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6th Womensphere Global Summit
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8:00am
The 6th Womensphere Global Summit & Awards 2013 will convene global leaders, emerging leaders, educators, business leaders, policymakers, thought leaders, Foundation/NGO leaders, entrepreneurs, and social innovators, around this year's theme of CREATING THE FUTURE: EVOLUTION + REVOLUTION, and our constant theme of advancing women’s leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship, as co-creators of the world’s future.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:00pm
World Policy Institute and Fireside Research present a screening of the award winning feature length documentary film on renowned Kenyan photojournalist Mohamed ‘Mo’ Amin, whose coverage of the 1984 Ethiopian famine drew the world’s attention to the crisis. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Salim Amin; Chip Duncan of The Duncan Group; and pioneering journalist Riz Khan around Mo Amin’s legacy, the power of photojournalism to reach hearts as well as minds, and the changing role of the photojournalist in a world of digital photography.
Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 6:00pm
World Policy Institute, in collaboration with top New York City artists, invites you to view our sustainable art project at the Queens Botanical Gardens. Come and join our artists-in-residence as they create their art in the 12x12. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 6pm until August 4th, 2013.
Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 12:00pm
On Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, 12x12 project artist in residence Shawn Chua will perform a durational piece in which he inhabits plant personhood, questioning what it means to be a person - not as an autonomous entity, but as a dependent ecological being.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:00pm
As part of the exhibition "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here," 12x12 artist in residence Beth Grossman will speak at the International Print Center.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:00pm
The “grey sector” of emergent, informal economies – the Ubers, knock-off purses, pirated movies, favelas, saving circles, food trucks and gypsy cabs of the world - is now estimated at $10 trillion globally. Juxtaposed against these examples of innovation, however, is the dark side of informality: terrorism, black markets, cartels, human trafficking, and shadow banking. Join design strategist Richard Tyson of the MakerBot Foundation and Greg Lindsay of WPI’s Emergent Cities Project for a Political Salon exploring the greyest elements of the grey sector.
Friday, July 5, 2013 - 10:00am
The 12x12 Project, a World Policy Institute project on smart consumption, begins with a community build at the Queens Botanical Garden.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 6:30pm
In this Political Salon, Liam Stack, a New York Times journalist based in Cairo from 2005 until 2012, will discuss what the future holds for the “new” – or not so new - Egypt, and the role of the international community in that future.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 9:00am
Join us on Thursday, June 27 at 9AM EDT, when World Policy Journal's Christopher Shay will be hosting a Google Hangout with Helen Gao, the author of our piece on China's left-behind children.
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 5:00pm
In this World Policy Roundtable, Stephen Frost shares ideas on what works and doesn’t in efforts to achieve real inclusion, not just window dressing.
Pin's Grandmother Duong Meas in Stockton, Calif., in August 2010; and a family p
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 6:30pm
Born in a refugee camp in Thailand after his family fled the killing fields of Cambodia, documentary photographer Pete Pin now works in Cambodian diaspora communities across America, focusing his lens on this legacy across the generations. From a makeshift California studio and a single portrait of his grandmother—a survivor of Pol Pot’s brutal regime—Pin has turned to artistic dialogue to reverse the systemic dismantling of the Cambodian history and culture. In recognition of World Refugee Day, Pete Pin and World Policy Journal Managing Editor Christopher Shay explore the unique imprint of this legacy on the Cambodian-American diaspora and the power of artistic expression in empowering a new generation as guardians of their family story.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 6:00pm
12x12 Project partner the Refugee and Immigrant Fund celebrates the 3rd season of the Urban Farm Project, working together with refugees and immigrants to put down new roots in a safer land.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 3:00pm
In Forced to Flee, partner organization Arts and Democracy, together with freeDimensional, presents refugee artists, artists forced into exile, cultural organizers and their allies as they talk about how they are using the power of art and culture to amplify the voices and visions of those forced to flee their countries of origin.
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:30pm
Since its creation in 1930 as a bank for central bankers, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has been at the heart of global events and will continue to have the power to shape the world of global finance. Based in Basel, Switzerland, the BIS has just 140 customers but tremendous influence –though its warnings ahead of the 2008 financial crisis went unheeded. For decades the BIS provided behind-the-scenes support for the creation of a trans-European currency, from early attempts to harmonize exchange rates in the 1940s to the creation of the Euro.
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 10:00am
The 12x12 Project's collaborating artist, Simon Draper, unveils a public art project commissioned by Arts Brookfield in conjunction with the New Museum's IDEAS CITY Festival.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Emerging Leaders of New York Arts and World Policy Institute present State of the Arts Ecosystem.
Dakar Sow House, by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:30pm
In this Political Salon, Namibia-based architect Juliet Kavishe discusses the challenges posed by rapid urbanization, climate change, resource management and energy access, and highlighting the opportunities presented by African design concepts, and illustrates how cities might look to the hut to inspire new approaches to building and community design and construction.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 5:30pm
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. The World Policy Institute’s second annual dinner puts this ethos in to action, with the best table conversation in town on five key themes
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 (All day)
Queens Botanical Garden, a venue partner on the World Policy Institute's 12x12 Project, is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition on Tuesday, April 23, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building: “Fish & Crushed Can Story” a series of prints, mixed-media artworks and artist books by Iandry Randriamandroso.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 9:00am
For decades, rising GDP was considered key to improving society, but today that view is increasingly discredited by policy experts, political leaders, and even many economists, the world over. The World Policy Institute, in conjunction with Demos, invites you to engage with leading experts on one of the most contested issues in economic policy.


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