"Reimagine with Eric Schmidt" Podcast Launches on August 25th
NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Google CEO and co-founder of Schmidt Futures, Eric Schmidt today launched his first podcast, "Reimagine with Eric Schmidt" to dive into the future of society after COVID-19. The podcast features Schmidt in conversations with the world's leaders in government, business, science, and technology to explore how we can mobilize people and technology to solve our current challenges at scale and to build a brighter future after this global crisis. Each episode will explore how to reimagine a fundamental area of our lives, including healthcare, education, global prosperity, air travel, cities & public spaces, work and more.
The podcast series, produced by Schmidt Futures, with Executive Producers Adam & Jordan Bornstein (Pen Name Consulting) and Compass Media Networks, will engage brilliant minds of our time to explore and understand both the challenges and potential solutions to a wide range of issues we are facing during this truly unprecedented moment in history. In the premiere episode Schmidt speaks with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres about the current fragile state of the world, and how we can rethink US-China relations, education and equality to put us on a different trajectory and rewrite our future.
Additional guests will include:
To make the promise of reimagining real, the first episode will also feature up to $1 million in scholarships and prizes through the Reimagine Challenge 2020. Post-secondary students around the world will have the opportunity to have their ideas supported by Schmidt Futures by submitting a written project proposal that addresses one of the following topics:
Schmidt Futures will select up to 20 winners to receive up to $25,000 each as scholarships through their institutions. The institution where the winner is currently enrolled will also receive up to $25,000 for each winning idea. The winners will join a growing global network of emerging talent committed to serving their communities.
For details about eligibility and how to enter, visit: https://www.reimaginepod.org/challenge
This call to action is part of a series of announcements stemming from a $1 billion philanthropic commitment made by Eric and Wendy Schmidt in 2019 to find and elevate talent across disciplines to address our most pressing global issues. The anchor program of the Schmidts' commitment, Rise, will target 15-17 year-olds around the world to encourage a lifetime of service and learning by providing scholarships, career services, and funding opportunities to enable these young leaders to serve others for years to come. Rise, a partnership with the Rhodes Trust, will announce an opening of applications for the inaugural cohort in autumn of this year.
**Submissions for Reimagine Challenge 2020 open August 26th, 2020
For more information on the proposal process, requirements and eligibility: https://www.reimaginepod.org/challenge
The podcast is available to stream or download here. Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes: https://www.reimaginepod.org/episodes
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