Michael J. Fox Among the Line-Up for Lincoln Center's First Ever Global Exchange

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The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced details for its inaugural Global Exchange, an event that will bring together 200 participants to New York on Sept. 18 to explore the essential roles of art and culture around the world. Among the line-up of voices that will be in attendance include Michael J. Fox and Oscar-nominated writer and producer Norman Lear.

The convening will take place just days before the opening of the United Nations Assembly session, with guests hailing from the worlds of business, government, education, media, science and the arts around the world.

The goal of the Global Exchange is "to explore how art and culture can become even more effective in fostering healthy citizens, vibrant cities and strong communities," press notes state. "The Global Exchange is the centerpiece of a broader effort focused on advancing the relevance and centrality of art, across sectors and geographies, and inspiring investment in culture worldwide."

Other participants will include Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu, Senegalese Musician Youssou N’Dour and IAC Chairman Barry Diller.

"If art and culture are truly going to be central to our society, they must adapt a forward-thinking and engaged perspective. The Lincoln Center Global Exchange is an important step in that regard,” said Jed Bernstein, president of Lincoln Center.

The event runs a single day and attendance is by invitation only. The program is set to feature conversations and integrated live performances focusing on the intersections of art, science, education and more.

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