The Way Out, with
Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant

A Virtual Intelligence Session
Thursday, May 21, 2020
5:30-7:30pm ET • 2:30-4:30pm PT

As countries and regions struggle to contain the spread of coronavirus and find their economic footing, we’re learning new lessons about how to combat this novel pathogen. What strategies are most effective in containing the virus? How can we safely reenter a productive society? What does a successful route to a desirable “new normal” look like, and what can we do, as individuals and organizations, to speed it along?

Join Strategic News Service for a FiReSide evening of advanced insight about the road ahead to inform your personal and professional decision making.

COVID-19: The Way Out | Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant 

Best-known for his work with WHO to eradicate smallpox, epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant has worked for decades fighting disease in the most difficult of environments. Brilliant was the inaugural executive director of and the first CEO of Skoll Global Threats Fund, established in 2009 to address climate change, pandemics, water security, nuclear proliferation, and conflict in the Middle East. Today he serves as the chair of Ending Pandemics, is on the boards of the Skoll Foundation,, The Seva Foundation, and Dharma Platform, and is a regular guest expert on CNN on the coronavirus.


Kai Kaiser | Senior Economist, World Bank

Kai Kaiser has been Senior Economist with the World Bank in Hanoi, Vietnam since early 2016, where his engagement has focused primarily on issues of public finance and public sector governance reform. He has also been based in the Philippines and Indonesia. Previously he was Senior Economist at the (global) Public Sector and Governance Group, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM), in Washington, DC, with a focus on issues of public finance, inter-governmental relations, natural resource led development, and applied political economy/institutional reform issues.


Moderator | INVNT/IP CEO, Evan Anderson

Evan Anderson is the CEO of INVNT/IP, a Strategic News Service (SNS) initiative. INVNT/IP is a private consortium of global companies actively fighting nation-sponsored intellectual property theft through a combination of political advocacy, private briefings, and public education. Evan is the author of the seminal cabinet-level INVNT/IP briefing book “Theft Nation,” featured on 60 Minutes in 2016 in its best-watched investigative segment ever.


Host | Strategic New Service Director of Programs Berit Anderson

It’s hard to replace in-person connections, but we’re doing our best. As part of this evening, you’ll have a chance to ask all of our speakers your own questions. We’ll also hold virtual networking sessions so you can connect with your fellow FiReSide speakers and attendees online.

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Now in its 15th year, FiReSide NYC (formerly the SNS New York Dinner) is an annual evening of dinner and conversation that provides a gathering of business executives, technologists, and media leaders with key insights into the global tech and economic landscape for the coming year to help inform business and investment decisions.
FiReSide NYC is a program of Future in Review (FiRe), an intimate annual conference focused on exploring the next 3-5 years of technology and the global economy. FiRe has been called “the best technology conference in the world” by The Economist and is attended by a global audience of top technologists, executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors. Questions about FiReSide NYC? Email Program Director Berit Anderson at To request a press pass for this event, please contact us at

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