Monday, May 7, 2012 
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

 

 

 

 

 

A Day of discussion and learning about the most effective
and promising practices available to help our troops
transition back to productive civilian lives.


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Watch the Robin Hood Veterans Summit highlights.


Jon Stewart talks with Salvatore Giunta, Medal of Honor Recipient, about life after war.

Moderators     
Tom BrokawKatie CouricWillie GeistGAYLE KINGJon StewartBrian Williams

AGENDA


Please note: times and participants subject to change.

MORNING SESSION 9 AM - 12 PM
 
Veterans, Robin Hood and the City of New York
with the Honorable Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Setting the Stage: A Roundtable Discussion
Taking care of the men and women who served our country should be our highest priority.  What are the broad barriers that are limiting their success?  What are the cracks in the system that need to be addressed?

Moderator:  Tom Brokaw, NBC News Special Correspondent *
Panelists:
Nancy Berglass, Director, Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund
Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development
Wes Moore, Author and Television Host*
Admiral Michael Mullen, Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman *
U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

Connecting Veterans to Jobs: Best Practices and What More Needs to Happen

What can business leaders do to ensure that skilled veterans have access to jobs, and how can they support those veterans once they’ve been hired?

Moderator:  Katie Couric, Special Correspondent, ABC News
Panelists:
Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.*
Joe Quinn, Senior Director, Issue Management and Strategic Outreach, Wal-Mart
Darrell Roberts, Exec. Director, Helmets to Hardhats

Jes Staley, CEO, Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan*

What's Next?: Tool Kit Annoucement
J. Michael Haynie, Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship, Syracuse University
Introduced by Kenneth B. Mehlman, Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

 

LUNCH SESSION 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
 
Public/Private Partnerships in Action: A Mayors’ Roundtable

Cities and towns across the country have found many effective ways to support veterans and their families.  Here we discuss what worked, what didn’t and what’s left to be done?

Moderator:  Brian Williams, Anchor and Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News
Panelists:

Mayor Alvin Brown, Jacksonville, FL
Mayor Deke Copenhaver, Augusta, GA
Mayor Annise Parker, Houston, TX

 

AFTERNOON SESSION 2 PM - 4 PM

 Coming Home: Transitioning to Civilian Life
Following their service, veterans and their families need support.  How can we ease this transition and improve the process?

Moderator:  Willie Geist, Host, "Way Too Early with Willie Geist;" Co-Host, "Morning Joe"
Panelists:
Eric Greitens, Founder and CEO, The Mission Continues, Former U.S. Navy SEAL*
Dr. Raul Perea-Henze, Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning, Department of Veterans Affairs
Paul Rieckhoff, Founder and Executive Director, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

 

Honoring our Heroes: A Veteran’s Story
Moderator:  Jon Stewart, Host and Executive Producer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”*
Panelist:  Salvatore Giunta, Medal of Honor Recipient

 
Back from the Battlefield: The Mental Health Crisis

Many veterans are dealing with challenging mental health issues, including depression and post-traumatic stress.  How can we ensure that more veterans get access to treatment?

Moderator: Gayle King, Co-Host of CBS This Morning and Editor-at-Large of "O, the Oprah Magazine"
Panelists:
Gen (ret.) Peter Chiarelli, CEO, One Mind for Research; Former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

Dr. Charles Marmar, NYU Military Family Clinic
Barbara Van Dahlen, President, Give an Hour (named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2012)

                                             
Closing Comments
Gen (ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal, Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan, Joint Special Operations Command

Introduced by Lee S. Ainslie III, Managing Partner, Maverick Capital Management, LLC; Robin Hood Board Chairman

* Robin Hood Veterans Advisory Board Member
 



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