vanessa Kerry of Seed Global Health, but it has to be coupled with good policy and courageous leadership willing to make the right decisions.
In this Q&A with EVN Report, epidemiologist and expert in vaccine development Seth Berkley talks about efforts to find an effective vaccine and a global mechanism to make sure it is available to those who need it.