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Women in the World 2012 Agenda

Newsweek and the Daily Beast’s Women in the World Summit is centered on first-person storytelling by trailblazing women from a broad spectrum of cultures. Read the agenda here.

Women in the World: Stories & Solutions
A Summit Hosted by Newsweek & The Daily Beast

 

AGENDA
Programs and Participants Subject to Change

 

 

March 8-10, 2012
The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
Broadway and 63rd Street, New York, New York

 

Hosts: Tina Brown, Leymah Gbowee, Nizan Guanaes, Jane Harman, Maya Harris, Mellody Hobson, Lauren Bush Lauren, Judith Rodin, Sheryl Sandberg, Meryl Streep, and Diane von Furstenberg

 

Partners: Vital Voices Global Partnership, Women for Women International, the United Nations Foundation, DVF, and the Women in the World Foundation

 

Generously sponsored by HP, Bank of America, The Coca-Cola Company, Intel, Toyota, Ann Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Thomson Reuters

 

Women in the World is centered on first-person storytelling by trailblazing women from a broad spectrum of cultures. Over the course of three days, we showcase these fearless pioneers, inspire you to become involved, and encourage creative solutions to all the challenges that women face across the globe.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

 

6:30PM SUMA’S SONG

A performance by Suma Tharu

Suma Tharu, Room to Read Girls’ Education Program Scholar

6:35 PM WELCOME BY TINA BROWN

Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek and The Daily Beast

6:40 PM CO-HOSTS: GIVING VOICE

Women in the World co-hosts give voice to a woman not present.

6:50 PM FORCED MARRIAGE: ARE MOTHERS TO BLAME?

An inside account of the dramatic rescue of a female British citizen from Islamabad, who has been forced by her family to marry against her will.

Moderator: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, 60 Minutes

• Chaz Akoshile, Joint Head, Forced Marriage Unit, U.K.
• Albert David, M.B.E., Head of Consular Assistance, British High Commission, Islamabad
• Sabatina James, Author, My Fight for Faith and Freedom
• Jasvinder Sanghera, CEO and Founder, Karma Nirvana

7:35 PM THE PRICE OF WAR

Despite bearing the greatest brunt of the devastating horrors of war, women remain the pillars of their families and societies, and the source of strength that becomes the foundation of recovery.

Interviewed by: Charlie Rose, Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose, and Anchor, CBS This Morning

• Madeleine K. Albright, Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, Former U.S. Secretary of State

8:00 PM SANDRA’S STORY

Interviewed by: Charlie Rose

• Sandra Uwiringiyimana, Genocide Survivor and Spokesperson, Foundation of Hope Ministries; Photographer

8:25 PM TESTIMONY

Introduced by: Charlie Rose

• Angelina Jolie, Writer, Director, Academy Award–winning Actress, and Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

8:30 PM DELEGATE DINNER EVENT*

Presented by Bank of America
*Open to Delegate pass holders only

9:00 PM REMARKS

• Brian T. Moynihan, President and CEO, Bank of America

9:30 PM WOMAN OF THE HOUR: A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTINE LAGARDE

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde in conversation with Niall Ferguson on the European financial crisis, the global economy, and the greatest challenges and top priorities for the IMF in the coming months.

Interviewed By: Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

• Christine Lagarde, Managing Director International Monetary Fund

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

 

9:00AM WELCOME BY TINA BROWN

Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek and The Daily Beast

9:05 AM HOLLAND TAYLOR AS GOVERNOR ANN RICHARDS: LADIES YOU MUST PARTICIPATE!

Broadway star Holland Taylor as Governor Ann Richards

• Holland Taylor, Actress

9:10 AM WHERE ARE THE WOMEN AT THE TOP?

Has the definition—or importance—of professional success changed since the dawn of feminism?

Moderator: Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

• Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, The New York Times
• Shelby Knox, Director of Women’s Rights Organizing, Change.org
• Anne Kornblut, Deputy Political Editor, The Washington Post
• Cheryl Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of State
• Gloria Steinem, Feminist Writer and Cofounder, Ms. Magazine

9:45 AM FIREBRAND FOR PEACE: NOBEL LAUREATE LEYMAH GBOWEE

The co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize talks with Tina Brown about the power of women in conflict zones to replicate Gbowee’s interfaith coalition that brought peace to Liberia.

Interviewed by: Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

• Leymah Gbowee, Founder and President, Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa

10:05 CHANGING THE MINDS OF MEN

As the U.S. prepares to pull out of Afghanistan, what will become of Afghan women and girls? Much of the answer lies with Afghan men.

Moderator: Christiane Amanpour, Global Affairs Anchor, ABC News; Host and Chief International Correspondent, CNN International

• Bibi Hokmina, Elected Member, Provincial Council, Province of Khost, Eastern Afghanistan
• Mohammad Nasib, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Welfare Association for the Development of Afghanistan
• Zainab Salbi
, Founder, Women for Women International; Author, Between Two Worlds

Note: Shakila Faqeeri, Senior Communications Advisor, Tetra Tech DPK, will serve as interpreter for Bibi Hokmina.


10:35 AM BREAK

 

10:55 AM SECURITY IS WOMEN’S WORK!

Do women leaders bring different gifts than men to the increasingly complex challenges of local, national, and international security?

Moderator: Harold Evans, Editor at Large, Reuters

• The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center
• President Atifete Jahjaga, President, Republic of Kosovo
• Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia
• Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

11:25 AM CRACKING THE CODE: GENDER PARITY, GROWTH, AND JOBS

In the face of current global economic turbulence, women are a critical force in meeting the demands of the new employment landscape. Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, discusses his view on why women around the globe are set to become key participants in “cracking the code” for job growth.

Interviewed by: Robin Roberts, Coanchor, Good Morning America

• Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO,The Coca-Cola Company

11:40 AM MURDER AND MACHISMO:WOMEN IN PERIL IN LATIN AMERICA

Over the past two decades, violence against women in Central America and Mexico has surged. Panelists explore what’s fueling this perilous culture for women and girls.

Moderator: Christopher Dickey, Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

• Attorney Malu García Andrade, Director-General, Legal, Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa A.C. (May Our Daughters Return Home)
• Gael García Bernal, Actor, Producer, and Director
• Sylvia Gereda
, Founder and Editor in Chief, Informe Especial in Channel Antigua and Zona de Investigación
• Congresswoman Rosi Orozco
, President, Special Commission Against Human Trafficking, Mexico

Note: This panel contains graphic content.

12:20 PM HI-TECH HEALTH FOR WOMEN
Presented by HP

Gabi Zedlmayer and Barbara Bush discuss leveraging new technologies to tackle critical global health challenges.

Moderator: Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green

• Barbara Bush, CEO and Cofounder, Global Health Corps
• Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Innovation, HP

 

12:35 PM LUNCH BREAK

 

12:30 PM DELEGATE LUNCH EVENT*

Presented by The Coca-Cola Company
*Open to Delegate pass holders only

1:15 PM CHINA’S NEW TIGER WOMEN: COMMERCE AND CULTURE

75% of China’s women have entered the workforce, and they’re joining the middle class at a blistering speed. Both bound and freed by certain traditions, Chinese women are smashing stereotypes. And the world is watching.

Moderator: Barbara Walters, ABC News Correspondent and Creator/Co-Executive Producer and Co-Host, The View

• Amy Chua, John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law, Yale University
• Tian X. Hou
, Founder and CEO, Senior Analyst, T.H. Capital, LLC
• Melinda Liu
, Beijing Bureau Chief, Newsweek and The Daily Beast
• Diane von Furstenberg
, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P.
• Mei Zhang, Chairperson and Founder, WildChina

2:15 PM WOMEN IN COMBAT: FIGHTING ON TWO FRONTS

In Afghanistan, U.S. women soldiers are reinventing counterinsurgency in remote, volatile regions. Yet far more female soldiers in the U.S. military are exhibiting trauma caused by sexual assault—most often committed by their fellow soldiers—than trauma from the front lines. How to simultaneously empower and protect women who want to serve their country?

Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News

• Zoe Bedell, Analyst, Foros Group
• Susan Burke, LLC
• Claire Russo, CFR International Affairs Fellow, Institute for Inclusive Security
• Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Honorary Chair, ProtectOurDefenders.com

2:55 PM THE NEW THREAT TO WOMEN’S RIGHTS

The 2012 campaign year has unexpectedly been dominated by social issues, particularly when it comes to women’s rights. Celebrating her 25th anniversary in Congress, the Democratic Leader in a candid conversation with Pat Mitchell.

Interviewed by: Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media

• Representative Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

3:20 PM MOTHERS OF INVENTION: THE SOCCKET ROCKETS
Presented by Toyota

Two young entrepreneurs from Harvard share the story of their incredible “sOccket” invention, which is bringing electricity to impoverished communities around the world.

Interviewed by: Allison Samuels, Senior Writer, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

• Jessica O. Matthews, Cofounder and CEO, Uncharted Play Inc.
• Julia Silverman
, Cofounder and CSO, Uncharted Play Inc.

3:30 PM RUSSIA: COVERING A DESPOT

Russian journalist Masha Gessen on her explosive new book on Vladimir Putin, and whether Russia might be primed for another revolution.

Interviewed by: Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor at Large, Thomson Reuters

• Masha Gessen, Author, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

3:50 PM THE WOMEN’S ECONOMY
Presented by Bank of America

This program delves into how women are faring in the aftermath of the “great recession” and takes a forward-leaning look at the emerging job market. Based on recent research and analysis, this panel of leading business women will compare strategies for meeting the challenges that lie ahead both for creating jobs and doing business.

Moderator: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Author, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana; Contributing Editor at Large, Newsweek & The Daily Beast; Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations

• Candace Browning, Head of Global Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
• Susan Lyne, Chairman, Gilt Groupe
• Amanda Steinberg, Founder and CEO, DailyWorth

 

4:15 PM BREAK

 

4:40 PM JOBS: GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN?

Women's economic security is American economic security: the chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Senior Advisor to President Obama discusses the role of women in the economic recovery and how women are integral to keeping America competitive in the 21st century.

Moderator: Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments

• Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama; Chair, White House Council on Women and Girls

5:00 PM VIEW FROM THE CRISIS ZONE: AN INTERVIEW WITH TZIPI LIVNI

Israeli Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni on the crisis with Iran, the role of women in resolving the Palestinian conflict, and women’s rights versus cultural tenets.

Interviewed by Simon Schama, University Professor and Author

• Tzipi Livni, Head, Kadima Party, and Opposition Leader, Israel

5:25 PM ON THE EDGE OF REVOLUTION

A tribute to legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin, and an interview with the Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer who was kidnapped by Gaddafi’s forces.

Interviewed by: Christopher Dickey, Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

• Lynsey Addario, Photographer

5:40 PM THE ARAB SPRING: HAVE WOMEN LOST?

A year ago they stood with the men in Tahrir Square and demanded democratic reform, but since then Egypt’s revolutionary women have been attacked, jailed, and marginalized. Women from across the country’s political spectrum describe their efforts to elevate the influence of Egyptian women at this historic turning point.

Moderator: Andrew Sullivan, Editor, The Dish at The Daily Beast; Columnist, Newsweek

• Namees Arnous, Executive Director, Bokra for Media Production, Media Studies and Human Rights
• Sondos Asem, Coeditor, Muslim Brotherhood's Ikhwanweb.com; Media Researcher
• Dr. Omaima Kamel, Member, Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party; Professor of Public Health, Cairo University
• Dalia Ziada, Egypt Director, American Islamic Congress

6:10 PM DIVA!

Anna Netrebko, world-renowned Russian soprano and star of the Metropolitan Opera, gives a special live performance.

• Anna Netrebko, World-Renowned Operatic Soprano

8:00 PM DELEGATE EVENT: DVF AWARDS*
*Open to Delegate pass holders only

Tina Brown and Diane von Furstenberg host The DVF Awards, a celebration dinner to recognize and support women who are using their leadership, courage and strength to transform the lives of other women. The four nominees are Panmela Castro (Rede Nami), Jaycee Dugard (The JAYC Foundation, Inc.), Layli Miller-Muro (Tahirih Justice Center), and Chouchou Namegabe (Association des Femmes des Médias du Sud Kivu). Honorees receive $50,000 from the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation in support of their organization (U.S. 501c3) to further their work. Oprah Winfrey will be honored with The Lifetime Leadership Award, which is given annually to an individual who has dedicated her entire life and body of work to instilling in other women the courage to fight, the power to survive and the leadership to inspire.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

 

9:00 AM TINA BROWN WELCOME

9:05 AM RESPONSIBILITY PROJECT: RIGHT TO PLAY
Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance

A short film highlighting the efforts of Olympic runner Allyson Felix as an Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play. Through games and sports, Right to Play is committed to providing opportunities for development, health, and peace through the power of play, encouraging the physical, social, and emotional development of boys and girls around the world.

9:10 AM A NEW DAWN FOR WORLD LEADERS

Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC and Host, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports

• The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center
• President Atifete Jahjaga, President, Republic of Kosovo
• Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
• Kah Walla, CEO, STRATEGIES!, and President, Cameroon People’s Party
• Margot Wallstrom, Chair, The Council of Women World Leaders Ministerial Initiative; U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

9:45 AM AFRICA: BAGGING HUNGER

A conversation with Lauren Bush Lauren on the inspiration and impact of Project FEED, which has provided more than 65 million school meals to children around the world through the sale of artisan-made bags.

Interviewed by: Alex Witt, MSNBC Anchor, Weekends With Alex Witt, and NBC Correspondent

• Lauren Bush Lauren, Chief FEEDER and Cofounder, FEED Projects, LLC

9:55 AM MAKING JUSTICE REAL IN THE WORLD

What happens when women assume authority in the justice pipeline, and how do they make real change happen? Two powerful champions of justice, both lawyers who happen to be sisters, talk about their approaches to creating a more just future.

Moderator: Cynthia McFadden, Coanchor, ABC News’ Nightline

• Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General, California
• Maya L. Harris, Vice President for Democracy, Rights and Justice, Ford Foundation

10:20 AM TOPPLING TRADITION

For 40 years, Molly Melching has used community empowerment in Senegal to promote human rights and to try to end female genital cutting. Thousands of these villages have now banished this once-common ritual. Demba Diawara, an imam who has worked with Melching for decades, joins her to discuss the key to toppling entrenched traditions: the cooperation of men.

Moderator: Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize–winning Journalist, President, TripleEdge, and Coauthor, Half The Sky

• Imam Demba Diawara, Village Chief of Keur Simbara, Senegal; Human Rights Activist, Tostan
• Molly Melching, Founder and Executive Director, Tostan
• Abdoulie Sidibeh, Tostan Community Empowerment Program Participant, Human Rights Activist, Tostan

 

10:45 AM BREAK

 

GIRLS IN THE WORLD

Introduced by: Juju Chang, Correspondent, ABC News Nightline

11:15 AM WOMEN IN THE WORLD ON CAMPUS

An exciting new initiative to engage college-aged women

Interviewed by: Juju Chang, Correspondent, ABC News Nightline

• Kim Azzarelli, President, Women in the World Foundation

11:20 AM MOTHERS OF INVENTION: TALIA LEMAN and RANDOMKID.ORG
Presented by Toyota

Seventeen-year-old Talia Leman, CEO and Founder of RandomKid.org, shares the story behind her grassroots organization that supports and mentors children around the world who are passionate about improving the lives of others.

Interviewed by: Jill Iscol, Ed. D., President, IF Hummingbird Foundation, and Author, Hearts on Fire: Twelve Stories of Today’s Visionaries Igniting Idealism Into Action

• Talia Leman, CEO and Founder, RandomKid.org

11:30 AM THE DIGITAL LIVES OF GIRLS

With the explosion of digital and social media, girls’ lives now unfold in the most public of spaces. Yet innovative young women are harnessing digital technology, owning their images, and leveraging the issues that are most important to them.

Moderator: Chelsea Clinton, Board Member, Clinton Foundation

• Noorjahan Akbar, Cofounder and Member, Young Women for Change
• Shelby Knox, Director of Women’s Rights Organizing, Change.org
• Crystal Ogar, Activist and Blogger, SPARK Summit
• Emily-Anne Rigal, Founder and Director, WeStopHate.org
• Julie Zeilinger, Founder and Editor, The FBomb (TheFBomb.org)

11:55 AM MOTHERS OF INVENTION: PRINCIPAL ASENATH ANDREWS and THE CATHERINE FERGUSON ACADEMY
Presented by Toyota

A conversation with Principal Asenath Andrews about the educational innovation of Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women.

Interviewed by: Renée Montagne, Co-Host, NPR’s Morning Edition

• G. Asenath Andrews, Founding Principal, Catherine Ferguson Academy, Detroit, MI
• Tiffini Baldwin, Catherine Ferguson Academy Graduate
• Ashley Rodgers
, Catherine Ferguson Academy Graduate

12:05 PM GIRLS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
Presented by Intel

Sarah Brown, Dr. Ida Odinga of Kenya, and Shelly Esque of Intel discuss the importance of educating girls throughout the world, and what it takes to break down the barriers preventing some girls from receiving an education.

Moderator: JuJu Chang, Correspondent, ABC News Nightline

• Sarah Brown, CEO, Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown, and President, PiggyBankKids
• Shelly Esque, Vice President, Global Affairs, Intel; President, Intel Foundation
• Dr. Ida Betty Odinga, MGH

12:25 PM SUMA’S SONG
Presented by Intel

Presenting Suma, one of several remarkable young girls in 10x10’s groundbreaking feature film whose life has been transformed by the opportunity to go to school.

Moderator: Juju Chang, Correspondent, ABC News Nightline

• Richard Robbins, Director, 10x10 Film
• Suma Tharu, Room to Read Girls’ Education Program Scholar

12:35 PM BURMA: A DOOR OPENS

With Burmese elections only weeks away, is this a turning point for the women and girls of the homeland of Aung San Suu Kyi?

Moderator: Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

•Zin Mar Aung, Democracy Activist
•Peter Popham, Author, The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi
•Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

12:55 PM A TRIBUTE BY MERYL STREEP

• Meryl Streep, Actress

1:05 PM SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON