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Contact: Lynnette Williams (202) 326-1755 - Lynnette.Williams@edelman.com * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON AND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER AND MICROFINANCE PIONEER MUHAMMAD YUNUS TO KEYNOTE GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY CONVENES SECOND ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM TO EXAMINE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIDST OF ECONOMIC DOWNTURN What: The 2009 Georgetown Global Forum, “Profit, Policy & Philanthropy – The Keys to Global Development,” will bring together leaders from key sectors to share successful strategies for addressing some of the world's most pressing challenges, including poverty, access to education and global health. Taking place just weeks after G20 leaders committed significant resources to the developing world, this timely Forum will serve as a sounding board and laboratory to examine new methods of development for a sustainable future. This second annual Forum will host participants currently engaged in wide-ranging development programs to share best practices and insights, discuss and debate productive approaches, and collaborate on meaningful programs designed to alleviate suffering and assist developing societies, especially in the current economic downturn. Click here for the schedule: http://www.georgetownglobalforum.com/program.php Who: Georgetown University and global thought leaders from the fields of business, politics, finance, policy, education, religion and health and entertainment. Keynote speakers: • President Bill Clinton – Founder, William J. Clinton Foundation; 42nd President of the United States • Muhammad Yunus – Founder and Managing Director, Grameen Bank; 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mistress of Ceremonies: • Ana María Montero – Anchor/Correspondent for CNN en Español; Host of Escenario; Vice President of Trekking for Kids Panelists include: • José María Aznar – Former President of Spain • Rev. David Beckmann – President, Bread for the World • Cong. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) – U.S. Representative, New York's 7th District • John J. DeGioia – President, Georgetown University • Rev. John P. Foley, S.J. – Founder, The Cristo Rey Network th • Cong. Rush Holt (D-NJ) – U.S. Representative, New Jersey’s 12 District • Wendy Kopp – Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Teach For America • His Eminence Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick – Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C. • Greg Mortenson – Co-founder, Central Asia Institute; Founder, Pennies For Peace; Co-author, Three Cups of Tea • Dina Habib Powell – Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs • Ed Scott – Founder and Chairman, Center for Global Development Panels (click link for panel description and full list of speakers): • Wall Street Meets Unpaved Streets: The Global Impact of the Financial Crisis • Doing Well, Doing Good: New Corporate Paradigms • Essential Building Blocks: The Case for Quality Education for All • The Faith Factor: The Role of Faith-based Organizations in Global Development • In With the New: New Ways for Non-Profits When: Friday, April 17, 2009, 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Media availability with Muhammad Yunus – 11:00 a.m., [*name of room at hotel to be confirmed 4/9/09*] Where: Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY The 2009 Georgetown Global Forum is sponsored by Georgetown University in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company, a leading pharmaceutical company committed to addressing global health challenges such as diabetes and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. More information can be found at www.georgetownglobalforum.com. ###