While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating economic impact globally, few industries have been as hard hit as restaurants and hospitality. In the U.S. alone, losses north of $225 billion are projected over the next three months. This week, GZERO World with Ian Bremmer is focusing on what it means for businesses and employees alike. Ian interviewed famed restaurateur Danny Meyer, the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and founder of Shake Shack. Meyer discusses the toll coronavirus has taken on his own business, his decision to let go 80% of his workforce (2,000 employees) and the dimming prospects of survival for many restaurants in America, including some of his own.
David Wallace-Wells is a national fellow at the New America foundation and a columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine. He lives in New York City. David writes about climate change, his most recent work, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, examines the consequences of global warming.
Shamma Al Mazrui
Shamma Al Mazrui is the Minister of State for Youth Affairs for the United Arab Emirates. She has previously worked as a public policy analyst with the UAE Mission to the United Nations. She has also worked as a Ministry Policy Analyst with the Prime Minister’s Office and participated in the Youth Lab Innovation Think Tank.
Senator Marco Rubio from Florida serves on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Ian sits down with Senator Rubio in his Washington D.C office to discuss the external threats faced by America.
Meet The Host
Ian Bremmer is President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. He hosts the weekly digital and broadcast show, GZERO World, where he explains the key global stories of the moment, sits down for an in-depth conversation with the newsmakers and thought leaders shaping our world, and takes your questions.