Global Connections with Robert Siegel: COVID and Cancer – Breast, Ovarian & Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research

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Date(s) - 10/28/2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Join Robert Siegel, former host of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, with the nation’s leading experts on breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers on Global Connections:  Navigating the New Abnormal.


Global Connections is a national leaders forum, moderated by Robert Siegel interviewing experts on how the COVID-19 pandemic affects society, the economy, science, real estate, medicine and technology.


The October 28 Global Connections forum focuses on “COVID and Cancer: Breast, Ovarian & Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research” and features:

  • Mary-Claire King (Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medicine, University of Washington): “Genetic Mutations, Research and Universal Screening”
  • Susan Domchek (Executive Director, Basser Center for BRCA, University of Pennsylvania): “New Cancer Treatments and Preventative Strategies”
  • Jerome Groopman (Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine, Harvard Medical School &

Chief, Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and Dr. Pamela Hartzband (Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School): “Talking To Patients About Hereditary Cancer”

  • David Margel, M.D., Ph.D. (Institute of Urology & Founder of Male BRCA Clinic, Israel’s Rabin Medical Center): “What BRCA Genetic Mutations Mean for Men During the Pandemic and Beyond”


Every Global Connections forum also includes an update on COVID-19, pertaining to Israel, the United States, and around the world, from Dr. Michael Drescher, Director of the 54,000 square foot, Level-1 emergency and trauma center at Israel’s Rabin Medical Center.


Global Connections is free and open to the public. REGISTER FOR FREE:


SAVE THE DATE – Tuesday, November 17, 2020:  Robert Siegel interviews Thomas Friedman, NY Times op-ed columnist with Ambassador Dennis Ross on Global Connections:  Middle East Peace After the Election – Looking Back, Looking Forward.


Past panelists include:

  • Stanley Fischer, former Vice Chair, US Federal Reserve and former Governor, Bank of Israel; “How to Fix America’s Economy?”
  • Abby Joseph Cohen, Advisory Director and Senior Investment Strategist, Goldman Sachs: “Is There a Disconnect between the Stock Market and Economy?”
  • Jonathan Gray, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Blackstone Group: “Real Estate Trends in the Pandemic”
  • Robert Zimmer, President, University of Chicago: “How Might the Pandemic Change Higher Education”
  • Anya Kamenetz, NPR Education Correspondent: “Opening Schools: Risks & Strategies”
  • Mike Looney, Superintendent, Fulton County Schools (Atlanta, GA): “How a Big-city School System Handles COVID-19”
  • David Brooks, Op-Ed columnist, New York Times: “America’s Five Epic Crises”
  • J. Dionne, Op-Ed columnist, Washington Post: “Lasting Pandemic Social Changes”
  • Yael Eisenstat; Visiting Fellow, Cornell Tech; former CIA officer; former US Diplomat: “Social Media’s Role in Civic Life”
  • Scott Rechler, CEO & Chairman, RXR Realty: “Navigating the New Abnormal”
  • Yuval Rooz, Co-founder & CEO, Digital Asset: “COVID-19:  Returning to the Workplace”
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire: “Restoring Bipartisanship & Civic Discourse”


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Global Connections is presented by American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in New York City. AFRMC not only directly support the activities and services at Rabin Medical Center in Israel, but also believes in supporting our global community with information, education, and awareness of the most pressing topics for our health and our lives. Learn more at