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Though the motivation and the effects are disputed, nearly everyone agrees that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and security experts agree that it is already interfering in this year’s mid-terms. Though efforts are underway to stop them, what more can be done to put an end to Russia’s interference in our elections and democratic institutions?
Monika Bickert, Head of Product Policy and Counterterrorism, Facebook, Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President for Customer Security and Trust, Microsoft Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeannette Manfra, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Cybersecurity and Communications, Kim Wyman, Secretary of State, Washington State Moderator: Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
It’s about more than just economics.
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China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure project in modern history. It spans over 60 countries and will cost over a trillion dollars. The plan is to make it easier for the world to trade with China, by funding roads, railways, pipelines, and other infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa. China is loaning trillions of dollars to any country that’s willing to participate and it’s been a big hit with the less democratic countries in the region. This makes the BRI a risky plan as well. But China is pushing forward because its goals are not strictly economic, they’re also geopolitical.
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The challenge is clear: holding down global warming below the all important two-degree threshold. What is the best path to achieving zero net carbon emissions, and can we still get there?
Paul Hawken, Author and Executive Director, Project Drawdown
Tom Steyer, Founder and President, NextGen America
In conversation with Thomas L. Friedman
It is a proven source of zero-emission energy, and many experts argue that we can’t solve the energy puzzle without nuclear. But plants are closing across the country, their business model is broken, and nuclear has a public relations problem. Can new technologies give nuclear a second chance in the energy mix?
Simon Irish, C.E.O., Terrestrial Energy
Michael Shellenberger, Founder and President, Environmental Progress
In conversation with Lisa Friedman
Should solar geoengineering be part of the equation?
David Keith, Professor, Harvard’s Schools of Engineering and of Public Policy
The growth curves of wind and solar power are steep, as renewables spread quickly around the world. What can be done to drive even faster growth of these keystone technologies?
Irene Rummelhoff, E.V.P., New Energy Solutions, Statoil
Mark Widmar, C.E.O., First Solar, Inc.
In conversation with Keith Bradsher
There is no shortage of ideas to solve the climate crisis. But only some of them catch the attention of investors, who will provide the crucial capital to help bring them to market. How is the smart money betting now?
Nancy E. Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners
Emily Reichert, Ph.D., C.E.O., Greentown Labs
In conversation with Katie Benner, Technology Reporter, The New York Times
It is an essential piece in solving the energy puzzle: Where to store energy generated from renewable sources and reduce the strain on the electric grid? A discussion of the most promising technologies to unlock the grid.
Susan Kennedy, Founder and C.E.O., Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Mary Powell, President and C.E.O., Green Mountain Power
In conversation with Lisa Friedman, Climate Reporter, The New York Times
How the forces of globalization, technology, and climate change are accelerating and converging, reshaping our world today.
Thomas L. Friedman, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
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