Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.
AGI works in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal at present, with new countries on the horizon. They work at two levels: At the political leadership level, Tony Blair draws on his ten years as Prime Minister to offer leaders the kind of advice on reform that only someone who has stood in a leader’s shoes can give. At the same time their teams, based permanently in each country, work shoulder-to-shoulder with counterparts to put in place the ‘nuts and bolts’ needed to get things done. Their practical support helps leaders to bridge the gap between their vision for a better future and their government’s ability to achieve it. They do this by strengthening the government’s capacity to deliver programmes that will change ordinary people’s lives for the better, from public services and rural development to infrastructure and job creation.
Khosla Ventures seeks opportunities to help build companies at all stages of development with a significant technology or business model innovation. Sectors of particular interest include mobile, alternative energy and bio refineries, as well as new markets or contrarian approaches to existing markets. Investments range from $100,000 to over $20 million.
Government of the United Kingdom is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.The government is led by the Prime Minister, who selects all the remaining ministers. The prime minister and the other most senior ministers belong to the supreme decision-making committee, known as the Cabinet.
Parliament examines what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day. The House of Commons and House of Lords each play an important role in Parliament's work.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational banking and financial services holding company. It is the largest bank in the United States by assets, and as of 2012, it ranks as the second largest bank in the world by assets with total assets of $2.509 trillion. It is a major provider of financial services, and according to Forbes magazine is the world's second largest public company based on a composite ranking. The hedge fund unit of JPMorgan Chase is one of the largest hedge funds in the United States. It was formed in 2000, when Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with J.P. Morgan & Co
Schwarzman Scholars, founded by American financier Stephen A. Schwarzman, founder of asset management firm, Blackstone Group, is an international scholarship program announced on April 2013, designed to "educate the next generation of global leaders". The program is intended to launch in June 2016, upon completion of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University. The college was designed by Robert A.M. Stern, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture and will host 200 elite scholars annually from the US, China and other countries around the world for a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.
Chengdu, FU, China
2013 Fortune Global Forum
Since 1995, the Fortune Global Forum has convened world leaders and the heads of global business—the chairmen, presidents, and CEOs of the world’s largest companies—on the dynamic frontiers of international commerce. The most recent Fortune Global Forum was held in Chengdu, China, in June, 2013, bringing the most distinguished group of business leaders ever to visit Western China.
2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference
The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.
New York City, NY
2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to turn ideas into action.
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which have improved the lives of over 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at more than $73.1 billion.
The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 World Economic Forum on Latin America
The foundation for a Latin American decade was at the core of the 2011 World Economic Forum on Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting was held at an exceptional time in Latin American history, with most countries well positioned for economic growth, and most of them willing to engage actively on international issues. The region’s main challenge is to set realistic targets to be attained by the end of the decade, and to mobilize to reach them in a global landscape in deep transformation. To address this challenge, 750 top regional and global leaders from 45 countries convened around three thematic pillars: 1) Strengthening Regional and International Governance; 2) Enhancing Innovation and Productivity for Equitable Growth; and 3) Promoting Effective Partnerships for Sustainable Development.