The World Leaders Forum Just Got Good
Written by Bwog Staff
With no disrespect to Slovenia or Iceland, Bwog was a little worried that the World Leaders Forum had lost its panache after last year’s… excitement. But never fear! A handful of e-mails just informed us that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, and Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, who spoke at the WLF in 2006, have been scheduled to speak next week, in the Casa Italiana and Low Rotunda respectively.
Erdogan, we learn, is also being sponsored by the ridiculously well-connected Institute for Religion Culture and Public Life, and is already full to capacity. Registration for Morales starts tomorrow at 9 a.m. You can find out more here or in the blurbs after the jump. Happy WLF-ing!
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey
Date: November 13, 2008 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Teatro, The Italian Academy (Morningside Campus)
Description: This World Leaders Forum program features a keynote address by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey entitled, “Turkey’s Role in Shaping the Future.”
Hosted by Alan Brinkley, Provost and Allan Nevins Professor of
American History at Columbia University, and moderated by Alfred
Stepan, Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and Co-Director
Co-sponsored with the School of International and Public Affairs; the
Center for Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR); and
the Middle East Institute at Columbia University.
President Evo Morales Ayma of Bolivia
Date: November 18, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
Description: This World Leaders Forum program features a keynote address by President Evo Morales Ayma of Bolivia followed by a question and answer session with the audience.