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World Leaders at The New School

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador

For nearly a century, the world’s most influential political leaders have come to The New School to share their candid assessments of international affairs, global economic policy, and the path toward peace and stability. This tradition is embodied by the series World Leaders at The New School, which has over the past year welcomed heads of state including President Ollanta Mois√©s Humala Tasso of Peru, UNASUR Secretary-General Nestor Kirchner and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The series continues on Friday, September 23, as New School president David E. Van Zandt presents two of the most dynamic leaders in international politics: President Rafael Correa of Ecuador and Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai of Nepal.

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador will deliver an address entitled “A Concrete Alternative From Ecuador in the Midst of Climate Rhetoric: Yasun√≠ ITT” at 11:00 a.m., in the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Ave. President Correa’s address will be in Spanish. Simultaneous translation will be provided.
This event is free, but the limited seating is at capacity. Arrangements have been made for a viewing space at 66 West 12th Street, room 407 with reservations made by emailing, The talk can also be viewed through live streaming on the day of the event in English or Spanish.

Prime Minister Dr. Barburam Bhattarai of Nepal will deliver an address entitled “What is the Relevance of Marxism in the 21st Century?” at 12:45 p.m., in the 2:45 p.m. This event is free and will be held in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street. This event can be viewed live.

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