Crisis and Change: Conversations With Leaders— Navigating the Pandemic

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Crisis and Change: Conversations With Leaders— Navigating the Pandemic

Story: “Crisis and Change: Conversations With Leaders” is produced in partnership by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. In the series, leaders from across the social sector share insights about how they are innovating during challenging times.

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the world, challenging public health systems and communities. In this final episode of this special series, Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, share how they’re redefining the role of philanthropy in addressing public health crises and preparing for future pandemics.  

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Gates Foundation COVID-19 Campaign

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Increasing Public Criticism, Confusion Over COVID-19 Response in U.S.

Unvaccinated Americans Are at Higher Risk From COVID-19 but Express Less Concern Than Vaccinated Adults

“After the Fact” Conversations on COVID-19

After the Fact

Crisis and Change: Conversations With Leaders

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Political polarization. Climate change. Racial reckoning. Income inequality. A global pandemic. Since 2020, all five of these immense challenges emerged or deepened, commanding our attention and prompting major societal and cultural shifts. How has the social sector responded and what’s coming next?