A Global Stage at Columbia's World Leaders Forum

COP26 President Alok Sharma in navy blue suit speaks at a podium with Columbia signage and banner in front of U.N, U.S., and British flags on stage at Columbia University Low Library.

September 23, 2022

With leaders in town for the U.N. General Assembly, Columbia welcomed President of COP26 Alok Sharma to our World Leaders Forum (established by President Lee C. Bollinger in 2003) to discuss issues like climate change and democracy with Columbia students, faculty, and staff. We also welcomed Gabriel Boric Font, President of the Republic of Chile; Dimitar Kovachevski, Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia; Frans Timmermans, European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal; and Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Leader of Belarusian democratic forces.

Read Columbia's World Leaders Forum recap.


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