Past Event

The Way Forward: What Next?

Danielle Allen (Harvard University), Agnes Binagwaho (Harvard Medical School, World Health Organization), Gordon Brown (Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) and Arvind Subramanian (PIIE; Harvard University)


April 28, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Virtual event hosted by The Atlantic in collaboration with Chatham House, Emerson Collective, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and underwritten by Churchill Capital Corp.

Event Summary

The Peterson Institute for International Economics, in collaboration with Chatham House and Emerson Collective, held a webinar, "The Way Forward," a new initiative hosted by The Atlantic on April 28, 2020.

The Institute believes it is essential to look beyond the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and understand its long-term implications. "The Way Forward" partnership, made up of diverse and independent perspectives, will contribute to the thoughtful discourse about ways to combat the challenges that lie ahead.

In this first, on-the-record discussion, moderated by The Atlantic, experts drawn from our respective networks considered the question, “What next?” Speakers included:

Danielle Allen
James Bryant Conant University Professor
Director at Harvard University, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Dr. Agnes Binagwaho
Senior Lecturer, Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Senior Advisor to the Director General, World Health Organization

The Right Honorable Gordon Brown
United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Arvind Subramanian
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India