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A Dinner Conversation and Celebration


Photography/video courtesy of Ahmet Sibdial Sau.

 Thanks to media sponsors UBrainTV, a highlight video is available here:


Thursday, May 2, 2013

5:30 pm Cocktails
6:30 pm Awards and Dinner Discussions

The TimesCenter
The New York Times Building
242 West 41st Street
New York City
Cocktail or Festive Attire

The World Policy Institute Honors:

Kishore Mahbubani
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore

represented by Ilene H. Lang, President & CEO

Special Guest:

Julia Ormond
Founder, Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking (ASSET), original sponsor of The Transparency in Supply Chains Law (SB 657)

Master of Ceremonies:

Kathleen Hays
"The Hays Advantage," Bloomberg Radio


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World Policy Around the Table

The world needs people with fresh ideas and global perspectives to be seated “around the table” in order to catalyze innovative thinking on challenges that span borders:

Sustainable Global Cities
Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
Closing the Gender Gap
Security Across Borders
Heading Off Financial Crisis
and the Arts-Policy Nexus across all of these topics.

At each table, hosts including World Policy Fellows and eminent friends will engage guests in dynamic conversation around these themes, generating insights and connections that will help inform our work in the coming year.

Click here for a list of discussion leaders by theme.

Around the Table 2013 Sponsorship

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World Policy Announces Expansion to Loyola Marymount University The World Policy and Loyola Marymount announce the World Policy Institute at LMU, a first of its kind, interdisciplinary research and academic center.

The ENACTS Approach 

This joint World Policy Institute-IRI paper, “The Enacts Approach: Transforming Climate Services in Africa One Country at a Time,” unravels the ways previously unavailable climate data will be used by governments.

World Economic Roundtable with Vicente Fox 

In this World Economic Roundtable, former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses his current quest to make his country a hub for technology. 




Arts Everywhere Arts Everywhere, in conjunction with WPI's Arts-Policy Nexus, is seeking to magnify the voices of artists across the globe through its new web-based platform.

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Deborah E. Wiley
W. Dieter Zander

Henry Arnhold
David Brown
Colin and Sharon Morris

Jack Rivkin

John and Martha Watts

Michael Fricklas and
   Donna Astion

Peter and Andrea Marber

Stanley Nabi
Michael D. Patrick and
   Carol Sedwick


James Abernathy
Peter Alderman

Robert and Margo Alexander
John W. Allen
William Bohnett

Charles Butt

Joseph Cari
Walter Eberstadt

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David Golub and
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Edward F. Greene

Greylock Capital

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Clara Londoner

John Madden
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2013 Host Committee

World Policy Around the Table Host Committee

James Abernathy+
Peter Alderman*
John W. Allen*
Analisa Balares
Yxa J. Bazan
Joseph Cari*
Tara Comonte+

Bryan Cummings

Sergio Fernández de Córdova

Michael Fricklas+
Diana Glassman* and
   Evan Bedell
Constance Hunter
Clara Londoner
Peter* and Andrea Marber
Vida Mulec
Oliver Niedermaier*
Michael D. Patrick+
Jacques-Philippe Piverger
Kalpana Raina*
Iván C. Rebolledo
Jack Rivkin*
John* and Martha Watts
Olumide Wilkey+

*World Policy Institute Director
+World Policy Institute Advisor