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  Sunday, November 1 2:45pm PST

Saatchi & Saatchi

   Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
  8:00AM -9:15AM
    Networking and Luncheon Keynote Sign-ups*
*Participants will be able to sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis for the Luncheon of their choice.
  10:00AM -12:00PM
    Gathering at Grace Cathedral:

Welcome by:
Alan Jones*, Dean, Grace Cathedral

Honoring the Sanctity of our Rainforest and Respecting the Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples
Lynne Twist*, moderator; Co-Founder, Pachamama Alliance
Angeles Arrien*, President, Angeles Arrien Foundation
Chief Leonard George*, Chief, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Jane Goodall*, Director, Gombe Stream Research Centre, Tanzania
Santiago Kawarim*, President, Achuar Federation, Ecuador
Berito Kuwar U'wa*, President, U'wa Authority, Colombia
David Whyte*, Poet


  1:00PM -2:30PM
    Luncheon Keynote Address:

The Challenge of Re-Imagining the Future
Dee Hock*, Founder and CEO Emeritus, VISA; Author, "Chaordic Systems and Human Futures"


    Luncheon Keynote Discussions:

Israel and the Peace Process
Avishai Braverman, President, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Report from Kosovo
Bianca Jagger, Actress; Human Rights Activist

At the Frontiers of Gender
Riane Eisler, Co-Director, Center for Partnership Studies; Author, "Chalice and the Blade"

Mythology and the Modern World
Jean Houston, Co-Founder, Mind/Body Institute

Religion and Governance
Harlan Cleveland, President, World Academy of Arts and Science
Marc Luyckx, Senior Researcher, Forward Studies Unit, European Commission

The Future Brain
George Cowan, Founder, Santa Fe Institute

The Global Economy in Turmoil
Tony Morgan, Chief Executive, The Industrial Society, U.K.

The New Ireland
David Alderdice, The Lord Mayor, Belfast City Council
Brian Hanna, Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

The Long Boom
Peter Schwartz, President, Global Business Network

The Future of Our Cities
Barbel Dieckmann, Lord Mayor, City of Bonn
Wally N'Dow, Secretary General, UN Habitat II Conference, Istanbul

21st Century Learning
John Abbott, President, 21st Century Learning Initiative
Stephanie Pace Marshall, Executive Director, Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy


  3:00PM -4:30PM

Scenarios for the Future
This plenary will focus on ‘Our Common Enterprise’, a major strategic initiative of the State of the World Forum established to design scenarios for the next century. All participants will be briefed about this project in advance of their coming to the Forum.

Special Addresses:

An integrated Approach to Human Development
Afifa Dirani Arsanios*, Director, UNDP, Beirut
Richard Butler*, Executive Chairman, The United Nations Special Commission on Iraq
Ged Davis*, Head, Scenario Processes and Applications, Shell International Ltd.
Wally N'Dow*, Secretary General, UN Habitat II Conference, Istanbul
Marie Angelique Savane*, Director, Africa Division, UN Population Fund
Daniel Yankelovich*, Director, Africa Division, UN Population Fund


  4:45PM -5:45PM
  6:00PM -7:00PM
  7:30PM -10:00PM
    Masonic Auditorium Discussions:
Panel One: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 50 Years Later
Mahnaz Afkhami*, moderator; Minister of State for Women’s Affairs, Iran (1976 - 1978)
Charlotte Bunch*, Executive Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership
Azar Nafisi*, Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies
Navanethem Pillay*, Judge of the Supreme Court, Republic of South Africa
Jacqueline Pitanguy*, Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro
Loretta Ross*, Executive Director, National Center for Human Rights Education

Strategic Issues of 1998: Nuclear Proliferation; Stalemate with Iraq; and the Challenge of Kosovo
Tim Sebastian*, moderator, Senior Anchor, BBC World
Robert Bell*, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, US National Security Council
Richard Butler*, Executive Chairman, The United Nations Special Commission
Nizar Hamdoon*, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations
Miki Jacevic*, Coordinator, Academic Lifeline for Bosnia-Hercegovina
Bianca Jagger*, Actress; Human Rights Activist
Ahmad Kamal*, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations
Andrei Kortunov*, Director, Russian Public Scientific Foundation
Douglas Roche*, Independent Senator, Canada; Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament to the United Nations; Chairman, United Nations Disarmament Committee, 1988
Kamlesh Sharma*, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations

Panel Two will be broadcast live worldwide on BBC World Television.

Notable Quote "However haltingly, we have made some progress."
   --former Commander-in-chief of the U.S. Strategic Air Command, Gen. Lee Butler
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