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David Wade has seen how politics in America and across the world are being challenged and transformed as never before, at a time when the only thing not moving faster are institutions’ ability to meet the demands of restive populations. Wade takes an audience inside the churn of global governance as we approach 2020, and offers insights into the smartest leaders—in business, politics, and government—who meet the challenge head-on.

In the twenty years that David Wade has been active in politics, government, foreign policy, and business, the very nature of communications has been transformed by technology, time, and transparency. Wade has lived the journey from traditional communications to today’s ever unfolding, balkanized world of media outlets and social media. He’s seen its impact on world events—not just in the United States but also from Tahrir Square in Egypt to Brexit in Europe. From the unique vantage point of a political and policy professional who has both shaped and been impacted by the changing communications inside and outside of government, Wade offers his insights into how to stay on the right side of communicating with your audience in the modern environment.

Where is America headed in the world, and what does it mean for our security, our businesses, America’s image, and our alliances? After twenty years “in the room” for America’s foreign and domestic policy debates, having spent time in the policy-making process for the United States as a senior Obama Administration official, seeing how America is viewed around the world, David Wade offers unique insight into what’s really happening globally—and what other countries are really saying and thinking about America. Wade leverages his experiences in both the State Department and the Senate to share with audiences his perspective on foreign and domestic policy in the Trump era, to include hot spots around the world like Russia and Syria, and what a stalled legislative agenda means for the country.


A common belief is that the sun is setting on the U.S. empire and that China is about to leapfrog the U.S. in economic terms—and in innovation. In addition to economic disadvantages, naysayers have long cited graduation data purporting to show that the U.S. is falling behind in mathematics and science education and have predicted that the U.S. will lose it global advantage because China and India graduate more engineers than does the U.S. China, India, and the rest of the world are now innovating as never before. But it isn’t their governments or education systems that are giving them the advantage—it is their nascent entrepreneurs. They are leading the way in innovation and helping the countries transform themselves. And contrary to popular belief, America is getting further ahead in innovation, it isn’t lagging. The U.S. is reinventing itself, just as it does every 30 or 40 years.

In this talk, Vivek Wadhwa will explain how exponential technologies are about to cause major disruption in several U.S. industries—but they will wreak havoc on the economies of countries such as China and Russia and the Middle East. That is because manufacturing is once again becoming a local industry and is coming back to the U.S., thanks to robotics and 3D printing; because energy prices, which fell temporarily because of fracking, will fall permanently because of advances in alternative, clean energies such as solar, wind, and geothermal; and because advances in artificial intelligence and computing are automating knowledge work.

Some countries will win in a big way and others will lose. Wadhwa will discuss his research on education and innovation in countries such as India and China and put this in the context of today’s exponential technology advances. He will discuss the opportunities and perils for countries that these technologies are introducing.

Drawing on his two terms as president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn explores the tectonic global economic shifts in the coming decades, their repercussions for the global economy and why they matter. With dignity and focus, he presents the development challenges faced by middle and low-income countries, based on his extensive travel to more than 130 nations in the last ten years. Wolfensohn focuses on how to manage economic growth to benefit not just the rising economic powerhouses like India and China, but also lagging and impoverished regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa, to create a more equitable world. Wolfensohn speaks on specific poverty-related challenges in areas of health, education and employment as well as looking at the impact of interventions such as micro finance, school reforms and HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

James Wolfensohn, former World Bank president and international financial adviser, combines his expertise in business and development to present how the private sector can contribute to development. He describes the changing environment in which business is increasingly finding itself; an environment defined by opportunities for growth in developing countries. Wolfensohn believes that the private sector will be one of most important forces of prosperity and wealth generation in developing countries. How should companies see their role and responsibilities in developing countries? How should they respond to expectations to go beyond profit seeking? Wolfensohn explores how companies can blend economic and social value in their quest for profit.

Neal Wolin, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury (2009—2013), engages audiences in an in-depth conversation on a myriad of current U.S. and global economic and national security issues.

Topic areas include:

· Economic Headwinds and Restoring Global Stability
· Financial Services: Developments and Regulatory Issues
· How Geopolitical and Economic Issues Affect Our National Security

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