Past Events

  • Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the Government of Bangladesh

    Date: September 25, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the Government of Bangladesh, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

    Date: September 22, 2014 from 5:35 PM to 6:15 PM
    Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • President José Manuel Ramos-Horta of Timor-Leste

    Date: September 23, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building The Kellogg Center, Room 1501
    Description: An address by President José Manuel Ramos-Horta of Timor-Leste followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Jigmi Y. Thinley

    Date: September 15, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location: Rotunda, Low Library
    Description: An address by Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley of the Kingdom of Bhutan followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • India: The Global Partner

    Date: April 15, 2008 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: This program features a discussion with Dr. Y.V. Reddy, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Columbia University.
  • Nambaryn Enkhbayar, President of Mongolia

    Date: October 24, 2007 from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
    Location: Davis Auditorium, The Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research
    Description: Nambaryn Enkhbayar, President of Mongolia, delivers a keynote address and participates in a question and answer session moderated by Myron L. Cohen, Director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. This event is co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
  • Bangladesh's Socio-economic Development: Successes, Challenges and Imperatives

    Date: September 28, 2007 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, Chief Adviser of the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh delivers a keynote address and participates in a question and answer session moderated by Vidya J. Dehejia, Director of the Southern Asian Institute.  
  • Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, President of Turkmenistan

    Date: September 24, 2007 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Location: The Italian Academy
    Description: Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, President of Turkmenistan, delivers a keynote address and participates in a question and answer session with the audience. Co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute.
  • 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
  • Security in the 21st Century: Women Leaders and Global Challenges

    Date: September 26, 2006 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: These leaders discuss how policies emphasizing individual human security must be integrated with more traditional approaches to state security. Panelists unveil their plans to cooperate across cultures, regions, religions, generations, forms of governments, and the public and private sectors to advocate for these policy changes. In conjunction with Women Leaders Intercultural Forum.
  • Pakistan: Creating an Architecture for International Peace and Security

    Date: April 4, 2006 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
    Description: His Excellency Mr. Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, gives a keynote address. Welcome and introduction by Lisa Anderson, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs.  
  • Press Freedom in China

    Date: February 28, 2006 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
    Description: This symposium, being moderated by President Lee C. Bollinger, explores the dilemmas of contemporary Chinese journalism and the challenges and opportunities of working in China today.
  • Dialogue with the Dalai Lama: "Tibetan Studies in the Modern Research University"

    Date: September 26, 2005 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama participates in a dialogue about Tibetan studies at Columbia University in terms of its importance in religious studies, East and South Asian studies, and the sciences.
  • Pakistan: Meeting the Challenge of Peace and Development

    Date: September 16, 2005 from 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: The event features an address from President Pervez Musharraf of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Working Together to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

    Date: September 13, 2005 from 2:45 PM to 4:45 PM
    Location: Low Memorial Library
    Description: This event features a panel discussion highlighting the different approaches that countries are taking to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and a keynote address by President Yudhoyono of Indonesia.
  • Surakiart Sathirathai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

    Date: September 29, 2004 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location: School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), 15th Floor
    Description: The Minister for Foreign Affairs for Thailand, Surakiart Sathirathai, address the Columbia University community.  
  • 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.
  • 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.

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