Global Knowledge 97
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Sunday, June 22
8:00 - 8:45 pm
all times Eastern Standard Time

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Welcoming Presentations
The Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief, Canada • James D. Wolfensohn, President, World Bank • Remarks by His Excellency Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations • Introductions by the Honourable Diane Marleau, Minister for International Cooperation and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Canada
Monday, June 23
8:30 - 10:00 am Opening Plenary: The Global Knowledge Agenda
Minister for International Cooperation and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Canada, Chair • Address by James D. Wolfensohn, President, World Bank • Remarks by His Excellency José Maria Figueres, President of Costa Rica • and His Excellency Yoweri K. Museveni, President of Uganda
11:00 - 12:00 pm Plenary: Investing in Knowledge
The Honorable Maurice Strong, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General, Chair • Joy Male, Administrator, Mengo Senior School, Kampala • Joseph Stiglitz, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank • the Honourable John Manley, Minister of Industry, Canada • Fawzi Al-Sultan, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
7:00 - 10:00 pm Plenary Dinner: Investing in Knowledge Infrastructure
Compliments of the GK97 private sector partners

Michael Dell, Founder and Chairman, Dell Computer Corporation • Claude Forget, Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Board and CEO, Teleglobe, Inc. • Jean Monty, Vice-Chairman and CEO, Nortel
Tuesday, June 24
7:45 - 8:55 am Breakfast: Global Knowledge - A Partnership for Women and Men
Compliments of the Independent Committee on Women and Global Knowledge

Nidhi Tandon, Director, ABANTU for Development • Shirley Malcom, Director, Education and Human Resources Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science • Kathryn White, President, Canadian Committee for UNIFEM • Huguette Labelle, President, Canadian International Development Agency
12:30 - 2:00 pm Plenary Lunch: Knowledge for Good Governance
compliments of the GK97 partners

Katherine Hagen, Deputy Director General, ILO, Chair • the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada • Pepi Patron, Professor of Philosophy, Catholic University, Peru
7:00 - 10:00 pm Plenary Dinner: Global Knowledge and Local Culture
compliments of Unilever, N.V.

Richard A. Goldstein, Chairman, Unilever Canada, Introductory Remarks • Huguette Labelle, President, CIDA, Chair • The Honorable Federico Mayor, Director General, UNESCO • Jennifer Makunike Sibanda, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation
Wednesday, June 25
1:30 - 2:30 pm Plenary: The Challenges Ahead
Carla O'Dell, American Productivity and Quality Center, Chair • Anders Wijkman, Assistant Administrator, UNDP • Vivienne Wee, Executive Director, ENGENDER
2:30 - 3:00 pm Closing Plenary: Partners for the Future
The Honourable Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General, Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, Chair • the Honourable Jay Naidoo, Minister, Post, Telecoms and Broadcasting South Africa • Jan Piercy, United States Government • Jean-Louis Sarbbib, Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank
3:00 - 4:00 pm Closing Address
Arno Penzias, Nobel Laureate, Vice President and Chief Scientist, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Innovations