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PrezBo Pulls In The Big Names for World Leaders Forum

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It’s that time again!  The seventh annual Columbia University World Leaders Forum, brainchild of our own Lee C., is right around the corner.  This year, PrezBo “invites you to join him in welcoming” exciting people such as Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the President (and former first lady) of Argentina, Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel laureate and former President of Finland, and everyone’s favorite, Kofi Annan (PrezBo’s email thoughtfully lists “Columbia Global Fellow” ahead of “former Secretary-General of the United Nations”–we’re very important here, did you know?).  The first talk (by Mrs. Fernández de Kirchner) is next Monday afternoon, and online registration opens tomorrow (or today, depending how you keep score) Tuesday, the 15th, at 9 in the morning.  Check out the full email after the jump.

President Lee C. Bollinger invites you to join him in welcoming heads of state and special guests from across the globe as part of the seventh annual World Leaders Forum. The World Leaders Forum Web site will be updated daily as visits are confirmed.

For the most up-to-date list of events, please visit

Schedule of Events

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina

Monday, September 21, 4:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies

Ambassador Alvaro de Soto in conversation with Martti Ahtisaari,

   Former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Monday, September 21, 6:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Center for International Conflict Resolution

Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand

Tuesday, September 22, 3:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Boris Tadić, President of Serbia

Tuesday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute

Kofi Annan, Columbia Global Fellow

   and former Secretary-General of the United Nations

Wednesday, September 23, 12:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs Gabriel Silver Memorial Lecture Series

Madhav Kumar Nepal, Prime Minister of Nepal

Thursday, September 24, 2:00 p.m.



Online registration is required and seating is limited.

Registration is open to students, faculty, and staff from Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College.

Registration will open on Tuesday, September 15, at 9:00 a.m.

To register, and to view the most up-to-date schedule, please visit


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  • Also says:

    @Also What a coincidence! The UN General Assembly is also happening the same week! Bollinger used his powers not only to start up the World Leaders Forum, but to get the UN to cooperate with him!
    Bollinger is a sexy sexy man.

    1. Obviously a first year says:

      @Obviously a first year Umm, not a coincidence dummy but the whole point of the World Leaders Forum, though it continues throughout the year it always peaks in September.

      1. You're obviously says:

        @You're obviously an idiot.

      2. Sarcasm says:

        @Sarcasm may not be obvious in print, but…

        Great Post, Genius!

        Also, dummy??

      3. what says:

        @what Continues throughout the year…?

  • If you seek amy Bollinger says:

    @If you seek amy Bollinger I vote for Tadić. He’s kinda hot.

  • I for one says:

    @I for one will be attending the Clinton Global Initiative. I’m sorry to inform you that the World Leaders Forum does not fit into my schedule.


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