The Global Oval Summit at the Republican National Convention (RNC) will bring together U.S. leaders, celebrities, digital influencers and convention-goers to participate in a series of conversations on the next president’s global development agenda.

Key topics will include national security, economic growth, investing in girls & women, global health, energy access, and ending extreme poverty.



Event Program

The program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. ET

Opening Remarks: Nicolle Wallace

Faith’s Role in Development: Nicolle Wallace, Mike Huckabee, Ralph Reed

Foreign Policy for the Next Administration: KT MacFarland, General James Conway, Representative Tom Emmer

Development is in the United States’ National Interest: Jonathan Burks and Governor Haley Barbour

America Must Lead: A Perspective from the Development Sector, Mina Chang

Powering Africa’s Future: Jen Olson, Mel Coleman, Representative Yoho and Jacqueline Quinones

Break for Lunch

Artist to Activist: Tai Anderson

America’s Proud Global Health Tradition: Michael Gerson, Dr. Delos Cosgrove, Representative Dan Donovan and Anita McBride

Girls Count: Peter Yeo and Morgan Wood

Closing Remarks: Kristen Wells

Program concludes at 2:00 p.m. ET