Past Events

  • ‘Cities & Refugees’

    2013, the Prime Minister of Malta warned that the Mediterranean was becoming ‘a cemetery’. He was speaking shortly after the second Lampedusa shipwreck, in which a migrant vessel capsized and at least 34 people drowned. Several thousand die each year crossing the Mediterranean, with a record 5,000 drowning in 2016 alone. The number of people […]

  • ‘The Media’s Involvement in the Financial Services Industry’

    The media shoulders a great deal of responsibility when it covers the Financial Services Industry. What are some examples of best practice in the coverage of the industry? What are the pitfalls to be avoided? The Foundation has teamed up with the MFSA and Leading Talks Malta and obtained support from the Ministry of Finance to […]

  • ‘The Migration Crisis’

    The image of a three year old’s body lying face down on a beach in Turkey has supercharged the debate on Europe’s Migration Crisis. But where do we go from here? Which vision for Europe will prevail, the open approach advocated by Germany or the closing of borders adopted by Denmark and Hungary? Should Europe […]

  • ‘Does the Euro have a Future’

    Leading Talks has invited once again Mr Dan O’Brien to Malta to give us his thoughts on the future of the Euro. Mr Dan O’Brien is today the Chief Economist of the Institute of International and European Affairs, one of Ireland’s leading think tanks. With chronically weak economic growth, a fragile financial system and deep divisions […]

  • ‘Libya: An Unfinished Revolution’

    Libya’s Government is struggling to maintain order and rebuild state institutions amid rising violence since the capture and killing of Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi in October 2011. Continued political fracture and rising militancy have resulted in state failure. The growing power of ISIS is raising fears in the west that Libya’s proximity to Europe makes the […]

  • ‘How the Media covers the World’s Biggest Issues’

    Leading Talks, in collaboration with the Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in Journalism, hosted World BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi for a talk entitled: How the media covers the world’s biggest issues: from wars and revolutions to globalisation and financial crisis. President Emeritus Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, Chairman of the Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in […]

  • ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’

    The beginning of the 21st century is not only shrouded in bad news. Worldwide, thousands of researchers are throwing themselves wholeheartedly into the relatively new discipline of positive psychology. Positive psychology does not take faults, failures and negative syndromes as its starting point, but is based on the positive power of people. If we have […]

  • ‘Women at the Top – How to Achieve Effective Leadership’

    Principal of Leading Leaders Int. Ltd. Industrial and Organizational Psychologist, Viviane Amar is a worldwide consultant practicing cultural change through Women, sharing her concepts in the ‘Women Contributive Leadership Journey’. She has worked on Executive Leadership Coaching for the past 27 years in America, Asia and Europe. Author of the book ‘Pouvoir et Leadership’ Pearson […]

  • ‘Making Economic Growth Greener: How and When’

    Ing. Pasquale Pistorio is Honorary Chairman of STMicroelectronics after having served as Chairman and CEO. He is Honorary Chairman of ST Foundation, President of the Pistorio Foundation and Chairman of Sagem Wireless (France). A former Chairman of the Board of Telecom Italia, he is also an independent director of Fiat s.p.a and member of the […]

  • ‘World 2015 – Opportunities, Challenges and Risks’

    Dan O’Brien is a senior economist and editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, the business information arm of The Economist Group. He specializes in European economic and political affairs, at both European Union and national levels, and global trade and investment issues. He regularly addresses conferences and meetings in Europe and further afield, comments for […]