The Launch of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 – The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative will launch the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, in collaboration with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), and support from Hilton Worldwide. Two panels will discuss the first-of-its-kind Index that assesses and compares how young people are doing around the world. Full event details appear below.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Second Floor Conference Center
CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend must RSVP to

Welcoming Remarks by:

John J. Hamre
President, CEO, and Pritzker Chair

Panel 1 Featuring:

Christopher J. Nassetta
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hilton Worldwide

William S. Reese
President and Chief Executive Officer
International Youth Foundation

Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President
Kissinger Chair and International Security Program Director, CSIS

Moderated by:

Alyona Minkovski

HuffPost Live

A Presentation of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index by:

Nicole Goldin
Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative, CSIS

Panel 2 Featuring:

Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool
South Africa's Ambassador to the United States

Carla Koppell
Chief Strategy Officer, USAID

Lori Harnick
General Manager
Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Emmanuel Jimenez
Public Sector Evaluations, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank

Angga Dwi Martha
Youth Advocate
United Nations Population Fund

Moderated by:

Daniel F. Runde

Project on Prosperity and Development and
William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS


The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization founded in 1962 and headquartered in Washington, D.C.  It seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers