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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 )
Khalid AlkhudairCEO Glowork.net
Sir David FrostJournalist (1939-2013)
Reem N. BsaisoLeading ICT Consultant
Marianna V. VardinoyannisUNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Marco VeremisFounder & CEO Upstream
H.E Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-NasserHigh-Representative for UNAoC
Michael E. EconomakisExecutive VC AG Leventis Group
Dalia MogahedCEO Mogahed Consulting
HRH Princess SumayaPresident, Royal Scientific Society
Prof. Marc VentrescaSBS Oxford University
Dr Maisah SobaihiAcademic/Performer
Hakan AltinaySenior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Arianna HuffingtonPresident, AOL-HP Media Group
Deema BibiCEO INJAZ
HRH Princess Rym AliFounder Jordan Media Institute
Zaha HadidCEO Zaha Hadid
Hani MasriPresident Tomorrow's Youth Organization
Lucian J. HudsonCommunications Director, The Open University
His All-Holiness BartholomewEcumenical Patriarch
HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Dr Hayat SindiFounder i2nstitute
Tu WeimingProfessor of Philosophy, Peking University
Dr Ibrahim AbouleishFounder SEKEM
Sir Dirk Brossé Music Director of ‘The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’
Daniel R. FungVC, Salzburg Global Seminar
Diane ErdeiVP, Bertelsmann
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.
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 Lucian Hudson – Director of Communications, The Open University and GTF Advisory Board Member GTF: In your international report to the UK Government, The Enabling State: Collaborating for Success, you discuss the importance of implementing human collaboration alongside the development of regulations and policies. How did your report arise, what was your [...]
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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