1:00 p.m. ET Global Impact Forum Welcome & Keynote Conversation

1:30 p.m. ET Leading Globally Matters Locally: The Next Frontier for America’s Mayors

2:00 p.m. ET Global Crises Demand a Global Response: The COVID-19 Pandemic

2:30 p.m. ET Global Crises Demand a Global Response: The Geopolitical Landscape

3:00 p.m. ET Program Concludes

4:00 p.m. ET Global Impact Forum Workshops By invitation


This year's speakers include:

Salman Ahmed

Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

Leo Bastos

Head of Carbon Business Model, Bayer

Mayor Steve Benjamin

City of Columbia, SC

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

Managing Director, Policy and Coalitions, Communications, Policy and Advocacy, The Rockefeller Foundation

Sean Callahan

President & CEO, Catholic Relief Services

Dr. Beth Cameron

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense, National Security Council

Sarah Charles

Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID

Elizabeth Cousens

President & CEO, UN Foundation

Lisa Epifani

Manager, ESG and Sustainability, Chevron

Emily Gibbons

Director, Global Public Policy, Infectious Diseases, Merck

Amb. Nina Hachigian

Deputy Mayor of International Affairs, City of Los Angeles, CA

Carrie Hessler-Radelet

President, Global Communities and CEO, PCI, a Global Communities Partner

Karl Hofmann

President & CEO, PSI

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

U.S. House of Representatives (D-PA)

Laleh Ispahani

Managing Director, Open Society-U.S.

Lionel Johnson

President, Pacific Pension & Investment Institute

Shanthi Kalathil

Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights, National Security Council

Annie Kneedler

Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, Cargill

Jenelle Krishnamoorthy

Interim Vice President, Global Public Policy, Merck

Rep. Darin LaHood

U.S. House of Representatives (R-IL)

Alexia Latortue

Deputy CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Kristin Lord

President & CEO, IREX

David Marchick

Chief Operating Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Leo Martinez-Diaz

Senior Advisor to Special Envoy Kerry, U.S. Department of State

Mayor Christina Muryn

City of Findlay, OH

Michelle Nunn

President & CEO, CARE

Kishore Rao

Principal and Global Leader for International Development Organizations, Deloitte

Sen. James Risch

U.S. Senate (R-ID)

Aaron Sherinian

Vice President, Global Communications Transformation, Philip Morris International

Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman

U.S. Department of State

Janti Soeripto

President & CEO, Save the Children

Adm. Jim G. Stavridis

USN (Ret.), Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (2009-2013)

Sarah Thorn

Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Walmart

Alexandria Walden

Global Head of Human Rights, Google

Andrea Wainer

Executive Vice President, Rapid and Molecular Diagnostics, Abbott

Rep. Michael Waltz

U.S. House of Representatives (R-FL)

Sherrie Westin

President, Sesame Workshop

More features speakers, special guests and announcements coming soon!

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