MAY 22 & 23 | NYC

Countdown to the Prize

Hosted by Scott Evans

The Countdown to the Prize digital pre-show, hosted by Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans, will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists, special packages on the Prize winners, and a virtual red carpet, streaming at 7:30 P.M. ET on Facebook and Twitter. 

How to Watch



GLOBAL CITIZEN NOW is bringing together over 300 leaders across the private sector, advocacy, entertainment, government and philanthropy to drive action and demonstrate impact to end extreme poverty and protect the planet NOW.



Spring Studios
50 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013



Spring Studios
50 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013

Alexandra CavoulacosAloe BlaccArooj AftabAyo TometiBill CassidyBill NyeBilly PorterChuck RobbinsConnie BrittonDiego ScottiDreamerEddie NdopuEdward SkylerElizabeth LiErna SolbergErtharin CousinFran KatsoudasGayle KingGloria SteinemJad DaleyJamalaJay ShettyLynsey AddarioMarc PrtichardMia MottleyMika BrzezinskiNancy PelosiNidhi PantPharrell WilliamsPrisca BaeDr. Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaRandall LaneRon LaffitteSabrina Dhowre ElbaScott EvansStephanie RamosTshepo MahloeleUrsula von der LeyenVan Jones'Yemi AdamolekunYvette Noel-Schure


Our Speakers

Ursula von der Leyen
President of the European Commission

Chuck Robbins
Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Cisco


Alexandra Cavoulacos
CEO & Co-Founder, Meta Angels

Diego Scotti
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon

President, Defi Kingdom

Edward Skyler
Executive Vice President, Citi

Elizabeth Li
Deputy Director, Binance Charity

Fran Katsoudas
Executive Vice President and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer, Cisco

Marc Pritchard
Chief Brand Officer, P&G

Ron Laffitte
Patriot Management

Tshepo Mahloele
Founder & Executive, Harith General Partners

Yvette Noel-Schure
CCO and Co-Founder, Schure Media Group and Head of Media for Parkwood Entertainment


Bill Cassidy
Senator, United States

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Former Under Secretary-General, United Nations

Erna Solberg
Former Prime Minister, Norway

Mia Mottley
Prime Minister, Barbados

Nancy Pelosi
Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives


Ertharin Cousin
Managing Director & CEO, Food Systems for the Future

Jad Daley
President and Chief Executive Officer, American Forests

Nidhi Pant
Co-Founder, S4S Technologies

Prisca Bae
Vice President and Head of Partnerships, The Asian American Foundation

'Yemi Adamolekun
Active Citizen & Connector, Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria


Aloe Blacc

Arooj Aftab

Ayo Tometi

Bill Nye

Billy Porter

Connie Britton

Eddie Ndopu

Gloria Steinem


Jay Shetty

Lynsey Addario

Mika Brzezinski

Pharrell Williams

Randall Lane

Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Scott Evans

Stephanie Ramos

Van Jones

A Clean Energy, Bi-Partisan FutureA Voice for ChangeAddressing the Global Food CrisisArt, Activism & ActionCapturing CrisesCatalysing Investment in Marginalized GroupsClimate in CrisisDefeat Poverty, Defend the Planet, Demand EquityDemanding Equity in the Fight to Defeat PovertyPhilosophy for a Planet in PerilPutting Women and Girls FirstTechnology, Education, OpportunityThe Urgency of NowUniting the African Diaspora to Dismantle InequityWeb 3.0Where Vision Meets ImpactWomen of Influence


Program Details


The Urgency of Now
A conversation with Ursula von der Leyen, Chuck Robbins, and Global Citizen’s CEO Hugh Evans, moderated by Mika Brzezinski.  

Take Action

Defeat Poverty, Defend the Planet, Demand Equity
A discussion about the urgency of the End Extreme Poverty NOW campaign

Take Action

Web 3.0: New Frontiers for Social Impact
A conversation with Dreamer, Alexandra Cavoulacos, and Elizabeth Li, moderated by Randall Lane. 

Take Action

Gender Equity Now
A conversation with Erna Solberg and MILCK, moderated by Caroline Hyde. 

8:00 AM



Climate in Crisis: Rising Tide
A conversation with Her Excellency Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, moderated by Bill Nye.

Take Action

Demanding Equity in the Fight to Defeat Poverty
A conversation with Marc Pritchard, Prisca Bae, Eddie Ndopu, and 'Yemi Adamolekun, moderated by Global Citizen’s Chief Growth Officer, Caralene Robinson.

Take Action

Art, Activism & Action
A conversation with Billy Porter, Yvette Noel-Schure, and Ron Laffitte, moderated by Scott Evans.

Take Action

Uniting the African Diaspora to Dismantle Inequity
A conversation with Ayo Tometi and Aloe Blacc, moderated by Van Jones.

Take Action


A Voice for Change
A conversation with Ukrainian artist and activist, and Eurovision 2016 winner, Jamala. Translated by Emiliia Komarova, moderated by Chloe Melas.

Take Action

Philosophy for a Planet in Peril
Jay Shetty in conversation with Scott Evans.

Take Action

Technology, Education, Opportunity: 10 Years of Innovative Learning
A conversation with Diego Scotti and Van Jones.

Take Action

Catalysing Investment in Marginalized Groups
A conversation with Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Tshepo Mahloele, and Edward Skyler, moderated by Seema Mody.

Take Action

A Clean Energy, Bi-Partisan Future
A conversation with Senator Bill Cassidy and Jad Daley.

Take Action

Where Vision Meets Impact: the 2022 Cisco Youth Leadership Award
A conversation with Nidhi Pant and Fran Katsoudas.

Take Action

Putting Women and Girls First
A conversation with Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Connie Britton.

Take Action


Addressing the Global Food Crisis
A conversation with Sabrina Dhowre Elba,  Erna Solberg, and Ertharin Cousin.

Take Action

Capturing Crises: Reporting from the Front Lines of Conflict
A conversation with Michael Robinson Chavez and Lynsey Addario, moderated by Stephanie Ramos.

Take Action

Women of Influence: The Power of Gender in Shaping Culture
A conversation with Gloria Steinem, Pharrell Williams, and Arooj Aftab, moderated by Gayle King.

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