VIDEO: Aurora Dialogues New York 2018

The second Aurora Dialogues outside of Armenia took place in New York City on March 1. “Solidarity Beyond Borders: Stepping Up When Others Step Back” was the theme of the Dialogues. The conversation focused on what drives people to risk their lives and stand up for others in challenging times. In collaboration with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, leading humanitarians, academics, philanthropists and members of civil society came together to discuss some of today’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.
Solidarity Beyond Borders: Stepping Up When Others Step Back
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2018 Aurora Dialogues

2018 Aurora Dialogues Yerevan “Inspire, Empower, Impact” took place in the capital of Armenia on June 9, 2018. The conference was made possible by the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and through the collaboration with the Global Perspectives Initiative (GPI).
2018 Aurora Dialogues Yerevan “Inspire, Empower, Impact” took place in the capital of Armenia on June 9, 2018.
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INFORM AND EMPOWER

The first session of 2018 Aurora Dialogues in Armenia, attended by prominent humanitarian and human rights figures, opened with welcome remarks from moderator Jane Corbin, award-winning BBC journalist and filmmaker, followed by an address from Aurora Co-Founder Vartan Gregorian, who reflected upon the uniting nature of the Dialogues, saying: “There are many people of good will in Africa, in Asia, even in Antarctica, everywhere. They need an opportunity not to feel isolated, to be part of something – part that matters.”
The first session of 2018 Aurora Dialogues in Armenia.
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EMPOWER & INSPIRE

The second session of 2018 Aurora Dialogues in Armenia started with Alice Greenwald, President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, greeting the audience. She introduced a session of inspiring one-to-one conversations between members of the Selection Committee and the 2018 Aurora Prize Humanitarians and reflected upon the source of inspiration they can may become for all of us. “We might imagine ourselves in their circumstances. We might ourselves become emboldened, because if they are able to do these things, perhaps we are too,” said Ms. Greenwald.
The second session of 2018 Aurora Dialogues in Armenia.
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IMPACT: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DIFFERENCE

During the third session 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate Dr. Tom Catena; Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation President Philipp Rösler; Safari Doctors Founder and 2017 CNN Hero Umra Omar; and Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grande-Duchesse Director Mike van Kauvenberg gathered to analyze the best ways business, government, non-profit organizations and on-the-ground entities can work together to provide lasting solutions. The conversation focused around what makes impact sustainable.
The third session of 2018 Aurora Dialogues in Armenia.
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Conversation with 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate

The meeting with Kyaw Hla Aung was held on June 11, 2018 at the Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan. Mr. Aung was named as the 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate the day before, at a sunrise ceremony in Khor Virap, Armenia.
The meeting was held on June 11, 2018 in Yerevan.
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Making Change When Change Is Hard

A conversation with Samantha Power, former United States Ambassador to the UN and Aurora Prize Selection Committee Member, and John Prendergast, Founding Director, Enough Project, took place in the American University of Armenia in Yerevan on June 8, 2018.
A conversation with Ambassador Samantha Power and John Prendergast took place in Yerevan, Armenia, on June 8, 2018.
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Conversation with 2018 Aurora Humanitarians

The meeting was held on June 6, 2018 at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. The 2018 Aurora Humanitarians met with the Armenian youth to introduce their work, name the causes that motivate them, and discuss the support that they need to deliver tangible change in their communities.
The meeting was held on June 6, 2018 in Yerevan.
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Thirty Years Later: The Devastating Earthquake in Armenia that Shook the World

The lecture by Stephen Kurkjian, organized by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, took place on June 7, 2018 at the Yerevan State University.
The lecture by Stephen Kurkjian, organized by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, took place on June 7, 2018 in Yerevan.
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Galvanizing the World: Aurora Project for UWC Schools and Colleges

The final round of the 2018 Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC Schools and Colleges was held on June 8, 2018 at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in Yerevan, Armenia. The project, a partnership between the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative and UWC (United World Colleges), encourages UWC students to design projects aimed at creating positive change in communities surrounding UWC schools and colleges.
The final round of the competition was held on June 8, 2018 in Yerevan.
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Innovation in Healthcare

The lecture by Lord Ara Darzi took place on June 8, 2018 at the Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia. Professor Darzi is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and Aurora Prize Selection Committee member.
The lecture by Lord Ara Darzi took place on June 8, 2018 in Yerevan.
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2018 AURORA DIALOGUES YEREVAN OVERVIEW

2018 Aurora Dialogues Yerevan “Inspire, Empower, Impact” will take place in the capital of Armenia on June 9, 2018. The conference is made possible by the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and through the collaboration with the Global Perspectives Initiative (GPI). Distinguished humanitarians, academics, philanthropists, business leaders and members of civil society will convene in Armenia for the third annual Aurora Dialogues Yerevan, a series of penetrating discussions about the most pressing humanitarian concerns the world faces today. Aurora Dialogues Yerevan will focus on the importance of learning from the past, acting in the present and fostering a better future. Through a series of presentations, panel discussions and Q&As participants will explore how inspiration and empowerment can help create lasting, sustainable impact.
The third annual Aurora Dialogues Yerevan.
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2018 Aurora Dialogues Moscow

2018 Aurora Dialogues Moscow “The Future of Impact”, organized jointly by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, PHILIN, and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, took place on April 26, 2018. The event, held on the SKOLKOVO campus, brought together leading humanitarians, academics, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and members of civil society who explored the nature of social impact.
The event took place on April 26, 2018.
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Agenda

2018 Aurora Dialogues Yerevan will take place in the Matenadaran on June 9, 2018. The conference will focus on the importance of learning from the past, acting in the present and fostering a better future. Through a series of presentations, panel discussions and Q&As participants will explore how inspiration and empowerment can help create lasting, sustainable impact.
The program will focus on the importance of learning from the past, acting in the present and fostering a better future.
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2018 Aurora Dialogues Yerevan will bring together distinguished humanitarians, academics, philanthropists, business leaders and members of civil society.
2018 Aurora Dialogues Yerevan will bring together distinguished humanitarians, academics, philanthropists, business leaders and members of civil society.
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