Keeping Pace With A Changing World
The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit is a forum of action for the world's leading doers and thinkers to discuss, deliberate, and negotiate a way forward for a better world. This annual summit invites leaders from politics and business, entertainment and academics, writers and actors, to engage in issues central to our common humanity. In a rapidly changing world where yesterday's assumptions might not hold true today, how does one keep pace with a changing world? How does one define change? How do we decide what we want to keep and what we want to change? Speaking on diverse subjects from the Arab uprisings to the future of the European Union, distinguished speakers included former Prime Ministers of Malaysia, Australia, and Spain, Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, John Howard, and Jose Maria Aznar; Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee; senior BJP leader L.K. Advani; Union Minister Farooq Abdullah; Chief Ministers Sheila Dikshit, Prithviraj Chavan, and Dr Raman Singh; leader of the PDP Mehbooba Mufti; President of Pakistan's Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan; actors Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar; best-selling author Dr Steven Levitt, and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Also at the summit were Mid-East experts Dr Paul Salem, Emile Hokayem, and Zeyba Rahman; Chief Economic Advisor to the government of India, Dr Kaushik Basu, and Bloomberg's Chief Content Officer Norman Pearlstine; Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Vice-President and Dean, CEIBS, Dr John A. Quelch, and Chairman of Apollo Global Gregory Cappelli.