Thursday, January 17, 2019

Trump Cancels US Delegation to Davos World Economic Forum

Update below.

Facing questions about plans to send a delegation of top officials to next week to the World Economic Forum, President Trump late today announced he would cancel the trip “[o]ut of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay.”
Trump himself dropped out of the conference earlier this month but had planned to send top officials including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The forum is scheduled to take place January 22—25, 2019 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

Among the topics on the agenda:
  • The Collapse of Cryptocurrency, 
  • Managing a Global Garbage Crisis, 
  • Achieving a Single Market in Africa, 
  • Advancing the Belt and Road Initiative: China’s Trillion-Dollar Vision,
  • Special Address by Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, 
  • The Female Icon, 
  • The Rise of Techno Nationalism
  • Press Conference: Are we there yet? The status of LGBTI inclusion
  • Keeping Russia Competitive
  • Women in the New World of Work
  • More than GDP
  • The New Science of Psychedelics
  • A New Deal for Nature
  • The Debt Time Bomb
  • Special Address by Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany
  • Ending Violence in the Sahel
  • Special Address by Wang Qishan, Vice-President of the People's Republic of China
  • Batteries or Hydrogen?
  • Mapping Paths to Stability in Venezuela
  • Female Leadership at a Tipping Point
  • Alternative Diet, Healthier Planet
  • Transforming the Plastics Economy
  • Rethinking Taxes: Creating a Fair and Balanced System
  • American Economic Power 
  • The Cost of Inequality


British Prime Minister Theresa May is also skipping this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to remain in London and focus on Brexit

1 comment:

  1. That list could be any US college course offering these days.