Innovators Awards in Global Affairs and Benefit

The 2022 Innovators Awards in Global Affairs & Network 20/20 Gala

September 28th, 2022
6:00 – 9:00 pm ET

The Racquet and Tennis Club
370 Park Avenue


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2022 Keynote Speaker
David Miliband

President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee
and Former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom
2022 Ted Sorensen Award
Ret. Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman

Former Director for European Affairs
U.S. National Security Council
Host and Moderator
Tara Kangarlou

Award-winning Journalist and Author

Winners of the 2022 Innovators Awards in Global Affairs

Media Partner



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The 2022 Innovators Awards in Global Affairs and Gala is Network 20/20’s premier event showcasing emerging innovation, global leadership, and people-to-people diplomacy. Bringing together prominent global leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, academics, and corporate supporters, this one-night-only event is not to be missed.

“Network 20/20 has been leading the charge in trying to adjust our approach to foreign policy and national security to prepare for the evolving landscape in which we find ourselves.”

Avril Haines, U.S. National Director of Intelligence

Each year we recognize business leaders who demonstrate a commitment to fostering U.S. engagement overseas, entrepreneurial approaches to global challenges, innovation, participation in transnational efforts to enhance global peace and prosperity, and mentorship of the next generation with the Global Leadership Award.

Equally, we honor an emerging leader with a passion for sound global engagement and dedication to the public good with the Ted Sorensen Award. Theodore (Ted) Sorensen was an American lawyer, writer, and advisor to President John F. Kennedy.

The diversity of Network 20/20’s multinational members is what puts this organization ahead of the curve in building bridges with emerging leaders overseas in today’s global world.”

Duncan Niederauer, Former CEO, New York Stock Exchange


Keynote Address| Open Bar | Passed Hors d’Oeurvres| Sushi Chef
Pasta Station| Wine Wall | Online Auction



5% of all ticket sales will be donated to support freedom in Ukraine

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“Whether you’re directly involved in other countries; either professionally or just as a citizen, we all benefit from being members of this extraordinary organization”

James Upton, Managing Director & Chief Strategic Officer, Morgan Stanley

Please contact Steven Mandurano at smandurano@network2020.org to secure your sponsorship today.

“At a time of great global challenges, Network 20/20 provides invaluable service to America and the world by bringing together rising leaders from diverse backgrounds to share ideas, forge bonds, and influence policymaking. Network 20/20 promotes the kind of deep understanding, broad collaboration, and engagement that we need in today’s complex world.”

Vali Nasr, Former Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies


We are Network 20/20, a global not for profit organization that leverages entrepreneurial, established, and emerging leaders to drive innovative research and solutions to critical challenges in foreign affairs. Our leadership is second to none, and our reach and impact extends beyond 100 countries. Guided by our unwavering belief that meaningful change happens only when the private and public sectors come together, our programming is focused on results-driven entrepreneurial diplomacy and bold fellowship.

For questions, please contact us by email at information@network2020.org or by telephone at: 212-582-1870.

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