President Zoran Milanović of the Republic of Croatia

President Zoran Milanović of the Republic of Croatia

Monday, September 20, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Contact: World Leaders Forum, (212) 851-7421

Emerging Crises and Competing Narratives

A conversation with

Zoran Milanović

President of the Republic of Croatia


Jan Svejnar

Richard N. Gardner Professor of Economics and International Affairs, and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance

Welcome and Introduction by:

Amy E. Hungerford

Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Croatia sits at the intersection of Central and Southeastern Europe. The country's emergence as an independent state and its entry into the United Nations, NATO, and the European Union provides a unique perspective on current global crises. President Milanović served as Prime Minister of Croatia from 2011-2016, during which time he had a direct role in negotiating Croatia's entrance into the European Union.

This discussion will explore the challenges democracies are facing today, including mass migration, human rights, populism, activist politics, and the battle of narratives during a pandemic. Columbia University students are invited to participate in a moderated question and answer session following the discussion.

Cosponsored by the Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia Global Centers, and Harriman Institute.

*The topic and description of this event was provided by the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia.

**For the general public, this event will also be livestreamed on the World Leaders Forum website.