2016 Global Leadership Forum

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The Global Leadership Forum convened emerging and established leaders from more than 45 countries to explore some of the world’s most pressing challenges. In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the Forum brought together current State Department-sponsored international exchange participants and alumni, faculty and students from The University of Virginia and The College of William & Mary, and representatives from civil society and the private sector for a robust discussion about global leadership challenges and opportunities in the 21st century.

As part of the forum, an awards dinner took place to honor the contributions of two exceptional leaders. The University of Virginia presented the inaugural Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. Prize for Global Leadership to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the Presidential Precinct presented the inaugural Young Leader Award to Toyosi Ogunseye, 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow and editor of Punch Newspaper in Nigeria.


Gain Insights

into some of today’s most pressing global policy issues.

Be Inspired

by stories of how leaders are tackling these issues with creative, effective solutions.

Develop New Skills

for your role as a leader: at the local, national, or international level.

Build Your Network

with other leaders, and build professional relationships for ongoing exchange of ideas and best practices.




Plenary Speakers (in order of appearance)

Teresa Sullivan

Teresa Sullivan


The University of Virginia
President

Evan Ryan

The Honorable Evan Ryan


U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs

Presidential Precinct Founder James B. Murray

James B. Murray, Jr.


The Presidential Precinct
Founder

Philip Zelikow

Philip Zelikow


The University of Virginia
White Burkett Miller Professor of History

Dr. Han Win Htat

Han Win Htat


Johns Hopkins University
Foreign Fulbright

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye


Sunday Punch Newspaper
Editor
Presidential Precinct 2014 YALI Fellow

Marie Lina Excellent

Marie Lina Excellent


University of North Carolina
Foreign Fulbright

Daniel Maliniak

Daniel Maliniak


The College of William & Mary
Assistant Professor of Government

Amy Quark

Amy Quark


The College of William & Mary
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Manuel Lerdau

Manuel Lerdau


The University of Virginia
Professor of Environmental Science

Denise Walsh

Denise Walsh


The University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Politics and Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Gregory Fairchild

Gregory Fairchild


Darden School of Business, The University of Virginia
Associate Professor
Institute for Business in Society
Academic Director

Christine Mahoney

Christine Mahoney


Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, The University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Politics

Courtney Beale

Courtney Beale


National Security Council
Senior Director for Global Engagement
Special Assistant to the President at the National Security Council

George Srour

George Srour


Building Tomorrow
Founder
Chief Dreamer

Neal Piper

Neal Piper


The Presidential Precinct
Managing Director

Steve Hanson

Steve Hanson


The College of William & Mary
Vice Provost for International Affairs

Jeff Legro

Jeff Legro


The University of Virginia
Vice President for Global Affairs




Agenda | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

9:00 – 10:00 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast

Check in and network with local and global leaders. Continental breakfast available for all participants in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom.


10:00 – 10:20 am
Setting the Stage: The Collective Power of Bold Leaders

Reflections on the critical importance of supporting education, professional development, and collaboration opportunities for global leaders, and the positive impact that leaders are having in their countries and communities.

Teresa Sullivan, President, The University of Virginia
The Honorable Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State



10:20 – 10:25 am
The Presidential Precinct: Power of Place, Power of Ideas

Learn about The Presidential Precinct, a collaboration among two premier universities, the homes of three U.S. Presidents, and a historic farm.

James B. Murray, Jr., Founder, The Presidential Precinct



10:25 – 11:00 am
Opening Plenary: 21st Century Leadership Challenges

Keynote address on challenges and opportunities facing leaders in a rapidly changing, interconnected world, where problems increasingly know no borders.

Philip Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History, The University of Virginia
Introduction: Jeff Legro, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, The University of Virginia



11:00 – 11:45 am
Ignite Talks: Insights into Effective Leadership

What is the secret to effective leadership? What factors lead to success? Emerging leaders share their personal stories.

Han Win Htat, Foreign Fulbright, Johns Hopkins University
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, Editor, Sunday Punch Newspaper
Marie Lina Excellent, Foreign Fulbright, The University of North Carolina
Yee Ling Chua, State Assemblywoman, Perak State Legislative Assembly
Moderator: Gregory Fairchild, Associate Professor of Business Administration; Academic Director, Institute for Business in Society; Darden School of Business, The University of Virginia



11:45 am – 12:00 pm
How Tri-Sector Leadership Can Address Global Challenges

The scale and complexity of the challenges confronting today’s global leaders require new approaches. Hear how the government, nonprofit, and business sectors can work together to create lasting solutions.

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Chairman, AMAR
Introduction: Steve Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs; Director of the Reves Center for International Studies; The College of William & Mary



12:00 – 12:15 pm
Break and Selection of Boxed Lunch


12:15 – 1:15 pm
Lunch & Learn: Issues Facing Today’s Global Leaders

Presentation of four critical global issues and a framework for analysis and discussion.

Daniel Maliniak, Assistant Professor of Government, The College of William & Mary
Amy Quark, Associate Professor of Sociology, The College of William & Mary
Manuel Lerdau, Professor of Environmental Science, The University of Virginia
Denise Walsh, Associate Professor of Politics and Women, Gender, and Sexuality, The University of Virginia
Chair: Steve Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs; Director of the Reves Center for International Studies; The College of William & Mary



1:15 – 1:20 pm
Transition to Global Issues Workshops


1:20–2:20 pm
Key Global Issues Workshops

Select from one of the workshops below. Explore the issue from different angles and discuss innovative approaches being used in different country contexts.

Featured Workshops >>


2:20 – 2:35 pm
Networking & Coffee Break

Network with local and global leaders over coffee.


2:35 – 3:35 pm
Key Global Issues Workshops 2

In this second round of breakouts, select from a new set of afternoon workshops below. Explore the issue from different angles and discuss innovative approaches being used in different country contexts.

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3:35 – 3:40 pm
Transition back to Ballroom


3:40 – 4:00 pm
Wrap-up & Preview

Identify common threads and themes from the day. Become familiar with the concept of design thinking, a tool that is increasingly being used across sectors to develop solutions to thorny problems.




Agenda | Wednesday, March 30

8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast

Check in and network with local and global leaders. Continental breakfast available for all participants in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom.


9:00 – 9:20 am
Opening Reflections: Leaders as Change Agents

How can individual leaders combine vision, courage, pragmatism, and perseverance to create positive change?

Courtney Beale, Senior Director for Global Engagement and Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council
George Srour, Founder and Chief Dreamer, Building Tomorrow
Introduction: Neal Piper, Managing Director, The Presidential Precinct


9:20 – 11:45 am
Design Thinking Lab

A hands-on experience that will allow participants to experiment with design thinking, a methodology for creative, human-centered problem solving that fuels innovation.

Facilitator: Christine Mahoney, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, The University of Virginia
Co-Facilitator: Hannah Koenig, Designer in Residence, The Collaboratory, U.S. Department of State
Co-Facilitator: Paul Kruchoski, Deputy Director, The Collaboratory, U.S. Department of State
Co-Facilitator: Mary Galeti, Principal, Shiplake Partners


11:45 am –12:00 pm
Closing Plenary: Moving Forward Together

Thoughts on how participants can use their takeaways from the Forum and stay connected with each other.

Neal Piper, Managing Director, The Presidential Precinct
Steve Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs; Director of the Reves Center for International Studies; The College of William & Mary
Jeff Legro, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, The University of Virginia






Awards Dinner


Featured Video: A Conversation with Toyosi Ogunseye & Madeleine Albright