ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, aired a TV special – Forum on Global Governance & World Economy, An ANC Leadership Series – featuring Madeleine Albright, 8 p.m. last Wednesday.
Karen Davila’s exclusive interview with the former U.S. Secretary Of State will also be shown on Aug. 23, 8 a.m. in Headstart with Karen Davila, also on ANC and ANC HD.
The special included the full speech of Albright, as well as the open forum moderated by Davila in the event held on July 19 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Grand Ballroom, where over 400 business leaders and diplomats gathered to listen and learn from Albright, including Department of Foreign Affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, and Rep. Pia Cayetano, as well as ABS-CBN executives led by network President and CEO Carlo Katigbak and ABS-CBN News Head and ANC Managing Director Ging Reyes.
Albright, currently a professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and chairman of the National Democratic Institute, discussed some of the pressing issues in the world today, such as the on-going armed conflicts around the globe, and emphasized the importance of cooperation among countries in resolving issues. She also answered questions from Davila and members of the audience that sought for her stand on national issues such as the current war in Marawi.
In Headstart, Davila will also get inside the mind of one of the world’s greatest women leaders, who was once the highest-ranking woman in the US government and was deeply involved in global affairs. As secretary of state, Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated for democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade, business, labor, and environmental standards abroad. Despite being away from politics, her views on the world’s current political and economic situation remain relevant today.
This is the second time that ANC featured a world-renowned speaker at the ANC Leadership Series, which aims to raise the discourse in topics such as economy and politics in the country. Last year, ANC brought in Virgin Group founder and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson who shared his life story and business knowledge to a crowd of business leaders, celebrities, and professionals in the forum moderated by Cathy Yang.