Democratic presidential candidates John Hickenlooper, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan are set to speak Tuesday at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills.
Ryan will participate in a panel discussion titled “Food as Medicine” with David Howell Evans, the lead guitarist for the Irish rock band U2 known as The Edge, and William Li, the president, founder and medical director of The Angiogenesis Foundation, which seeks to improve global health by advancing medicine, diet and lifestyle based on angiogenesis, the growth of new capillary blood vessels in the body.
Hickenlooper, Colorado’s governor from 2011 though Jan. 8, and Mouton will be interviewed separately by Wall Street Journal editor-at-large Gerard Baker and Christina Bellantoni, the director of the Annenberg Media Center at USC beginning at 5 p.m.
The interviews with Hickenlooper and Mouton will be streamed on the conference’s website, globalconference.org, along with an 8 a.m. interview of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney by Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo and a noon luncheon panel discussion on “The Known Unknowns of Election 2020,” with panelists including former presidential adviser Karl Rove and Mark Penn, the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame will be part of a panel discussion titled “Global Overview: Measuring the Winds of Change,” along with former South Bay Rep. Jane Harman, now the president and CEO of the Wilson Center, a nonpartisan policy forum tackling global issues; former British First Secretary of State and European Union Trade Commissioner Lord Mandelson; and Michael Pillsbury, the director of the Center on Chinese Strategy.
The “Sesame Street” Muppet Elmo will appear at a panel discussion on “Partnerships in Humanitarian Response: Bringing Hope and Opportunity to Refugee Children. The Sesame Workshop, which produces “Sesame Street,” and International Rescue Committee received a $100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation to educate young children displaced by conflict and persecution in the Middle East.
The panelists will be Cecilia Conrad, the managing director of the MacArthur Foundation; Sarah Smith, the senior director of education for the International Rescue Committee, and Sherrie Westin, the president of global impact and philanthropy for Sesame Workshop.
More than 4,000 leaders in business, government, science, philanthropy, and the arts from more than 60 nations are set to attend the conference, which will feature discussions with current and former senior government officials, CEOs and scientists along with leading figures in entertainment, sports and media.
The conference at The Beverly Hilton continues through Wednesday.