Leading with Hope, Not Fear: A Global Perspective

Monday, September 21 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Location: Keynote

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Title: Leading with Hope, Not Fear: A Global Perspective


Juan Manuel Santos speaks from experience like few others. He will reflect on what it takes to build bridges and create unity when the task seems insurmountable. With an eye toward the future, he will also share insights on the global economic outlook and what lies ahead for global security. Two-term President of Columbia (2010-2014/2014-2018), President Santos ushered in a new era of prosperity, peace, equity, and education throughout Columbia during his tenure.  Due to his tenacity and determination to achieve peace and reconciliation in Colombia, in 2016 the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded President Santos the Nobel Peace Prize "for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end." Santos has also been twice-named to TIME’s "100 Most Influential People" and was honored with the World Economic Forum’s Global Statesman Award.

Type: General Session

Target Audience Experience Level: Applies to all

Globally Focused Session: Globally Applicable


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