Building A Better Future
The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit is an international forum for world leaders to share their vision for a future world. The annual summit is designed to create an environment for debate and discussion as key figures from across the globe present their ideas. Eminent leaders bring to the platform the dreams, concerns and aspirations of five billion people to make the world a more harmonious place to live in. At the conclusion of the third year of the summit, what was brought to the fore was more than just a blueprint for 'Building a Better Future' - the theme for the HT Leadership Summit 2005. Held in New Delhi in November, speakers included Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, National Security Advisor to the Government of Afghanistan Dr Zalmay Rassoul, former US Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and former US Senator John Edwards among others. Over two days of intense discussions, issues of conflict management in various parts of the world, the increasing role of corporate social responsibility and the demands on celebrities to be role models, were laid threadbare. From these two days of brainstorming, arises this book.