Past Events

  • Kamal Kharrazi, Foreign Minister of Iran

    Date: September 30, 2003
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: Columbia University wraps up a week of visits from over a dozen heads of state and international dignitaries with a visit from Kamal Kharrazi, Foreign Minister of Iran. The minister discussed security in the Persian Gulf region after Saddam Hussein.
  • President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

    Date: September 25, 2003
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: President Vladimir Putin gives a keynote address describing the global benefits of keeping close ties between the United States and the Russia.
  • President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai

    Date: September 25, 2003
    Location: School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), 15th Floor
    Description: President Hamid Karzai discusses transition and reconstruction in Afghanistan during the 2003 World Leaders Forum.
  • John Agyekum Kufuor, President of Ghana

    Date: September 25, 2003 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufor delivers a keynote address as part of the 2003 World Leaders Forum.
  • Anatoliy Zlenko, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine

    Date: September 25, 2003 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Location: School of International and Public Affairs
    Description: Foreign Minister Anatoliy Zlenko participates in a part of the 2003 World Leaders Forum. Co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute.  
  • Atal Behari Vajpayee

    Date: September 24, 2003
    Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
    Description: India's prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, speaks as part of the 2003 World Leaders Forum. His keynote address touched on India's growing presence in the world economy. A question and answer session with the audience follows.
  • Southeastern European Leaders Panel

    Date: September 24, 2003
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: President Lee C. Bollinger moderates the discussion, which focused on the leaders' visions for a new Southeastern Europe. Among the topics that are discussed are actions to further Balkan integration into European and trans-Atlantic political, economic and security structures, as well as Greek EU presidency plans for prioritizing the integration of Southeastern Europe. Leaders also debate how the war in Iraq appeared to derail these plans, and next steps for the region. Co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the School for International and Public Affairs
  • Enrique Bolaños Geyer, President, Nicaragua

    Date: September 23, 2003
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: Enrique Bolanos Geyer, president of the Republic of Nicaragua gives a keynote address. His talk focuses on his administration's anti-corruption campaign to reinforce democracy in the "new Nicaragua."
  • Kiro Gligorov, President of Macedonia

    Date: September 20, 2003
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    Description: A keynote address by Kiro Gligorov, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Co-sponsored by The Harriman Institute in association with the Macedonian Arts Council.  

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