Past Program/Event

Signature Luncheon

  • Date
  • Location

April 2, 2014
  • Title

Creating Global Leaders: Empowering Youth to Change the World
  • Speaker
  • Audience

Marc Kielburger
Activist, Humanitarian, and Social Entrepreneur

CCWA Members
General Public
  • Program Description

Marc Kielburger is the co-founder of Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. With his brother Craig Kielburger, he also co-founded Me to We, a social enterprise that offers socially conscious and environmentally friendly products, as well as the youth empowerment event, We Day. Every year We Day engages 160,000 students from 4,000 schools in person and reaches more than 5.7 million viewers through televised broadcasts. These events have been held in Seattle, Oakland, Toronto, London, along with several other major cities. Past speakers have included Kofi Annan, Dr. Jane Goodall, Shaquille O’Neal, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the cast of Degrassi.

Marc is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of 250 Young Global Leaders. His work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, as well as in National Geographic, TIME, and The Economist. With Craig, Marc writes “Global Voices,” a weekly column about the pressing issues of our time, syndicated in leading newspapers across Canada as well as Huffington Post Canada online.

Marc graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, completing a degree in international relations. He won a coveted Rhodes Scholarship and went on to complete a law degree at Oxford University. He is a New York Times bestselling author. His latest book, The Power of We Day: Moving the World from Me to We, debuted in October 2013.

Presenting Sponsor: EF Education First
Promotional Partners: Dayton Council on World Affairs, The International Institute of Buffalo, Tennessee World Affairs Council, World Affairs Council of Northwest Ohio, World Affairs Council of Orange County

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World Affairs Councils are organizations that have greatly enriched our communities culturally and intellectually.

- Ronald Reagan,
Former United States President

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