Leadership & Accountability
ATHENS, GREECE - APRIL 24 & 25, 2015 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CARNEGIE COUNCIL
2nd Arab Women as Changemakers. December 7 & 8, 2015. Sharjah, UAE
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"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 )
"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 )
"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
Hani MasriPresident Tomorrow's Youth Organization
Marianna V. VardinoyannisUNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Khalid AlkhudairCEO Glowork.net
Arianna HuffingtonPresident, AOL-HP Media Group
HRH Princess Rym AliFounder Jordan Media Institute
Reem N. BsaisoLeading ICT Consultant
Diane ErdeiVP, Bertelsmann
Hakan AltinaySenior Fellow, Brookings Institution
H.E Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-NasserHigh-Representative for UNAoC
Dr Ibrahim AbouleishFounder SEKEM
Daniel R. FungVC, Salzburg Global Seminar
Sir Dirk Brossé Music Director of ‘The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’
Dr Hayat SindiFounder i2nstitute
Victoria BudsonExecutive Director WAPPP, Harvard
Deema BibiCEO INJAZ
Marco VeremisFounder & CEO Upstream
Zaha HadidCEO Zaha Hadid
Sir David FrostJournalist (1939-2013)
Prof. Marc VentrescaSBS Oxford University
Lucian J. HudsonCommunications Director, The Open University
HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Dalia MogahedCEO Mogahed Consulting
Michael E. EconomakisExecutive VC AG Leventis Group
HRH Princess SumayaPresident, Royal Scientific Society
Dr Maisah SobaihiAcademic/Performer
His All-Holiness BartholomewEcumenical Patriarch
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.
A deeply memorable and timely conference on the importance of Values and Ethics in democratic societies was held in Athens on the 25th of April. An international meeting of minds co-hosted by Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and Global Thinkers Forum and brought together in fascinating conversations thought leaders and distinguished academics from all over the world. Among them the President of the Academy of Athens Professor Dimitri Nanopoulos, the Mayor of Thessaloniki Mr Yannis Boutaris and the Nobel-prize nominated Dr Agni Vlavianos-Arvaniti.
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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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