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"There is no point in developing the tools for citizenship, if we do not recognise ourselves and all members of our community as citizens with equal rights to express and to be heard."
HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan
"Globally the worst issue is that billions are simply expelled from reasonable lives and dominant forms of Capitalism today are one big reason for this."
Professor Saskia Sassen (
Columbia University, USA )
"What does guarantee that women are getting their rights is making sure that their values such as democratic values, human rights, freedom of expression, respect of political diversity, freedom of religion, are in place. The role of the civil society is absolutely critical in that regard."
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah
"Leaders have to cultivate cultural competence and have to ensure that people are able to distinguish the difference between data and information, between Information and knowledge, between knowledge and wisdom."
Dr Tu Weiming (
Lifetime Professor of Philosophy, Peking University )
"Those who lead should always look behind to see if there are still people following them; a leader needs a critical mass to go forward."
Ambassador Heinrich Kreft
Hani MasriPresident Tomorrow's Youth Organization
Khalid AlkhudairCEO Glowork.net
Dr Hayat SindiFounder i2nstitute
Zaha HadidCEO Zaha Hadid
Sir David FrostJournalist (1939-2013)
Sir Dirk Brossé Music Director of ‘The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’
Tu WeimingProfessor of Philosophy, Peking University
Reem N. BsaisoLeading ICT Consultant
Lucian J. HudsonCommunications Director, The Open University
Deema BibiCEO INJAZ
Diane ErdeiVP, Bertelsmann
Michael E. EconomakisExecutive VC AG Leventis Group
HRH Princess SumayaPresident, Royal Scientific Society
Prof. Marc VentrescaSBS Oxford University
His All-Holiness BartholomewEcumenical Patriarch
H.E Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-NasserHigh-Representative for UNAoC
HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Dr Maisah SobaihiAcademic/Performer
Dalia MogahedCEO Mogahed Consulting
Marianna V. VardinoyannisUNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Dr Ibrahim AbouleishFounder SEKEM
Arianna HuffingtonPresident, AOL-HP Media Group
Marco VeremisFounder & CEO Upstream
Victoria BudsonExecutive Director WAPPP, Harvard
HRH Princess Rym AliFounder Jordan Media Institute
Hakan AltinaySenior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Daniel R. FungVC, Salzburg Global Seminar
Global Thinkers Forum 2014 awards fifteen Arab women as changemakers and leaders
The Global Thinkers Forum 2014 Awards (GTF 2014) was held on Friday night (28 November 2014) at Mina A’Salam at Madinat Jumeirah during which the leading Arab women in the region were awarded for their contribution as leaders and towards change. In partnership with the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the evening aimed at celebrating excellence which awarded fifteen outstanding contributors for their respective expertise.
We proudly announce the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah II for our landmark event celebrating MENA’s’s leading female thinkers and innovators.
Queen Rania, who attended GTF in person, is also the Honoree for the GTF 2012 Award for Excellence in Global Thinking. Confirmed speakers and GTF Award Honorees include: HRH Princess Rym Ali of Jordan, Fadi Ghandour, Arianna Huffington, Deema Bibi, Professor Saskia Sassen, Majd Shweikeh, Dr Hayat Sindi, Dr. Usama Fayyad, H.E. the British Ambassador to Jordan Mr. Peter Millett and Reem N. Bsaiso.
Interview with Achilles Tsaltas, Vice President of The New York Times’ International Conferences
The Athens Democracy Forum, organized by the International New York Times, will take place on September 13-15th at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre and the Stoa of Attalos of the Ancient Agora. Please visit www.athensdemocracyforum.com for registration and more information.
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Global Thinkers Forum: Timely, Interesting, Successful
A very timely conversation around leadership in a changing world took place in Athens, Greece in the beginning of December. Global Thinkers Forum organized its annual event and the GTF 2013 Awards for Excellence under the theme ‘Leadership & Collaboration’ convening over 30 leaders and thought leaders from 18 countries to discuss leadership, ethics, collaboration […]
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