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"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
"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 )
"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
"I was really impressed by the support that GTF has been able to offer to the young industrious women of the MENA countries. Very few international organizations are giving them something tangible. You do!"
Sonja Lokar (
President, European Women’s Lobby )
"Talents will flourish in a truly collective research culture where many contributions and innovations feed into each other, helping find solutions to the defining questions of our own era. The Global Thinkers Forum provides an invaluable platform for discussion and exchange of ideas."
Zaha Hadid (
CEO, Zaha Hadid Architects )
Humaira WakiliDirector, TYO
Dr Heinrich KreftAmbassador
Thanos DokosDirector-General ELIAMEP
Victoria BudsonExecutive Director WAPPP, Harvard
Prof. Marc VentrescaSBS Oxford University
Tu WeimingProfessor of Philosophy, Peking University
Dr Maisah SobaihiAcademic/Performer
Panos PapazoglouCMP, Ernst & Young
Dr Ibrahim AbouleishFounder SEKEM
H.E Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-NasserHigh-Representative for UNAoC
Reem N. BsaisoLeading ICT Consultant
HRH Princess SumayaPresident, Royal Scientific Society
Ram AviramAmbassador (Ret)
Ali AslanSenior Anchor Deutsche Welle
Sir Dirk Brossé Music Director of ‘The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’
Akinwole Omoboriowo IICEO Genesis Electricity Nigeria
Yiorgos KaminisMayor of Athens
Daniel R. FungSolicitor, Expert on China
Georgia KartsanisCEO of SARGIA Partners
Athanassios G. Platias Professor of Strategy at the University of Piraeus
Marianna V. VardinoyannisUNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Hakan AltinaySenior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Rodi KratsaMember of the European Parliament
Marco VeremisFounder & CEO
The international organization Global Thinkers Forum held its annual Awards ceremony in Athens Greece, under the auspices of the Municipality of Athens; it was a ceremony reminiscent of the Academy Awards in elegance and glamour. The event was held with the collaboration of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, while Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, UNESCO Good Will Ambassador opened the evening with her welcome remarks.
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.
Global Thinkers Forum Women Leaders in MENA was organised in Amman, Jordan, between 6-8 October, 2012.
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.
‘Our Vision for Grassroots Development’ Interview with Hani Masri, President Tomorrow’s Youth Organization GTF: What is the vision behind TYO? Hani Masri: TYO is making a strategic investment in the region’s next generation by providing a modern, holistic, and forward-thinking approach to cognitive and emotional development. Our vision is to provide a model for our [...]
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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