Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony Livestream

Watch the 2019 Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony honoring METAdrasi.

The theme of this year’s event is The Future of Humanitarian Action: Seeking Higher Ground.

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Agenda

All times in Pacific Daylight Time*

9:00 A.M. - WELCOME REMARKS

  • Maggie Miller
    Hilton Humanitarian Prize Director, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

  • Peter Laugharn
    President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

9:10 A.M. - THE POWER OF GIVING BACK: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITIES

  • Tererai Trent, Ph.D.
    Founder and President, Tererai Trent International

9:30 A.M. - WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION: AN INTERGENERATIONAL CONVERSATION

Introduction

  • Steven M. Hilton
    Chairman of the Board, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Panel

  • Maria Shriver (moderator)
    Founder, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement
  • Sister Joan Chittister
    American Benedictine Nun
    Theologian
    Author, “The Time Is Now”

  • Natasha Wang Mwansa
    Health, Women and Young People’s Rights Activist
    Advocate, The Media Network on Child Rights and Development

10:15 A.M. - “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT A FACT, IT IS AN ATTITUDE”: A CONVERSATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS

  • Raj Kumar (moderator)
    Founding President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex

  • Christiana Figueres
    Founding Partner, Global Optimism
    Former Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Convention (2010-2016)

  • Eric Garcetti
    Mayor, City of Los Angeles

  • Selina Neirok Leem
    Climate Warrior
    Intern, Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the UN

11:00 A.M. - Break

11:15 A.M. - ADDRESS BY TYLER HICKS

  • Tyler Hicks
    Pulitzer Prize-winning Staff Photographer, The New York Times

11:30 A.M. - WHEN OVERCOMING BIAS REQUIRES WALKING TOWARD IT: A DISCUSSION ON RACE

  • Carroll Bogert (moderator)
    President, The Marshall Project

  • E. Tendayi Achiume
    Assistant Professor of Law, UCLA Law School
    UN Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

  • Patrisse Cullors
    Co-founder, Black Lives Matter Global Network
    Co-creator, Crenshaw Dairy Mart

12:30 P.M. - Lunch

1:00 P.M. - ADDRESS BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Author of “Americanah,” “Half of a Yellow Sun,” and “Purple Hibiscus”

1:20 P.M. - Break

2:30 P.M. - HILTON HUMANITARIAN PRIZE CEREMONY HONORING METAdrasi

  • Maggie Miller
    Hilton Humanitarian Prize Director, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

  • Carl Axel Prince Soami Mbadinga
    Student, Institute of Technology in France

  • Peter Laugharn
    President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

  • Lora Pappa
    Founder, President and CEO, METAdrasi

3:15 P.M. - ADDRESS BY GABRIELLA BATTAINI-DRAGONI

  • Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni
    Deputy Secretary-General, Council of Europe

3:30 P.M. - CLOSING REMARKS

  • Peter Laugharn
    President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

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