Annual Peace Summit

On Friday morning, October 4, 2013, USD hosted the 5th annual Peace and Prosperity Through Trade and Commerce Summit. This year's summit featured business leaders and innovative thinkers who shared their insight and experience on ways that business and trade can forge more peaceful and prosperous societies. The purpose of this half-day summit was to influence practice by furthering discussions on how best to engage business, government and other economic organizations in addressing the interrelationship between business and sustainable peace.

Friday morning agenda:

8:30-8:45am Registration & Breakfast
8:45-8:50am Welcome Introduction by Dr. Denise Dimon, Associate Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Ahlers Center for International Business at USD
8:50-9:15am Presentation by Steve Killelea, Founder, Institute of Economics and Peace

Industry Panel 1: Engaging Business for Peace

-Vidal Garza, FEMSA Foundation
-David Stephens, Grameen Foundation

10:15-10:35am Coffee Break

Industry Panel 2: Impact Investing

-Lewis Hower, University Impact Fund
-Eva Yazhari, Beyond Capital Fund


Industry Panel 3: Extractives and Community Building

-Molly Gavin, Qualcomm
-Douglas Smith, Sony
-Sandra Stash, Formerly with BP and Talisman

12:35-12:45pm Closing Remarks by Dr. Jaime Alonso Gómez, Distinguished Professor of International Business, University of San Diego