2012 World Leadership Forum


Event Details

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
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Event Description

The Foreign Policy Association's 2012 World Leadership Forum was held on Wednesday, September 26th from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Hosted by the Foreign Policy Association and coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly, the World Leadership Forum is one of the foremost public forums on global affairs. Over the years, heads of government and state, executives, investors and policy makers, have participated to discuss and exchange views on global trends and issues that shape business and foreign policy agendas.

Global Economic Outlook


Archibald Cox, Jr.
Chairman, Foreign Policy Association; Former Chairman, Barclays Americas   


Marc Chandler
Global Head of Currency Strategy, Brown Brothers Harriman

Paul Sheard
Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research, Standard & Poor's Rating Services

David Malpass
President, Encima Global LLC

Juan Perez-Campanero
Managing Director, Economic Research, Santander Global Banking and Markets



The Word from Wall Street


Thomas Michaud
President and CEO, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods


Richard W. Peach
Senior Vice President, Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Mark Zandi
Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

Daniel Ryan
Partner, PwC


The Future of Europe

Keynote Address:

President Toomas Ilves
President of Estonia




Matthew Bishop
U.S. Business Editor and NY Bureau Chief, The Economist


H.E. Audronius Azubalis
Foreign Minister of Lithuania

H.E. Edgar Rinkevics
Foreign Minister of Latvia

H.E. Espen Barth Eide
Foreign Minister of Norway

Michala Marcussen
Head of Global Economics, Societe Generale



Luncheon at Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street

Introductory Remarks:

H.E. Angela Kane
United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs



Keynote Address:

H.E. Kairat Umarov
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan



Keynote Address:

H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of Indonesia 


Defining the Future: How the Emerging Powers Will Reshape the Global Politic (co-sponsored by Strategic Review, the Indonesian Journal of Leadership, Policy and World Affairs)


Dr. Donald K. Emmerson
Director, Southeast Asia Forum, Stanford University


H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of Indonesia

George Soros
Founder and Chairman, Open Society Foundations

H.E. Kishore Mahbubani
Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

H.E. Lakhdar Brahimi
United Nations Special Representative for Syria




 Keynote Address:

H.E. G.L. Peiris
Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka



The Arab Spring: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead (co-sponsored by the Beirut Institute)  

Keynote Address:

H.E. Hoshyar Zebari
Foreign Minister of Iraq




Raghida Dergham

Founder and Executive Chairman, Beirut Institute; Columnist and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Al Hayat


Amira Yahyaoui
Founder, Al-Bawsala

Farah Atassi
President, National Syrian Women's Association





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