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10 June 2020updated 08 Sep 2021 8:05am

New Statesman Global Policy Forum agenda and speakers announced

At our event on 12 June speakers including Margrethe Vestager and David Miliband will discuss remaking the world after coronavirus.

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Margrethe Vestager, David Miliband and Christiana Figueres are just some of the key speakers confirmed to address the New Statesman‘s inaugural Global Policy Forum on Friday 12 June. At this online event on remaking the world after coronavirus, eminent experts from organisation across the globe will discuss the policy implications of the pandemic for a range of key areas – from healthcare, to education, to tech. 

[You can still watch all the interviews and panel discussions from this event, click here to register for access]

The Covid-19 crisis has ushered in a period of economic and social upheaval. Healthcare systems worldwide are under more pressure than ever, education systems are on hiatus, and companies are fighting to survive. Through a series of interviews, panel discussions, and live Q&A sessions, current and former global policy leaders will look ahead to a world after the pandemic. Sessions will cover key issues including tech policy, ways to reshape cities after the crisis, how coronavirus renews the need for a long-term strategy to aid refugees, and how we can move towards a carbon-free world. 

To see the full agenda, click here 

Global Policy Forum Speakers

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Adrienne Buller, Senior Research Fellow at Common Wealth

Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

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Dr Christos Christou, International President of Médecins Sans Frontière

Dr Dan Poulter MP, Chair of the APPG on Global Health

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee

Jon Wharnsby, North East Area Secretary and Grenfell Community Liaison for the London Region of the Fire Brigades Union

Lisa Nandy MP, UK Shadow Foreign Secretary

London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco

Lord Crisp, former Chief Executive of the NHS

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age

Rep Ro Khanna, Vice President of the US Congressional Progressive Caucus

Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO

Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minister of Greece

Yonov Frederick Agha, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organisation

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