At the 2002 Harvard Colloquium on International Affairs, panel discussions sponsored by more than a dozen Harvard Schools, centers, and programs will focus on what has changed in world affairs since Sept. 11 and what has not. Participants in this April 12-13 event include world leaders, scholars, journalists, CEOs, and high-level U.S. and foreign officials.
The newest member of the Harvard Corporation, Robert E. Rubin, chairman of the executive committee of Citigroup and former secretary of the treasury, will deliver the keynote address (“Decision-making on Globalization and Poverty Amidst Today’s Global Complexities”) on Friday, April 12, at the ARCO Forum of the Kennedy School. The program begins at 7 p.m.
President Lawrence H. Summers and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen will talk about globalization to conclude the conference. This talk will take place at 4 p.m. on April 13 in the Ames Courtroom at the Law School.
Said Law School Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, “The Harvard Colloquium on International Affairs is unique as a regular University-wide event. It gives us all a chance to listen to one another and to a very distinguished roster of outside speakers on a subject that challenges every discipline in different ways. We hope to focus as much on what has not changed in the wake of Sept. 11 as what has, and to argue about what should.”
Poverty, biodiversity, health, and human rights will be among the issues discussed during “The Worlds That Have Not Changed After September 11,” sponsored by the School of Public Health (SPH). Biologist Edward O. Wilson will be among the panelists; SPH’s Dean Barry Bloom will moderate. Al-Jazeera television’s D.C. bureau chief Hafez Al-Mirazi will join journalists Nik Gowing of the BBC and NPR’s Sarah Chayes for a discussion on “A War of Ideas: The Media as Shocktroops,” moderated by Alex Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center.
Daniel Vasella, the CEO of Novartis International, will join John Gerard Ruggie, Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, and other panelists to discuss “Global Governance: What Role for Business?” Business School Professor Debora L. Spar will moderate. Amartya Sen will address a panel on “Human Security: What Role for Rights?” for which Jacqueline Bhabha, chair of the University Committee on Human Rights Studies at Harvard, will serve as moderator. Two other panels will focus on the military and political dimensions of the war on terrorism.
All of the panels are free and open to the media and the public.
For more information on the colloquium panels and participants, visit the Web site at http://www.international-colloquium.harvard.edu.