Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, will discuss the role of 'Jews as Global Citizens'. Speaking of her own experiences in the developing world, Ruth will propose how modern Jews, who enjoy greater affluence and more influence than ever before, can do their part to alleviate poverty, hunger, violence, disease and oppression. Sharing the words of dedicated Jews – college and rabbinical students, community leaders and skilled professionals – she will tell of the enormous transformative impact volunteering and advocacy can make in the modern era. By embracing our obligation to assist all people in need, regardless of race, religion or nationality, we have the capacity to ensure social justice for coming generations. As Jews who take seriously our role as global citizens, we will contribute to tikkun olam, the fixing of the world.