Past Events

  • Sergio Cabral Filho, former Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Date: May 2, 2014 from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
    Location: Teatro, Italian Academy
    Description: This World Leaders Forum features an address by Sergio Cabral Filho, former Governor of Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
  • Second Annual Global Thought Lecture - Global Governance and Future Challenges: Lessons from the Oxford Martin Commission

    Date: April 29, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program will feature a discussion with Pascal Lamy, Honorary President of Notre Europe, Jacques Delors Institute and Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Growth and Poverty

    Date: December 3, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program titled, “Growth and Poverty” will feature a conversation between Amartya Sen, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics; Thomas W. Lamont University Professor; Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University; Edmund S. Phelps, Director, Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University; 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics; and Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development; Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • 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 Balancing Act: Women, Work and Family in the United States and France

    Date: October 14, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location: Columbia UniversityMorningside CampusRotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program will feature a conversation between Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister for Women's Rights and Government Spokesperson of France and Anne-Marie Slaughter, President of the New America Foundation. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania

    Date: September 27, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Enrico Letta, Prime Minister of Italy

    Date: September 26, 2013 from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
    Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Enrico Letta, Prime Minister of Italy, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia

    Date: September 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal

    Date: September 25, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Christopher Jorebon Loeak, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

    Date: September 25, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Christopher Jorebon Loeak, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique

    Date: September 25, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

    Date: September 24, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features a conversation between His Excellency Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Professor Victoria de Grazia, Columbia University's Moore Collegiate Professor of History, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia

    Date: September 24, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile

    Date: September 23, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency John Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana

    Date: September 23, 2013 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location: Teatro, The Italian Academy
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency John Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Horacio Cartes, President of the Republic of Paraguay

    Date: September 23, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location: Teatro, The Italian Academy
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Horacio Cartes, President of the Republic of Paraguay, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Columbia Global Centers and their Impact on Global Issues

    Date: September 12, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location: Teatro, Italian Academy 1161 Amsterdam Avenue
    Description: 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). In this World Leaders Forum discussion, directors of the eight global centers along with Columbia faculty will have a dynamic conversation with student participants around important global themes. This will be a first-hand opportunity for students to discuss and debate ways in which Columbia University and the Columbia Global Centers network can be leveraged to address these issues.

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