Speakers / Topics: Global Issues
War. Climate Change. Foreign Policy. These are just some of the issues facing our global community every day. Our speakers hail from the tops of their fields in business, politics, journalism and more – and all help to make sense of what’s moving the world forward, and what’s holding it back.
Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier is in the business of transforming public opinion into public policy. Experienced in working with global decision makers for over a decade, Watt-Cloutier offers a new model for 21st century leadership. ...
Internationally Acclaimed Climate Scientist
Andrew Weaver is one of the world’s foremost climate scientists and a leading expert on global warming. Through his work, Weaver has re-energized a new generation of discussions on climate change and sustainability, setting off what David Suzuk...
The Future of Protest | Social Change | Social Movements
Is protest broken? Micah White, the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street, former AdBusters editor, and the author of The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution, thinks so. Recent years have witnessed the largest protests in human history, yet thes...
Legendary Two-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist | Author | Associate Editor, The Washington Post
Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wished he’d recruited Bob Woodward into the CIA. A journalistic icon who gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein broke the deeply disturbing news of the Watergate scandal...
The innovative organization is nimble, informed, and ready to change directions–and that’s what organizations need to be or become now, because not only is the pace of change accelerating, but the rate of acceleration is increasing. Business ...
Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan is a global energy, demographic and security expert. His worldview marries the realities of geography and populations to provide a deep understanding of how global politics impacts markets and economic trends, to...