Join the Josef Korbel School and the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy to celebrate some of Foreign Policy magazine's Leading Global Thinkers of 2013.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
- The Cable Center - 2000 Buchtel BLVD
- We are no longer accepting RSVPs for the lunch. However, you may join us for panel 1 (1:45 -3 p.m.) and panel 2 (3:30 - 4:45 p.m.)
Lunch & Meet the Leading Global Thinkers
- 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- The dean of the Josef Korbel School, Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, will introduce the Leading Global Thinkers who will speak about the work that landed them on this prestigious list.
Global Challenges: Climate Change, Austerity, and The Return of Authoritarianism (Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A)
- 1:45 - 3 p.m.
- Featuring Erica Chenoweth, Thomas Herndon, and Stephanie Herring
- Moderated by Dean Christopher Hill
Peace, Prosperity and Shared Understanding (Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A)
- 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
- Featuring Saba Ismail, Steve Elkins, and Michael Ash
- Moderated by University of Denver Provost Gregg Kvistad
Erica Chenoweth, Political Scientist
Chenoweth is co-author of the award winning book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict and associate professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.
Thomas Herndon, Graduate Student, UMass-Amherst
Michael Ash, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMass-Amherst
Two of the authors of the influential essay "Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A Critique of Reinhart and Rogoff." In this essay Herndon and his co-authors Ash and Robert Pollin point out errors in an economic study widely cited by advocates of austerity programs.
Stephanie Herring, Scientist
Herring, along with her fellow NOAA co-researchers, published a ground-breaking report that sought to explain the connection between human-caused climate change and extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy.
Saba Ismail, Activist
Ismail and her sister Gulalai are founders of Aware Girls, a Pakistan based NGO that aims to empower the young women of their country. Their many mentees include fellow Leading Global Thinker Malala Yousafzai.
Steve Elkins, Filmmaker
Elkins along with archaeologist Damian Evans and fellow filmmaker Bill Benenson used a technology called LiDAR to find what they believe to be the lost city of Ciudad Blanca.