Day 1:Toward more inclusive economies:
Creating a fairer economic system for those left behind

08:00 - 09:00Registration and Refreshments

09:00 - 09:15Welcome Remarks

  • Antonio Zappulla, Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO

09:15 - 09:55Keynotes

  • Jim Smith, President and CEO, Thomson Reuters
  • Tina Tchen, President and Chief Executive Officer, TIME’S UP

09:55 - 11:10Panel

Taking Responsibility: The Need to Create More Inclusive Economies

From growing wealth inequality, to tax evasion and climate change, this panel explores what needs to change for a global system ‘in crisis’.
  • Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, CEO, E.L. Rothschild LLC, and Founder, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
  • Mohamed Amersi, Chairman, Inclusive Ventures Group
  • Joanne Kubba, Senior Director of Public Policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Uber
  • Sinéad Burke, Educator and Advocate
  • Moderated by : Paul van Zyl, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, The Conduit

11:10 - 11:40Networking Break

11:40 - 12:40Taking Action: Stories from the Frontline

Activists at the forefront of the battle to defend the rights addressed throughout the day share their stories.
  • Josh Haner, Senior Editor for Photo Technology, The New York Times
  • Ahmad Nawaz, Education and Peace Activist
  • Karuna Nundy, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
  • Lisa Kristine, Humanitarian Photographer

12:40 - 13:55Lunch

13:55 - 14:10Meet the Changemakers

  • Bibi la Luz Gonzalez, Founder, Eat Better Wa’ik
  • Kehkashan Basu, Founder and President, Green Hope Foundation
  • Jean Paul Laurent, Founder and CEO, Unspoken Smiles Foundation
  • Moderated by : Suyin Haynes, Senior Reporter, TIME

14:10 - 15:25Panel

Exploitation, Forced Labour & the Rights of Workers

Those on a mission to improve the lives of working people discuss the ongoing issue of forced labour and exploitation in global supply chains.
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Kalpona Akter, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity
  • Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Tracy Cambridge, Responsible Sourcing Director (Europe), Thai Union
  • Moderated by : Kevin Hyland, Former First UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner

15:25 - 15:55In Conversation

Antonio Zappulla interviews Monique Villa about her newly released book ‘Slaves Among Us’, telling the story of three survivors of sex and labour trafficking in their own words.

15:55 - 16:25Networking Break

16:25 - 17:10Innovation Spotlights

Organisations present innovative technological solutions to challenges ranging from forced labour and trafficking to sustainable production and climate change.
  • Blake Howald, Manager of Data Science, Thomson Reuters Special Services
  • Livia Firth, Creative Director, Eco Age Limited, and Jessica Simor, QC, The Circle
  • Jessica Hubley, Co-Founder and CEO, AnnieCannons

17:10 - 18:10Drinks Reception

Day 2:Civil liberties under attack:
Protecting Privacy and Freedom of Expression

08:25 - 08:55Registration and Refreshments

08:55 - 09:00Opening Remarks

  • Antonio Zappulla, Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO

09:00 - 09:05Keynote

  • GeumHyok Kim, Media Freedom Activist

09:05 - 09:50In Conversation

  • Dean Baquet, Executive Editor, The New York Times
  • Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-Chief, Reuters
  • Moderated by: Victoria Fritz, BBC Presenter

09:50 - 11:05Panel

Paying the Price for Free Speech

Members of the press share stories of serious retaliation against exercising the right to freedom of speech.
  • Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler
  • Jason Rezaian, Journalist, The Washington Post
  • Matthew Caruana Galizia, Investigative Journalist
  • Natalia Morari, Co-Founder, TV8
  • Moderated by : Rebecca Vincent, UK Bureau Director, Reporters without Borders

11:05 - 11:35Networking Break

11:35 - 12:50Panel

Digital Rights: The New Frontier of Human Rights?

Privacy is the hot topic of our time, but what does it really mean for human rights? Panellists take a deep-dive into this complex but critical topic.
  • Glen Weyl, Founder, RadicalxChange
  • Jacquelyn MacLennan, Head of Global Pro Bono Practice, White & Case LLP
  • Martin Tisné, Managing Director, Luminate
  • Moderated by : Carly Kind, Director, Ada Lovelace Institute

12:50 - 14:05Lunch

14:05 - 14:20Meet the Changemakers

  • Kathleen Miles, Director of Analysis, Center on Illicit Networks and Transnational Organized Crime
  • Tushar Kanti Baidya, Project Director, Inclusive Bangladesh
  • Bernardus Steven Harageib, Co-Founder, Young Achievers Empowerment Project
  • Moderated by : Suyin Haynes, Senior Reporter, TIME

14:20 - 15:35Panel

Fake News, Elections and Democracy

Is technology part of the solution or part of the problem?
  • Madhav Chinnappa, Director of News Ecosystem Development, Google
  • Richard Allan, Vice President of Policy Solutions, Facebook
  • Jenni Sargent, Managing Director, First Draft
  • Ben Scott, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Luminate
  • Moderated by : Dr. Rasmus Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

15:35 - 16:05In Conversation

  • Colin Pereira, Journalist Safety Specialist, Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Diane Foley, Founder, James W. Foley Legacy Foundation
  • Moderated by : Belinda Goldsmith, Editor in Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation

16:05 - 16:35Networking Break

16:35 - 17:20Taking Action: Stories from the Frontline

From shining a spotlight on the erosion of civil liberties to defending human rights under attack, activists and experts share their insights.
  • Ferkat Jawdat, Uighur Activist
  • Dia Kayyali, Program Manager, Tech +Advocacy, WITNESS
  • Tarek Zeidan, Executive Director, Helem

17:20 - 18:05Innovation Spotlights

Organisations present innovative technological solutions to challenges including documenting human rights abuses and combatting fake news.
  • Eyal Weizman, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, and Director of Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths
  • Matt Beard, Executive Director, All Out
  • Clare Melford, Co-Founder, Global Disinformation Index

18:05 - 18:15Closing Remarks

  • Antonio Zappulla, Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO

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