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The Elders debate ethical leadership (part 1)

"To be bold; to have the courage of your convictions; and to think long-term, not short-term or for political expedience; those are characteristics common to good leaders." Gro Harlem Brundtland

The Elders partner with Al Jazeera's South2North programme for a public debate on ethical leadership.

 

How do we establish ethical leadership in countries where heads of government face allegations of corruption? When does a state’s abuse of power require a military response? And who are our ethical leaders today?

While in Cape Town for their biannual meeting, The Elders held a debate on ethical leadership. In part one Kofi Annan, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Hina Jilani and Desmond Tutu focus on the challenges of global governance and peace-building from Syria to South Africa.

Moderated by South African journalist Redi Tlhabi, the debate was broadcast on Al Jazeera's South2North programme. Watch the discussion:

Part two of the debate features Martti Ahtisaari, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson discussing justice, equity and human rights. It will be broadcast on Al Jazeera English on Friday 8 November at 7.30pm GMT, repeated the following day at 2.30pm GMT, and posted on The Elders website the following week.

You can join the discussion on Twitter using #EldersS2N.