World Leadership Forum 2005

Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Thursday, September 15, 2005
8:30 AM - 4:45 PM 
300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
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8:00am - 9:00am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 9:05am

Welcome by John Donvan, Correspondent, ABCNEWS

9:05am – 9:15am

Opening Remarks by Robert Moritz, Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

9:15am – 10:15am

The Word from Wall Street

Leading experts from Wall Street give a comprehensive assessment of the global economy. What emerging trends will have the greatest effect on world events?

Moderator: Theodore Roosevelt IV, Managing Director, Lehman Brothers


Abby Joseph Cohen, Chair, Investment Policy Committee, Goldman Sachs & Co

Ethan Harris, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Lehman Brothers

James Glassman, Managing Director and Senior Policy Strategist, JPMorgan Chase

10:15am – 11:15

The Rise of Asia: China and India

The two most populous countries in the world will increasingly affect American interests. What does this mean for the future of U.S. foreign policy, and how can we prepare for growing economic and geopolitical challenges from across the Pacific?


The Honorable Julia Chang Bloch, President, US-China Education Trust


The Honorable Frank Wisner, Vice Chairman, American International Group*

David Denoon, Professor of Politics and Economics, New York University and Chairman, Editorial Board, Great Decisions

Tarun Khanna, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Ambassador Linda Tsao Yang

Chair, Asian Corporate Governance Association

11:15am - 11:30am



Keynote Address

H.E. Tassos Papadopoulos, President of Cyprus

Presider: Michael W. Hodin, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

12:45pm – 2:15pm

Luncheon/Keynote Address:

H. E. Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland

Presider: Bill Rhodes, Senior Vice Chairman, Citigroup Inc.

Chairman, Citicorp/Citibank

Roosevelt Hotel @ Madison Avenue and 45th Street

2:30pm – 3:45pm

Energy and Foreign Policy

As competition for energy resources becomes more heated, new issues, such as the controversy over Cnooc and Unocal, are emerging. How will trends in energy use and acquisition influence the future of international relations?


Grant Porter, Vice Chairman, Lehman Brothers


Michelle Billig, Director Political Risk, Pira Energy

James Schlesinger, Lehman Brothers

Edward L. Morse, Executive Advisor, HETCO*

J. Robinson West, Chairman, PFC Energy

3:45pm – 5:00pm

The Future of the UN

The role and relevance of the UN in the world has come into question. Will proposed reforms alter the geopolitical landscape? What is the appropriate role of the organization today and what will prove the most effective strategy to get the UN back on track?


W. Michael Riesman, Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law School


Steven Schlesinger, Director, World Policy Institute

Edward C. Luck, Professor and Director, Center on International Organization, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University*

5:00pm – 5:15pm



Keynote Address:

H.E. Nambar Enkhbayar, President of Mongolia

Presider: Dr. Hugh R. Roome III, President, Scholastic International

6:00pm Reception

Presentation of FPA medal to:

H.E. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Former Foreign Minister of Japan

Dr. Richard Ullman, Former Chairman, Editorial Board Great Decision, David K.E. Bruce Professor Of International Affairs, Emeritus