Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be among the speakers Monday at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills.

Schumer, D-New York, will speak at a panel discussion titled “U.S. National Security Outlook: Priorities and Challenges” evaluating the nation’s national security status and identifying the challenges that will need to be overcome to safeguard its people and presence across the world.

The other panelists are former Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, a former CIA analyst and Department of Defense official.

Garcetti will speak as part of a discussion on the future of cities, along with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Stephen Benjamin, a past president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and Annie Donovan, executive vice president and chief operating officer, of the Local Initiatives Support Corp., a nonprofit organization which seeks to help community organizations attract the kind of resources that allow them do their best work.

Block will also be a speaker at a luncheon devoted to education, along with former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner, and part of a panel discussion titled “Values and Value: Rethinking Higher Education” with Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr.

Beutner will be a panelist on a discussion titled, “Reimagining K-12 Education.”

USC President Carol L. Folt will be among the panelists for a discussion titled, “Building Trust in an Age of Distrust.”

The theme of the four-day conference, which began Sunday, is “Charting a New Course.” The event will examine the disruptions and innovations brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, social crises and economic hardship.

More than 2,000 people from more than 70 nations are expected to attend the conference at The Beverly Hilton organized by the Milken Institute, a Santa Monica-based nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health.

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