Speakers

Dr.Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

Dr.Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

President Club de Madrid and First Female President of Latvia

Aleqa Hammond

Aleqa Hammond

First Female Prime Minister of Greenland

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Mariya Ahmed Didi

Mariya Ahmed Didi

Ministry of Defence, Republic of Maldives

General Joginder Jaswant Singh

General Joginder Jaswant Singh

PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC. Former Chief of the Army Staff, India

Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik

Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik

PVSM, VSM, Former Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force

Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri

Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri

Former Foreign Minister, Pakistan

David Steward

David Steward

Former Ambassador to the UN & Executive Director, FW de Klerk Foundation

Syeda Abida Hussain–Imam

Syeda Abida Hussain–Imam

Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America

Vanessa Nakate

Vanessa Nakate

Founder, The Rise Up Movement

Programme

WION Global Summit: Navigating and Negotiating Global Imperatives, Dubai 2020

Session 1:

India and the Emerging World: Nationalism, Multilateralism and Creative Diplomacy
AGENDA -
  • India's geographically significant move- "Kashmir an Internal Matter"
  • India and the World Political Theatre - Evaluating Munich Security Conference 2020
  • Expanding EU-India ties post Brexit
  • From Howdy Modi to Namaste India: The Journey of Consequential Bilateral Partnership for the Future
  • Power of Indian Diaspora- An urgent need for a concrete policy and strategy
  • Multilateralism and Nationalism- The World Order & India
  • Renegotiating the Eastern Balance: India, Act East Policy, and ASEAN
  • Open, Inclusive and balanced Indo-Pacific- India's Acting East Mission
  • India & Tough Neighbourhood: Future of Neighbourhood First Policy
  • India's Global Ambitions under Modi 2.0: Is India finally a Global Rule Setter?
PANELISTS
  • General Joginder Jaswant Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC. Former Chief of the Army Staff, India
  • Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik, PVSM, VSM, Former Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force

Session 2:

Balancing and Recalibrating Pakistan’s Diplomatic Strategy: Economy, Security and Internal Political Stability
AGENDA –
  • Pakistan's Neighborhood Diplomacy- Eye on South Asia and Power Relations
  • Balancing Sino- Pakistan, and USA- Pakistan Diplomatic Relationships
  • "New Pakistan" and its priorities- Structural Change in World Politics, National Interest, and Diplomatic Challenges
  • Solving Regional Conflicts Through the Art of Tact and Diplomacy- Cessation of Conflict, Securing Peace, Facilitating Dialogue and Negotiations
  • China amid COVID-19 Outbreak "New Reality in Foreign Affairs"- Decoding China-Pakistan "all-weather friendship"
  • Pakistan's Fight against Terror Funding- Creating an Overarching Strategic Stability Regime
  • Diplomatic Measures Required to Trigger the Reset Button in India-Pakistan Dynamics- Dialogues to Alleviate "trust deficit" for a Shared and Prosperous Future
PANELISTS
  • Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Former Foreign Minister, Pakistan
  • Syeda Abida Hussain–Imam,Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America

Session 3:

At the Frontline of Climate Change: Climate Wake-up Call and Signals of Hope
AGENDA –
  • Climate change threat and island nations
  • Understanding vulnerable countries
  • Cost of climate change
  • Climate change and health risks
  • COP 25 - a lost opportunity
  • Youth Movement worldwide
  • "Accountability, responsibility and leadership” - Aiming to end the global climate crisis
  • Overcoming Climate Crisis: water and air pollution
  • Women & Climate Change
PANELISTS
  • Aleqa Hammond, First Female Prime Minister of Greenland
  • Vanessa Nakate, Founder & Climate Activist, The Rise Up Movement

Session 4:

GLOBAL THINKERS FORUM 2020: Leaders Who Matter
AGENDA –
  • Is There A Global Erosion of Democratic Norms?
  • Growth, Connectivity & Foreign Policy - Engaging Youth in Global Governance
  • Geopolitical Turmoil and Tensions
  • Stories That Shaped the Decade and The Future
  • Power, Security, Diplomacy
  • Will Geopolitical Continue to Rise in Future
  • Rise of The Right, Growing Nationalism Worldwide
  • Us & China Trade War and the rest of the world
  • Role of Media in today's time
PANELISTS
  • Dr.Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President Club de Madrid and First Female President of Latvia
  • Mariya Didi, Honourable Minister of Defence of the Republic of Maldives
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe, Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
  • David Steward, Former Ambassador to the UN & Executive Director, FW de Klerk Foundation.

Global Summit Venue

Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location/Venue
The Oberoi, Dubai