InterConnections 21 (IC21) is thrilled to announce this year’s Teton County Model United Nations (TCMUN) keynote speaker, Kristjan Archer. Kristjan Archer is the senior communications consultant of Gallup, an advisory firm specializing in big data analytics of employees, customers, students and citizens. He will present a talk titled, “The Rise of Global Suffering and Wellbeing Inequality.”
The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged our world, but people were struggling even before the pandemic. According to Gallup, global suffering has been steadily rising for a decade. In 2007, 9% of the world was suffering; in the year before the global pandemic, that figure was 17%. Suffering is multidimensional, meaning this increase is not explained by money alone. Kristjan Archer will share what Gallup has found that is contributing to this very concerning rise in global suffering and what wellness leaders must get curious about if they are looking to drive positive change that leads to high-level wellness for ALL.
Kristjan’s mission is to help seven billion citizens be heard on their most pressing work and life issues through the Gallup World Poll, a 100-year initiative spanning 160 countries and regions.
Kristjan works on many of Gallup’s leading indices and studies, connecting policymakers and journalists with data that describes how people live their lives. He regularly works with embassies and consulates to inform country leaders about the livelihoods of their residents.
InterConnections 21 (IC21) is a Jackson-based nonprofit with the mission to enhance global awareness and connections through education and community engagement. IC21's signature program is the Teton County Model United Nations (TCMUN) conference, which has engaged over 2,700 regional students over the past 16 years in critical thinking, debate, and collaborative problem-solving of real global issues.