Located directly behind the elevator bank in the main lobby of the Grand Hyatt, Partnerships on Lex is Concordia’s premier locale for our dynamic and action-oriented programming. This year we have a series of programming open to all 2018 Summit Attendees. For more information on ways to participate in those sessions, please see below.
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During an intimate, invitation-only lunch, leaders will gather for breakout discussions on topics such as political litmus tests, candidate recruitment and identity, and looking ahead to 2020 to ensure a pathway for pragmatists. Following lunch, a panel discussion will continue the conversation by highlighting the key takeaways and possible action items.
Dr. Kerry Healey believes that centrists of all affiliations have an urgent obligation to speak up against today’s politics of division, and that by working beyond traditional party boundaries, there is a pathway to reunite America around a shared political heritage that cherishes democracy, freedom, and equality, and that advances dignity and opportunity. Attendees will hear from leaders like Bill Kristol, Director of Defending Democracy Together and Editor-at-Large of The Weekly Standard.
Come meet and greet with the finalists for the 2018 Innovadores de América Prize.
Urban farmers in Lagos. Drones for disaster relief in Fiji. Storytelling to improve care for Alzheimer’s patients. MIT’s Solve initiative identifies and supports these and many other social innovators with the best solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Join members of MIT Solve’s global community, including some of its Solver teams, and fellow cross-sector leaders for an inspiring and interactive session on the issues that matter most to communities around the globe. We’ll discuss existing stories of innovative impact, define which challenges are most salient for 2019, and leave everyone with new perspectives for building a better world.
Join the Atlantic Council in Turkey for a launch of the new report Toward long-term solidarity with Syrian refugees? Turkey’s policy response and challenges, September 2018 by Laura Batalla Adam and Juliette Tolay. Located at the forefront of the global refugee crisis, Turkey has welcomed over three and a half million refugees from Syria and elsewhere, making it the world’s largest refugee hosting country. Turkey has invested significantly to respond to refugee needs, providing humanitarian and social assistance, education, health and other services. Still, the rapid influx of refugees has proven to be a challenge both for the refugees themselves and for Turkey. This report outlines Turkey’s response from the advent for the crisis to present day, provides an overview of the current situation of refugees in Turkey today and outlines policy recommendations for the future.
Immigrant children and families reaching for America’s borders in search of hope and a better life; this is the story of the United States, not just the story of today. Government-sanctioned family separation, anti-immigrant rhetoric and expanded deportation are more than bad policy, they are increasingly public-health threats. Medical providers, lawyers, civic leaders and social workers – all are at the front lines in communities rich with immigrant families and all are witnessing first-hand the collateral damage that these policies are having.
This Round Table will examine the need for increased medical/legal partnerships and other collaborative services that can address the complex set of needs precipitated by the current policy environment. Please join in this roundtable of moderated discussion by journalist Antonia Hylton, Correspondent and Producer, VICE News Tonight on HBO.
Since 2016, Concordia has hosted a series of high-level Strategic Dialogues on the political, economic, and now humanitarian downward spiral that Venezuela is experiencing through its Annual Summit and Americas Summit programming. This special session is designed to inform participants about tangible, action-ready interventions underway and engage as a group around solutions to sustain and scale political pressure and humanitarian response. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about three topic areas of their choosing from experts in the space in an intimate, small-group session. Following short presentations, there will be the opportunity for Q&A or discussion designed to uncover potential for partnerships. At the 15-minute mark, audience members will rotate to their next chosen discussion set, and the process will repeat itself.
Latin America, like the rest of the world, will require innovative financing to close the anticipated $2.5 trillion funding gap required for the United Nations’ Global 2030 Agenda. Alongside other global goals, Colombia requires an estimated $60 billion to enact its Peace Accord (SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions). The 2018 Concordia Americas Summit (July 16-17, Bogotá) had a programmatic focus on regional financing challenges through concentrated programming debating financing availability and efficiencies of funding, with a country focus on Colombia. This roundtable will extend on key points regarding efficiencies in current funding mechanisms, with a focus on investing in human capital, eliminating legal hurdles restricting the establishment of long-term focused contracts, and information sharing across government ministries.