News Roundup Archive

Friday, December 21, 2018

Happy Holidays from Concordia!

"Big visions require humble beginnings,"
Strive Masiyiwa
Group Executive Chairman of Econet Wireless Global
2018 Concordia Leadership Award Recipient
As we near the end of yet another year, we reflect on the past seven years since Concordia's founding, and as we do so, these words, spoken by Strive Masiyiwa at the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit, resonate particularly strongly. 

Concordia was founded in the tenth anniversary of September 11, with its origins focused on combating the root causes the extremism through open dialogue and collaboration between businesses, governments, and NGOs. Since 2011, Concordia has experienced a period of tremendous growth, and 2018 has marked a critical stage in this journey. From hosting our third Americas Summit in Bogotá, Colombia, serving as the first major international convening following the country's presidential elections, to our eighth Annual Summit in New York City, the largest nonpartisan convening alongside the UN General Assembly, Concordia has continued on its path of creating a community of unlikely partners to facilitate meaningful progress to the world's challenges. 

And as we open 2019 with the official launch of Concordia Africa—another reason why we use this opportunity to remind ourselves of Strive's wisdom—a year of significant development lies ahead. Building on many of the conversations that took place at the 2018 Annual Summit, the first stage of our Concordia Africa Initiative will feature a day-long summit in London on February 28, 2019, laying the foundations for Concordia to host its first event on African soil in December 2019. 

In the meantime, we are also excited to be returning to Bogotá on May 13-14 to welcome regional and global leaders to our fourth Americas Summit, as well as Europe in June (more information to be released on this exciting initiative shortly) and, of course, New York City on September 22-24. 

As always, we thank you for your continued support and dedication, without which we would not be where we are today. Our community remains integral to our development and direction as an organization, and we look forward to working with you closely over the coming months. 

Happy Holidays and thank you, again! 

Copyright © *2018 Concordia, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Special Concordia Edition of the Octavian Report

Dear friends, 

Throughout 2018, Concordia partnered with The Octavian Report, the quarterly magazine of ideas covering foreign policy, finance and economics, innovation, literature, art, and culture to create an innovative new partnership. The collaboration saw a special issue of The Octavian Report distributed at the 2018 Annual Summit, highlighting the Concordia Community and sharing exclusive insight into some of the world's most pressing challenges.     

As with Concordia, the Octavian Report is committed to bridging global discussions and bringing non-partisan analysis and story writing to bear on the most challenging problems. This special edition featured stories from David Miliband on the global refugee crisis, Christian Davenport on the new space race,  Michele Flournoy on Trump's foreign policy, John Lewis Gaddis on strategy through the ages, Abe Foxman on fighting the oldest hatred, and Miles Unger on Picasso and his Demoiselles, as well as exclusive stories on ending modern slavery and the future of blockchain technology. 

As part of this special partnership, we're excited to offer Members of the Concordia Community access to this special edition issue at no cost. If you would like to continue to receive The Octavian Report, you can subscribe here
Founded in 2014, Octavian Media publishes The Octavian Report, a quarterly magazine available both digitally and in print. The Octavian Report's contributors include many of the world's most influential leaders, creators, intellectuals, analysts, and writers and offers a non-partisan platform providing insights, information, and inspiration. The Report also hosts the annual Octavian Forum conference, which has been called "Davos meets Aspen Ideas," and broadcasts the weekly podcast The Rostrum. The magazine's Publisher is Richard Hurowitz and its Editorial Director is Sam Munson. The Octavian Report's editorial board includes Garry Kasparov, José María Aznar, Anne Applebaum, Ian Bremmer, Nouriel Roubini, Jim Grant, Michael Steinhardt, Dennis Ross, Annie Jacobsen, Steven Cook, Stacy Schiff, Charlene Barshefsky, Kenneth Pollack, John Currin, Thomas Demand, Emma Sky, and Ilan Stavans. 

For more information about The Octavian Report, visit
Copyright © *2018 Concordia, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list