Institute for Security Studies (Tshwane/Pretoria)

28 August 2014

Africa: ISS to Join the World Economic Forum's Think Tank Leaders Forum

Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director of the Institute for Security Studies ISS), has been invited to join the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Think Tank Leaders Forum; an exclusive community of leaders of 25 of the top global think tanks, dedicated to working with peers to address the most critical challenges facing the globe.

The Forum engages business, political, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas for a better world. The Think Tank Leaders Forum is an initiative of the Forum's Centre for Global Strategies. The Centre serves as the world's foremost multi-stakeholder think tank, building on networked communities consisting of the most knowledgeable and relevant experts and decision-makers across all continents.

Earlier this year, Anton du Plessis, Managing Director of the ISS, was selected as a WEF Young Global Leader. Espen Barth Eide, Managing Director and Member of the WEF Managing Board thanked the ISS for its previous contributions to the Forum to improve the state of the world, and encouraged Africa's leading think tank on human security to continue its commitment and engagement as a new member of the Leaders Forum.

As a member of the Think Tank Leaders Forum community, the ISS will continue to take Africa's security debate to the global stage, exercise thought leadership and make an even greater impact on the Forum's key initiatives in fields such as geopolitics, economics and security.

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