Presidents and Prime Ministers from Across the Globe to Address University Students

October 10, 2013

Media contact: Eric Sharfstein, 212-854-6164, es3106@columbia.edu

NEW YORK, September 19, 2013 — Columbia University’s annual World Leaders Forum and other special programs bring presidents, prime ministers and other international dignitaries to Morningside Heights again this autumn. Columbia is located on Broadway at West 116th Street in Manhattan. Transit: 1 train to 116 Street/Columbia University.

Dates, times and venues are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit http://www.worldleaders.columbia.edu/events. For seating, news media must register in advance with Eric Sharfstein at es3106@columbia.edu or 212-854-6164.

WHO: Villy Søvndal, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, on “Reforming Europe Out of the Crisis: Nordic and Danish Perspectives and Solutions”
WHEN: Monday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: International Affairs Building, Room 1501
SPONSOR: Center on Global Economic Governance

WHO: Horacio Cartes, President of the Republic of Paraguay, on “Paraguay: Land of Opportunities”
WHEN: Monday, September 23, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Teatro, Italian Academy
SPONSORS: World Leaders Forum and The Earth Institute

WHO: John Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, on “Reflections on the Challenges and Prospects of Democratic Consolidation in Africa”
WHEN: Monday, September 23, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Teatro, Italian Academy
SPONSORS: World Leaders Forum and The Earth Institute

WHO: Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile, on “Chile's Way to Development”
WHEN: Monday, September 23, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
SPONSOR: World Leaders Forum

WHO: Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia
WHEN: Tuesday, September 24, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
SPONSORS: World Leaders Forum and The Harriman Institute

WHO: Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, on “The State of the European Union: Politics, Economy and Democracy”
WHEN: Tuesday, September 24, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
SPONSORS: World Leaders Forum and The Blinken European Institute

WHO: Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique, on “Poverty and Inclusive Development: The 7 Million as a New Paradigm for Socio-Economic Development”
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library 
SPONSORS: World Leaders Forum

WHO: Christopher Jorebon Loeak, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, on “Marshalling Climate Leadership”
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
SPONSORS: World Leaders Forum, Center for Climate Change Law and The Earth Institute

WHO: Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, on “French Proposals for the Future of Europe”
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: International Affairs Building, Room 1501
SPONSORS: Center on Global Economic Governance and The Alliance Program

WHO: Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
SPONSORS: World Leaders Forum, Institute of African Studies and The Earth Institute

WHO: Otto Fernando Perez Molina, President of the Republic of Guatemala, on “New Avenues for Global Illicit Drug Policies”
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: International Affairs Building, Room 1501
SPONSORS: School of International and Public Affairs and Institute of Latin American Studies

WHO: Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia, on “The Future of Europe”
WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
SPONSORS: World Leaders Forum and The Harriman Institute

WHO: Enrico Letta, Prime Minister of Italy, on “European Governance and Italy's Role”
WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
SPONSOR: World Leaders Forum

WHO: Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, on “Prospects of the European Enlargement Process in South East Europe: A New Agenda”
WHEN: Friday, September 27, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
SPONSORS: World Leaders Forum, East Central European Center, The Harriman Institute and Institute for the Study of Human Rights