Milken Institute Panels

2018 Global Conference

Conservation superstar Jane Goodall talked about her early life and the need to protect other species and our environment and ecosystems at the 2018 #MIGlobal. Jane was introduced by Melissa Stevens, Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy.

Earth on the Brink: A Sixth Extinction, or a Breakthrough in Biodiversity?

Alzheimer’s Disease: Rewriting the Playbook

Philanthropy in Transition: Better Ways to Do Good

Breakthroughs in Philanthropy: Game-Changers in Social Impact

How the Next Generation is Defining Social Impact


2017 Global Conference

Supercharge the Search for Cures: Medical Philanthropists Reinvent Giving to Get Results

Leverage: How Philanthropies Use New Tools to Create Change

Mission Driven: How NextGen Leaders Use Business Tools to Create Social Change

Seeding Change: A New Dynamism in Philanthropy


Other Summits

Philanthropy in Transition: Better Ways of Doing Good    At the 2018 London Summit, some of the planet's most creative visionaries shared how they are creating fundamental, long-term change by tackling complex issues using best-in-class technologies and sophisticated financial strategies.

Philanthropy in Transition: Better Ways of Doing Good

At the 2018 London Summit, some of the planet's most creative visionaries shared how they are creating fundamental, long-term change by tackling complex issues using best-in-class technologies and sophisticated financial strategies.

Activist Philanthropy: Upping the Ante for Giving     A new generation of donors is changing philanthropy. Accustomed to solving problems and driving change, they aren't waiting for retirement to begin sharing vast portions of their fortunes to meet worthy goals.

Activist Philanthropy: Upping the Ante for Giving

A new generation of donors is changing philanthropy. Accustomed to solving problems and driving change, they aren't waiting for retirement to begin sharing vast portions of their fortunes to meet worthy goals.

Building Mental Health Resilience at Each Stage of Life    This panel explores how specific factors - such as childhood traumas, bullying, suicidality, addiction and social isolation - affect mental health over a lifetime in order to uncover the best ways to build, maintain and reinforce mental health resilience from cradle to grave.

Building Mental Health Resilience at Each Stage of Life

This panel explores how specific factors - such as childhood traumas, bullying, suicidality, addiction and social isolation - affect mental health over a lifetime in order to uncover the best ways to build, maintain and reinforce mental health resilience from cradle to grave.

Strategic Advocacy: Persuading People to Care    Solving the world's most intractable problems isn't just about great ideas and great intentions—it requires a bolder way of thinking and doing. The most effective change-makers have learned to use their influence and resources in innovative ways to inspire others to join the crusade.

Strategic Advocacy: Persuading People to Care

Solving the world's most intractable problems isn't just about great ideas and great intentions—it requires a bolder way of thinking and doing. The most effective change-makers have learned to use their influence and resources in innovative ways to inspire others to join the crusade.

How Philanthropic Capital Can Spark 21st Century Innovations    This session showcases promising solutions being advanced across a range of sectors and geographies, including mission-related investments, social impact bonds, venture philanthropy, outcome-sensitive metrics, and public-private partnerships.

How Philanthropic Capital Can Spark 21st Century Innovations

This session showcases promising solutions being advanced across a range of sectors and geographies, including mission-related investments, social impact bonds, venture philanthropy, outcome-sensitive metrics, and public-private partnerships.

New Wave Giving: How the Next Generation of Philanthropists is Rethinking the Model    What happens when you mix next-generation energy and ingenuity with philanthropic capital? The answer is you get innovations that bring a business sense — and greater impact — to charitable giving.

New Wave Giving: How the Next Generation of Philanthropists is Rethinking the Model

What happens when you mix next-generation energy and ingenuity with philanthropic capital? The answer is you get innovations that bring a business senseand greater impactto charitable giving.

European Philanthropy's Role in Addressing Global Challenges     The 21st century has seen a surge of philanthropy in Europe, evidenced by a significant rise in individual philanthropists and foundation activity.

European Philanthropy's Role in Addressing Global Challenges

The 21st century has seen a surge of philanthropy in Europe, evidenced by a significant rise in individual philanthropists and foundation activity.


Interviews and Appearances

Fidelity Charitable's Pamela Norley and the Center for Strategic Philanthropy’s Melissa Stevens discuss ways millenials, women, and the ‘Amazon model’ are reshaping modern-day giving at the 2018 #MIGlobal Conference.

Philanthropy as a Lever for Change    EAT Forum  At the 2018  EAT Forum , Melissa Stevens discussed how philanthropy can build healthy and sustainable communities.

Philanthropy as a Lever for Change

EAT Forum

At the 2018 EAT Forum, Melissa Stevens discussed how philanthropy can build healthy and sustainable communities.

 
Cindy Whitehead and NV Tyagarajan   FACEBOOK LIVE  Milken Institute's Melissa Stevens is LIVE with  The Pink Ceiling 's Cindy Whitehead and  Genpact 's NV "Tiger" Tyagarajan.  #MIGlobal

Cindy Whitehead and NV Tyagarajan
FACEBOOK LIVE

Milken Institute's Melissa Stevens is LIVE with The Pink Ceiling's Cindy Whitehead and Genpact's NV "Tiger" Tyagarajan. #MIGlobal

 
Private Foundations: Searching for the sweet spot    FINANCIAL TIMES  Families search for the sweet spot in medical research

Private Foundations: Searching for the sweet spot

FINANCIAL TIMES

Families search for the sweet spot in medical research

 
Ekemini Riley attends Annual AAKP Conference    AAKP  Associate Director Ekemini Riley presents at the  American Association of Kidney Patients  annual meeting.

Ekemini Riley attends Annual AAKP Conference

AAKP

Associate Director Ekemini Riley presents at the American Association of Kidney Patients annual meeting.

 
Melissa Stevens and Alexis Ohanian   FACEBOOK LIVE  LIVE from  #MIGlobal :  Reddit 's co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Milken Institute's Melissa Stevens.

Melissa Stevens and Alexis Ohanian
FACEBOOK LIVE

LIVE from #MIGlobal: Reddit's co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Milken Institute's Melissa Stevens.

 
Michael Milken    LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE  This genius game changer is saving lives by accelerating medical solutions worldwide.

Michael Milken

LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE

This genius game changer is saving lives by accelerating medical solutions worldwide.

Cara Altimus on Alzheimer's Research   AL JAZEERA  Cara Altimus, Associate Director at CSP, speaks about Pfizer's decision to divest in neurodegenerative disease research.

Cara Altimus on Alzheimer's Research
AL JAZEERA

Cara Altimus, Associate Director at CSP, speaks about Pfizer's decision to divest in neurodegenerative disease research.

 
Helping the Wealthy Give Away their Millions   CNBC  Melissa Stevens sat down with CNBC's Robert Frank to talk about the newest efforts to help individuals build high-impact philanthropy portfolios.

Helping the Wealthy Give Away their Millions
CNBC

Melissa Stevens sat down with CNBC's Robert Frank to talk about the newest efforts to help individuals build high-impact philanthropy portfolios.

Building Meaningful Lives   FACEBOOK LIVE  LIVE at  #MIGlobal : Charity Network's Todd Wagner and Melissa Stevens discuss building meaningful lives.

Building Meaningful Lives
FACEBOOK LIVE

LIVE at #MIGlobal: Charity Network's Todd Wagner and Melissa Stevens discuss building meaningful lives.

 
Seeing the Big Picture    THE BUSINESS TIMES  The Milken Institute champions a problem solving approach to giving.

Seeing the Big Picture

THE BUSINESS TIMES

The Milken Institute champions a problem solving approach to giving.


Opinion

Research foundations: Philanthropic risks can hit home runs  

Nature
Melissa Stevens

As an adviser to medical-research foundations on effective donation, I contend that philanthropic capital has an intrinsic advantage over public funding: it thrives on risk. This encourages the testing of bold ideas, even when there's a high chance they might not work out.

Financing High-Risk Medical Research  

MILKEN INSTITUTE REVIEW
Melissa Stevens

In the past few years, the media has showered us with headlines about record-setting biotech financingoutsized venture-capital rounds, unprecedented public market appetite for IPOs, and robust sector returns. But a closer look suggests there is more froth than substance at this frontier of medicine and science.