DealBook DC Policy Forum: Top leaders discuss the nation’s biggest political challenges

on Thursday, starting at 4:00 PM ESTAndrew Ross Sorkin and the DealBook team summon business leaders, politicians and politicians for a day dedicated to changing stale perspectives, restarting life processes and defining a pragmatic plan for tomorrow.

A new America is emerging. From the politics of China and Russia to changing workplace dynamics, from cryptocurrency to climate change, the fundamental thinking we have always relied on to solve problems is to show its age and hinder our progress.

What’s the smartest way forward? The conversation starts here. Don’t miss a word.

Here is the formation (always oriental):

16: 10-16: 40

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

The Treasury Secretary is drafting an economic policy to tackle inflation, an unstable labor market, sanctions against Russia and more. How does he manage to balance the administration’s priorities with the needs of business and everyday Americans?

16: 40-17: 10

Howard Schultz of Starbucks

He returned from retirement to lead Starbucks as CEO, facing a number of challenges. How will the coffee chain long known to “exceed the expectations” of its employees cope with new labor demands, culture wars and China’s growing role in global affairs?

17: 10-17: 30

Senator Chris Murphy

The school shooting in Uvalde, Texas brought back horrific memories of a similar attack in Connecticut, and that state’s Democratic senator discusses the long-term toll these attacks can have on communities and the pragmatic legislative solutions they can make the difference.

17: 30-18: 00

Roundtable of the Washington reporter

As the nation prepares for the midterm elections, what are the big stories and trends that will make the news? We preview politics with Axios ‘Mike Allen, Politico’s Eugene Daniels, The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman and CNN’s Abby Phillip.