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Powering Global Recovery and Change

Conversations With

The C-Suite 

September 28 - October 2, 2020
Virtual Platforms
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The Speakers



How to Lead

Sept. 28, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman

The Carlyle Group

David Rubenstein has long been fascinated with leadership. What makes a great leader? Are leaders born or are they made? Does extraordinary leadership arise from personality, mental or physical skills, or the simple good fortune of being in the right place at the right time? For the past five years, Rubenstein has conducted behind-the-scenes conversations with some of the highest performing leaders from the worlds of finance, tech, entertainment, sports, and government. Now these conversations are distilled into an essential new playbook for our times:

HOW TO LEAD: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers


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Innovation and Integrity

Sept. 29, 4:00-4:45 PM ET

Former Chairman and CEO, Volvo 

Swedish industrialist Pehr Gyllenhammar was born in Gothenburg in 1935, the son of insurance executive Pehr Gyllenhammar and Aina Kaplan Gyllenhammar. He graduated in 1959 from Lund University with a Bachelor of Law degree, and studied at the Centre d’Etudes Industrielles in Geneva. Mr. Gyllenhammar was Managing Director and Chief Executive of Skandia Insurance Company, then became the CEO of Volvo when just 35 years old. His 24-year tenure leading the company was an historic and groundbreaking era in Volvo’s history.  Gyllenhammar's new book is Character Is Destiny: Reflections on Innovation and Integrity.

World Affairs Councils of America, Philip Morris International, Council on Competitiveness, and U.S. Global Leadership Coalition


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Driving Global Recovery

Sept. 29, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

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This Foreign Policy Virtual Dialogue will bring together preeminent voices from across U.S. policy, industry, and civil society to discuss how organizations are transforming to remain competitive in the global marketplace and how U.S. global policy can be activated to support the future of American leadership in the post-COVID world. 

Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America

Charles H. Rivkin is Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association (MPA). He leads the MPA’s global mission to advance and support the film, television, and streaming content industry. The MPA’s members currently include; Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros.

Drawing on almost 30 years of experience as a media executive and a leading U.S. diplomat, Rivkin advocates for policies that drive investment in film and television production, protect creative content, and open markets. He champions the economic and cultural power of film and television to communities around the world.

Culture Shock: The Future of Entertainment

Oct. 1, 4:00-4:45 PM ET