TIME 100 Talks
Updated: August 18, 2020 7:13 AM EDT | Originally published: May 14, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

TIME100 Talks, an ongoing series of virtual conversations and experiences that convenes members of the TIME 100 community along with global leaders and experts from different fields to spotlight solutions to urgent global problems, launched in April with an installment that featured a number of speakers who addressed the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Each week, TIME will add new virtual events that bring together different parts of the TIME 100 community, and feature conversations with leaders across multiple disciplines and various themes. So far, immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci, filmmaker Angelina Jolie, singer John Legend and chef José Andrés have participated in the event series. Speakers and topics for future TIME100 talks will continue to be announced, and videos from each event can be seen below.

Michelle Bachelet, Yuriko Koike and Ray Dalio

October 29, 2020


The Future of Space Exploration: Chris Cassidy, John Cho, Gwynne Shotwell, Félix Lajeunesse, Anne McClain and Eddie Ndopu

October 22, 2020


Engineering a Better World: A special edition of TIME100 Talks curated by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

October 20, 2020


America Ferrera, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Ramos, Graça Machel and Gloria Walton

October 8, 2020


Sybrina Fulton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tamika Mallory, Luis Miranda and Bill Frist

October 1, 2020


Visions for the Future: Bonnie Castillo, Dapper Dan, Ibram X. Kendi, Amy O’Sullivan Lisa Nishimura and Norah Jones

September 25, 2020


Visions for the Future: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Emilia Clarke, Gabriela Cámara, Lewis Hamilton—with a special performance by Ozuna

September 24, 2020


Visions for the Future: Sundar Pichai, Kamala Harris, Julián Castro, Tomi Adeyemi, Sister Norma Pimentel and The Chicks

September 23, 2020


Lessons from Crisis: Sen. Mazie Hirono, Sofia Vergara, Neville Crawley and Vanessa Luna

September 3, 2020


Movements for Equality: Pharrell Williams, Rep. Karen Bass, Rev. Al Sharpton, Opal Tometi and Mayor Melvin Carter

August 27, 2020


The Future of Sports: Damian Lillard, Elena Delle Donne, Allyson Felix, Renee Montgomery and Rob Manfred

August 20, 2020


António Guterres, Fred Swaniker, Julia Gillard, Michelle Yeoh and Red Velvet – IRENE & SEULGI.

August 18, 2020


The Future of Education: J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Haben Girma, Sal Khan and Harry L. Williams.

August 13, 2020


The Business of Change: Eva Longoria, Mellody Hobson, Reshma Saujani and Aurora James

August 11, 2020


The Future of Arts and Entertainment: Angie Thomas, Lili Reinhart, The Kid Mero, Desus Nice, Lauv and Keedron Bryant

August 6, 2020


The Power of Philanthropy: Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Bill Gates and Tony O. Elumelu

July 30, 2020


Lessons From Crisis: Erna Solberg, Sen. Tim Scott, Chasten Buttigieg, Lily Eskelsen García and Yo-Yo Ma

July 23, 2020


Movements for Equality: Dr. Francis Collins, Alicia Garza, Rep. Deb Haaland and Jill Scott

July 16, 2020


Sen. Cory Booker, the Dalai Lama, Angelina Jolie, Dr. Bernice A. King, Vanessa Nakate and Mayor Michael Tubbs

July 9, 2020


The Future of Sports: Adam Silver, Malcom Jenkins, Maya Moore and Mark Cuban

June 30, 2020


Andrew Yang, Jordin Sparks and Dr. Robert Redfield

June 29, 2020


Sir Elton John, Laverne Cox, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and More

June 25, 2020


The Business Of Change: Sherrilyn Ifill, Steven Mnuchin and Robert F. Smith

June 23, 2020


The Future of Work: Muriel Bowser, Eric Yuan, Kristalina Georgieva and Stewart Butterfield

June 18, 2020


Ban Ki-moon, Naomi Osaka, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kai-Fu Lee and Monsta X

June 17, 2020


Nancy Pelosi, Spike Lee, Larry Hogan, Tarana Burke and Dolores Huerta and Chloe X Halle

June 11, 2020


Valerie Jarrett, Bill de Blasio, Chirlane McCray, Tony Blair and Tristan Walker

June 9, 2020


Justice and Equality

June 4, 2020

U.S. Rep. Val Demings of Florida, a former police chief in Orlando, said she wants to see more law enforcement agencies speaking out about George Floyd’s killing while in Minneapolis police custody. Rev. William Barber told Katie Couric that the swell of protests in the wake of Floyd’s killing represent a call to address systemic racism in the U.S. Andra Day talked to Van Jones about allyship and how nonblack people need to get uncomfortable in order to support racial equality. Organizers Jess Morales Rocketto and Jessica Byrd noted in a panel discussion how current protests are the work of generations of organizing and demonstrating in the black community. And the Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker shared his perspective on how philanthropy can help create social and racial justice.


Leadership During Crisis

May 28, 2020

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Dolly Party and CEO and founder of Last Mile Health Dr. Raj Panjabi joined in discussions about how to lead through the coronavirus pandemic, whether it be in government, public health or by example.


Equality in the Age of COVID-19

May 21, 2020

The TIME 100: Talks Finding Hope — Equality in the Age of COVID-19 event brought together leaders to speak on a range of issues, from how the pandemic has impacted domestic and migrant workers to the importance of access to safe water. Speakers included Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, politician Stacey Abrams, actor Matt Damon, emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen, former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, activists Ai-Jen Poo and Mónica Ramírez, social entrepreneur Gary White and actor and singer Ben Platt.


Jared Kushner

May 12, 2020

In a conversation with TIME’s senior White House correspondent Brian Bennett, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner acknowledged a “risk” in President Donald Trump’s push to reopen the U.S. economy and send people back to work, potentially threatening their lives.

“There’s risk in anything, but the President carries the burden of the 30 million Americans who have lost their jobs due to this historic effort to save lives,” Kushner said.


The Power of Philanthropy


Christian Siriano and Dr. Pardis Sabeti

May 8, 2020
Fashion designer Christian Siriano and Dr. Pardis Sabeti, a professor at Harvard University’s Center for Systems Biology, each joined TIME100 Talks to discuss changes in work and finding hope during the COVID-19 pandemic, respectively.

Siriano, who has been lauded for turning his Manhattan fashion studio into a mask factory to provide protection to frontline workers in New York City, said he anticipates making protective gear for at least the next six months.

“I don’t think that fashion will mean the same thing after this,” he said. “We still need fantasy and dreams and those things to escape, but I think it will just be different. It will need to be more meaningful and whatever that is, I’m not sure yet, but it’s definitely how I’m designing now, I’m thinking about it.”

Sabeti, known for studying infectious diseases as they spread, told TIME that while finding a vaccine for the coronavirus will require a long period of time, efforts to understand the outbreak of SARS-COV-2 have sped up, thanks to more collaboration between scientists and technological advancements in tools.


Jose Andres

April 29, 2020

Celebrity chef José Andrés joined TIME100 Talks to discuss issues of food access during the COVID-19 pandemic and called on the federal government to work with private companies to prevent food waste.


Finding Hope

April 23, 2020

TIME 100 Talks: Finding Hope marked TIME’s launch of the event series. Featured speakers included Dr. Anthony Fauci, Angelina Jolie, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, the singer John Legend, journalist Katie Couric, physician and public health advocate Dr. Leana Wen, epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant, artist and photographer JR and president of the Rockefeller Foundation Rajiv J. Shah.

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