Featured Speakers

Bob Simon
CBS News Correspondent for 60 Minutes Who Was Captured and Spent 40 Days in Iraqi Prisons During the Gulf War 1991
Isabel Miranda de Wallace
A Member of the United Mexicans Against Organized Crime Who Has Dedicated Her Life to Fight Kidnapping in Mexico
Lopez Lomong
Track and Field Athlete Who Carried the Flag for the United States During the 2008 Summer Olympics
Juan Emilio Cheyre
Former Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army Who Spoke Out Against Former Dictator General Augusto Pinochet
Jon Lee Anderson
International Investigative Reporter for The New Yorker Who Reports from Warzone Locales Throughout the World
Jose Junior
Executive Director of Afroreggae, a Group that Encourages Youth in the Favelas of Rio to Adopt Music Over Violence
Emmanuel Jal
Accomplished MC from Sudan Who Became a Soldier in the Country’s Vicious Civil War at Age Seven
Philippe Petit
French High Wire Artist Who Captivated the World by Walking Between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on a High Wire in 1974
Captain Paul Watson
Founder of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Star of “Whale Wars” on Animal Planet
Sir Richard Branson
Visionary Chairman of Virgin Group. Aside from his Business Ventures, Branson is Known for his Philanthropy
The Courage Forum - 2010
New York City

This event united some of the Americas’ most prominent activists, architects, artists, athletes, bloggers, business leaders, change agents, environmentalists, explorers, filmmakers, iconoclasts, idea generators, journalists, lawyers, media tycoons, musicians, opinion leaders, philanthropists and performers.

The Courage Forum sought to find inspiration in the brave individuals that inhabit our world today. At a time of worldwide uncertainty, fresh ideas from bold leaders will guide us toward a better future. It is courage that drives people to change the course of history, and we at the abc* Foundation look to celebrate that.

Date: May 4, 2010 – May 5, 2010

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