Reasons for Hope: COVID and the Coming Year A Special Town Hall Conversation
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
12 noon - 1 pm EST
Event link: https://www.gzeromedia.com/townhall
Bertha Coombs, Health Care Correspondent, CNBC
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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 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.
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 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.