This World Leaders Forum program features an address by The Honorable Matthew W. Barzun, Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. All guests are invited to a reception at the conclusion of the program.
A former Internet pioneer himself, Ambassador Barzun will discuss the potential and the constraints of digital technologies and media for today's diplomats. Matthew Barzun has been the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom since 2013, after serving as Ambassador to Sweden from 2009 to 2011. Before his ambassadorships, he had an extensive career in business and politics, including leadership positions in both of President Obama's electoral campaigns.
Welcome Remarks: David Madigan, Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University in the City of New York
Moderators: Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and Director of the European Institute, Columbia University in the City of New York
Alexis Wichowski, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in the City of New York; Director of Research and Communications, Harmony Institute