Leadership & Accountability
ATHENS, GREECE - APRIL 24 & 25, 2015 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CARNEGIE COUNCIL
2nd Arab Women as Changemakers. December 7 & 8, 2015. Sharjah, UAE
In partnership with SBWC
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"Please know that I, on behalf of the UNAOC, recognize the great, international impact GTF has. I applaud your organization’s efforts in promoting global governance and leadership, and I fully support your work."
Nassir Al-Nasser (
The UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations )
"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 )
HRH Princess Rym AliFounder Jordan Media Institute
Michael E. EconomakisExecutive VC AG Leventis Group
Reem N. BsaisoLeading ICT Consultant
Sir David FrostJournalist (1939-2013)
Tu WeimingProfessor of Philosophy, Peking University
Dr Hayat SindiFounder i2nstitute
Marianna V. VardinoyannisUNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
H.E Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-NasserHigh-Representative for UNAoC
HRH Princess SumayaPresident, Royal Scientific Society
His All-Holiness BartholomewEcumenical Patriarch
Khalid AlkhudairCEO Glowork.net
Zaha HadidCEO Zaha Hadid
Sir Dirk Brossé Music Director of ‘The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’
Dr Ibrahim AbouleishFounder SEKEM
Prof. Marc VentrescaSBS Oxford University
Hani MasriPresident Tomorrow's Youth Organization
Deema BibiCEO INJAZ
HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Arianna HuffingtonPresident, AOL-HP Media Group
Hakan AltinaySenior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Marco VeremisFounder & CEO Upstream
Dalia MogahedCEO Mogahed Consulting
Lucian J. HudsonCommunications Director, The Open University
Victoria BudsonExecutive Director WAPPP, Harvard
Diane ErdeiVP, Bertelsmann
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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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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