Ending the COVID-19 PandemicTuesday, September 29, 2020 11 am ET
- Rohitesh Dhawan, Managing Director, Energy, Climate & Resources, Eurasia Group
- Lynda Stuart, Deputy Director, Vaccines & Human Immunobiology, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Gayle E. Smith, President & CEO, ONE Campaign and former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development
- Apoorva Mandavilli (moderator), Science & Global Health Reporter, New York Times
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Lynda Stuart leads the team that aims to source novel approaches and accelerate the discovery, development, and translation of new passive and active immunization strategies for foundation priority diseases. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation in 2016, Lynda was a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School where she was co-director of the Laboratory of Developmental Immunology.
Rohitesh Dhawan is lead climate & ESG analyst in the firm's Energy, Climate & Resources group. He specializes in the extractives and natural resource sectors, and his areas of focus include national and international climate policies, new energies, social and community development strategies, and just transition issues. He is particularly known for his insights on the impact of geopolitics on trade and development in emerging markets.
Gayle E. Smith
Gayle E. Smith is the President and CEO of the ONE Campaign. She served as a top advisor on development issues for two American presidents and is a leading expert on global development. As Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, she led a staff of more than 10,000 people working to end extreme poverty, foster sustained and inclusive economic growth, and promote resilient, democratic societies all over the world.
As CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mark Suzman leads the organization in service of its vision – to help every person have the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. Knowing that the foundation cannot achieve that vision alone, Mark brings a deep commitment to building partnerships and ensuring that the culture of the foundation directly enables the impact they aspire to have.
Apoorva Mandavilli is a reporter for The Times, focusing on science and global health. She is the 2019 winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. She is the founding editor in chief of Spectrum, an award-winning news site on autism science that grew an audience of millions. She led the team there for 13 years. She joined The Times in May 2020, after two years as a regular contributor.