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2009 Annual Meeting
September 22, 2009, The Rockefeller University, New York City

One hundred philanthropists from around the world came together to exchange successful approaches and challenges to poverty alleviation, increase their knowledge and capacity to act effectively, find inspiration, and explore possibilities for collaboration.

Video highlights of major sessions are online:

Leading Collaboration for Social Change
Examines how philanthropists can effectively catalyze sustainable social change by listening to the voices of business leaders, governments and communities.
Discussion with:
Sheela Patel, Founder and Director, the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres
Mary Robinson, President of Realizing Rights
Peggy Dulany, GPC Member and Synergos Founder & Chair

Investing in Social Entrepreneurship in the Arab World
Highlights opportunities and challenges with investing in the field of social entrepreneurship in the Arab World. Includes a fresh perspective on the field of social entrepreneurship, as well as the inspiration for and significance of the Synergos Arab World Social Innovators Program.
Discussion with:
Josh Mailman, GPC Member
Pamela Hartigan, Executive Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford
Kamal Mouzawak, Synergos Social Innovator
Facilitated by George Khalaf, Director, Synergos Arab World Social Innovators Program

Philanthropy and Social Engagement Across Generations
Three generations of the Rockefeller Family speak about their approaches to philanthropy and social action, sharing candid and personal insights about being a part of a globally recognized family of philanthropists.
Discussion with:
David Rockefeller, GPC Member
Peggy Dulany, GPC Member and Synergos Founder & Chair
Michael Quattrone, GPC Member
Moderated by Robert H. Dunn, Synergos President & CEO