Averting a Lost Generation - Annual Meeting 2012

How can the current generation of young people reach their full potential despite the economic challenges ahead?

Dimensions to be addressed:

- Understanding the potential of the next generation
- Tackling the youth employment crisis
- Investigating the role of the "demographic dividend"

  • Peter Diamond, Institute Professor and Professor of Economics Emeritus, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • Aria Finger, Chief Operating Officer, DoSomething.org, USA; Global Shaper
  • Awn Shawkat Al Khasawneh, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Maurice Lévy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Groupe, France; Foundation Board Member
  • Mohammed H. Al Mady, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia
  • Juan Somavia, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva


  • Jerónimo Calderón, Founder and Executive Director, Euforia.ch, Switzerland; Global Shaper

Moderated by

  • Ross Westgate, Anchor and Presenter, CNBC, United Kingdom