2017 Global Philanthropy Forum


• Washington, DC

Trust and Legitimacy—Solving Problems Together

The efficacy and legitimacy of institutions and processes of decision-making and governance have been called into question. Under pressure, states fail and state systems fray. Even in democracies, a pervasive loss of trust tests our ability to solve large problems. During our time together we will consider the ways philanthropy and civil society can help rebuild social capital and restore societal cohesion, including by modeling collaborative problem-solving across disciplines, sectors, cultures—and even ideologies.


Track 1 - Trust and the Child: Building the Foundation

Track 2 - Trust and “The Other”: Nurturing Pluralism

Track 3 - Trust in Governance: Peace, Justice and the Conflict Continuum

Track 4 - Trust, Philanthropy and Civil Society

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Fairmont Hotel
2401 M St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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