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Milken Institute August 2015
Milken Institute Makes an Impact at Nairobi Summit
In July, the Institute advanced its Africa Initiative by hosting two events on the continent. A Financial Innovations Lab in Johannesburg explored solutions to the persistent problem of tuberculosis in the South African mining sector, convening industry executives, officials, investors and donors to develop a social impact bond model. The following week, the Institute took part in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi (which President Obama attended), with Managing Director Mindy Silverstein speaking on the "Financing Entrepreneurship" panel. Alongside the Summit, the Institute hosted senior level programming, including a CEO/investor roundtable attended by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, and a session in our series on financing infrastructure in Africa. These efforts, along with the Center for Financial Markets' work to develop regional capital markets, are helping governments and businesses across Africa.
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Strategies for Growing Pittsburgh's Media Cluster
By Kevin Klowden and Kristen Harris with Michael Cheng-Yi Lin
In this assessment of the Pittsburgh metro as a regional entertainment center, we engaged producers, business owners and other decision-makers, both in Pittsburgh and in Hollywood, to determine Pittsburgh's key comparative advantages and the steps it must take to establish itself as a thriving cluster of media and related jobs.
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Find out more about Partnering for Cures
The new adventures of Partnering for Cures
Registration is now open for FasterCures' seventh annual Partnering for Cures meeting, taking place Nov. 1-3, at the Grand Hyatt New York. Featuring a brand-new format for 2015, it brings together hundreds of leaders from across sectors in medical research to collaborate on patient-centered solutions for life science's most pressing challenges. You won't want to miss it!
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UPCOMING EVENTS
View more info... Servants, Partners or Masters? The Future of the Human/Machine Interface

Jerry Kaplan, entrepreneur, author and futurist
John Markoff, Pulitzer Prize-winning technology reporter for the New York Times

August 26, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Milken Institute, Santa Monica

Registration is at capacity.
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Asia Summit London Summit California Summit
Milken Institute Asia Summit
September 17-18, 2015
Singapore
Milken Institute London Summit
October 12-13, 2015
London
Milken Institute California Summit
December 8, 2015
Marina del Rey
INSIGHTS FROM INSTITUTE EXPERTS
American Banker: Don't Let Outdated Laws Shackle Credit Innovation
By Brian Knight
When it comes to marketplace lending, an outdated legal and regulatory regime is preventing consumers from enjoying the full benefits of financial services innovation, and as a recent court case shows, may stifle it entirely. More »
Japan Times: Fear of a Currency War Grows
By Curtis S. Chin
While China may well have hoped to focus on the end of World War II and Japan's wartime record, the Chinese central bank's major devaluation of the yuan this week has large parts of Asia now worried about the prospects of a currency war. More »
BRICS Summit 2015—A New Era for Developmental Banks
By Moutusi Sau
Last month, leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met in Ufa, Russia, for the seventh BRICS Summit, establishing the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Currency Contingency Arrangement (CCA). More »
Prognosticators Busy After FOMC Meeting, but What Are They Missing?
By Keith Savard
With the July meeting of the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate-setting committee behind us, prognosticators, analysts and pundits are ramping up their predictions. Most can be divided into two parts: When will the first increase in the federal funds rate take place, and at what pace will subsequent rate hikes ensue? More »
Nurturing a Film and TV Industry Cluster: More Than Just Incentives
By Michael Lin
The Milken Institute has found that when a region is working to expand its entertainment and media activity, focusing solely on incentives is inadequate and may mask other factors that contribute to a thriving film industry. More »
Generation Deferred: Should My Diploma Come With a Receipt?
By Kristen Harris and Matt Horton
Student debt, with its suppressive economic effects, has skyrocketed amid drastic price increases as well as the cloaked structure of federal student loans and university costs. Compounding millennials' education debt burdens is a lack of financial tools for managing loan payments as part of an overall plan. More »
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Milken Institute Launches Mobile Video Service
Milken Institute's MItv is loaded with more than 600 video sessions from various Milken Institute conferences and events.
  • Watch full-length videos anytime—and on the go
  • Stream videos wirelessly to your Apple TV with AirPlay
  • Share videos with friends and colleagues
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