Past Event

Security in the 21st Century: Women Leaders and Global Challenges

September 26, 2006
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
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This World Leaders Forum program is in conjunction with Mary Robinson’s newly formed organization, Women Leaders Intercultural Forum (WLIF). The moderated panel discussion will discuss how policies emphasizing individual human security must be integrated with more traditional approaches to state security. The program participants will unveil their plans to cooperate across cultures, regions, religions, generations, forms of governments, and the public and private sectors to advocate for these policy changes. The panel discussion will be followed by a moderated question and answer session with the audience.

Welcome and Introduction by:
Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York

Program Participants:
Rania Al-Abdullah, Queen of Jordan
Kim Campbell, Secretary-General, Club of Madrid and Former Prime Minister and Former Minister of Defense, Canada
Marcela del Mar Suazo, Minister of the National Institute for Women, Honduras
Syeda Sughra Imam, Member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab, Pakistan
Sheikha Lubna al Qasimi, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former Minister of Finance, Nigeria; former Vice President and Corporate Secretary, World Bank
Mary Robinson, President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative and Professor of Practice, Columbia University; former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; former President of Ireland

Moderated by:
Yang Lan, Chairperson, Sun Media Investment Holdings Ltd.