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Foundation Leadership at 2017 Global Philanthropy Forum

April 18, 2017

The theme for the 2017 Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) is Trust and Legitimacy—Solving Problems Together. The conference will tackle ways philanthropy and civil society can rebuild social capital and restore societal cohesion, by modeling collaborative problem-solving across disciplines, sectors, cultures—and even ideologies.

President and CEO Peter Laugharn and Vice President of Grant Programs Edmund J. Cain will be moderating panel discussions at the 2017 Global Philanthropy Forum.

If you are attending the 2017 Global Philanthropy Forum conference in Washington, DC on April 18-20, 2017, make sure to stop by the panel discussions moderated by our President and CEO Peter Laugharn and Vice President of Grant Programs Edmund J. Cain.

On April 18 at 1:10pm, Peter Laugharn will moderate a panel on Building the Capacity for Trust: The Child, which will investigate the factors impacting early childhood development and learn which interventions can prevent, mitigate or address the potentially lasting effects of toxic stress. Panelists include: Randa Grob-Zakhary, Global Head of Education, Porticus; Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children; and Deogratias Niyonkiza, Founder and CEO, Village Health Works.

On April 18 at 3:00pm, Edmund J. Cain will moderate a panel on Turkey Under Stress: Political Pluralism and Identity Politics in the Post-Sykes-Picot World, which will examine how to work together to weather the recent challenges in Turkey’s governance, democracy and civil rights. The workshop will explore the role of global and Turkish civil society play in the increasingly restrictive environment as well as seek opportunities for philanthropy to make a difference. Panelists include: Sedef Cakmak, City Council Member of Besiktas Municipality, Turkey; Sercan Çelebi, Founder, Vote and Beyond; and Aykan Erdemir, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

We are pleased to be part of such important discussions in the philanthropic sector and hope you can join the conversation in person or on social media at #GPF17.

2017 Global Philanthropy Forum

April 18-20, 2017 • Washington, DC

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