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2010 Annual Meeting

May 6, 2010: The Rockefeller University, New York City

Ian Simmons, Bob Dunn, and Nicolas Ibarguen
GPC Member Ian Simmons, Synergos President & CEO Bob Dunn, and Nicolas Ibarguen from PODER International

More than 80 philanthropists and experts convened in New York for the Annual Meeting of the Global Philanthropists Circle. The Circle is a dynamic network of leading international philanthropists dedicated to eliminating poverty and increasing equity worldwide. The Annual Meeting provided a forum for Circle members to exchange successful approaches and challenges to poverty alleviation with their peers, increase their knowledge and capacity to act effectively, find inspiration and explore possibilities for collaboration.

Meeting Agenda

Responding Strategically to Natural Disasters
President Bill Clinton (by video)
Irwin Redlener, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Kerry Kennedy, Founder, John F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
Moderated by Beth Cohen, Senior Director, Synergos Global Philanthropists Circle
Transcript and video highlights

Food Security & Agriculture: Intersections with Human Development
Sam Dryden, Director, Agricultural Development, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Julie Howard, Executive Director, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
Moderated by Peggy Dulany, GPC Member, Synergos Founder & Chair
Transcript and video highlights

Family and Social Engagement
Tim Shriver, Chairman & CEO, Special Olympics
Conducted by Robert H. Dunn, Synergos President & CEO
Video highlights

Breakout Sessions

  • Impact Investing
  • Women Activists for Social Change
  • Art, Culture, and Social Change: Theory, Stories, and Practice
  • Reaching Children in Marginalized Communities with Media

Photo Gallery

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William Vázquez photos