Past Events

  • What if we find the Higgs particle? And what if we don't?

    Date: April 18, 2012
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library Columbia University Morningside Campus
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program asks the question: "What if we find the Higgs particle? And what if we don't?" It will feature a conversation between Columbia physicists, scientists and leading science journalists, 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.
  • Swedish Composer, Karin Rehnqvist

    Date: March 20, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Miller Theatre
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program, titled A Call, A Prayer, An Incantation, will feature Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist, who will discuss her search for new models of musical expression. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. A reception will follow the program.
  • U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Date: March 19, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location: The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program, titled "U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan," will feature a conversation between Ahmed Rashid, Pakistani journalist and author, and Steve Coll, staff writer for The New Yorker and President, New America Foundation, 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.
  • Multilateralism in Trade at Risk: Should and Can we Rescue the Doha Round?

    Date: December 5, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program will feature a panel discussion with Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor of Economics & Law, Columbia University; Economic Policy Adviser to Director General of GATT (1991-1993).
  • President of Kyrgyzstan, Roza Otunbayeva

    Date: November 21, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location: The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Roza Otunbayeva, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Filmmaker and Installation Artist, Isaac Julien

    Date: November 17, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Miller Theatre
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program will feature filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien, a Mellon Visiting Artist at the School of the Arts, who will discuss his recent major work, titled Ten Thousand Waves, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. A reception will follow the program.
  • Portuguese Architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Eduardo Souto de Moura

    Date: November 17, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program will feature an address by Portuguese architect and recent Pritzker Prize winner, Eduardo Souto de Moura, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. A reception will follow the program.
  • Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano

    Date: November 1, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location: The Kellogg Center 1501 International Affairs Building 420 West 118th Street
    Description: This Silver Lecture Series and World Leaders Forum program featured an address by Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Co-sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs' Gabriel Silver Memorial Endowed Lecture Series.
  • 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.
  • A Discussion with Valery Gergiev

    Date: October 7, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Miller Theatre
    Description: This event will feature a discussion with renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, Director of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, home to the Kirov Opera and Ballet. Valery Gergiev is also the principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
  • President of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani

    Date: September 26, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, President of the Islamic Development Bank Group, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa

    Date: September 23, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Miller Theatre
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Rafael Correa, President of the Republic of Ecuador, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Abdullah II bin al-Hussein

    Date: September 23, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Abdullah II bin al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, followed by a questions and answer session with the audience.
  • President of the Republic of Haiti, Michel Martelly

    Date: September 22, 2011 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Miller Theatre
    Description: Due to unforeseen circumstances President Martelly deeply regrets that he could not join the World Leaders Forum. Foreign Minister, Daniel Supplice and Wyclef Jean delivered remarks in his place.
  • President of the Republic of Guinea, Alpha Condé

    Date: September 22, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library. Rotunda
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga

    Date: September 20, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Atifete Jahjaga, President of the Republic of Kosovo, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Panel Discussion with Lance Armstrong, Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Dr. Lawrence Shulman

    Date: September 19, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features a panel discussion with Lance Armstrong, Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Dr. Lawrence Shulman, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

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