German Marshall Fund Inclusive Leadership Summit

September 27, 2018

Paris, France

The Centre was a partner in the inaugural German Marshall Fund Inclusive Leadership Forum that took place at the George C. Marshall Center of the United States Embassy in Paris, France. Daniel Cervan-Gil, Manager of Programs shared the Centre’s perspective on how multi-sectorial leadership is crucial to promoting more pluralistic societies at a panel discussion hosted by the Canadian Embassy in France. Other panelists included Thierry Déau, CEO of Meridiam and Karen Donfried, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Organized over two days of knowledge sharing and co-creation, the summit addressed topics such as the changing world of leadership networks (new research, new technologies); activating networks; and approaches to grow, sustain, and plan succession for leadership networks. The summit led to enhanced connectivity and collaboration across Europe, the United States and for the first time, Canada. The Centre was pleased to support the participation of the Canadian organization Wapikoni Mobile, 2017 Pluralism Award honourable mention recipient. Odile Joannette, Executive Director of Wapikoni and Ariel Waskewitch, one of the organization’s young filmmakers, shared the Canadian experience from the perspective of indigenous communities. Ariel, from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation in Alberta, delighted participants with a traditional dance performance.