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09:00 – 09:05 am
William Hubbard, President, American Bar Association
09:05 – 09:15 am
Introductory Remarks and Prologue: Leadership Challenges for Civil Societies
James B. Murray, Jr., Founder, The Presidential Precinct
Description: The Presidential Precinct is dedicated to the proposition that freedom, self governance, the rule of law and the institutions of civil society that foster these values are essential to successful nation building. We encourage dialogue and collaboration amongst young leaders and legal experts who are interested in improving civil and political rights. Today we address those rights in the context of Magna Carta, the world’s foundational document of representative government. We look especially at economic development, government transparency, gender equality, and issues of climate change and resource preservation as they might be addressed in a Magna Carta for the future.
09:15 – 10:00 am
Economic Development and Transparency: Conversation
Moderator: Davison M. Douglas, Dean, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William & Mary
Responder: John Castellani, CEO, PhRMA; Former Chair, Business Roundtable
Responder: Tom Bayer, Director, Crisis Response and Stabilization, AECOM
Description: In 1215, Magna Carta created a totally new promise of accountability and equity by shifting control of the economy and civil institutions of the U.K. from a monarchy to the people. Open and transparent processes of governance may be the most powerful tools for attracting and growing businesses in emerging democracies. We should address the rules and structural elements of legal systems that encouragethe investment of foreign capital, promote free trade, and generate economic growth.
10:00 – 10:45 am
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Presentation and Response
Introduction: Steve Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs; Director of the Reves Center for International Studies, The College of William and Mary
Presentation: Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, President, AMAR
Responder: Linda Klein, President-elect nominee, American Bar Association
Responder: Cassandra Butts, Senior Advisor, Millennium Challenge Corporation, US Ambassador Designate to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Description: The promotion of rights, equity, and freedoms are the greatest indicator of a country’s social, economic, and cultural health. Systematic discrimination against women and girls inhibits the development of civil society and delays the development of democratic institutions. We should discuss the critical building blocks that provide education, health and safety for all members of society.
10:45 – 11:30 am
Climate and Conflict: Presentation and Response
Introduction: Jeff Legro, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, University of Virginia
Presentation: Jessica Mathews, former President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Responder: Alden Meyer, Director of Strategy and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
Responder: Thomas L. Woltz, Principal, Nelson, Byrd, Woltz Landscape Architects
Description: The globalization of markets and threats to security and natural resources by non-state actors highlight the need to address key external challenges that are larger than governments and their treaties. Climate change, conflict over resources, and the displacement of indigenous peoples limit economic stability and threaten social progress. We should discuss how Magna Carta’s recognition of rights to natural resources may suggest a model of interdependence and self-governance that allows us to see common obstacles and mutual opportunities beyond what is immediate or local.
11:30 – 1:20 pm
Interviews with international visitors and speakers
1:20 – 1:55 pm
Magna Carta of the Future: Summary
Introduction: Lulu Haangala, Mandela Washington Fellow
Presenter: Honorable Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
Moderator: Gregory B. Fairchild, Professor, Darden School of Business, UVA
Featuring reports and questions: Visiting Leaders
Description: Emerging leaders are key to creating and developing improved civil environments that support innovation in business and government. While Magna Carta holds promises for each generation, critical voices on the world stage know that new, dynamic and flexible approaches will be needed to reform local and global systems.
1:55 – 2:25 pm
Town Hall with His Royal Highness
His Royal Highness is presented in serial order to four separate groups consisting of young international visitors from 20 countries and government, academic and business leaders.
Each group consisting of approximately 10 people will brief His Royal Highness on discussion topics from the morning session:
- Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
- Climate and Conflict
- Economic Development and Transparency
- Magna Carta of the Future
2:25 – 3:05 pm
Closing Remarks: PPN Overview
James B. Murray, Jr., Jr., Founder, The Presidential Precinct
Neal Piper, Managing Director, The Presidential Precinct
Gregory B. Fairchild, Professor, Darden School of Business, UVA