Tell Me How This Ends: The COVID Pandemic and Its Geopolitical Implications
with Gen. (Ret) David Petraeus
Monday, May 18, 2020 | 7:30 PM EDT
The COVID-19 crisis has turned the world upside down: national economies around the world seem headed for far-reaching unemployment and possible depression; the free flow of people and commerce between nations has been radically curtailed; medical and educational systems are under great strain or not functioning at all; and all the problems of the world that challenged us before this crisis have not magically gone away.
What are the key issues that American leaders should be thinking about on the world stage? How will the current economic and social crisis affect the world’s most dangerous and unstable nation-states? Will regimes fall—or fall into tyrannical or terrorist hands? How will the balance of power among the great nations—America, China, Russia—shift? And amid this crisis, what opportunities might exist, if any, to advance democratic freedom around the globe and to develop new forms of technological and social innovation?
Join us for a conversation with General David Petraeus, former Commander of U.S. Central Command and former Director of the CIA, as we assess the fault lines, threats, and opportunities of the current moment and beyond. General Petraeus will be interviewed by Vance Serchuk, Executive Director of the KKR Global Institute and former senior advisor to Senator Joe Lieberman.