A VIRTUAL WORLD-WIDE CONFERENCESEPTEMBER 14-17, 2020

The Recovery Summit was an initiative led by Global Progress and Canada 2020, born out of the Recovery Project, a network of think tanks and research institutes designed to start the conversation about post-pandemic recovery. Held in advance of the UN General Assembly in September, the Summit was an opportunity to platform big ideas for a coordinated, progressive global recovery effort.

Our Summit Co-Chairs

Global Public Health: Dr. James Orbinski, Director, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research at York University

Shared Prosperity: The Honourable Anne McLellan, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Inclusive Societies: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Sustainability: Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European CommissionΩ

Democracy and Institutions: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark

Day 1

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Our Speakers | Shaping a Progressive Response

Tim Dixon, Co-founder, More in Common

Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Gerry Butts, Vice Chairman, Eurasia Group

Matt Browne, Founder, Global Progress and Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Our Speakers | Global Public Health

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University

Dr. Alan Bernstein, President and CEO, CIFAR

Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder, War Child Canada and War Child USA

Dr. Ramesh Rajasingham, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Dr. Christos Christou, International President, Médecins Sans Frontières

Dr. Ilona Kickbusch, Founder and Chair, Global Health Centre

Dr. Steven Hoffman, Lead, UN Research Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery and Director, Global Strategies Lab

Day 2

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Our Speakers | Shared Prosperity

Nils Gilman, Vice President of Program, Berggruen Institute

Heather Boushey, President, CEO, and Co-founder, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Matthew Mendelsohn, Visiting Professor, Ryerson University

Sasha Krstic, President, Mastercard Canada

Dr. Jim Chalmers, Member for Rankin and Shadow Treasurer (Australia)

Miguel Matos, Socialist MP for Lisbon (Portugal)

Farah Mohamed, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiative, Policy, and Public Affairs, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Our Speakers | Inclusive Societies

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry

Anna Gainey, former President of the Liberal Party of Canada

Molly Scudder, Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton

Dr. Zubaida Haque, Former Interim Director, Runnymede Trust and Independent SAGE

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago

Baroness Minouche Shafik, Director, London School of Economics

Day 3

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Our Speakers | Sustainability

Martin Moore, Senior Lecturer, Political Communications Education and Director, Centre for the Study of Media, Communications, and Power, King’s College

Alex Laskey, Founder and Executive Chair, Rewiring America

Veronica Scotti, Global Chair, Swiss Re

Megan Leslie, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Gergely Karácsony, Mayor of Budapest

John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff, Founder and Director, Center for American Progress

Our Speakers | Democracy and Institutions

Ben Scott, Executive Director, Reset

Emily Bell, Founding Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

Karen Kornbluh, Director, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Tom Steinberg, Founder and former Director, mySociety

Dawn Nakagawa, Executive Vice President, Berggruen Institute

Mete Coban MBE, Founder and CEO, My Life My Say

Sandro Gozi, Member of European Parliament (France), Renew Europe

Eli Pariser, Co-founder, Avaaz

Day 4

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Our Speakers | The Road to Recovery

Kevin Page, Founding President and CEO, Institute for Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa

Heather Boushey, President, CEO, and Co-founder, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Alan Yu, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Frank Graves, President and Founder, EKOS Research Associates

Marcus Roberts, Director of International Projects, YouGov

Alex Paterson, Executive Director, Canada 2020

Matt Browne, Founder, Global Progress and Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

About The Recovery Summit

The Recovery Summit is hosted by The Recovery Project, a network of think tanks and research institutes designed to start the conversation about post-pandemic recovery. The initiative was founded by Global Progress, Canada 2020 and the Institute of Fiscal Studies & Democracy at the University of Ottawa.

Launched in March 2020, The Recovery Project has engaged a growing community of political, policy, business, philanthropic and academic leaders through livestream conversations, podcast interviews and public thought-leadership about progressive policy responses for recovery.

The Summit — held in advance of the UN General Assembly in September — will be an opportunity to platform big ideas for a coordinated, progressive global recovery effort. The Summit will tackle five core themes in the context of recovery: Shared Prosperity, Democratic Resilience, Sustainability, Global Public Health, and Inclusive Societies.

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