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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.