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Set Your Alarms: Register for the World Leaders Forum

He will not get to see Lance Armstrong. Bummer.

Registration for the World Leaders Forum opens tomorrow morning at 10 am! When it comes to anything involving Sundial, “you snooze, you lose.” Or rather, “by the time the page refreshes, it’s already full.” But if you don’t play you can’t win.

For the unknowing, the World Leaders Forum is a star-studded lecture series that features some of the most influential people in the world. We’re especially excited for legendary cyclist and cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong, and TV medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.  Full list of speakers below—note registration for a few events are on a different schedule.

Update, 10:18am: Multiple tipsters tell us that Sundial is down!

Monday, September 19

Discussion with Lance Armstrong, Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Dr. Lawrence Shulman
Delivering Hope: Preventing and Treating Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Countries
4:00 p.m., Low Memorial Library
Co-sponsored by the Mailman School of Public Health.

Tuesday, September 20

President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga
Kosovo’s Road Ahead
5:00 p.m., Low Memorial Library
Co-sponsored by The Harriman Institute.

Thursday, September 22

President of the Republic of Haiti, Michel Martelly
Moving Beyond Crisis Recovery towards Lasting Development
2:30 p.m., Miller Theatre
Co-sponsored by the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity, The Center for International Earth Science Information Network, and The Earth Institute.

President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff
Low Memorial Library
Co-sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies and the School of International and Public Affairs.
Please note, the time of this event will be listed in the coming days. Please visit for updates. Registration for this event will open on Monday, September 19, at 10:00 a.m.


Friday, September 23

King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Abdullah II bin al-Hussein
10:30 a.m., Low Memorial Library
Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Middle East Research Center.

President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa
2:00 p.m., Miller Theatre
Co-sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies and the School of International and Public Affairs.
Please note, registration for this event is currently open.

Monday, September 26

President of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali
The Looming International Financial Crisis and the Excessive Reliance on Debt
12:00 noon, Low Memorial Library
Co-sponsored by The Earth Institute.
Please note, registration for this event is currently open.

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  • yeah...what he/she said! says:

    @yeah...what he/she said! it still says that Brazil is cancelled on the site :p

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous They just cancelled President of Brazil and Trinidad/Tobago.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Nope, Brazil just got rescheduled – T&T’s done though

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous where did you hear that Brazil got rescheduled? it says cancelled on the website

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I get a window saying event registration with the only clickable button being close. Does that mean I’m registered?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous same here… i really hope so.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous damn, it’s asking me for cuid and pw again.

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous is there a way to check if we’re registered for the event besides just blindly praying to the powers that be?

          1. Anonymous says:

            @Anonymous lol this is the most un-assuring system of registration I’ve ever experienced.

            1. Anonymous says:

              @Anonymous Welcome to Columbia, little freshling.

          2. Anonymous says:

            @Anonymous They will give you an email if you’ve registered.

            1. Anonymous says:

              @Anonymous so if we haven’t recieved an email yet, we’re fucked? damn. and brazil isn’t coming :(

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous tha carter IV was only a letdown if you ignore the incredible shittiness of human being and rebirth. weezy is no pac

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous didn’t lance cheat?

  • Seriously? says:

    @Seriously? Columbia is filled with such elitist snobs. Any university would kill to have 6 world leaders visit over the course of 5 days. It’s no Iran, but Brazil and Jordan are no slouches.

    1. yes. says:

      @yes. Yes, Brazil and Jordan are no slouches, but they’re not Iran. If either were to fall under the control of medievalist theocrats with an expressed interest in destroying some other country– preferably a gigantic imperial, illegitimate country like Israel– then we’d be able to feel prouder about their leaders’ eagerness to grace our fair campus. True, some Jordanians wish they could emulate Iran and the last president of Brazil was one of Ahmadinejad’s soccer buddies, but that’s little consolation. Alas, greatness is rare, and it’s not often you get the privilege to meet great people. Incidentally, Hitler and Stalin were not available this year as usual, and OBL unexpectedly had to cancel in May for well-publicized reasons.

  • boring? says:

    @boring? dilma roussef is an amazing catch. brazil is an emerging superpower, even if it doesn’t have the media attention to show it. probably the best get for the WLF since ahmedinejad or putin in 2003.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Can we get Putin again? I would refresh the shit out of Sundial to see that sexiness.

  • whaaat says:

    @whaaat This is a great lineup! haiti gupta armstrong brazil jordan kosovo…….all of these areas have had particularly interesting pasts & futures. p.s. recaptcha was cum oreo?

  • Request for next year says:

    @Request for next year Weezy F. Baby.

    No seriously I want hear from him personally why Tha Carter IV was such a letdown.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I guess people are finally starting to realize how overrated lil wayne is

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Stupid Lance Armstrong, now I might not get to see Paul Farmer because of you!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I feel exactly the same way.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous yeah this kinda sucks they definitely could’ve done better. The only interesting thing will be if there are protests, those are always fun. WHY DOES EVERYONE HERE PROTEST?

  • Another year, says:

    @Another year, another boring lineup.

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