World Economic Forum 2019

Julia Luscombe (’10) serves as Co-Chair

“I believe in the positive transformative power of Globalization 4.0, if millennials can shape it on our terms of equity, equality and sustainability. According to a 2017 survey of the Global Shapers Community, 51% of people under 30 believe ‘equal access to opportunities for all’ is the most important thing for a free society – even more than job security. ” – Julia Luscombe

Huntsman Alumna, Julia Luscombe, class of 2010, served as a Co-Chair at this years World Economic Forum. Julia is Director of Strategic Initiatives at Feeding America, a not-for-profit working to end hunger in the United States through a nationwide network of food banks. In addition to graduating from the Huntsman Program, Julia also holds a Master’s in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics. Luscombe is a Global Shaper and curator at the Chicago Hub and is passionate about creating solutions to complex social and business problems.

Each year the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos brings together thousands of leaders from business, government, civil society, science, media and the arts to discuss global political, economic, social and environmental challenges.

The theme for the 2019 Annual Meeting was Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Meeting’s Co-Chairs – who in 2019 include six young leaders from the Forum’s network of Global Shapers – play an important role in developing and engaging in the discussions around this theme.

They have each blazed a trail in their fields and bring to the table a wealth of experience, leadership and expertise in international governance, business, politics, environmental protection, humanitarian relief and social entrepreneurship.

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