Connecting Globally, Inspiring Locally – Denver’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

This session will feature Denver Sister City International’s entrepreneurship initiative; a Mayoral Delegation visiting from Denver Sister City Brest, France; the new World Trade Center Denver Campus project; the role of the university in fostering international entrepreneurship; and the importance of purpose-driven and eclectic shared spaces and innovation districts.

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International Day of Peace Forum

The United Nations Association Denver Chapter (UNA Denver) and Our Secure Future — Women Make the Difference, a program of One Earth Future together are proud to host a forum in celebration of the International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Posner Center. We have an exciting panel of influential thought leaders working in superbly interesting places impacting global and domestic citizens.

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The Immigrant & Refugee Experience: A Discussion

Welcome Week is an annual series of events. Immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents come together to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. We will host a panel discussion and reception with local area immigrants, refugees, and service providers. This event will be co-hosted by DPL and ECDC’s African Community Center. All are welcome!

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UN Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger and Food Security

Networking Reception & Refreshments followed by Panel Discussion & Audience Q+A with Tim Prewitt, CEO of International Development Enterprises, Dr. Sarada Krishnan, Director of Horticulture and Center for Global Initiatives at Denver Botanic Gardens, and Eric Kornacki, co- founder of Re:Vision in 2007. Moderated by Blake Angelo, a food system development professional with specific experience in direct market agriculture, food systems, and economic development.

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Mandela Washington Community Panel- Community Development and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from Across Africa

Now in its fourth year, the Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies the U.S. government’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa. The Fellows arrived in June 2017 for six weeks of intensive executive leadership training, networking, and skills building at U.S. universities, followed by a summit in Washington, D.C.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: Staying Healthy from There to Here

Doctors Without Borders presents a panel discussion about the medical challenges faced by refugees, internally displaced people, and asylum seekers. This special event is part of the launch of our interactive exhibition about the global refugee crisis: Forced From Home. We will explore the specific health care needs of people on the move, and examine the impact of border closures and other restrictive measures. MSF aid workers will share their first-hand experiences treating refugees and displaced people in various settings around the world. We will also explore the medical challenges people may face after resettlement in the United States.

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Chinook Fund’s Semi Annual Grantee Panel

This panel will provide an opportunity for the general public to engage with our grantees and hear about the movement building they are doing to advance equality and progress throughout the state of Colorado. What are challenges that come in organizing? What are their strategies in creating system change? What does movement building and organizing look like in the different communities they serve? How do different organizations build power in the communities they work in?

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Panel: U.S. – U.K. Countering Violent Extremism Community Leaders Exchange

In May 2017, eight community leaders from Denver and Aurora traveled to Birmingham, England in the United Kingdom to participate in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in London. Join us for a panel featuring representatives from the U.S. and U.K. delegations to learn more about this unique exchange program! The panelists will share their experiences and best practices in countering violent extremism in the U.S. and the U.K.

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Refugee Resettlement In Colorado

Join the Center for Middle East Studies and student group No Lost Generation for an important panel discussion on refugee resettlement in Colorado. Panelists will include Kit Taintor, the Colorado State Refugee Coordinator, Jennifer Wilson, the executive director of the Denver International Rescue Committee, and Melissa Theesen, the managing director of the ECDC African Community Center.

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Genocide and Human Rights in South Sudan

African Initiatives and Project Education South Sudan have partnered to invite Ken Scott (a Posner Center Tenant), Tamara Banks, and Pa’gan Amum to the Korbel School for an enlightening and engaging panel on challenges to development in South Sudan.

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