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  • Publication Date: 07-2011
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Abstract: José Manuel Zelaya, former president of Honduras, returned to his country in May after the coup that ousted him in 2009. Since coming back, he has reentered politics and this has raised concerns that he may once again try and change the constitution. This could have severe implications for the operating environment in Honduras.
  • Topic: Democratization, Development, International Trade and Finance, Markets, Governance
  • Political Geography: Latin America
  • Author: Ed Husain
  • Publication Date: 08-2011
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Abstract: Speaker: Ed Husain, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Topic: International Relations, Globalization, Islam, Terrorism, Armed Struggle
  • Author: Steven A. Cook
  • Publication Date: 11-2011
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Abstract: Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations argues that the national dialogue convened by the Syrian government lacks credibility, and raises question about what steps the Syrian military will take as the regime faces continued popular protests.
  • Topic: Regime Change, Insurgency
  • Political Geography: Middle East, Arabia, Syria
  • Publication Date: 09-2011
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: In the World Leaders Forum address titled, Kosovo\'s Road Ahead, President Atifete Jahjaga discusses the current state of the Republic of Kosovo and the plans for its future. Co-sponsored by The Harriman Institute.
  • Topic: Conflict Resolution, Development, Economics, Ethnic Conflict, Foreign Aid, Foreign Direct Investment
  • Political Geography: Kosovo, Balkans
  • Author: Rafael Correa
  • Publication Date: 09-2011
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Rafael Correa, President of the Republic of Ecuador, titled Vulnerable Societies: Media and Democracy in Latin America, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies and the School of International and Public Affairs.
  • Topic: Democratization, Political Economy, Mass Media
  • Political Geography: Latin America
  • Author: Jagdish Bhagwati, Pascal Lamy, Michael Moore, Leif Pagrotsky
  • Publication Date: 12-2011
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: This World Leaders Forum program will feature an introduction by: - Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization Followed by a panel discussion with: - Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor of Economics Law, Columbia University; Economic Policy Adviser to Director General of GATT (1991-1993) - Michael Moore, Former Director General of World Trade Organization and Prime Minister of New Zealand; Ambassador of New Zealand to the United States - Leif Pagrotsky, Swedish Minister for Trade(1997-2004); currently member of the Swedish Parliament and of the Executive Board of the Social Democratic Party.
  • Topic: Economics, Emerging Markets, International Trade and Finance, International Affairs, Financial Crisis
  • Political Geography: United States, New Zealand
  • Author: Vikram Pandit
  • Publication Date: 04-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: This World Leaders Forum program features a keynote address by Vikram Pandit, Chief Executive Officer of Citi, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Topic: Economics, International Trade and Finance, Financial Crisis
  • Political Geography: United States
  • Author: Admiral Mike Mullen
  • Publication Date: 04-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: This World Leaders Forum program features a discussion by Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Admiral Mullen will engage with members of the University and New York City community on a variety of topics about the future of the military, including efforts to enhance educational and economic opportunities for today's military veterans. Launching a series of events around the country, Admiral Mullen's visit to Columbia University will begin a dialogue with communities throughout the nation. Admiral Mullen will share his own ideas on issues facing the military, its veterans and learn the concerns of the American public, starting in New York City at Columbia. Followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Topic: Arms Control and Proliferation
  • Political Geography: United States, New York
  • Author: Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Publication Date: 03-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: This World Leaders Forum program features a keynote address by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Topic: Politics, International Affairs
  • Political Geography: Europe, France
  • Author: Feisal Abdul Rauf
  • Publication Date: 09-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Abstract: Imam Feisal speaks about the need for interreligious dialogue and cooperation while addressing the debate surrounding the community center near the World Trade Center.
  • Topic: Conflict Resolution, International Cooperation, Islam, Terrorism
  • Political Geography: United States
  • Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Publication Date: 09-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Abstract: Secretary Clinton discusses U.S. leadership and diplomatic efforts, as well as the global challenges of climate change, Middle East peace, conflict in Darfur, and the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Peace Studies, Treaties and Agreements, Territorial Disputes, Foreign Aid, Peacekeeping
  • Political Geography: Afghanistan, United States, Darfur, Middle East, Arabia
  • Author: Henry Odein Ajumogobia
  • Publication Date: 08-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Abstract: Speaker: Henry Odein Ajumogobia, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Nigeria Presider: Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria August 4, 2010 Guest Event: A Conversation with Henry Odein Ajumogobia Nigerian foreign minister Henry Odein Ajumogobia discusses the challenges and prospects of Nigeria at fifty and the strengthening of Nigeria's bilateral partnership with the United States.
  • Topic: Oil, Bilateral Relations
  • Political Geography: Africa, United States, Nigeria
  • Author: Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Publication Date: 07-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Abstract: Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations on July 8, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed U.S.-Israel relations, the threat of a nuclear Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and the possibility of extending a temporary settlement freeze in the West Bank. Netanyahu was unclear on whether or not he will extend a ten-month moratorium on settlement expansion in the West Bank beyond the September deadline. When asked, he said: "I think we've done enough. Let's go on with talks." Yet Netanyahu was cautious when assessing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's ability to achieve a final status agreement. "I will not do what some of my colleagues do to President Abbas," Netanyahu said, "I won't rule out the possibility of leadership." On the subject of Iran and its uranium enrichment program, which Israel regards as a grave threat, Netanyahu was supportive of recent Obama administration moves. "The statement that the president has made that all options are on the table is probably the most effective pressure that you could direct at Iran," Netanyahu said, addressing the possibility of using military force to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. "They have in the past backed off when they thought the U.S. would act in a more forceful way." Addressing recent strains in U.S.-Israel relations, Netanyahu emphasized Israel's strategic value to the United States. "In the heart of the Middle East, Israel is the source of the greatest stability," he said, "the service that Israel does in the Middle East is below the swirl of public debate, is real and much appreciated by the governments that are actually acting to stabilize the Middle East, chief among them the United States."
  • Topic: Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy, Territorial Disputes
  • Political Geography: United States, Middle East, Arabia
  • Author: Jigmi Y. Thinley
  • Publication Date: 09-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: An address by Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley of the Kingdom of Bhutan followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Guests are invited to a reception at the conclusion of the program.
  • Topic: International Relations, International Affairs
  • Political Geography: South Asia, Asia
  • Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Belay Begashaw, Upmanu Lall
  • Publication Date: 09-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: A panel discussion moderated by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs with East African Leaders, and Dr. Belay Begashaw from the Earth Institute's MDG Centre and Upmanu Lall, director of the Columbia Water Center, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Topic: Agriculture, Climate Change, Economics, Health
  • Political Geography: Africa
  • Author: José Manuel Barroso
  • Publication Date: 09-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: "Post-Crisis: a Leading Global Role for Europe "This program will feature an address by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commisson, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Topic: Regional Cooperation
  • Political Geography: Europe
  • Author: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
  • Publication Date: 09-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: The New Economic Order and the Millennium Development Goals" This event will feature and address by Prime Minister of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Topic: International Relations, Regional Cooperation, International Affairs
  • Political Geography: Europe
  • Author: José Sócrates
  • Publication Date: 09-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: "Energy Policy and the Portuguese New Growth Agenda" This event will feature an address by Prime Minister of Portugal, José Sócrates. Followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Topic: Climate Change, Energy Policy
  • Political Geography: Europe
  • Author: Meles Zenawi
  • Publication Date: 09-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: "The Current Global Environment and its Impact in Africa" An address by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Topic: Environment, Globalization
  • Political Geography: Africa, Ethiopia
  • Author: José Manuel Ramos-Horta
  • Publication Date: 09-2010
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: "From Conflict to Peace and Sustainable Development: Timor-Leste experience" An address by President José Manuel Ramos-Horta of Timor-Leste followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Topic: Development, Foreign Aid
  • Political Geography: Asia, Southeast Asia