2020 Global Summit: Beyond the Horizon

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The Pacific Council’s Global Summit: Beyond the Horizon is a weeklong virtual series. The Summit will feature leading decisionmakers in conversation as they explore the range of challenges facing the United States in this moment—from our national reckoning over racial injustice to the global pandemic—and discuss what the future might hold. In keeping with the Pacific Council’s mission, the Summit will place particular emphasis on assessing Los Angeles and California’s global leadership role going forward.

Throughout the week, we will convene keynote conversations and breakout sessions on topics including the importance of confronting historic inequities, the future of the United States economy, how to restore America’s relationships and global competitiveness, and more.

Agenda (timing subject to change, all times in Pacific) - please click on event names for details


11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Limited-Access Preview Keynote: U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, in conversation with Karen House, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University. This session is reserved for Summit sponsors and guests. 


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

CEO's Welcome with Dr. Jerrold D. Green, president and CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy, with introduction by Senator Kamala Harris 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Breakout Panel Discussion: Immigration, COVID-19, DACA, and America's Future

2:00 p.m. 2:40 p.m.

Keynote: President of the National Urban League Marc Morial in conversation with Antonia Hernandez, CEO, California Community Foundation


5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in conversation with Jerrold D. Green, president and CEO, Pacific Council. Secretary Albright will be honored with the Warren Christopher Public Service Award.


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Panel Discussion: The Post-COVID Economic Recovery and the Road to Get There


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote: Lieutenant Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis in conversation with Nina Hachigian, deputy mayor for international affairs, City of Los Angeles

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Keynote: Congresswoman Maxine Waters in conversation with Elise Buik, president and CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Breakout Panel Discussion: Diversity as a National Security Issue

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Panel Discussion: Education and the Future of U.S. Global Competitiveness

5:00 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.

A special performance by award-winning classical pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner



Members register here.

If you are not a member of the Pacific Council, please register here.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Visionary Level

  • Alicia Miñana & Rob Lovelace

25th Anniversary Level

  • Mrs. Lynn A. Booth
  • The Mesdag Family Foundation
  • Ambassador Rockwell & Mrs. Marna Schnabel
  • The Harry & Florence Sloan Foundation
  • Mr. Gene T. Sykes

Benefactor Level

  • Michael Camuñez
  • Ambassador John B. Emerson
  • Ms. Antonia Hernández
  • Mr. Barry Porter
  • Nelson & Sharon Rising
  • Charles H. Rivkin
  • Nancy & Miles Rubin

Supporter Level

  • Hon. John E. & Ms. Louise Bryson
  • Mr. Brian Goldsmith
  • Ms. Sherry Lansing
  • Dr. David & Mrs. Sandra Lee
  • Dr. Cynthia A. Telles
  • Mr. David J. & Ms. Claudia Zuercher

Organizational Sponsors



Sponsorship starts at $5,000. To learn more about Global Summit sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please contact Amie Kashon at akashon@pacificcouncil.org

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