Synergos: University for a Night

The Power of Partnership

University for a Night 2006 brought together leaders from around the world to discuss the world's most pressing problems. Through a plenary discussion, a question-and-answer session and discussions over dinner, participants learned from each other and shared ideas that help us all in our work to address poverty, inequity, environmental degradation and conflict.

Synergos thanks all the event participants, sponsors and Dinner Committee for helping to make the event a success.

The evening featured a plenary discussion with Ted Turner, founder of the United Nations Foundation, philanthropist and entrepreneur; Charles A. Minor, the Ambassador of Liberia to the United States, E. Neville Isdell, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, and Ingrid Srinath, Chief Executive of India's Child Rights and You.

University for a Night participants also honored two people whose work exemplifies what the evening is about -- building bridges across traditional boundaries to create a better world. The 2006 recipients of the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards were Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and the first woman elected head of state in Africa, and Ted Turner.

Table discussion on "Responding to disasters -- The role of philanthropy" at University for Night 2006