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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Courtesy of Foreign Policy Magazine

transformational voices

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.)

Schedule

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)

Peace, Prosperity and Shared Understanding (Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A)

About the Leading Global Thinkers

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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