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Reframing Our Future: Building an Equitable Economic Recovery

A VIRTUAL EVENT

 

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Lawrence Partnership’s 2021 Annual Meeting!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

10 - 11 a.m.

A VIRTUAL EVENT

Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the Lawrence community, highlighting existing systemic inequities and barriers to socioeconomic progress. 

 

Join The Lawrence Partnership at our annual event to celebrate the resilience of our community as expert guest speakers and community stakeholders discuss the challenges and opportunities to build a post-pandemic economic system that focuses on growth, justice, and equity. 

 

David Tibbetts Economic Impact Award

In recognition of the vital role that economic development plays in our local, regional, and statewide destinies, the Lawrence Partnership recognizes leaders who have successfully promoted and implemented innovative economic development strategies. 

Economic Development is not a singular issue, nor are there simple and straightforward solutions to growing an economy, ensuring its resilience, and making it work for all members of a community.  And yet so many other social priorities—health outcomes, quality of life, social equity—hinge on a successful economic development strategy. 

 

In recognition of the vital role that economic development plays in our local, regional, and statewide destinies, the Lawrence Partnership recognizes leaders who have successfully promoted and implemented innovative economic development strategies.

 

Like those strategies themselves, recognized leaders have:

  • Persevered over time to fully develop and implement successful strategies

  • Rallied various constituencies to the cause, including policy makers, business leaders and community advocates

  • Committed to inclusive economic development strategies that prioritize shared prosperity for all

 

The 2021 David Tibbetts Economic Impact Award to be announced.

 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
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Rawi Abdelal

Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management

Harvard Business School (HBS)

Professor Abdelal is also the director of the school’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; faculty co-chair of the Bloomberg-Harvard City Leadership Initiative, and faculty chair of the Harvard Business School/YPO Presidents’ Program.

 

During his 20 years on HBS faculty, Professor Abdelal has served in a number of leadership roles, including as course head for the core course Business, Government and the International Economy, and as chair of the MBA required curriculum. Professor Abdelal has chaired many custom executive programs for firms from around the world and has twice earned the Greenhill Award for service to Harvard Business School.

 

Professor Abdelal is an expert on globalization, geopolitics and political economy. Widely published, he has written about the global financial system, the international politics of post-Soviet Eurasia, the influence of multinational firms on world politics, and the transformation of energy markets in Europe and Eurasia. He is currently at work on two projects. One project, The Fragile State of the World, explores the interrelated challenges that undermined the first era of globalization, circa 1870-1914, and that threaten to destroy the current age of global capitalism. The second project, The Profits of Power, explores the geopolitics of energy in Europe and Eurasia.

 

An engaging speaker and lecturer, Professor Abdelal has won the HBS Student Association’s Faculty Award for outstanding teaching several times, as well as the Williams Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching. Professor Abdelal is known for his ability to explain complex topics with elegant simplicity.

 

Professor Abdelal earned his doctorate in government from Cornell University, where he also received his master’s degree. He was a President’s Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a bachelor’s degree with highest honors in economics.

 
SPONSORS
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For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alexandra Nova at anova@lawrencepartnership.org or 978-655-5824.