Feminist activist and award-winning journalist Mona Eltahaway came to prominence with her fearless reporting from the 2011 Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square, where she was arrested, beaten, and sexually assaulted by riot police. Seizing on the energy of the #MeToo movement, Eltahawy joins the Council November 25 to issue a bold manifesto for women and girls to channel their anger and dismantle the patriarchy.
Adele Simmons, President, Global Philanthropy Partnership; Board of Directors, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute. Moderated by David Unger.
Paul Bodnar, Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change, National Security Council, The White House; Ted Brandt, Co-founder and CEO, Marathon Capital; Michael Greenstone, Director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC); Derek Walker, Associate Vice President, Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund. Moderated by Ed Crooks.
Michael Amiridis, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Ujjwal Gupta, Cofounder and COO, BenchPrep; Giovanni Peri, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis; Ellen Rudnick, Executive Director, Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Moderated by Natasha Korecki.
Randall Barker, Managing Director, Business Development, FarmLink; Aaron Mandell, Co-Founder and Chairman, WaterFX and HydroRevolution; Virginia Ursin, Biotechnology Prospecting Lead, Monsanto Company; Dave Donnan, Partner, Global Food & Beverage Practice Leader, A.T. Kearney (moderator)
David Auerbach, Cofounder, Sanergy; Sanjeev Asthana, Founder & Managing Partner, I-Farm Venture Advisors; Chairman, National Skills Foundation of India; Doug Bereuter, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture Program; Niklas Buehren, Economist, Gender Innovation Lab, The World Bank; Nicole Clifton, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, UPS; And other participants
Clive Christison, VP, Supply & Optimization for Fuels, BP North America; Sarah Herda, Artistic Director, Chicago Architecture Biennial; Director, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; Brian Lee, Design Partner, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP; Andrés Mendoza Peña, Principal, Strategy, Marketing, and Sales Practice, A.T. Kearney, Inc. Moderated by Noah Toly.
Elizabeth Dozier, Managing Director, Chicago Beyond; Former Principal, Christian Fenger High School, Chicago; Claudio Orrego, Governor, Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile; Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America; Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Minister for Urban Development and Housing, Hamburg, Germany. Moderated by Edward Luce.
Christiane Hajj, Executive Director, Fundación Centro Histórico; Executive Director, Violence Prevention Program, Carlos Slim Foundation; Robert Muggah, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities; Michael A. Nutter, Distinguished Fellow, Global Cities; Abi Williams, President, The Hague Institute for Global Justice. Moderated by Edward Luce.