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#ARNOVA20 Opening plenary

 

The plenary will focus on how institutions respond to citizens’ demands for action, the need to reconsider approaches and values in times of transition and disruptions, the power that individuals have in framing narratives and leading the way toward meaningful change, and the urgency of rethinking relations and roles that are suitable for tomorrow’s challenges and promises.

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Vanessa Nakate (Speaker)

 

Vanessa Nakate is a Ugandan climate justice activist. She grew up in Kampala and started her activism in December 2018 after becoming concerned about the unusually high temperatures in her country. Nakate founded the Youth for Future Africa and the likewise Africa-based Rise Up Movement. In December 2019, Nakate was one of a handful of youth activists to speak at the COP25 gathering in Spain.

 

In early January 2020, she joined around 20 other youth climate activists from around the world to publish a letter to participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos, calling on companies, banks and governments to immediately stop subsidizing fossil fuels.

 

In January 2020, the Associated Press news agency cropped Nakate out from a photo she appeared in featuring Greta Thunberg and activists Luisa Neubauer, Isabelle Axelsson, and Loukina Tille after they all attended the World Economic Forum. Nakate has also been outspoken against the erasure of African voices in the media, specifically in climate action conversations.

 

 

 

 

Megan Ming Francis (Speaker)

 

Megan Ming Francis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington (UW). Francis specializes in the study of American politics, race, and the development of constitutional law. Francis received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. She is particularly interested in the construction of rights and citizenship, black political activism, and the post-civil war South.

 

She is the author of the award winning book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (2014). This book tells the story of how the early campaign against state sanctioned racial violence of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) shaped the modern civil rights movement.

 

Francis is currently at work on a second book project that examines the role of the criminal justice system in the rebuilding of southern political and economic power after the Civil War.

 

 

 

 

Rhodri Davies (Moderator)

   

Rhodri leads Giving Thought - our in-house think tank - focusing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. He is the author of Public Good by Private Means: How philanthropy shaped Britain, which traces the history of philanthropy in Britain and what it tells us about the role of modern philanthropy. Beyond that, he has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics – from social investment to the charitable applications of cutting-edge technologies such as cryptocurrency and the blockchain.

 

Rhodri graduated from the University of Oxford with a first-class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy and embarked upon an academic career before migrating into public policy work at the think tank Policy Exchange. He has since spent nearly a decade specializing in the policy aspects of philanthropy and charitable giving.

 

 

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