Open Forum Davos 2012: Recognition, Discussion and Change

The Open Forum Davos 2012, running in parallel with the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012, is hosting a series of high-level discussions from 27 to 29 January with leaders from politics, business and civil society. For the 10th year, the public is invited to join the discussions, offering a chance to debate a number of issues, such as globalization and its consequences.

Open Forum participants include:

Ehud Barak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Israel
Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010) and Chair of World Economic Forum Global Issues Group
Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank (2003-2011)
Ed Miliband, Leader, Labour Party, United Kingdom
Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé, Switzerland

The following topics will be discussed in the Open Forum:

Thursday 26 January
12.20 - 12:30 Introducing the Open Forum
12.30 - 14.00 Responsible Leadership in Times of Crisis
19.00 - 20.30 “Touching the Past” – One Sonata, Two Era's of Musical Instruments

Friday 27 January
12.30 - 14.00 A Day without Satellites?
15.30 - 17.00 Overcoming Religious Tensions in Europe
19.00 - 20.30 Remodelling Capitalism

Saturday 28 January
12.30 - 14.00 Water: Scarcity and Stress
15.30 - 17:00 Multiculturalism Has Foundered. What Next?

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