The Skoll World Forum, the signature event of the Skoll Foundation and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, kicks off today in Oxford. Visit the site for details on the program, including what will be live streamed. Audio and video for many of the sessions will also be archived. The Skoll Global Threats Fund has been involved in helping pull together a few sessions.
On Friday, March 30, our President, Larry Brilliant, will moderate a panel with Arianna Huffington, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, Helene Gayle, the President and CEO of CARE, Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School, and Joe Cirincione, the President of the Ploughshares Fund, to talk about threats to the global commons and how we need to surface new ways to think about them.
Members of our team also helped pull together two “Connect and Collaborate” sessions, one on faith communities as communities of action and another on risk management in a world of global warming. These are but two of a huge number of interesting sessions. Plus, of course, plenaries with some high level folks, including former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, George Soros, Hans Rosling, Carl Pope and more. Again, much of the content will be available either live or archived, so if you can’t join us in Oxford, you can still get the goods!