This World Leaders Forum program features an address, Is Economic Development Compatible with Ecological Preservation?, by Prime Minister Michael Somare of Papua New Guinea, followed by a moderated discussion with Prime Minister Somare and two distinguished members of Papua New Guinea’s government on economic development and ecological preservation. The discussion will be followed by a moderated question and answer session with the audience.
Welcome and Introduction by:
Paul Anderer, Vice Provost for International Relations at Columbia University
Sir Moi Avei, Minister of Petroleum and Energy
Joshua Kalinoe, Chief Secretary to Government, Department of the Prime Minister and National Executive Council
Robert G. Aisi, Ambassador of Papua New Guinea to the United Nations
Don Jay Melnick, Executive Director, The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) and Columbia University's Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Conservation Biology