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  • Author: Matthew W. Barzun
  • Publication Date: 11-2015
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by The Honorable Matthew W. Barzun, Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. All guests are invited to a reception at the conclusion of the program. A former Internet pioneer himself, Ambassador Barzun will discuss the potential and the constraints of digital technologies and media for today's diplomats. Matthew Barzun has been the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom since 2013, after serving as Ambassador to Sweden from 2009 to 2011. Before his ambassadorships, he had an extensive career in business and politics, including leadership positions in both of President Obama's electoral campaigns.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Science and Technology, International Affairs, Mass Media
  • Political Geography: United Kingdom
  • Author: Michael Bloomberg, Boris Johnson
  • Publication Date: 09-2009
  • Content Type: Video
  • Institution: Columbia University World Leaders Forum
  • Abstract: His program, featuring Mayors Michael Bloomberg of New York and Boris Johnson of London, is the keystone of a three-day conference in New York planned as the kickoff for continuing discussion between these two great cities. During the conference and beyond, invited participants will focus on major issues facing New York and London: the future of their financial sectors, the diversification of their economies, building and maintaining their capital plants, and expanding housing affordability.
  • Topic: Globalization, International Political Economy, Bilateral Relations
  • Political Geography: United States, New York, United Kingdom, Europe, London