Past Events

  • Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti

    Date: April 22, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location: The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • A Discussion on the Future of Europe

    Date: February 25, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program will feature a discussion with a distinguished group of thinkers, policy makers, and practitioners on the challenges facing Europe and the implications for the region and the world's economy, politics, and democracy. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • True Leadership Requires Accountability: The Way Forward for New African Leadership

    Date: February 18, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace laureate, Liberian peace activist, Founder and President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, 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.
  • Art and State: Arts Policies and Practices in the United States and France

    Date: November 27, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Altschul Auditorium 417 International Affairs Building
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features a conversation with Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor, French Embassy in the U.S., and Rocco Landesman, Chairman, National Endowment of the Arts, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • After Sandy: Climate and Our Coastal Future

    Date: November 19, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: Hurricane Sandy was a brutal wake-up call to the dangers of potential trends in weather patterns and sea level to fast-expanding coastal cities around the world. Why was the damage in New York so catastrophic, and what can society do to stem such disasters in the future? What prospects do scientists, engineers and disaster planners see for an effective response?
  • The Current and Future State of Euro-American Relations in Times of Crisis

    Date: October 22, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location: The Kellogg Center, 1501 International Affairs Building
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program titled "The Current and Future State of Euro-American Relations in Times of Crisis," will feature a conversation between His Excellency, Francois Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States and Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics. The conversation will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Presidential Economic Advisers Forum 2012

    Date: October 8, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum event will feature debate-style dialogue between R. Glenn Hubbard, senior economic adviser to Governor Romney and Jeffrey Liebman, senior economic adviser to President Obama, as they speak on economic policies proposed by the Republican and Democratic candidates for the presidency.
  • Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia

    Date: September 27, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • A Future without HIV/AIDS: Dream or Reality?

    Date: September 27, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library Rotunda
    Description: This World Leaders Forum event will consider the scientific advances in confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and will debate whether and how we can achieve an AIDS-free generation.
  • The Islamic World in the New Century

    Date: September 24, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Secretary General Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • A Discussion Featuring Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

    Date: September 22, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library, Rotunda
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features a discussion with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chair of the National League for Democracy, Member of Parliament from Kawmhu Constituency, and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. Ann Curry, national and international anchor and correspondent for NBC News will moderate.
  • A Roundtable Discussion with Students and Columbia Global Centers Directors

    Date: September 21, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location: Teatro, Italian Academy
    Description: The Columbia Global Centers (CGCs) are nimble hubs that provide a foundation for students, faculty, affiliates, and alumni to explore academic opportunities. There are currently eight Columbia Global Centers operating in Africa (Nairobi), East Asia (Beijing), Europe (Paris), Latin America (Santiago), Latin America (Rio de Janeiro), the Middle East (Amman), South Asia (Mumbai), and Turkey (Istanbul).

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