The Emerging Leaders Conference is an annual event hosted by the World Youth Alliance, which seeks to familiarize the public with the annual WYA theme through engaging lectures, community gatherings, and cultural activities. In light of the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio, the World Youth Alliance’s 2012 annual theme is Sustainable Development. The Emerging Leaders Conference, Person-Centered Sustainable Development, will invite attendees to understand that in order for development to be truly sustainable, it must be person-centered. The conference will explore how human dignity affects the three pillars of sustainable development: social development, economic development, and environmental protection.
228 East 71st Street NY, NY
The conference will open with a performance by the WYA Chamber Orchestra. The performance will illustrate how art and creativity, particularly among youth, are essential in achieving authentic sustainable development around the world. There will be no charge for admission.
The race on Roosevelt Island will be an opportunity for the general public to show their support for promoting human dignity in policy and in culture. Online registration is $20 and race day registration is $25. Run for Dignity t-shirt included with registration! View a full course map by clicking here. Check out the Run for Dignity poster here.
Fordham University Rose Hill Campus, McGinley Center RH 235-236, Bronx, NY (Note room change)
Henry M. Schwalbenberg, Professor of Economics at Fordham University
Obadias Ndaba, President of the World Youth Alliance
Vincenzina Santoro, International Economist
This event will mark the official release of the WYA white paper on sustainable development!
There will be no charge for admission. Those who are not a student, staff or faculty member at Fordham University must register in advance by October 19th.
Download the panel discussion poster here.