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A cultural reckoning – Meeting the moment

Please join the Atlantic Council on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST for a conversation featuring prominent American educator and historian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III of the Smithsonian Institution, with the Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large of the Smithsonian Institution and Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center Senior Fellow, Dr. Richard Kurin.

Recent events, from the pandemic to political turmoil, from upsurges of racial injustice and intolerance to conflicts and natural disasters have opened many eyes to the fragility of society, both in the US and around the world. Resilience has become a watchword not only for surviving challenging times, but also for improving peoples’ capacity to move forward. Culture plays a major role in such efforts. In an absorbing dialogue, Secretary Lonnie Bunch and Richard Kurin will share their respective experiences of establishing the National Museum of African American History and Culture and of aiding cultural recovery efforts around the world as vehicles for overcoming adversities and setting a path toward a better, stronger future.

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center is pleased to present this live, online conversation as part of the #ACFrontPage event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders who are championing constructive solutions to global challenges.

To participate, please register above. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join via Zoom.

To participate in the Q&A with Secretary Lonnie Bunch and Dr. Richard Kurin, please submit questions on Twitter using the hashtag #ACFrontPage and following @AtlanticCouncil. To ask questions in advance, please email Nidhi Upadhyaya at [email protected].

Opening remarks by

Introductory remarks by

Moderated discussion

Lonnie G. Bunch III

Smithsonian Institution

Closing remarks by

The Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) meets people where they are to build human capacity for resilience in the face of climate change. We pledge to reach one billion people with resilience solutions to climate change by 2030.

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