Valdis Zatlers

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Presidential Lectures at the University of Latvia

As part of the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the University of Latvia, President Zatlers suggested the establishment of a cycle of lectures, “Readings by World Leaders.”  This series of presidential lectures is aimed at allowing representatives of academia, the intelligentsia and the media in Latvia to hear the thoughts of distinguished global figures from a variety of disciplines – people who can offer a broader view as to economic, political and social issues that are of a global nature and encourage further thought about how things should develop.

The idea of the lectures occurred to the President while he was meeting with global leaders and opinion-makers from the worlds of politics, economics and social affairs.  Among those who have already appeared as part of the cycle of presidential lectures are the founder and executive director of the Davos World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab, philanthropist and businessman John Hope Bryant, who is also vice-chairman of the US President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, consultant, writer and creative entrepreneur John Newbigin, the main presenter of the British state television company BBC, Nik Gowing, and Copenhagen University Professor and green economy expert Katherine Richardson.



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PHOTOS: A Lecture by Danish Professor Catherine Richardson as Part of the Presidential Lecture Series (15.02.2011.)

Danish Expert to Deliver Lecture, Take Part in Video Conference About Green Growth, Sustainable Consumption (14.02.2011.)

Top Green Economics Expert Katherine Richardson to Appear in Presidential Lecture Series “Readings by World Leaders” (08.02.2011.)

BBC Star Nik Gowing to Appear in “Readings by World Leaders” Presidential Lecture Series (10.11.2010.)


PHOTOS: A lecture by John Newbigin “A Creative Economy and Creative Governance

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About the lecture of Professor Klaus Schwab