Registration & Continental Breakfast

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Opening Remarks

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  • Dominic Sudnik
  • Swati Shah Gupta
  • Aaisha Shah
  • Simona Stancov

Opening Keynote: Peter McGuinness

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  • Peter McGuinness
    CEO, Impossible Foods
  • David Kay
    MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School

Breakout Sessions

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The Future of Food
  • Rachel Atcheson
    Deputy Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Food Policy
  • Leah Garces
    President, Mercy for Animals
  • Peter McGuinness
    CEO, Impossible Foods
  • Suzy Welch
    Professor of Management Practice, NYU Stern; Investor; Philanthropist
  • Moderator – Jennifer Stojkovic
    General Partner, Joyful VC

Leveraging AI and Tech for Economic Development

  • Iqbal Quadir
    Entrepreneur and promoter of prosperity in low-income countries, HKS and MIT professor, Senior Fellow with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
  • Viviane Duarte
    Social Impact Entrepreneur
  • Carolina Rossini
    Young Global Leader at WEF; Co-founder Datasphere Initiative & Portulans Institute; ICTs and IP law & policy expert; Social entrepreneur, human rights advocate & Board member
  • Moderator – Veronica Deviá
    MC/MPA Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School
Gender-Lens Investing: The Next Decade
  • Ajaita Shah
    Founder and CEO, Frontier Markets
  • Dalia Aga-Shaw
    Founder, 3SV; former director at British International Investment
  • Christine Cappabianca
    VP and Portfolio Manager-Gender
    Impax Asset Management
  • Rebecca Fries
    CEO at Value for Women
  • Moderator – Sue Suh
    Ex-Chief Impact and People Officer at Time
    Advisor to Impact Investment Exchange
  • Moderator – Manali Jain
    MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School
Health Equity: How Structural Racism is Costing the US Healthcare System Billions
  • Jatin Dave
    CMO, MassHealth
  • Nasrien E. Ibrahim
    Founder and Director, The Equity in Heart Transplant
  • Moderator – Hannah Ratcliffe
    Leader at Waymark; Graduate of Chan HSPH

Lunch Break

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Breakout Sessions

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Fireside Chat: Past, Present and Future of Development Finance

  • Nick O’Donohoue
    CEO, British International Investment
  • Moderator –Fatema Sumar
    Executive Director, Harvard Kennedy School Center for International Development

Health as a Human Right: What Can We Learn from the War On Gaza?
  • Bram Wispelwey
    Affiliate, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
  • [Virtual] Lina Qasem Hassan
    Chairwoman, Physicians for Human Rights Israel
  • [Virtual] Guy Shalev
    Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights Israel
  • Ella Watson-Stryker
    Humanitarian representative, Doctors without Borders
  • Moderator –Eman Ansari
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Moderator –Akiva Leibowitz
    Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Innovating at the Intersection of Climate and Health
  • Neel Lakhani
    Senior Director of Innovation at Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Ankit Saxena
    VP of Biopharma Business Development at Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Sam Crum
    Director of Membership, Greentown Labs
  • Temple Fennel
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Clean Energy Ventures
  • Kyle Myers
    Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Safiyah Bharwani
    MPP/MBA Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School

A Look Inside Boston Public Schools
  • Megan Costello
    Senior Advisor, Office of the Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
  • Ana Carolina Brito
    Principal at Rafael Hernández K-8
  • Nate Camilo
    Boston Public Schools alum and Dartmouth College alum
  • Gavin Smith
    Principal of Boston Latin Academy
  • Moderator – Deanna Pan
    Reporter at the Boston Globe for the Great Divide

Breakout Sessions

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Turnout 2024: Expanding Ballot Access Ahead of America’s Big Decision

  • Janet Domenitz
    Executive Director, MASSPIRG
  • Patricia Comfort
    Executive Director, League of Women Voters MA
  • Stephanie Thomas
    CT Secretary of the State
  • Marisol Santiago
    Policy and Organizing Director, MassVOTE
  • Moderator – Brandon Moore
    MPP/MBA Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School

Building Better: A Cross-Sector Dialogue on Housing and Homelessness
  • Karim Huston
    CEO, Genesis Companies
  • Delphia Bizzell
    BACHome Council Member
  • Rosanne Haggerty
    President of Community Solutions and Founder of Breaking Ground
  • Catherine Buell
    Former Director of Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund
  • Sheila Dillon
    Chief of Housing and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing, Boston
  • Moderator – Chris Herbert
    Director, Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies

Embarking on the Future: Sustaining Innovations in Development Finance
  • Alison Germak
    DVP of DFC, Health and Agribusiness
  • Jake Cusack
    Managing Director / Co-Founder of CrossBoundary
  • Arsalan Mahtafar
    Head of JPM DFI
  • Moderator –Kusi Hornberger
    Partner & Global Knowledge Lead, Dalberg Advisors

Networking Session

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