Breakout sessions

Breakouts are an important moment for participants to deepen their understanding of the issues, and learn about pathways for taking action. We are scheduling at least five simultaneous one-hour breakouts following each session. We are certain they will be one of the most popular elements of the weekend.

Here are the amazing breakout sessions:

  • Nuclear Proliferation and Security: Iran and North Korea. Dr. Andrew K. Semmel, Partnership for a Secure America
  • Peace Corps and the Gap Year. Alison McReynolds & Erica Brouillette, US Peace Corps
  • Human Security Impacts of Climate Change. Alice Thomas, Refugees International.
  • Justice, Peace or Prosperity: The Trade-offs in Post-Conflict Zones. Frank Fredericks, World Faith.
  • The Role of the Arab Diaspora in Development. Hazami Barmada, Al-Mubadarah: Arab Empowerment Initiative.
  • Understanding the Global Movement for Zero Nuclear Weapons. Anna Azarjew, Global Zero.
  • Youth Activism Around Human Rights in Burma. Myra Dahgaypaw, US Campaign for Burma.
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Africa: What Path Forward? Tim Damon, Dickinson College
  • How to Engage Your Campus in the Fight Against Climate Change. Tim Damon, Dickinson College
  • Understanding the 2013 Federal Budget
  • The Power of Service: A conversation with Alison McReynolds, US Peace Corps
  • When Education Isn’t Just School: Changing the Education Paradigm. Katie Ho and Michele Lis, Thinking Beyond Borders Gap Year Program
  • Being2021: How AIDPitt got their school talking about how far we’ve come since 9/11 and where we want to be in 2021. AIDPitt
  • Raising Awareness through Storytelling. Myra Dahgaypaw, US Campaign for Burma
  • Rethinking the US in the Global Economy: How efficiency and economic development are not enough. Thomas Crandall, Thinking Beyond Borders Gap Year Program
  • What Does it Mean To Be a Global Citizen? Karelle Fonteneau, Arden Haselmann and Julia Jones, Thinking Beyond Borders Gap Year Program
  • Office Hours with Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Co-author, Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty
  • Office Hours with Anuradha Mittal, Founder and Executive Director, Oakland Institute
  • Office Hours with Noel Ortega, New Economy Working Group, Institute for Policy Studies
  • Office Hours with Nicole Goldin, Special Advisor, USAID
  • Office Hours with Daniel Maree, Organizer of the Million Hoodie March

Check out the complete conference schedule.

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