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Milken Institute October 2015
London Summit
Fifth Milken Institute London Summit Highlights the Forces Shaping the Present — and the Future
The Institute’s London Summit gathered one thousand leaders in the historic Grand Connaught Rooms for a full day of panels and insights. Among this year’s topics: strategic philanthropy, the future of Europe, how to harness big data to cure disease, and creating an enabling environment for growth in Africa. Opinion makers, executives, investors and philanthropists joined in robust conversations to explore solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of the time. “You captured here in London the flavor of Global Conference,” one participant said at day’s end.
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Global Overview
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The Future of Humankind
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Global Capital Markets
Strategic Philanthropy: Investing in the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Accountability is crucial not just in business but also in the world of charitable giving. This was the key message panelists delivered at the London Summit’s “Strategic Philanthropy” session. More »
The Future of Europe
Two leading British conservatives were united in criticizing the European Union during the London Summit’s ”Future of Europe“ discussion, but called for different outcomes to next year’s vote on the UK’s membership in the 28-nation partnership. More »
Powering Up European High-Tech
Trust high-tech to disrupt the world order. In the era of digital innovation, Old World Europe is the new kid on the block—a block that was once exclusively occupied by Silicon Valley, according to the savvy speakers assembled for the panel “Powering Up European High-Tech.” More »
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Milken Institute Review Fourth Quarter 2015
Berkeley’s Brad DeLong offers an analysis of Larry Summers’ controversial claim that the United States and Europe face a bleak economic future unless government provides an ongoing boost. MI’s Staci Warden doubts Bitcoin’s potential as a substitute for regular currencies, but argues that the underlying technology threatens to disrupt the financial services industry — and save investors and consumers hundreds of billions. And much more…
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@delong writes about the debate over secular stagnation in the new issue of the Milken Institute Review
"#BigData will impact every single aspect of health" says @fastercures executive director, @MargaretAinDC #MIGlobal
5 Things Friday: Check out highlights from the Milken Institute London Summit #MIGlobal
5 Things Friday
View more info... The Silo Effect:
The Perils of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor and columnist, Financial Times
Moderated by John Seely Brown, visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and former chief scientist of Xerox Corporation

October 27, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Milken Institute
1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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View more info... Partnering for Cures
Now in its 7th year, Partnering for Cures connects hundreds of decision-makers from across diseases who are motivated by the same mission – to reduce the time and cost of getting new therapies from discovery to patients. With a brand new format for 2015 focused on more interactive, roll-up-your-sleeves problem-solving, you won’t want to miss it!

November 1-3, 2015
Grand Hyatt
New York City
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California Summit Milken Institute California Summit
The California Summit brings together key members of the state's business and policy leadership to forge partnerships and devise solutions to address the state’s biggest challenges. This invitation-only event, hosted by the Institute’s California Center, assembles state leaders in business, government, academia and philanthropy, focused on determining a roadmap for growth and future investment to ensure the state remains a destination for business and innovation.

December 8, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Marina Del Rey
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Forum: The Open Data Opportunity: How Government Information Can Change the Way California Does Business
November 4, 2015
Santa Monica
Forum: Building a 21st Century Workforce and Market: What's the Solution?
November 10, 2015
Santa Monica
Payday Lending: Does Regulation Depend on Which Party Holds Power?
By James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio Jr. and Moutusi Sau
We examine the payday lending industry by looking at states in which one party controls both the governorship and legislature and whether the practice is legal or banned. More »
Spare Tire? Stock Markets and Systemic Banking Crises
By Ross Levine
Do stock markets act as a “spare tire” during banking crises by providing an alternative form of corporate financing when the banking system goes flat? More »
The Potential for Shared-Use Infrastructure
By Glen Ireland, Staci Warden and Jim Woodsome
The need among natural resource companies and governments to use capital more efficiently is creating opportunities for commercial shared-use infrastructure in emerging and frontier markets. More »
FinTech in Focus
As part of the Center for Financial Markets FinTech program, FinTech in Focus offers a sampling of the week’s top domestic and international headlines and stories about this innovative, fast-growing sector. More »
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