Crisis and Change: Conversations With Leaders

Crisis and Change: Conversations With Leaders

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?

“Crisis and Change: Conversations With Leaders” takes listeners behind the scenes of these turbulent forces with dialogue between leaders from across the social sector, who share approaches and case studies of innovation and resilience.

This special series is produced in partnership by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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Conversations With Leaders— Navigating the Pandemic

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In this final episode of this special series, Dr. Rajiv J. Shah and Mark Suzman share how they’re redefining the role of philanthropy in addressing public health crises and preparing for future pandemics.

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Conversations With Leaders—Economic Opportunity in America

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In this episode, Larry Kramer and La June Montgomery Tabron discuss the origins of wealth inequality and its impact on American democracy.

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Conversations With Leaders—Climate Solutions

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In this episode, Tonya Allen, president of the McKnight Foundation, and John Palfrey, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, address the growing threat of a changing climate.

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Conversations With Leaders—Political Polarization

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In this episode, Susan Urahn and Sarah Rosen Wartell discuss the deepening political polarization, increasing misinformation, and growing mistrust that has affected public debate—and how they find common ground to forge meaningful change for the good.

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Conversations With Leaders—Race and Diversity Today

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In this episode, Crystal Hayling, executive director of The Libra Foundation, and Sonal Shah, founding president of The Asian American Foundation, discuss their organizations’ work toward transforming the way race is discussed in America and how to improve understanding about racial concerns to lead to a more inclusive society.