Project Description

Understanding Global Anger: More Storms Ahead?
Friday 1 February 10:30 – 12:15
The Waldorf-Astoria, Jade Room
Preparatory discussion: 10:15 – 10:30

What are the major cultural concerns and political grievances that have shaped global anger? What should be the role of governments and corporations in addressing this backlash?

The session will include:
• Jack Greenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s Corporation, USA
• Zaki Laïdi, Senior Research Fellow, CERI – Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, France
• Marcus Vinicius Pratini de Moraes, Minister of Agriculture and Food Supply of Brazil
• Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, USA
• Andrés Pastrana, President of Colombia
Moderated by
• Frederick Schauer, Academic Dean and Professor of the First Amendment, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA


This session will be run as a panel. There will be no speeches or opening comments from any of the discussion leaders. Instead, in advance of the meeting each discussion leader will be asked to submit three questions he/she would like to be asked. These will serve the moderator to animate the discussion by being able to call on a discussion leader to respond to a particular question or comment from the audience at the appropriate moment. The moderator will ask one question to launch the discussion and from then on will alternate the «prepared» questions with questions from the floor.

1. At 10.15, please come to the Jade Room for a 15-minute preparatory briefing with the moderator, Frederick Schauer, and the WEF Programme Manager.

2. At 10.30, the Frederick Schauer will briefly introduce speakers and set the stage for the discussion (5 minutes).

3. At 10.35, Frederick Schauer will direct an opening question to one of the participants, who will have to give a very brief response. From this point on, Frederick Schauer will open the floor to the audience for questions. Questions from the floor will be alternated with some questions from the moderator to the discussion leaders as explained above. Discussion leaders should also feel free to put comments or questions of their own to fellow discussion leaders.

4. At 11.50, Frederick Schauer will call on each discussion leader for a final comment or to respond to a final question. Discussion leaders should try to be succint in their responses, so that the session can be brought to a close in a timely manner. The purpose of this final round of comments is to try to draw out one or two key conclusions rather than to introduce issues that had not emerged during the discussion.

5. At 12.10, Frederick Schauer will then take the final 5 minutes of the session to conclude the discussion, highlighting the key points made.

For Internal World Economic Forum use only
Laser Pointer Roving Microphone Overhead Projector TV
LCD Powerpoint Video Projector Teleprompter Computer
Voting System CD Player Slide Projector Internet Demonstration
Flip Chart

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Nueva York, Estados Unidos
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