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The Changing Global Order in a Post-Pandemic World
August 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. For the most updated information and to register, visit their event page.
Join the EU Delegation to the United States virtual policy discussion on the Changing Global Order in a Post-Pandemic World.
About this Event
This year, on the virtual sidelines of the Republican National Convention, the European Union Delegation to the United States, the International Republican Institute and Microsoft are joining forces to look at how the pandemic may shape the world to come in two dynamic, high-level virtual discussions:
Technology is reshaping the way we live our lives and reconfiguring the global balance of power, a trend accelerated by the current era of unprecedented health, environmental, and economic challenges. These trends have profound implications for the global community, the international economy, and the transatlantic trade and investment relationship. What must business leaders and policymakers do to navigate the tech revolution and ensure that democracy and the open market economy prevail in the 21st century? Join our first panel, Shared Digital Futures in the Post-COVID Era, for a discussion on how the United States and the European Union can respond to these common challenges.
What role does the Transatlantic relationship have in sustaining global order, and how can it be kept fit for purpose in the 21st century? The second panel, Democratic Alliances in a Post-COVID World: How Can the EU and U.S. Work Smarter to Preserve the Liberal World Order?, will review the state of the transatlantic relationship and prospects for EU-U.S. relations under the next U.S. Administration and Congress. Topics will include global and transatlantic challenges such as COVID-19 response, climate change, AI/digital, trade, investment and economic recovery, security and defense, promoting democracy and human rights, and joint approaches to China and Russia.
Panel 1 starting at 11AM ET (5PM CET): Shared Digital Futures in the Post-Covid Era
Panel 2 starting at 12PM ET (6PM CET): Democratic Alliances in a Post-COVID World: How Can the EU and U.S. Work Smarter to Preserve the Liberal World Order?
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dan Sullivan, U.S. Senator and IRI Board Chair
- Brad Smith, President of Microsoft
- Phil Hogan, European Union Trade Commissioner
- Mairéad McGuinness, European Parliament Vice President
- Kelly Ayotte, Former U.S. Senator
- Nancy McLernon, President and CEO of Global Business Alliance
- Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the EU to the U.S.
- Dan Twining, IRI President
This event is organized in cooperation with the International Republican Institute and Microsoft.
Some changes to the program may occur.
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube.