Leading with Diversity in a Global Economy

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation is partnering with the global law firm Bingham McCutchen in presenting JFK50: Justice For All, a three-year, 50th anniversary commemoration and celebration of the Kennedy presidency that will examine the core ideals that propelled the civil rights movement of the 1960s and continue to be of vital importance today.

The first event, Leading with Diversity in a Global Economy, was held on Jan. 18, 2012 at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in New York City. Caroline Kennedy, President of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, hosted event along with Bingham chairman Jay Zimmerman.

Featuring Tom Brokaw as moderator and a distinguished panel made up of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, Former Aetna CEO Ronald Williams and Bingham Partner Thurgood Marshall, Jr., the forum examined why diversity is a key to increased productivity and competitiveness and how diversity strategies are critical for developing and retaining a workforce in a competitive global marketplace.