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Wisdom Wanted: Elders discuss the need for ethical leadership

On 22 May, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Ernesto Zedillo & Graça Machel will discuss the need for ethical leadership and political courage to overcome the multitude of challenges facing the world today. Watch the livestream here and follow on Twitter: #WisdomWanted

From conflict and climate change to multiple refugees crises and the rise of fake-news, the need for ethical leadership and political courage in the face of rising tensions, social divisions and xenophobic nationalism has never been greater.

On 22 May, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Ernesto Zedillo & Graça Machel will tackle these issues alongside Former Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb at a seminar co-hosted with CMI at National Theatre, Helsinki.

This seminar will be opened by the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö and introduced by Chair of The Elders Kofi Annan.

Former Finnish President and Elder Martti Ahtisaari will make concluding remarks.

Watch the livestream at 15:30 (UTC+3) and join the conversation on Twitter: #WisdomWanted

Elders-CMI Wisdom Wanted event


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