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Latin America at a Crossroads: A Conversation With President Álvaro Uribe Vélez and Rebecca Jarvis

On Thursday, June 25th, 2015, Concordia co-hosted a roundtable with Eurasia Group featuring Rebecca Jarvis of ABC News and former Colombian President, Álvaro Uribe Vélez.Read More

An Enduring Legacy: President Uribe and Latin America’s Reform Agenda

On Thursday, June 25th, Concordia will host a conversation with Álvaro Uribe Vélez, the former President of Colombia, and current Senator, on promoting democracy in Latin America. Elected during a period of significant political and social turmoil in Colombia, Uribe ran as an independent candidate with a platform focused on disbanding the Colombian guerilla group, FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia).Read More

Finding Opportunities and Making Connections

Global Partnerships Week (GPW), a week-long collaboration between the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office for Global Partnerships, Concordia, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was a great way to bring together new faces and some familiar ones to help expand networks within the P3 space.Read More

Gaining Value through Partnership

Mutual benefits are the key in creating public-private partnerships (P3s). A P3 involves the sharing of public and private sectors’ perspectives and capabilities. Both sides could gain successful results by working together on their respective desires and needs.Read More

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