Past Event

Shaping the Future - The 2018 Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leaders

April 11, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Teatro, Italian Academy
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Living in an evolving time, today's global leaders are challenged with difficult obstacles shaping societies and their environments. The Committee on Global Thought and the Tällberg Foundation are collaborating to discuss these issues and determine what kind of new leadership is needed.

This World Leaders Forum program features a conversation with the 2018 winners of the Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize followed by a moderated question and answer session with the audience. The Prize is awarded annually for extraordinary leadership—in any field and any country—that is courageous, optimistic, dynamic, rooted in universal values and global in application or in aspiration.

Welcome by:
Maya Tolstoy, Interim Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences; Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Introduction by:
Alan Stoga, President of Zemi Communications; Senior Adviser of Kissinger Associates; Chairman of Tällberg Foundation

2018 Winners of the Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize:
Pastor Nicolas Guérékoyame-Gbangou, President of the Evangelical Alliance of the Central African Republic; one of the founders of the Plateforme des Confessions Religieuses de Centrafrique (PCRC)
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Multiaward winning Pakistani filmmaker, journalist, and activist
Rafael Yuste, Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Columbia University

Moderated by:
Vishakha N. Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs; Senior Research Scholar in Global Studies; Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University