The Second Annual “State & Future of the World Post-Pandemic” Global Conference

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Irvin Studin


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

December 21 & 22 2021


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DAY 1 – Tuesday, December 21

10am-10.10am ET (Toronto/Montreal/NYC time)

Introduction & Welcome:

Irvin Studin, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions; Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Global Brief Magazine


10.10am – 11.10am

Global Geopolitics After the Pandemic:

Jean Charest (Former Premier of Québec, Canada)

John E. McLaughlin (Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency, USA)

Andrei Kortunov (Director General, Russian International Affairs Council)

Alexander Downer (GB Geo-Blogger & Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Australia)


11.20am – 12.20pm

The Global Economy After the Pandemic:

John Kay (Columnist, Financial Times; Professor of Economics, Oxford University)

David Skilling (President, Landfall Strategy Group, Netherlands/Singapore/New Zealand)


12.30pm – 1.30pm

Russia, Ukraine, Belarus (and Poland)the “Stans” & the Entire Former Soviet Space After the Pandemic:

Yauheni Preiherman (GB Geo-Blogger & Founder-Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Minsk, Belarus)

Emilbek Joroev (GB Geo-Blogger & Senior Lecturer, OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)


1.40pm – 2.10pm

Education After the Pandemic

Interview with Silvina Gvirtz (Secretary of Education of Argentina & Member, Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids Post-Pandemic)



The United States After the Pandemic:

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, New York University)



Global Public Health After the Pandemic:

Martha Fulford (Professor, McMaster University Department of Medicine, Hamilton, Canada)

Indranil Mukhopadhyay (Associate Professor of Health Policy, Jindal Global University, New Delhi, India)

Yves Nordmann (Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Ltd, Switzerland & Israel)

Chandresh Harjivan (Chief Operating Officer, SaponiQx, Boston, USA)


DAY 2 – Wednesday, December 22

9am-9.05am ET

Introduction to Day 2:

Irvin Studin, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions; Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Global Brief Magazine



China & Asia After the Pandemic:

Feature Interview with Bilahari Kausikan (GB Geo-Blogger & Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Singapore)



India After the Pandemic:

Ramaswamy Sudarshan (Dean, School of Government and Public Policy, Jindal Global University, New Delhi)

Kanti Bajpai (Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore)



Europe After the Pandemic:

Geoff Mulgan (Professor, University College London & former Head of the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit)

Michael Barutciski (Associate Editor, GB & Professor, Glendon College, York University)

Wolfgang Krieger (GB Geo-Blogger & Emeritus University Professor of Modern History and the History of International Relations, University of Marburg, Germany)


The Arctic Space After the Pandemic:

Panel to be announced imminently



The Middle East After the Pandemic:

Itai Brun (Outgoing Deputy Director, Research & Analysis, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv)

Trita Parsi (Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, Washington, DC)

Nabil Fahmy (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, and Founding Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo)


Africa After the Pandemic:

Panel to be announced imminently



Latin America After the Pandemic:

Alejandro Garcia Magos (Senior Editor, GB)

Isabel Roman (Head of Education, Estado de la Nación, San José, Costa Rica)

Pablo Policzer (Director, Latin American Research Centre, University of Calgary)


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