How to do good - travels in inspirational philanthropy - New York

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The Stanley H Kaplan Penthouse

Samuel B and David Rose Building

70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 165 West 65th Street

New York, New York, 10023

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Oslo, Stockholm, The Hague, Brussels, Paris, London and New York

Please join us for the New York edition of the ‘How to do good’ Speaker Tour and take part in a challenging and inspiring discussion about how each of us can play a role in addressing some of the great humanitarian challenges of our age, such as education, gender equality and migration.

The 2017 Tour celebrates and extends the stories from the new book ‘How to do good – Essays on Building a Better World’, a collection of extraordinary personal chronicles from thought leaders, celebrities, statesmen and women, Nobel prize winners, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and others, driving and inspiring positive change.

The New York audience will hear from a powerhouse of these great humanitarians, as well as from other international experts, including:

• Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN Women)

• Ron Bruder, Founder, Education for Employment

• Alexandre Mars, Founder, Epic Foundation

• Bob Ranck, President and CEO, Orbis International

• Dr Rouba Mhaissen, founder and director of Sawa Foundations UK and Lebanon, Forbes Top 30 under 30, Policy and Law 2017, forced migration expert

• Emtithal ‘Emi’ Mahmoud, former Darfur refugee, Yale graduate, BBC top 100 influential women, UNHCR Person of High Importance and Slam Poetry World Champion.

• Mariela Shaker, White House Champion for Change for world refugees 2015, Syrian violinist who found asylum in the United States

Moderated by distinguished British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist and author, Gavin Esler (, the evening will comprise individual presentations, poetry performances, a panel discussion and an interactive audience question and answer session.

Who should attend? Whether you are a student, academic, diplomat, work for a humanitarian organisation or are simply an interested member of the public, we welcome your attendance and contribution to the evening.

How to attend? Admission is free of charge, but numbers are limited, so please register for your ticket by clicking above. Early registration is recommended as the European dates were all sold-out.

Your own copy of ‘How to do good’. To celebrate the ‘grande finale’ of the 2017 Tour, all attendees will receive their own copy of the beautiful 276 page, hardback ‘How to do good’ book as a gift (retail value $50.00).

And please check back regularly for updates as this is a live site.

More about How to do good:

Published by Philanthropy Age, ‘How to do good - Essays on Building a Better World’ features contributions from some of our speakers including Phumzile Mlambo-Mgcuka, Ron Bruder, Alexandre Mars and Freddie Kanoute as well as from President Jimmy Carter, Melinda Gates, Matt Damon, Forest Whitaker, Filippo Grandi (UNHCR), Azim Premji, Judith Rodin (Rockefeller Foundation), Joanne Liu (Médecins Sans Frontières), Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, Yao Chen, Princess Lamia AlSaud of AlWaleed Philanthropies, Princess Astrid of Belgium and ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Says ’How to do good’ Editor-in-Chief, Leonard Stall: ‘This book and the tour are about making a difference. The book features essays from Royalty, presidents, Nobel prize winners, footballers and world famous celebrities who have used their fame and convening powers for good – generally great – causes, tackling the pressing issues of our age. But it also gives a voice to some ordinary but amazing people doing extraordinary things. It shows that everyone can play a part, and has a part to play. I simply hope the Speaker Tour will encourage and inspire everyone in the audience to make a difference by doing good things in a world that is challenged by problems that so often seem insurmountable. For me, doing nothing isn’t an option, and by the end of the evening, I hope that will be the case for the audience too!’

Mandy Keegan

Organiser of How to do good - travels in inspirational philanthropy

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Samuel B and David Rose Building

70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 165 West 65th Street

New York, New York, 10023

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