Air Date

July 28, 2021

Featured Guests

Thomas Bollyky
Director of the Global Health Program, Council on Foreign Relations

H.E. Erika Mouynes
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Panama

Ilan Goldfajn
Director, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund

Tim Holt
Labor Director and Acting Head of Transmission, Siemens Energy, Executive Board Member, Siemens Energy

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Marc DeCourcey
Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND, convened to host the 10th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference.

COVID-19 has impacted every community, but recovery has not been the same. The pandemic has exposed deep-rooted vulnerabilities and shown why we as a society need to work together to increase our resilience and elevate the equity of every individual. Now is the opportunity to strengthen partnerships. Together, we can shape a resilient future that drives opportunity, prosperity, security, and advancement for all.

Discussions at the conference addressed the collaboration required among private, public, and nonprofit sectors to help mitigate the effects of all disasters. These included how to build resilience against all hazards while looking ahead to future emergencies and how we can be better prepared through greater collaboration across sectors.

Day 2 of the conference included panels on the following topics: