This session will address the Post-COVID Era from a policy-making standpoint. How can we tackle the Post-COVID Era with adequate and effective policies?
The session is composed of three conversations:

CONVERSATION 1 | Supporting society and business transforming needs
13:30 – 15:30 CET

Speakers will discuss the much-needed support policy-makers will have to mobilise in order to meet society and business transforming needs.


Audrey Choi, Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan Stanley

Blair Sheppard, Global Leader, Strategy and Leadership, PwC Network

Noa Gafni, Executive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director, European Council on Foreign Relations

Robert Madelin, Chairman, FIPRA International Ltd

CONVERSATION 2 | Post-pandemic border control and foreign policy
13:30 – 15:30 CET

Border control and foreign policy will be tackled, as participants will debate the turn that interdependencies will take in the post-pandemic world.


Bruno Tertrais, Deputy Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique

David McAllister, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, European Parliament

Jakkie Cilliers, Chairperson of the Board, Institute for Security Studies

Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Lukas Mandl, Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, European Parliament

Marta Lagos, Founder and Director, Corporatión Latinobarómetro

Robin Niblett, Director and Chief Executive, Chatham House

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

CONVERSATION 3 | Climate governance and green deals
13:30 – 15:30 CET

As climate change is calling for an urgent and multilateral approach, this conversation’s speakers will discuss climate governance and Green Deals in the Post-COVID Era.


Bjarne Steffen, Senior Research Associate and Lecturer, ETH Zurich

Juliano J. Assunção, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative Brasil

Karin Kemper, Global Director of the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy, Global Practice, World Bank

Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation

Renzo Guinto, Chief Planetary Doctor, PH Lab, Philippines

W. John Kress, Distinguished Scientist and Curator Emeritus, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History