Taking a Stand: Challenges and Controversies in Reproductive Health, Maternal Mortality, and HIV/AIDSDate: June 8, 2006 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMLocation: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner HallDescription: A Symposium in Honor of Allan Rosenfield and His Four Decades of Bold Leadership in Public Health This World Leaders Forum program addresses public health issues of profound global importance-issues directly related to the Millennium Development Goals. Dr. Allan Rosenfield, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, has pioneered innovative programs in reproductive health, maternal mortality, and the treatment of HIV-infected women, men and children. He has advanced the health and human rights of populations around the world. Presentations and discussions featured foremost public health and policy experts from major international health organizations, the United Nations, leading academic institutions, and distinguished faculty from the Mailman School of Public Health.
- Date: April 5, 2006Location: Low Memorial LibraryDescription: The year 2005 marked the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Organization and its dispute-settlement system. Several members of the Appellate Body, in collaboration with academic and policy institutions, held a series of regional conferences around the world in 2005 and 2006 to mark this anniversary. In collaboration with the WTO, the North American conference was held at Columbia University in April 2006. The conference brought together an outstanding group of trade-policy leaders, academics, politicians, business leaders, and prominent experts from around the world.
- Date: April 4, 2006 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PMLocation: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner HallDescription: 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.
- Date: March 22, 2006 to March 24, 2006Location: Low Memorial Library and Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner HallDescription: No other form of art or entertainment today could be said to have cast as wide a net or have had a greater impact than American cinema. It dominates 60 percent of the world's film market. Distinguished film critics from around the world each present a recent U.S. film, discuss its influence on their countries, and showcase new films from their countries. Some films are featured at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center.
- Date: February 28, 2006 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PMLocation: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner HallDescription: 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.
- Date: December 4, 2005 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PMLocation: Miller TheatreDescription: Columbia University and Barnard College presents a free public presentation of Tshepang, a one-act play written and directed by Lara Foot Newton, who is Sir Peter Hall's protégé in the Rolex program.
- Date: December 4, 2005 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMLocation: Miller TheatreDescription: The symposium offers a unique opportunity for the artists to discuss with each other, and with the audience, how they have reached across lines of age, nationality, and artistic discipline through their mentoring activities.
- Date: September 26, 2005 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: Low Memorial LibraryDescription: 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.
- Date: September 19, 2005 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMLocation: Low Memorial LibraryDescription: President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah discusses the Millennium Development Goals and their impact on his nation.
- Date: September 17, 2005 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMLocation: Low Memorial LibraryDescription: The event features a talk by President Jalal Talabani of Iraq followed by a question-and-answer session moderated by President Lee C. Bollinger.
- Date: September 16, 2005 from 12:45 PM to 2:45 PMLocation: Low Memorial LibraryDescription: 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.
- Date: September 15, 2005 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PMLocation: Low Memorial LibraryDescription: Polish President Kwaśniewski addresses the geopolitical challenges his country is facing as a result of joining NATO and the European Union.
- Date: September 15, 2005 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: Low Memorial LibraryDescription: At the heart of Rwanda's development efforts is the last and perhaps the most important of all eight Millennium Development Goals-a global partnership for development. President Paul Kagame gives a speech crediting those partnerships-at the local, national, and global levels-for moving Rwanda forward on the path to a brighter future.
- Date: September 14, 2005 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMLocation: Low Memorial LibraryDescription: In Georgia's Rose Revolution, between 2000 and 2004, a massive popular opposition movement bloodlessly toppled a corrupt regime of the former communist bloc. In his address, President Mikheil Saakashvili examines a variety of issues and challenges of ensuring that democratic revolutions remain democratic. Cohosted by the Harriman Institute.
- Date: September 13, 2005 from 2:45 PM to 4:45 PMLocation: Low Memorial LibraryDescription: 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.
- Date: September 12, 2005 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PMLocation: Low Memorial LibraryDescription: Tarja Halonen, the first female president of Finland, addresses a large crowd in Columbia University's Low Library during the opening session of the 2005 World Leaders Forum.