Expert speakers in every category on COVID-19’s impact

Expert speakers in every category on COVID-19’S impact

Due to the current times of uncertainty, organizations are looking for speakers to share the most up-to-date information about the impact of coronavirus on their industry, business, and health at large.

Here are some experts who discuss the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 in every category – not only in person, but also virtually or via a conference call.

  1. Speakers on the Economic Impact
  2. Speakers on the Geopolitical Impact
  3. Speakers on the Business Impact
  4. Speakers on the Political Impact
  5. Speakers on the Health Impact

Economic Impact

Marci Rossell, Expert Economic Forecaster, Former CNBC Chief Economist and Co-Host of Squawk Box: Dr. Marci Rossell separates fact from fiction on the potential impact businesses can expect from coronavirus. She analyzes past events (think SARS and MERS epidemics) to predict the economic effects, such as postponed spending and a decreased value of retirement savings. But according to Marci, “it’s important to keep in mind that all these effects are temporary, a matter of weeks perhaps.” She highlights that this outbreak is symptomatic of a larger trend  that businesses today face a variety of seismic surprises and shares her expert insights on how business can plan for unforeseen events today and in the future.

Doug Holtz-Eakin, Former Director, Congressional Budget Office; Economic and Fiscal Policy Expert:  One of the nation's top economists, Doug Holtz-Eakin breaks down complicated economic and policy issues with humor and energy. A distinguished economic advisor, he shares his insider views on the economic policies coming out of the pandemic, including the impact of interest rate cuts, supply chain strain, and his opinion of the payroll tax cuts. He advises the need to focus first on managing the health crisis by investing in virus testing and state medical funds to get people healthy as quickly as possible so they can participate in the economy.

Benn Steil, Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations:  A leading expert in monetary policy, financial markets, and economic and diplomatic history, Benn Steil blends history and economics to advise on the measures that need to be taken to keep the economy on track as coronavirus spreads. Looking at precedents from other major geopolitical events, he discusses additional steps beyond rate cuts we may see from the Federal Reserve in order to help the economy weather the pandemic storm.


Geopolitical Impact

Lisa Monaco, Former United States Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Advisor and Member of Joe Biden’s Public Health Advisory Committee: Having served at the highest levels in national security and member of Biden's newly formed Public Health Advisory Committee, Lisa Monaco draws on her experience as former Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama to help audiences understand how to lead through challenging times and prepare for the impacts of the sudden disruptions of COVID-19. She discusses why the U.S. must make pandemic disease a national security priority and the resources necessary to combat the global threat to stability and security.

Ian Bremmer, International Affairs Expert & President of Eurasia Group: A thought leader on political issues and foreign affairs, Ian Bremmer shares how geopolitics will determine how the pandemic proceeds. He demonstrates how the epidemiological crisis is exposing the world's divisions and how global response will continue to be impacted by the relationships between the world’s largest powers. Bremmer also assesses the evolution of the United States' response to COVID-19, and the critical need for the administration to recognize, focus, and communicate transparently in order to ensure resilience of American health.


Business Impact

Erik Peterson, Partner & Managing Director of A.T. Kerney’s Global Business Policy Council. For the past 10 years, from his perch as director of one of the world’s foremost for-profit think tanks working closely with CEOs worldwide, Erik Peterson has been an eyewitness to successive waves of tumultuous change affecting the private sector. He focuses on how the fundamental nature of business will change from COVID-19, including the transformational impact on the role of technology,  policy, supply chain management, technology, and workforce development and retention. He shares his passionate belief that leaders endowed with a strategic mindset, and the wherewithal to bring their vision to fruition, will have a remarkable competitive advantage when the current crisis is behind us.

General Stanley McChrystal and Chris Fussell, Leaders at the McChrystal Group. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Stan and Chris apply lessons-learned from their time in the military to provide the major steps business leaders should take to establish high-functioning teams in times of uncertainty, including establishing a high-functioning remote work platform. They outline how to create a highly effective remote work model, optimize communications, and take a disciplined approach to decision-making. Stan and Chris outline considerations for today’s leaders to adjust their thinking and their footing immediately, in order to allow for the possibility to build and maintain a culture of trust, candor, and performance in a distributed workforce. Read the full five-part series Practical Advice For Leading Through COVID-19 here.


Political Impact

David Wasserman, US House Editor for the Cook Political Report: As the turbulence of the presidential primaries have given way to self-quarantines, social distancing, and even postponements, the nation's political leadership is being put to the test at a critical phase of the 2020 election. Wasserman addresses the critical question of: What impact will the global pandemic have on the race? Drawing on extensive research on demographic and cultural trends, he highlights the 6 states that will decide President Trumps’ fate, the four structural obstacles Joe Biden needs to overcome to win, and where 2020's top House and Senate races are headed.

Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, Axios Co-Founders: Jim and Mike relay the most-up-to-date information to your audience, offering live virtual briefings on the latest updates in the political climate, the road to the White House, and the issues shaping our world in the new age of coronavirus. The creators behind the hit docuseries Axios on HBO, Mike and Jim are on the front lines of what’s happening now in the worlds of politics, tech, business, and media, interviewing big names like President Trump, Elon Musk, and Joe Biden. With high-energy, candor, and humorous anecdotes, they bring these insider insights into their talks – evaluating the current political landscape for those who need to be ‘in-the-know’ about the important issues of the day.


Health Impact

Dr. Celine Gounder, Infectious Disease Specialist, Epidemiologist, and CNN Medical Analyst: As COVID-19 transitions from regional epidemics to a full-on pandemic Dr. Celine Gounder discusses the things we can do to prepare for the spread of illnesses like coronavirus – practical ways to care for ourselves, our families, and our communities. One of the world’s leading infectious disease and public health experts, Dr. Celine Gounder draws on her experience working on global epidemics like Ebola and HIV to share these strategies and help audiences understand the latest science and the bigger context. She brings diverse angles—from history and anthropology to politics and economics—depth, and texture to the conversation that you won’t get elsewhere. 

Jon Cohen, Senior Correspondent for Science and Infectious Disease Expert: A widely-published writer and author on scientific topics, Jon Cohen specializes in biomedicine and is well-known for his coverage of epidemics (HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Ebola, influenza), immunology, vaccines, and global health. He provides an in-depth look at where the virus came from, how China responded, and how the spread of the disease revealed the weaknesses in the country after country. He also explores the intersection of disease, politics, economics, and human rights at large.


Whether you are looking for keynote remarks, virtual content, or a conference call, these speakers share the latest on how COVD-19 will impact our lives, along with expert insights on how we can prepare.


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