The Future of You and Me

Usman Raja is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Birmingham. He has published commentaries on the impact COVID-19 may have on improving holistic practice in medicine and medical education, while he is currently working towards finding digital solutions for the behavioural and mental health management of spaceflight crew. In recent years, he has discussed topics such as self-actualisation, nationalism and morality in other speaking engagements.

A commentary on societal division from both a philosophical and anthropological perspective, before relating this to COVID-19 and recent events. He hopes to illustrate how the pandemic may have provided fertile ground to shift our views on the concept of the “other” and bring individuals of all opinions and beliefs together across societal divides.