Reasons for Hope: COVID and the Coming Year

Friday, December 4, 2020: 12 noon - 1 pm EST

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On Friday, December 4 at 12 noon EST, GZERO Media presents a special Town Hall, Reasons for Hope: COVID and the Coming Year, in partnership with Eurasia Group and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our panel will discuss the current state of the COVID pandemic, vaccine development, treatment, and how the pandemic has affected women in particular.
Bertha Coombs, Health Care Correspondent, CNBC

Panelists include:
  • Madeleine Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management; former US Secretary of State
  • Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media
  • Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Heidi Larson, Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project
  • Minouche Shafik, Director of London School of Economics & Political Science
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    Bertha Coombs

    Bertha Coombs is a reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets, business news stories and health care throughout the business day. Her health care coverage at CNBC has ranged from covering the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the failed launch of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, to how cancer researchers are using IBM’s Watson to improve cancer care, and how doctors are using mobile technology to treat patients in their own homes.

    Madeleine Albright
    Photo credit: Lauren Bulbin

    Madeleine Albright

    Madeleine Albright is a professor, author, diplomat, and businesswoman. In 1997, as the 64th Secretary of State, she became the highest ranking woman in the history of US government. She is a Professor at Georgetown University, Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management LLC, chair of the National Democratic Institute, president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation, and serves on the Defense Policy Board.

    Minouche Shafik

    Nemat (Minouche) Shafik is an economist and Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has taught at Georgetown University and the Wharton Business School, and served as Vice President of the World Bank, Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Development, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

    Ian Bremmer

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who helps business leaders, policy makers, and the general public make sense of the world around them. He is president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs.