Members Weekend 2013
Global Groundbreakers and Policymakers:
Rising Up and Leaning In
October 11 - 12 | Santa Monica, California
Recognized widely as the West Coast’s premier foreign policy forum, the Pacific Council Members Weekend conference and retreat is our signature annual event. This invitation-only summit convenes more than 250 business, government, civic, and academic leaders from the West Coast and around the world.
From protests in Brazil and Turkey to presidential elections in Iran, ongoing unrest in Syria and a shift toward democracy in Myanmar, individuals around the world are rising up and demanding a greater say in how their countries are governed. The growing influence of transnational civil society extends beyond national governance, with individuals leveraging new technologies to call for more transparent business practices and pursue basic and equal rights for all. This year’s conference will highlight the implications and analyze the weight of such shifts in power—from the top-down influence of policymakers to the burgeoning strength of collective power in global citizen movements. Our program will reflect on the past year in international affairs and will highlight the critical importance of close collaboration among policymakers and civil society groundbreakers moving forward.
Each year the Pacific Council's Members Weekend addresses the most pressing issues of our time while cultivating mutual understanding, innovative thinking, and informed debate. Follow the links at the top of the page for detailed information on this year’s speakers, agenda and information on fees and registration.
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