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World Economic Forum - Davos 2011
The SISGI Group (2011)
  • Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire, Columbia University
Abstract

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization that encourages civil societies to collaborate with a view to improving the state of the world. Every year, the Forum is held in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s team is “Shared Norm for a New Reality.” The Forum brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world.

Last week, I did a lot of research on the Internet, and it seemed just about every website I visited was talking about the protests in Egypt which is why it came as a surprise to me that these protests could not make it into the official agenda for the World Economic Forum although certain ministers from a number of countries held meetings to discuss the situation in Egypt. Some people may argue that the debates at the Forum usually focus on global economy, food, security and cybercrime, however, I kept thinking, isn’t Egypt a part of the global economy?

Keywords
  • World Economic Forum,
  • Davos 2011,
  • International Trade
Publication Date
Spring February 8, 2011
Citation Information
Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire. "World Economic Forum - Davos 2011" The SISGI Group (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ufuoma_barbara_akpotaire/3/