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Global Young Leaders Forum wraps up

24 August 2017 [12:48] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

The Global Young Leaders Forum has wrapped up in Baku.

The Global Young Leaders Forum is a new platform connecting young leaders with former and current heads of states and exploring many criteria of leadership.

The forum was organized by Azerbaijan State Committee for Work with the Diaspora and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center.

Co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center, former vice-president of the World Bank Ismail Serageldin, addressing the closing ceremony, thanked the Azerbaijan government for the excellent organization of the forum, Azertac reported.

He stressed the importance of the forum from the point of view of engaging young leaders in addressing problems facing humanity.

The forum was attended by about 80 young leaders and researchers from around the world, as well as representatives of prestigious higher education institutions such as Harvard, Oxford, California, Montpellier, London School of Economics and Political Science, Paris School of Economics, Sorbonne, Sapienza, John Hopkins, Beijing, Princeton, Cornell, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Colombia, Liverpool, Chicago, Notre Dame, Michigan, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Leipzig, Georgetown, and George Washington universities.

Nearly 20 former heads of government, influential public figures as well as heads of major corporations also joined the forum.

Topics related to individual assessment of leadership, forms of leadership that are necessary in modern times, differences between male and female leadership were discussed during the forum.

The Nizami Ganjavi International Center was created with the multiple aims of preserving the reach cultural heritage of the past as well as encouraging and fostering current scholarship, research, cultural activity, and social outreach.

The Center moves forward to build, an institution worthy of bearing the great name of Nizami Ganjavi with a hope it will become “a source of pride for Azerbaijan and the world”.


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