Past Events

  • America's European Ambassadors: Diplomacy in Tumultuous Times

    Date: November 20, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Auditorium, Earl Hall, Morningside Campus
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program will feature a panel discussion among former U.S. Ambassadors on challenges in U.S. foreign policy, especially U.S. and European relations, from the perspective of their recent, on the ground experiences. The conversation will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • The International Criminal Court and the Fight Against Impunity for Atrocity Crimes

    Date: February 12, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Location: The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Judge Sang-Hyun Song, President of the International Criminal Court, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon

    Date: April 2, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program, titled "From Youth Explosion to Global Transformation: Unleashing the Power of Young People," will feature an address by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Attorney General of the United States, Eric H. Holder, Jr.

    Date: February 23, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library, Rotunda
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program will feature an address by Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, on the topic of the efforts to combat financial fraud by the Department of Justice.
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Daniel K. Tarullo

    Date: October 20, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Daniel K. Tarullo, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Emerging Leaders: Students Making an Impact

    Date: April 16, 2008 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: A panel discussion on student leadership with Columbia University students moderated by President Lee C. Bollinger.
  • Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making

    Date: April 2, 2008 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: President Lee C. Bollinger hosts a panel discussion with Columbia University's distinguished alumnus, David Rothkopf (Columbia College '77), on the topic of his provocative new book, Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making.
  • Where Is Russia Headed?

    Date: April 27, 2007 from 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: The question, "Where Is Russia headed?" has become a central preoccupation on the world stage. Is Russian democracy at bay? Is a new Cold War beginning? This forum brings together world-class U.S. scholars, journalists, diplomats, and Russian leaders to discuss these issues frankly.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Labor Relations in Emerging Markets

    Date: April 17, 2007 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
    Description: Leaders from the corporate sector, academia, civil society and the media exchange ideas about the treatment of workers in developing countries. In partnership with The Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School
  • Challenges and Solutions for Health Care and Social Services

    Date: January 18, 2007 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: A panel discussion as part of the conference on "Governing a Diverse City in a Democratic Society".
  • Making Education and After-School Programs Work for New York City's Immigrant Communities

    Date: January 18, 2007 from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: A panel discussion as part of the conference on "Governing a Diverse City in a Democratic Society".
  • Governing a Diverse City in a Democratic Society

    Date: January 18, 2007 from 8:50 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: Presented by New York City Global Partners, in partnership with Columbia University in the City of New York's World Leaders Forum and the New York Immigration Coalition. This Forum brings together governmental leaders, policy professionals, influential citizens, and renowned intellectuals from 18 nations representing 26 cities to examine the challenges and the solutions faced by diverse, democratic global cities. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his critical commissioners discuss the challenges in New York City and the programmatic solutions that have been implemented to address the needs of immigrant communities.
  • The First Emperor and Our World

    Date: November 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    Location: Miller Theatre
    Description: A roundtable discussion with Columbia faculty and the distinguished artists who are collaborating on the production of Tan Dun's The First Emperor, which has its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on December 21. In conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera
  • Michael Somare, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

    Date: September 21, 2006 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: A discussion on economic development and ecological preservation. This country's approach to these issues is setting new global standards.
  • Making Globalization Work

    Date: September 18, 2006 from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
    Description: A discussion with distinguished panelists on solutions for some of the world's most pressing problems, such as debt, unfair trade, the "resource curse," the need to curb harmful emissions and world poverty. In conjunction with the Heyman Center, the Committee on Global Thought, and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue
  • Women Foreign Ministers and Permanent Representatives to the United Nations panel Discussion

    Date: September 23, 2004 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: President Lee C. Bollinger hosts a panel discussion between women leaders. The discussion explores strategies to eliminate violence and discrimination against women. Co-sponsored by the Council of Women World Leaders

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