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
Open Forum: Toward Research, Innovation, and Community Action: Inspiring a World of Good(featuring Joan Gallos, Al’Amin Cissi, and Lissa Piercy)
Taking Discussion to Action: Inspiring a World of Good “One Person at a Time” (featuring Kevin Carroll)