The State & Future of the World, Post-Pandemic & Post-US Election

Date: Friday, Nov.27 2020 - Saturday, Nov.28 2020

A Two-Day National Conference (Virtual) from the Institute for 21st Century Questions (21CQ) and Global Brief Magazine
November 27 & 28

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9am-9.10am EST
Introduction & Welcome:
Irvin Studin, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions; Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Global Brief Magazine

9.15am – 10.30am
Global Geopolitics After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Bilahari Kausikan (Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore)
Andrei Kortunov (Director General, Russian International Affairs Council)
John E. McLaughlin (Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency, USA)
Lloyd Axworthy (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada)

10.40am – 11.50am
The Global Economy After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Mark Wiseman (Chair, Alberta Investment Management Corporation; Former President & CEO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Former Senior Managing Director, BlackRock)
John Kay (Columnist, Financial Times; Professor of Economics, Oxford University)
Vladimir Mau (Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economic and Public Administration)
David Skilling (President, Landfall Strategy Group, Netherlands/Singapore/New Zealand)

Noon – 1.15pm
Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan & the Entire Former Soviet Space After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Irina Busygina (Professor of Comparative Politics, MGIMO University – Moscow State Institute of International Relations)
Yauheni Preiherman (Founder & Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations)
Anna Dolidze (Member, High Council of Justice & Former Deputy Minister of Defence, Georgia)
Vyacheslav Tolkovanov (Deputy Head, Parliamentary Reform Office, Verkhovna Rada & Former Head of the National Agency for the Civil Service, Ukraine)
Emil Joroev (Senior Lecturer, OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

1.25pm – 2.40pm
Europe After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Ulrike Franke (Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations)
Reinhard Krumm (Head of Office, Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, Vienna)
Bruno Tertrais (Deputy Director, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique, Paris)
Antonio Villafranca (Director of Studies & Co-Head of Europe and Global Governance, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI))

2.50pm-4.05pm
The United State After the Pandemic & After the Election:
Jeremi Suri (Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin)
Michael Cotey Morgan (Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Chris Ankersen (Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs, NYU)
*Several more panellists to be announced in the coming days

4.15pm-5.30pm
Global Public Health After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Martha Fulford (Professor, McMaster University Department of Medicine, Hamilton, Canada)
Chandresh Harjivan (Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group, Washington, DC)
James Orbinski (Director, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University; Former International President, Médecins Sans Frontières)

DAY 2 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

9am-9.05am
Introduction to Day 2:
Irvin Studin, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions; Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Global Brief Magazine

9.05am-10.20am EST
China After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Kishore Mahbubani (Former Founding Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore)
Henry Huiyao Wang (Founder & President, Centre for China and Globalization, Beijing)
Steven Wang (Editor-in-Chief, Harvard International Law Journal, USA)

10.30am-11.45am
India After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Ramaswamy Sudarshan (Dean, School of Public Policy, Jindal Global University, New Delhi)
Kanti Bajpai (Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore)
Anvesh Jain (Student, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

11.55am-1.10pm
The Arctic Space After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Bob McLeod (Former Premier, Northwest Territories, Canada)
Daryana Maximova (Deputy Executive Director, Northern Forum, Russia)
Timo Koivurova (Director, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland)

1.20pm-2.35pm
The Middle East After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Sinem Akgul-Acikmese (Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul)
Itai Brun (Deputy Director, Research & Analysis, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv)
Seyed Hossein Mousavian (Associate Professor, University of Kashan (Iran); Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist, Princeton University (USA)) 

2.45pm-4pm
Australia, New Zealand & Oceania After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
*Several more panellists to be announced in the coming days

4.10pm-5.25pm
Latin America After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Alejandro Garcia Magos (Senior Editor, Global Brief Magazine)
Carlos Umana Alvarado (GB Geo-Blogger & Former Counselor and Consul, Embassy of Costa Rica in Canada)
*Several more panellists to be announced in the coming days

5.30pm-6.30pm
Africa After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Niagalé Bagayoko (President, Africa Security Sector Network, Ghana)
Obiora Okafor (Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto)
*Several more panellists to be announced in the coming days

6.30pm-7.30pm
Global Institutions After the Pandemic & After the US Election:
Jean Charest (Former Premier of Québec; Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada) 
Hubert Védrine (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, France)
Hans Corell (Former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs & Legal Counsel of the United Nations; Sweden)
Richard Gowan (International Crisis Group, New York)
John McArthur (Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution, USA)

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