Global Conference 2017

Voters in Britain and the U.S. endorsed changes last year that promise to drastically alter life at home and the way their governments interact with the rest of the world. In this session, panelists will discuss the ramifications for each country and the world. Questions to be addressed:

  • How will new approaches to critical issues such as trade and immigration affect the everyday lives of citizens in the UK and the U.S.?
  • Will the inward-looking implications of Brexit slow progress toward the U.N.-endorsed Sustainable Development Goals, which include improving global health and education opportunities and promoting gender equality?


Matthew Bishop

Senior Editor, Economist Group; Co-Founder, Social Progress Index


Mark Blyth

Eastman Professor of Political Economy, The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Nicholas Candy

Real Estate Entrepreneur; CEO, Candy Capital

Jim Mellon

Entrepreneur and Investor; Chairman, Burnbrae

Howard Shore

Executive Chairman, Shore Capital Group

Janet Thomas

Founder and CEO, TouchFX; President, Women in Banking and Finance

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