DISRUPTION

About the the Seventh Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy

The 21st Century is quickly evolving into an era defined by global disruption, as socio-economic changes and groundbreaking technological advancements are seemingly having a major impact and are turning upside down standard modes of operation, models and assumptions in every area of life, including the field of philanthropy.

The conference examined, among others, the effects that pervasive inequality has in disrupting social cohesion both in economic terms as well as due to the unequal access to opportunities, education and those factors that facilitate social mobility. On the other hand, the conference presented those who through their groundbreaking work attempt to disrupt this cycle of inequality and bring about change both on a local and global level.