2013 Global Challenges and Opportunities Conference

June 21, 2013

Wheelock College brought together 500 educators, human rights activists, philanthropists, and world leaders from across the social justice spectrum for the College’s inaugural international conference—Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth Families—from June 19-22, 2013.

Keynote Speakers from around the World

The Global Challenges and Opportunities conference featured more than 160 speakers from 40 different countries and 25 states. Participants include national and international educators, practitioners, researchers, philanthropists, students, and policy leaders, all ready to explore pressing issues affecting children, youth, and families in the areas of education, health, and human rights across the globe.

Day One Plenary Panels

Global Examples of Change in Action (featuring Cherie Blair, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, David Chiriboga, Gail Dines, and Brook Bello)

From Vision to Reality—The UN Millennium Goals (featuring Emiliana Vegas, Deogratias Niyizonkiza, and Simona-Mirela Miculescu)

Day Two Plenary Panels

An International Perspective: Global Leaders Ensuring Human Rights Across Continents (featuring Luis Murillo, King Kpoto-Zounme Hakpon III, Paula Cox, Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, and Ogmundur Jonasson)

A Focus on Philanthropy (featuring Jamie Jaffee, James Miller, Molly Smith, Mark Levin, Steve Gross, and Desh Deshpande)

Day Three Plenary Panels

Toward Research, Innovation, and Community Action: Inspiring a World of Good (featuring Joan Gallos and Kevin Carroll)

WATCH: Highlights and clips from the conference.