On Sunday, the third annual Global Creative Leadership Summit kicks off this year’s three-day session, bringing together more than 100 of the world’s greatest minds and leaders from a wide range of disciplines to examine the realities and seek innovative solutions for some of the most intractable global problems. Heads of state and government, Nobel laureates, world class journalists, scholars and educators will all gather in New York. The host and organizer is Louise Blouin MacBain, chairwoman of the Louise Blouin Foundation.
As a moderator and organizer from its inception, I’ve watched as a host of extraordinary individuals—from the founders of Wikipedia and Craigslist to heads of state as disparate as Croatia and Malawi to scholars of neuroscience, government, and a host of other disciplines—have debated the aspirations of Palestinians and Iranians, global gridlock from the environment to trade, security for the Internet, and global health and security. This year’s session promises ever larger and more ambitious outcomes.
But for a taste of what emerged from last year’s session, we have only to turn to the two keynote concluding addresses—from José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission and Dr. Bingu wa Mutharika, the President of Malawi each of whom had a unique take on the position of the developed and developing worlds.
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