Columbia World Leaders Forum with Sanna Marin, moderated by Karenna Gore

This World Leaders Forum program featured an address, “The Climate Neutral Welfare Society: Is it the Model of the Future?”, by Ms. Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Introduction and Welcome by:
Alexander N. Halliday, Director, The Earth Institute

Moderated by:
Karenna Gore, Director, Center for Earth Ethics

Cosponsored by:
The Earth Institute, Columbia University and Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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“On March 6, 2020, Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland will speak at the World Leaders Forum at Columbia University. Her talk, which will focus on climate change, gender equality and social welfare, will include a question and answer session with students in the audience. Marin will be introduced by by Alexander N. Halliday, director of The Earth Institute, and the discussion will be moderated by Karenna Gore, director of the Center for Earth Ethics.

Marin was sworn into office in December 2019 and is the youngest head of government in her country’s history. She leads a coalition and cabinet dominated by women. She is visiting New York to attend the United Nation’s observance of International Women’s Day.”

Columbia News reached out to Marin ahead of her visit with a series of questions. Here is what she had to say.  Columbia University’s Earth Institute Blog