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WORLD.MINDS ESPRESSO

Twice a month we are running short, informal video calls with hand-picked community members from around the world. We call them WORLD.MINDS ESPRESSO. Everybody logs in via our secure portal. Highly engaging Q&A between community members. No recording. Strict Chatham House Rule.

Previous and upcoming WORLD.MINDS ESPRESSOs with: Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, legendary Wall Street investor and founder of KKR Henry Kravis, legendary author Margaret Atwood, Gen. David Petraeus (former CIA Director), legendary investor Charlie MungerAna Brnabić (Prime Minister of Serbia), former President of the UN Security Council Kishore Mahbubani, President of the Council on Foreign Affairs Richard N. Haass, the late FW De Klerk (former President of South Africa and Nobelist — with Nelson Mandela), NYU professor Jonathan Haidt, Nobel laureates Paul Romer and Joe Stiglitz, former Member of House Lords and best-selling author Viscount Matt Ridley, Senior Curator of the MOMA Paola Antonelli, Trevor Mundel (President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation‘s Global Health Program), Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan, Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider, Christoph Franz (Chairman of Roche), legendary shareholder activist Bill Ackman, Harvard Professor Dan Gilbert, MIT professor Joe Coughlin, the world’s preeminent ethicist Peter Singer, leading business management thinker Jim Collins, geopolitical mastermind George Friedman, visionary explorer Bertrand Piccard, award-winning Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, Luc Piguet of ClearSpace, the man behind Stoicism’s global revival Massimo Pigliucci, Harvard Professor and New York Times best-selling author Michael Sandel, Secretary General of INTERPOL Jürgen Stock, Turing Prize winner Adi Shamir, Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb, Yale University’s Nicholas Christakis, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Admiral James Stavridis, MIT star architect, designer and inventor Neri Oxman, Somali-born Dutch-American activist and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, historian and best-selling author Niall Ferguson, cosmologist Sean Carroll, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, former US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and more.

IN PERSON SYMPOSIA

WORLD.MINDS is a real community of real people sharing real insights. Since we meet in person at our symposia and events, we know each other personally to a high degree. Indeed, we are a community, not a series of events.

2024

SATURDAY, 29 JUNE 2024

WORLD.MINDS NOBEL LUNCHEON (ZURICH)

WEDNESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2024

WORLD.MINDS GEOPOLITICS (BERLIN)

2025

WEDNESDAY, 12 MARCH 2025

WORLD.MINDS SCENARIOS (ZURICH)

THURSDAY, 13 MARCH 2025

WORLD.MINDS ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM (ZURICH)

WEDNESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2025

WORLD.MINDS GEOPOLITICS (BERLIN)

2026

WEDNESDAY, 11 MARCH 2026

WORLD.MINDS SCENARIOS (ZURICH)

THURSDAY, 12 MARCH 2026

WORLD.MINDS ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM (ZURICH)

WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2026

WORLD.MINDS GEOPOLITICS (BERLIN)