World Leadership Forum 2018: The End of Globalization?


Event Details

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Event type
[email protected] 
(212) 481-8100 x251 
Admission Types
Member Forum and Luncheon Admission: $125.00
Non-Member Forum and Luncheon Admission: $150.00
Member Forum Admission (Excludes Lunch): $75.00
Non-Member Forum Admission (Excludes Lunch): $95.00

Event Description

The Foreign Policy Association is proud to announce the 18th annual World Leadership Forum.

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.

The Forum will be hosted in the morning of September 26th at PricewaterhouseCoopers (300 Madison Avenue, New York, NY).  The Luncheon, beginning at 12:30 p.m., will be hosted nearby at The Harvard Club of New York (35 W. 44th Street, New York, NY).    

This event will coincide with the Foreign Policy Association’s year-long Centennial Lecture Series, celebrating 100 years of commitment to fostering an educated public discourse on the most influential topics in U.S. foreign policy. The Foreign Policy Association’s Centennial Lecture Series features extraordinary speakers, who will take the long view and imagine the future in their respective disciplines. The importance of providing citizens with accessible, in-depth, non-partisan material is vital to future world peace and prosperity. In one of his final public addresses, President Franklin D. Roosevelt told the Foreign Policy Association that “In a democracy the Government functions with the consent of the whole people. The latter must be guided by the facts.” Now more than ever, this message continues to have resonance, and will remain the guiding principle and goal of the Foreign Policy Association.


World Leadership Forum 2018: The End of Globalization?

Morning Session

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP: 300 Madison Avenue, New York, NY


8:30 am                      Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:55 am                      Welcome Remarks by Brendan Dougher

                                   NY Metro Managing Partner,

                                   PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


9:00-9:55 am              Panel Discussion:

                                    WORD FROM WALL STREET

                                    Moderated by: Neil Dhar

                                    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

                                    Kathy Bostjancic

                                    Director, U.S. Macro Investors Services, Oxford Economics

                                    Michael Gapen

                                    Chief U.S. Economist, Barclays Investment Bank

                                    Kevin Logan

                                    Chief U.S. Economist, HSBC


10:00-10:55 am          Panel Discussion:

                                    GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

                                    Moderated by: Julien Courbe

                                    Partner, Financial Services Advisory Leader, 

                                    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

                                    Beth Ann Bovino

                                    Chief U.S. Economist & Managing Director of Global Research,

                                    S&P Global Ratings

                                    Bruce Kasman

                                    Chief Economist & Managing Director of Global Research, J.P. Morgan

                                    Steven Wieting

                                    Chief Investment Strategist, Citi Private Bank 

                                    Mark Hopkins

                                    Director and Senior Economist, Moody's Analytics

11:00-11:55 am          Panel Discussion:

                                    THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

                                        Moderated by:  Professor Sarwar Kashmeri 

                                        Fellow; Foreign Policy Association; 

                                        Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Norwich University  

                                    Earl Carr

                                    Managing Director, Momentum Advisors

                                    Alexis Crow

                                    Lead, Geopolitical Investing Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

                                    Pamela Kyle Crossley

                                    Collis Professor of History and professor of Asian and Middle Eastern

                                    Studies, Dartmouth College

                                    Ryan Hass

                                    David M. Rubenstein Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy

                                    Studies, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institute


Luncheon Program

Harvard Club of New York: 35 West 44th Street, New York, NY

12:30-2:30 pm            Luncheon and Panel Discussion:


                                    The Rt. Hon. Lord Howell of Guildford

                                    Chairman, Lords International Relations Committee, United Kingdom

                                    KEYNOTE PANEL: ANTICIPATING GLOBAL RISK

                                    Moderated by: Thomas B. Michaud

                                    President and Chief Executive Officer, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company

                                    Julian E. Zelizer

                                    Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs

                                    Princeton University

                                    Ebrahim Rahbari                              

                                    Managing Director, Head of Global Macroeconomics, Citi Research

                                    Sandra Navidi, Esq.

                                    Chief Executive Officer, BeyondGlobal, LLC






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