The NYU Alumni Club in Italy, in partnership with the Yale Club of Italy and Harvard Club of Italy, presented COVID-19: A Conversation with Frank Snowden. This discussion was moderated by Cristina Gabetti. Frank Snowden attended Harvard University, and obtained his doctorate at Oxford. He taught for forty-five years at London and Yale Universities, and is now Andrew Downey Orrick Professor Emeritus of History and History of Medicine. His major publications relating to epidemic diseases are: Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present; The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962; and Naples in the Time of Cholera, 1884-1911. His current research includes a study on the origins of Covid-19, and the lack of preparedness to face it. Cristina Gabetti is a concerned citizen, journalist and advisor, devoted to research to promote solutions for sustainable development.