Power Lunch Event Series

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The Schar School's Power Lunch event series gathers some of the world's top political leaders, journalists, and experts to discuss the prospects for the next four years of US public policy.

Each week, influential thinkers address some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the world. Moderated by Professor Justin Gest, all events will stream live on the Schar School's YouTube channel.

To receive the link to any and all Power Lunch events, please complete the form here.

Click here to download an event poster souvenir featuring the full calendar. 

 


Power Lunch October 30th presenters

Election Roundtable

Friday, October 30, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT)

Speakers:
Molly Ball, Time
Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post
Thomas Edsall, New York Times

Moderator:
Justin Gest, Associate Professor of Policy and Government

Click here to watch the broadcast.


Power Lunch November 6th presenters

National Unity

Friday, November 6, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Speakers:
Tom Davis, former Congressman (R-VA)
Wendy Feliz, American Immigration Council
Tim Shriver, Special Olympics

Moderator:
Justin Gest, Associate Professor of Policy and Government

Click here to watch the broadcast.


Power Lunch November 13th presenters

Health Care Policy

Friday, November 13, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Speakers:
Tom Daschle, former US Senator (D-SD)
Zeke Emanuel, Center for American Progress
Sarah Kliff, New York Times

Moderator:
Justin Gest, Associate Professor of Policy and Government

Click here to watch the broadcast.


Power Lunch November 20th presenters

Economic Policy

Friday, November 20, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Speakers:
Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic
Steve Pearlstein, Washington Post
Betsey Stevenson, formerly Council of Economic Advisers

Moderator:
Justin Gest, Associate Professor of Policy and Government

Click here to watch the broadcast. 


Power Lunch December 4th presenters

Immigration Policy

Friday, December 4, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Speakers:
Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times
Jeff Flake, former US Senator (R-AZ)
Krishanti Vignarajah, LIRS

Moderator:
Justin Gest, Associate Professor of Policy and Government

Click here to watch the broadcast.


Power Lunch December 11th presenters

Climate Change

Friday, December 11, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Speakers:
Jainey Bavishi, City of New York
Andrew Light, formerly State Department
Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic

Moderator:
Justin Gest, Associate Professor of Policy and Government

Click here to watch the broadcast.


Power Lunch December 18th presenters

US-Euro Relations

Friday, December 18, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Speakers:
Heather Conley, CSIS
Edward Luce, Financial Times
Celeste Wallander, formerly National Security Council

Moderator:
Justin Gest, Associate Professor of Policy and Government

Click here to watch the broadcast.


Power Lunch January 8th presenters

US-MidEast Relations

Friday, January 8, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Speakers:
Ben Hubbard, New York Times
Vali Nasr, formerly State Department
Robin Wright, The New Yorker

Moderator:
Justin Gest, Associate Professor of Policy and Government

Click here to watch the broadcast.


Power Lunch January 15th presenters

US-Asia Relations

Friday, January 15, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Speakers:
Max Baucus, former US Ambassador to China
Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post
H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor

Moderator:
Justin Gest, Associate Professor of Policy and Government

Click here to watch the broadcast.