On December 8, 2022, we gathered infectious disease experts from the U.S. and China to discuss how the next thirty years might look like for pandemics, what they have learned from dealing with COVID-19 that will help us prepare for and prevent a devastating pandemic. This webinar was co-organized with the China Research Center. This webinar is the first webinar of a new thought-leader series by Committee of 100 called US-China 2050. Through collaborations with leading universities and think tanks across the country, we look at key topics that the U.S. and China have an independent and joint interest in. Our goal for this series is to bypass the heated rhetoric of the moment and bring to bear the complexity and nuances of common challenges facing the United States and China, and how each country might tackle the challenge differently in the long term.