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Concordia Conversation with José María Aznar

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Concordia joined with Eurasia Group to co-host a conversation between José María Aznar, former President of the Government of Spain, Maria Bartiromo, Global Markets Editor & Anchor for Fox Business Network, and key stakeholders from both the Concordia community and Eurasia Group network. The discussion focused on a timely topic: the geopolitical climate in Europe and immediate challenges facing the Eurozone.Read More

Behind the Scenes Interviews with 2014 Summit Speakers

The 2014 Concordia Summit presented a packed schedule with several thought-provoking panels and impressive speakers on its plenary stage. Off the main stage, however, speakers had yet another opportunity to explain their passion for public-private collaboration and why they wanted to participate in this year’s Summit. Read More

Leadership Council Member Anita McBride to serve on Ukraine Elections Delegation

Next week, a delegation from the International Republican Institute (IRI) will observe Ukraine's parliamentary elections. Leadership Council member Anita McBride will serve as one of the delegates. Anita McBride is the executive in residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University’s School of Public Affairs and former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush.Read More

Andrew O'Brien at Summit 2014

Coca-Cola & World Wildlife Fund – Partnering to Protect Freshwater Resources

While water covers 70 percent of the planet, less than 1 percent of the world’s fresh water is accessible for people and nature. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages, jeopardizing the health of ecosystems around the globe.Read More

Announcing “Office Hours” at Concordia 2014

Want to speak with a former Head of State about entrepreneurship and politics? Pick the brain of a social impact innovator forging public-private partnerships for health services in the field? Share your thoughts on successful business leadership with a CEO of a major corporation? Gain insight into the inner workings of the White House?Read More

Summit Preview: Economic Trends & New Opportunities in Latin America

Over the last 10 years, Latin America had been experiencing relatively strong economic development coupled with impressive poverty reduction. However the downturn of global trade, moderation of commodity prices, and increasing uncertainty of external monetary and financing conditions are all contributing to a murky economic outlook for Latin America.Read More

P3 Impact Award Finalist: Wireless Access Health Initiative

By leveraging mobile broadband technology, WAH improves improve health care by reducing the time required for reporting and improving access to accurate patient records.Read More

2014 Summit Preview: Highlighting Partnerships Against Human Trafficking

On September 29, as leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit space come together at the 2014 Concordia Summit, the global challenge of human trafficking will take center stage in a panel on Combatting Human Trafficking with Cross-Sector Solutions.Read More

P3 Impact Award Finalist: CocoaLink

Today, Ghana is the world’s second largest producer of cocoa. Created by The Hershey Company, World Cocoa Foundation, Ghana Cocoa Board, World Education, and Dream Oval, CocoaLink is a public-private partnership that uses mobile technology to improve the livelihoods of African farmers in the cocoa sector.Read More

Concordia Conversations: Q&A with former Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

We recently caught up for a Q&A with Concordia Leadership Council member President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, who will also be speaking at the 2014 Summit.Read More

Andrew O'Brien at Summit 2014

P3 Impact Award Finalist: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a model public-private partnership hosted by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.Read More