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2016 Global Leader Reception & Auction

Join us for a reception, auction, and speeches by our students and alumni

Date & Time – Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm PST

Location – Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect Street, in Seattle’s Volunteer Park

Keynote Speaker – Jill Dougherty, Former CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent (Bio)

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Meet our Keynote Speaker: Jill Dougherty

Jill Dougherty is an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union. In her three-decade career with CNN she served as Foreign Affairs Correspondent, covering the State Department and provided analysis on international issues. Dougherty previously served as U.S. Affairs Editor for CNN International; Managing Editor of CNN International Asia/Pacific; and CNN’s Moscow Bureau Chief and Correspondent. From 1991 to 1996 she was CNN White House Correspondent, covering the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Since 2013 she has pursued research on Russia’s media as a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and later as a Public Policy Scholar at the Kennan Institute at the Wilson International Center for Scholars. She continues to provide expert commentary on Russia and the post-Soviet region for CNN. Jill joined the OneWorld Now! Board of Directors in 2016.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

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Thank you to the business, organizations and individuals who have donated auction items!

We’ll be updating this list as we receive more auction items. If you’d like to contribute an item for the auction, please download our procurement form for more information.

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