ISTANBUL DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2013
LEADERSHIP & COLLABORATION IN SHIFTING ENVIRONMENTS
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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
Interview with Devin Stewart, senior program director and senior fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Q: Devin, how do you define ‘ethical leadership’?
A: Ethical leadership means two things: ethically leading others; and shaping the way society understands ethics. Both are deeply linked. Leading in an ethical way is about having a vision for helping others that goes beyond your short-term self-interest and emphasizes long-term collective welfare. That means doing difficult, sometimes unpopular things. Ethical leaders are curious, humble, and self-critical.
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.
The Global Thinkers Forum gathering in Amman has been received with excellent reviews from its participants and delegates. GTF is perceived as a destination for high level networking, knowledge exchange, collaboration and, first and foremost, for promoting excellence in leadership; it is also an important meeting place for brand promotion, corporate social responsibility and thought [...]
Global Thinkers Forum celebrates MENA’s women leaders
Global Thinkers Forum celebrates region’s women leaders Queen Rania attends discussion panel by Areej Abuqudairi | Oct 07, 2012 | 23:34 Her Majesty Queen Rania attends a panel on ‘the new MENA societies’ on the first day of the Global Thinkers Forum on Sunday (Photo by Nasser Ayoub) AMMAN — An international forum celebrating women [...]
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