2018 Atlas Awards

Date: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
The Bellevue Hotel 200 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

Established in 1998, the Atlas Award honors an individual or group for significant humanitarian achievements and for commitment to civic engagement embodying the ideals articulated in the World Affairs Council’s maxim: “In a democracy, agreement is not essential; participation is.”

For 2018 the Officers and Directors of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia are proud to present the Atlas Award to Corteva Agriscience and to have the award accepted on behalf of the company by COO James C. Collins, Jr.

When most readers of this announcement were born, the population of the world was less than 3 billion. When these same readers turn 100, there are projected to be nearly 10 billion mouths to feed.

But therein may lie the greatest question of the 21st century – can 10 billion people be well fed sustainably?

Combining the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection, and Dow AgroSciences, with over 2 centuries of scientific and business achievement, Corteva Agriscience is dedicated to the proposition that, “As an industry agriculture must find smarter ways to help society thrive… to revitalize how we farm and fuel human potential for our changing world and those who work to feed it.”

Past recipients of the Atlas Award have included Vice President Joseph Biden, Dr. Helene Gayle, the CEO of the McKinsey Social Initiative, the Human Rights Project for Girls, the Wall Street War Fighters Association, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School first responders.

SCHEDULE
6:00 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m. Atlas Award Program
7:30 p.m. Dinner (for those ticket holders)
9:00 p.m. Conclusion

Categories
Topic: 
Philadelphia
Topic: 
Other
Global Region: 
North America
Global Region: 
American (United States)