More than a third of the world’s population does not have internet access, excluding close to 3 billion people from today’s increasingly digital global economy. Join Washington Post Live for a series of conversations about bridging the digital divide in education, finance and health care. The guests will include Kristina Ishmael, deputy director of the Office of Ed Tech, Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, an IMF division chief focused on monetary and capital markets, Gina Lucarelli, a team leader at the UNDP’s Accelerator Labs Network, David Goode-Cross, psychologist, group practice owner and advocate for culturally responsible psychotherapy, and Neal Sikka, chief of the innovative practice and telemedicine section at GW Medical Faculty Associates.
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Deputy Director, Office of Ed Tech, Department of Education
Division Chief, Monetary & Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
Team Leader, Accelerator Labs Network, United Nations Development Program
Psychologist, Group Practice Owner & Advocate for Culturally Responsible Psychotherapy
Chief, Innovative Practice & Telemedicine Section, GW Medical Faculty Associates
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Policy, collaboration, and the Digital Divide
In a segment presented by Verizon, award-winning journalist Jeanne Meserve talks to Kathy Grillo, Verizon’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, about the role the private industry and public policy can play in addressing the digital divide. Over the course of this discussion, Kathy will highlight the work Verizon is doing to expand into more rural areas, ensure more people have access to digital technologies, whilst examining the role public policy can play in generating better outcomes for consumers now and in the future.
Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Verizon