Agenda

Day 1:Toward a More Inclusive Capitalism:
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 - 10:15Keynotes

Panel

10:15 - 11:30Taking responsibility: the need to reform capitalism

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, Founder and CEO, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
  • Mohamed Amersi, Chairman, Inclusive Ventures Group

11:30 - 12:00Networking Break

12:00 - 13:00Taking Action: Voices from the Frontline

Activists at the forefront of the battle to defend the rights addressed throughout the day share their stories.
  • Karuna Nundy, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
  • Ahmad Nawaz, Education and Peace Activist

13:00 - 14:15Lunch

Panel

14:15 - 15:30Exploitation, 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

15:30 - 16:15In conversation with Monique Villa, author of ‘Slaves Among Us’

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.

16:15 - 16:45Networking Break

16:45 - 17:45Innovation 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
  • Jessica Hubley, Co-Founder and CEO, AnnieCannons

17:45 - 18:00Closing Remarks

18:00 - 19:00Drinks reception

Day 2:Civil Liberties Under Attack:
Protecting Privacy and Freedom of the Press

08:00 - 09:00Registration and refreshments

09:00 - 09:15Welcome Remarks

  • Antonio Zappulla, Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO

09:15 - 10:15Keynotes

Panel

10:15 - 11:30Paying the price for free speech

Members of the press share stories of serious retaliation against exercising the right to freedom of speech.
  • Matthew Caruana Galizia, Investigative Journalist
  • Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler
  • Natalia Morari, Investigative Journalist
  • Dr. Rasmus Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

11:30 - 12:00Networking Break

12:00 - 13:00Taking Action: Voices 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.
  • Dia Kayyali, Program Manager, Tech +Advocacy, WITNESS
  • Tarek Zeidan, Executive Director, Helem
  • Megha Rajagopalan, International Correspondent, BuzzFeed News

13:00 - 14:15Lunch

Panel

14:15 - 15:30Digital 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.
  • Jacquelyn MacLennan, Head of Global Pro Bono Practice, White & Case LLP
  • Martin Tisné, Managing Director, Luminate

15:30 - 16:15In Conversation with Diane Foley, mother of James Foley and Founder of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

16:15 - 16:45Networking Break

16:45 - 17:45Innovation 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

17:45 - 18:00Closing Remarks

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