Opening Program and Dinner: The Power and Limitations of Global Cities

Chan Heng Chee, Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, SUTD; Tessa Jowell, Member, House of Lords; Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Founder and Chairman, Paulson Institute; Former Secretary, US Treasury; Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Governor, City of Bangkok, Thailand. Moderated by Gillian Tett.


On the front lines of the world’s greatest challenges, global cities—rather than countries—are driving some of the most innovative solutions. What problems can global cities solve that countries can’t? What is the intersection of authority between the two? How is the rise of global cities changing global governance and international institutions, such as the United Nations?

Registration includes access to the panel discussion as well as the reception and dinner directly following. 

Speaker Bio


4:45 p.m.
Check-In and Registration
(West Entrance)
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Opening Program
Welcome Remarks by Ivo H. Daalder, Gillian Tett and Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel
The Power and Limitations of Global Cities
(James Simpson Theater)

6:45-9:00 p.m.
(Great Hall & Balcony)