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AP debate at Davos to focus on geopolitical outlook

What are the global and regional priorities that will impact industry in 2015? This will be the topic on Jan. 23 of the sixth annual Associated Press debate at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and rock star Bono speak during the panel discussion "The Post-2015 Goals: Inspiring a New Generation to Act," the fifth annual Associated Press debate, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
British Prime Minister David Cameron and rock star Bono speak during the panel discussion "The Post-2015 Goals: Inspiring a New Generation to Act," the fifth annual Associated Press debate, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The discussion will be moderated by AP Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes and will feature: 

  • Ursula von der Leyen, minister of defense, Germany
  • Mohammad Javad Zarif, minister of foreign affairs, Iran
  • Pham Binh Minh, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, Vietnam 
  • Yun Byung-Se, minister of foreign affairs, South Korea
  • Kasper Rorsted, chief executive officer, Henkel

"We are living through a very unsettled time – from savage terrorism to conflicts among nations of a sort we have not seen since the Cold War," Oreskes said. "The world economy remains vulnerable and we are unprepared for challenges as different as extreme weather and epidemic. We will ask our distinguished panel to identify the issues they are most worried about."

The hourlong session will begin at 1700 GMT (12 noon ET/18:00 CET) and be carried live on APTN Direct to AP’s global array of customers. 

An edited version will be available later for other international broadcast clients. The discussion will also be webcast live and on demand on the World Economic Forum’s website.


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