In March 2020, Jackson launched its Virtual Discussion Forum series on the COVID-19 crisis and its far-reaching impact worldwide. Episodes include:
May 8, 2020 | Cyber Threats and Opportunities in the Digital Age
Featuring Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, and moderated by Oona Hathaway, the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Director of the Center for Global Legal Challenges at Yale Law School.
May 13, 2020 | Prospects for Recovery in the World Economy
Featuring Lawrence H. Summers, former Director of the National Economic Council, U.S. Treasury Secretary, Chief Economist of the World Bank, and President Emeritus of Harvard University, and moderated by Richard Levin, President Emeritus of Yale University and Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, who also serves as Co-Chair of the Education Committee for Connecticut Gov. Lamont’s Re-Open Connecticut Advisory Group.
May 1, 2020 | The United States and Its Allies Under Stress
Featuring Gen. Sir Graeme Lamb, former director of UK Special Forces and Commander of the British Field Army, and Gen. Jim Mattis, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Commander of U.S. Central Command.
April 24, 2020 | Crisis Diplomacy
Featuring six former U.S. ambassadors took part in the conversation, and moderated by former Sec. John Kerry, the Distinguished Fellow in Global Affairs at Yale, with Ted Wittenstein, Jackson’s deputy director for leadership programs, and Jim Levinsohn, Jackson’s director, offering brief opening remarks and introductions. Panelists included: Amb. Robert Ford, Kissinger Senior Fellow and former Ambassador to Syria and Algeria; Amb. Francisco Palmieri, Jackson Senior Fellow and former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Amb. Anne Patterson, former Jackson Senior Fellow and Ambassador to Egypt, Pakistan, and Colombia; Amb. David Rank, Jackson Senior Fellow and former Acting Ambassador to China; Amb. Harry K. Thomas, Jr., Kissinger Senior Fellow and former Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and the Philippines; and Amb. Susan Thornton, Paul Tsai China Center Senior Fellow and former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
April 16, 2020 | Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis
Featuring panelists: Ron Klain, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Biden and White House Ebola Response Coordinator; John Podesta, Jackson Senior Fellow and former White House Chief of Staff; Ted Wittenstein, deputy director for leadership programs at Jackson, moderated the conversation.
April 9, 2020 | The Economy and World Markets in Turmoil
Moderated by deputy director for leadership programs, Ted Wittenstein, with an introduction from Jackson’s director, Jim Levinsohn, and featuring panelists: Pinelopi Goldberg, former Chief Economist of the World Bank Group and Elihu Professor of Economics and Global Affairs at Yale; Austan Goolsbee, former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers and Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago; Howard Wang, Head of Greater China, J.P. Morgan.
April 3, 2020 | Leadership in Crisis
Featuring Jackson Senior Fellow Gen. Stan McChrystal and moderated by deputy director for leadership programs, Ted Wittenstein, with an introduction with Jackson’s director, Jim Levinsohn.
March 27, 2020 | Health, Politics & Economics in an Uncertain World
Featuring four Jackson Senior Fellows: Dr. Vanessa Kerry, Director of the Global Public Policy Program, Harvard Medical School; John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff; Stephen Roach, former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia; andDr. Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont.
To read a summary recap of the webinar, and to view the video recordings of each forum, visit the Yale Jackson Institute’s website.