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GEORGETOWN university CONVENES SECOND ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM TO EXAMINE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIDST OF ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
What: The 2009 Georgetown Global Forum, “Profit, Policy & Philanthropy – The Keys to Global Development,” will bring together leaders from key sectors to share successful strategies for addressing some of the world's most pressing challenges, including poverty, access to education and global health.
The second annual Forum will host participants currently engaged in wide-ranging development programs to share best practices and insights, discuss and debate productive approaches, and collaborate on meaningful programs designed to alleviate suffering and assist developing societies.
Taking place just weeks after the world’s industrial and emerging-market countries meet to discuss global economic stability at the G-20 Summit in London, the timely Forum serves as a sounding board and laboratory to examine new methods of development for a sustainable future. It brings together governments, corporations, NGOs and philanthropists who now must work in new ways and in increased partnership to create meaningful programs designed to alleviate suffering and assist developing societies.
Who: Georgetown University and global thought leaders from the fields of business, politics, finance, policy, education, religion and health and entertainment.
· President Bill Clinton – Founder, William J. Clinton Foundation; 42nd President of the United States
· Muhammad Yunus – Founder and Managing Director, Grameen Bank; 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
· José María Aznar – Former President of Spain
· Rev. David Beckmann – President, Bread for the World
· Cong. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) – U.S. Representative, New York's 7th District
· Rev. John P. Foley, S.J. – Founder, The Cristo Rey Network
· John J. DeGioia – President, Georgetown University
· Wendy Kopp – Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Teach For America
· His Eminence Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick – Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C.
· Greg Mortenson – Co-founder, Central Asia Institute; Founder, Pennies For Peace; Co-author, Three Cups of Tea
· Dina Habib Powell – Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
· Ed Scott – Founder and Chairman, Center for Global Development
Panels (click link for panel description and full list of speakers):
When: Friday, April 17, 2009, 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Click here for the tentative schedule: http://www.georgetownglobalforum.com/program.php
Where: Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY
The 2009 Georgetown Global Forum is sponsored by Georgetown University in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company, a leading pharmaceutical company committed to addressing global health challenges such as diabetes and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. More information can be found at www.georgetownglobalforum.com.