Past Event

Challenges of the Drylands

September 20, 2010
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
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This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion on the drylands of Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia followed by a question and answer session with the audience. The panelists will discuss ways for the United States, Europe, China, India, and wealthy oil-based economies of the Middle East to collaborate and develop real solutions to these challenges.

Welcome by:
Claude M. Steele, Provost of Columbia University in the City of New York

Introduction and Moderated by:
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Program Participants:
His Majesty King Mswati III, Kingdom of Swaziland, Chairman of COMESA
Abukar A. Arman, Somali Special Envoy to the United States
Belay Begashaw, Director of the MDG Centre, The Earth Institute
Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya
Sam Kutesa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Uganda
Upmanu Lall, Director of the Columbia Water Center, The Earth Institute
Roble Olhaye, Ambassador to the United Nations, Republic of Djibouti

Cosponsored by:
The Earth Institute