FP Virtual Dialogue: Empowering Leaders for a Global Future

December 10, 2020

Transforming education to meet 21st century challenges & opportunities

Foreign Policy hosted a thought-provoking conversation about reimagining education to harness today’s resources and meet tomorrow’s challenges. This dialogue was held in partnership with Arizona State University, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 most innovative school in the U.S. for six years in a row and by Times Higher Ed as #1 in UN SDG impact.

We convened a high caliber panel of visionaries and thought leaders who are working to empower the next generation of global leaders. As the world continues to grapple with the fallout of COVID-19, the pandemic has served as an urgent warning that we are approaching tipping points across our societies, economies and ecosystem: With only 10 years to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN has called for a decade of action, and the progress that must be achieved will be defining for humanity’s long term future.

Education is key to empowering those who will shape that future, but to achieve that change, education itself must be transformed and broadened to support discovery and lifelong learning and enable transdisciplinary approaches in partnership with industry, policymakers and communities.

On the occasion of the launch of ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, our conversation explored the school’s innovative model for digitally enabled, inclusive and integrated education as a case study for how schools can incorporate sustainability and inclusivity as underlying principles for effective global leadership. Watch to see a fascinating look at the future of higher education as a catalyzing force for meaningful societal impact.

Add your voice to the conversation using #GlobalFuturesEducation

In partnership with

Related events

Event Details
December 10, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Livestream access will be posted at 10 AM EST
Michael Crow
President, ASU
Dr. Michael M. Crow is an educator, knowledge enterprise architect, science and technology policy scholar and higher education leader. He became the sixteenth president of Arizo...
Michael Crow
Nadim Damluji
Senior Manager of Global Public Policy, Starbucks
As a senior manager of Global Public Policy at Starbucks, Nadim Damluji creates policy and advocacy strategies on civil rights and human rights issues. At Starbucks, Nadim has l...
Nadim Damluji
Naruro Hassan
Speaker, Scholar, Writer, and Activist
Naruro Hassan is a Human Rights and Social Justice Speaker, Scholar, Writer, and Activist. Her activism and expertise are on Refugee activism. Within the framework of refugee ac...
Naruro Hassan
Sanda Ojiambo
CEO & Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
Sanda Ojiambo is the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. Launched in July 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is the Secretary‑General’s strategic p...
Sanda Ojiambo
Peter Schlosser
Vice President and Vice Provost, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, ASU
Peter Schlosser is the Vice President and Vice Provost of Global Futures where he also is the director of the Global Institute of S...
Peter Schlosser
Aulani Wilhelm
Senior Vice President, Center for Oceans, Conservation International
Aulani Wilhelm brings to Conservation International more than 20 years of experience in natural resource management, primarily ocean conservation. She led the designation of wha...
Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 7.21.45 PM
Julie Ann Wrigley
President and CEO, Wrigley Investments and Founding Benefactor, ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
Julie Ann Wrigley has long been interested in conservation; she has wanted to do her part to ensure that future generations would have the same quality of life that her generati...
Julie Wrigley
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade, including his most recent position as the network’s New...
ravi agrawal
Moderator: Amanda Ellis
Previously New Zealand’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and Prime Minister's Special Envoy, Ms Ellis played a key role in New Zealand'...
Amanda Ellis3