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Saturday, 11 February
09:00 - 09:20 Live now
Main Address:Where is Happiness on the Global Agenda?
Main Address
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Ms. Helen Clark

Administrator - United Nations Development Programme

09:20 - 09:40 Live now

By H.E. Tshering Tobgay

Prime Minister

09:40 - 10:10 Live now
Happiness: A Serious Business for Government
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By H.E. Alenka Smerkolj

Minister for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion

By H.E. Freddy Ehlers Zurita

State Secretary, Ecuadorian Presidential Initiative for the Construction of a Society of Good Life

By HE Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi

Minister of State for Happiness Vice Chairman of the World Government Summit

10:00 - 17:00 Live now
10:25 - 10:45 Live now
A Brief History of Happiness
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Prof. Darrin McMahon

Professor of History

10:45 - 11:05 Live now
A 75 Year Study on Human Happines
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Dr. Robert Waldinger

Director of the Harvard Study for Adult Development

11:05 - 11:25 Live now
Do You Have the Happiness Gene?
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Prof. Meike Bartels

Professor in Genetics and Wellbeing

12:00 - 12:20 Live now
Is Happiness the New GDP?
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Prof. Andrew Oswald

Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science

12:20 - 12:40 Live now

By Prof. Edward Diener

Professor

12:40 - 13:00 Live now
Flow: How Can We Optimize our Life Experience?
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management

13:20 - 13:40 Live now
Development Through Closing the Happiness Gap
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Mr. Mattia Romani

Managing Director for Economics, Policy and Governance

13:40 - 14:00 Live now
What Works for Well-being? Lessons from the UK
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre
14:00 - 14:20 Live now
Building Capabilities for Happiness: Chilean Experience
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Dr. Rodrigo Marquez

Coordinator for the Human Development Report

14:20 - 14:40 Live now
Happy Schools Framework
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Mr. Gwang-Jo Kim

Director

15:00 - 15:20 Live now
How's Life: The OECD Framework
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Dr. Carrie Exton

Policy Analyst

15:20 - 15:40 Live now
Bhutan's Gross National Happiness Index
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Mr. Karma Ura

President

15:40 - 16:00 Live now
Happiness Meter: The Dubai Experience
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr

Director General

16:00 - 16:20 Live now
Track Your Happiness: When and What?
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Dr. Matthew Killingsworth

Research Fellow

16:35 - 17:00 Live now
What is The Role of Cities in Creating Happiness?
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By Prof. Antanas Mockus

President

By H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr

Director General

17:00 - 17:10 Live now
Remarks by Landmark Group
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre
17:10 - 17:20 Live now
Closing Remarks
Plenary Session
Al Safinah Ballroom Theatre

By HE Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi

Minister of State for Happiness Vice Chairman of the World Government Summit

Sunday, 12 February
08:00 - 10:45 Live now
08:00 - 08:45 Live now
Wake Up Call: Japanese Skills
Workshop
DUBAI MUNICIPALITY HALL

By Ms. Harue Oki

Ikebana Professor

By Dr. Jun Mitani

Professor

08:30 - 11:00 Live now

By Sir Anthony Seldon

President

By Lord James O’Shaughnessy

Parliamentary Under Secretary for Health

By Hector Escamilla

Rector, Universidad TecMilenio Mexico

By Mr. Charlie Scudamore

Vice Principal at Geelong Grammar School

09:00 - 09:20 Live now
The Challenges of Globalism
Main Address
Arena Hall

By Prof. Klaus Schwab

Founder and Executive Chairman

09:15 - 10:15 Live now

By Ms. Helen Clark

Administrator - United Nations Development Programme

By Mrs. Deborah Wetzel

Senior Director for Governance Global Practice

By Prof. Jad Chaaban

Associate Professor of Economics

By Mr. Rolf Alter

Director

09:20 - 10:00 Live now

By Prof. Brian Greene

Theoretical Physicist

10:15 - 10:35 Live now
The Making of an Extremist
Breakout Session
DEWA Hall

By Abdulah Bin Bijad Al Otaibi

Writer and Political Analyst

10:15 - 10:30 Live now

By Mr. Tom Koulopoulos

President and Founder

10:25 - 10:50 Live now
The Power of Play
Breakout Session
Du Hall
10:30 - 11:30 Live now
10:30 - 11:30 Live now
10:30 - 11:30 Live now

By Mr. Rolf Alter

Director

By H.E. Asman Abnur

Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform - Republic of Indonesia

By H.E Boris Koprivnikar

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration - Ministry of Public Administration - Slovenia

By H.E. Maria Manuel Leitao Marques

Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation

10:35 - 11:00 Live now
The Ideology Of Ignorance
Breakout Session
DEWA HALL
10:50 - 11:15 Live now

By Dr. Scott Kaufman

Scientific Director

10:50 - 11:15 Live now
11:15 - 11:40 Live now

By Dr. Joseph Aoun

President

11:15 - 11:40 Live now

By Prof. Arie Kruglanski

Professor of Psychology

11:15 - 11:40 Live now
Agile Governments: Survival in an Ever Changing World
Breakout Session
Dubai Municipality Hall
11:20 - 11:40 Live now

By Mr. Scott Atran

Director of Research in Anthropology

12:00 - 13:00 Live now
World Bank: WDR 2017
Side Panel
Mina A'Salam Theatre

By Mr. José Zapatero

Former Prime Minister

By Mr. Jorge Quiroga

Former President

By Dr. Luis-Felipe Lopez-Calva

Co-Director of World Development Report

12:10 - 12:30 Live now

By Mr. Sultan Bin Sulayem

Group Chairman and CEO

12:30 - 13:00 Live now

By Mrs. Christine Lagarde

Managing Director of International Monetary Fund

13:00 - 13:30 Live now
13:00 - 13:10 Live now
13:50 - 15:00 Live now
The Japanese Model in Behavioral Engineering
Breakout Session
DUBAI MUNICIPALITY HALL

By Dr. Tomoko Kitagawa

Writer/Researcher

13:50 - 14:15 Live now
Japanese Model in Diplomacy
Breakout Session
DUBAI MUNICIPALITY HALL

By Dr. Tomoko Kitagawa

Writer/Researcher

13:50 - 15:10 Live now
The Anatomy of a Future Leader
Breakout Session
Dubai Municipality Hall
14:00 - 21:00 Live now
ARAB YOUTH FORUM
Plenary Session
DU HALL(CLOSED WORKSHOP)
14:00 - 15:00 Live now

By Dr. Brandon Barnett

Director of Corporate Strategy

By Mr. Chan Cheow Hoe

Government Chief Information Officer

By Mrs. Deborah Wetzel

Senior Director for Governance Global Practice

By Mr. Robbie Schingler

Co-Founder and President

14:40 - 15:10 Live now

By Mr. Ashish Thakkar

Founder

By Alpha Conde

President - Republic of Guinea

15:00 - 17:00 Live now

By Dr. Abdulrahman Al Hamidy

Director General Chairman of the Board

By Prof. Ha Joon Chang

Reader in the Political Economy of Development

By Prof. Jose Ocampo

Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs

15:30 - 16:15 Live now

By Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

Professor of Economics at Columbia University, Senior UN Advisor and Co-Editor of the World Happiness Report

By H.E. Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary

By H.E. Kasim Reed

Mayor of the City of Atlanta

16:00 - 16:10 Live now

By H.E. Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister of Japan

16:10 - 16:20 Live now

By Mr. Kentaro Sonoura

State Minister for Foreign Affairs

16:20 - 17:00 Live now

By H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

17:00 - 17:30 Live now
The Blue Zones of Happiness
Breakout Session
DEWA Hall

By Mr. Dan Buettner

Fellow at National Geographic - The Blue Zones

17:00 - 19:30 Live now
Etihad Museum Tour
Side Activities
Etihad Museum
18:00 - 19:30 Live now

By Dr. Abdulrahman Al Hamidy

Director General Chairman of the Board

By Prof. Jose Ocampo

Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs

By Prof. Ha Joon Chang

Reader in the Political Economy of Development

18:00 - 18:30 Live now
18:00 - 18:30 Live now
Book Signing : Authentic Happiness
Meet the Author
Networking Area
18:00 - 18:30 Live now
18:00 - 18:30 Live now
What Is The Future of Happiness?
Breakout Session
DUBAI MUNICIPALITY HALL

By Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

Economist and University Professor

By Prof. John Helliwell

Senior Fellow

By Sir Richard Layard

Economist and Programme Director Of The Centre Of Economic Performance - LSE

19:00 - 21:30 Live now
Etihad Museum Tour
Side Activities
Etihad Museum
19:00 - 19:30 Live now
19:30 - 23:30 Live now
Shaping Future Governments University Challenge
Workshop
Al Safinah Ballroom Clusters
Monday, 13 February
08:00 - 08:45 Live now
Wake Up Call: Breathe to Heal
Side Activities
DUBAI MUNICIPALITY HALL

By Mr. Max Strom

Speaker & Author

08:00 - 08:45 Live now

By Mr. Eric Standop

Face Reader - Founder

09:00 - 09:30 Live now
09:00 - 09:10 Live now
Main Address
Main Address
Arena Hall

By Ms. Helen Clark

Administrator - United Nations Development Programme

09:10 - 09:30 Live now
INNOVATION BELONGS TO OUR YOUTH
Plenary Session
ARENA HALL

By H.E. Ahmed Bin Byat

Chairman

By Mr. Thomas Suarez

Speaker

By Ms. Fatima Al Kaabi

Speaker

09:20 - 09:40 Live now
How Are We Building the Future?
Plenary Session
Arena Hall
09:30 - 10:00 Live now

By Mr. José Graziano da Silva

Director-General

By H.E. Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary

By H.E. Tshering Tobgay

Prime Minister

09:45 - 10:15 Live now
10:10 - 10:30 Live now

By Prof. Thomas Homer-Dixon

Chair of Global Systems

10:15 - 11:45 Live now

By Mr. Howard Lee

Senior Executive Director

By Ms. Jill Carlson

Partner Lead

By Mr. Patrick Murck

Fellow

By H.E. Pierre Gramegna

Minister

By Mr. Ross Leckow

Deputy General Counsel - International Monetary Fund

10:30 - 10:55 Live now

By H.E Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

Minister of State For Tolerance

By Mr. Omar Ghobash

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of the Russian Federation

10:30 - 10:50 Live now
The Evolution of Food
Breakout Session
Du Hall
10:30 - 10:55 Live now

By Dr. Parag Khanna

Director

10:50 - 11:10 Live now

By Mrs. Isha Datar

CEO - New Harvest

10:55 - 11:20 Live now

By Dr. George Friedman

Geopolitical Forecaster

10:55 - 11:20 Live now
The Global Revolution of Innovators
Breakout Session
Dubai Municipality Hall

By Ms. Kathleen Kennedy

Director, Special Projects

11:10 - 11:45 Live now

By Mr. Daniel Glickman

Former US Secretary of Agriculture and Director of the Aspen Institute

By Mr. David Rosenberg

Chief Executive Officer

By Mr. John Shewmaker

Founder

By Mr. Marc Zornes

Chief Executive Officer

11:20 - 11:45 Live now
Is it the End of Globalization?
Breakout Session
DEWA Hall

By Prof. Alan Krueger

Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

11:20 - 11:45 Live now
Radical Curiosity
Breakout Session
Dubai Municipality Hall

By Mr. Paul Bennett

Chief Creative Officer

12:00 - 12:30 Live now
Raising Awareness and Human Social 2.0
Plenary Session
Mina A'Salam Theatre

By Mr. Rana Gujral

Entrepreneur/Columnist

By Mr. Renato Libric

Chief Executive Officer

By Mr. Ryan Patel

Global Executive / Board of Director

12:00 - 13:00 Live now
The Future of Higher Education (Closed Session)
Round Table
DP World Hall, Mina Asalam
12:00 - 13:00 Live now
Higher Education Roundtable
Round Table
Majlis Al Mina
12:00 - 12:15 Live now
Main Address
Main Address
Arena Hall

By António Guterres

Secretary General - United Nations

12:15 - 12:30 Live now
Main Address
Main Address
Arena Hall

By Dr. Jim Kim

President of The World Bank

12:30 - 12:40 Live now

By Ms. Irina Bokova

Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

12:40 - 12:50 Live now
13:10 - 13:40 Live now

By Mr. Shawn Achor

Founder and Happiness Researcher

13:40 - 14:10 Live now
The Future of Urban Mobility
Plenary Session
Arena Hall

By Mr. Travis Kalanick

Founder and CEO - Uber Technologies

13:45 - 14:45 Live now

By Mr. Hafez Ghanem

Vice President MENA

By Mr. Javier Arguello

Founder and Managing Director

By Mr. Noah Samara

Founder and CEO

By Ms. Rebecca Taber

Head of Government Partnerships

By Prof. Roberta Golinkoff

Professor of Education, Psychology, and Linguistics

14:00 - 21:00 Live now
14:10 - 14:40 Live now

By Prof. Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel Prize Laureate, Author, Columbia University Graduate School of Business Professor

14:45 - 15:45 Live now

By Mr. Gwang-Jo Kim

Director

By H.E. Krista Kiuru

Former Minister of Education

By Prof. Minxuan Zhang

Professor and Former President

By Prof. Mohammed Thneibat

Former Deputy Prime minister and Minister of Education

By Safaa El-Kogali

Education Manager MNA The World Bank

14:50 - 15:10 Live now
15:00 - 16:30 Live now
Innovation and the Future Economy
Round Table
Majlis Al Mina
15:10 - 15:30 Live now

By H.E. Mattar Al Tayer

Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

15:30 - 16:00 Live now
A Conversation with Elon Musk
Plenary Session
Arena Hall

By Elon Musk

CEO - SpaceX

16:00 - 17:00 Live now

By Ms. Flavia Schlegel

Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences

By Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw

Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director

By Mr. Lenni Montiel

Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development

By Mr. Rolf Alter

Director

16:20 - 16:40 Live now
The Future of Humanitarian Aid
Plenary Session
Arena Hall
16:40 - 17:00 Live now
Nation's Sustainability
Main Address
Arena Hall
17:00 - 19:00 Live now
SDG’s in Action
Workshop
Mina A'Salam Clusters
17:30 - 18:00 Live now
The Power of Being Positive
Breakout Session
DEWA Hall

By Prof. Martin Seligman

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania

19:00 - 22:00 Live now
Tuesday, 14 February
08:00 - 08:45 Live now
Wake Up Call: Wisdom in the 21st Century
Side Activities
Dubai Municipality Hall

By Ms. Michelle Levey

Co-Founder

08:00 - 08:45 Live now
Wake Up Call: Meditation Yoga
Side Activities
DEWA Hall

By Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch

Oldest Yoga Master

09:00 - 10:00 Live now

By H.E. Macharia Kamau

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

By H.E. Reem Al-Hashimy

Minister of State for International Cooperation

By Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin

Senior Vice President - 2030 Development Agenda

By Ms. Kathy Calvin

President & CEO - UN Foundation

09:00 - 11:25 Live now
09:00 - 09:10 Live now
Main Address
Main Address
Arena Hall

By Sir Suma Chakrabarti

President

09:10 - 09:20 Live now

By H.E. Saeed Al Tayer

MD&CEO - DEWA Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

09:20 - 09:50 Live now
The Future of Nuclear Energy
Plenary Session
Arena Hall

By Mr. Philippe Jamet

Former Commissioner

By Mr. Yukiya Amano

Director General - International Atomic Energy Agency

09:50 - 10:30 Live now
Power of Being Positive
Main Address
Arena Hall

By Prof. Martin Seligman

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania

10:30 - 11:30 Live now

By H.E. Macharia Kamau

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

By H.E. Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary

10:45 - 11:25 Live now
Ancient Healing for Modern Disease
Breakout Session
Dubai Municipality Hall

By Dr. Andrew Weil

Founder and Director

10:45 - 11:25 Live now

By Mr. Cade Metz

Senior Writer

By Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes

Research Director Y Combinator Research

By Mr. Jonathan Matus

Founder and CEO

11:45 - 12:00 Live now

By H.E. Miro Cerar

Prime Minister

12:00 - 12:30 Live now

By Mr. John Chambers

Executive Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems

12:30 - 13:00 Live now
One on One with Reid Hoffman
Plenary Session
Arena Hall

By Mr. Reid Hoffman

Partner

13:30 - 13:50 Live now
National Arab Youth Strategy
Plenary Session
ARENA HALL

By H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Al Nahyan

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presential Affairs

13:50 - 14:15 Live now