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Global Overview: Shifting Tensions, Divergence, and Convergence (Invite only)

2023 Global Conference

Global Overview: Shifting Tensions, Divergence, and Convergence (Invite only)

Monday, May 1, 2023
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

The history of the global political-economic order is one of constant change; sometimes this change is imperceptible, at others, abrupt. Over two decades into the 21st century, the world has experienced a global pandemic, heightened tensions around re-globalization, a land war in Europe, and increasing political polarization, which threaten to accelerate international divergence. This comes at a time of looming global challenges—including extreme poverty, economic migration, public health, and climate change—that can only be solved through greater convergence towards shared responsibility and action. Join our panelists as they examine these tensions and challenges, and look to the opportunities that will shape our world in the decades ahead. 

Welcome Remarks
Sarah Sandler
Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Nicholas Kristof
Columnist, The New York Times
His Excellency H.E. Khalid Al-Falih
Minister of Investment, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mark Carney
Chair, Head of Transition Investing, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Niall Ferguson
Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Michael Froman
Vice Chairman and President, Mastercard Strategic Growth; Incoming President, Council on Foreign Relations
Jane Harman
Board Chair, Freedom House; former US Congresswoman