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The Listening Project: Global Priorities According to Global Citizens.

The Listening Project: Global Priorities According to Global Citizens.

October 13 at 7:00 am PDT/10:00 am EDT


In the early weeks of 2020, the Milken Institute and The Harris Poll surveyed 23,000 people in 27 countries to identify their most urgent social and economic priorities. Then the pandemic hit. In the ensuing months, the Institute and Harris replicated the fieldwork to understand how people's pressing pre-COVID needs have been reprioritized in the midst of a pandemic. The results reveal that many of the challenges people face—including financial vulnerability, social injustice, and access to affordable health care—are both interdependent and amplified by the virus. This panel will explore how we can solve these most urgent challenges with renewed collaboration, innovative thinking, and tailored approaches to communities in need around the globe. 



John Gerzema

CEO, The Harris Poll



David Bohigian

Managing Partner, Pluribus Ventures; Former Acting President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Leon Kalvaria

Chairman, Institutional Clients Group, Citi

Michelle Nunn

President and CEO, CARE USA