World Leaders Forum Slideshow

Student Essays

About This Site

Six graduate students from the School of International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences were selected to produce multimedia essays in response to the speeches of Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, and Jalal Talabani, President of Iraq, during the events of this year's World Leaders Forum. These essays were sponsored by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) and produced using CCNMTL's technology, Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning (VITAL). Find information about the project throughout this site, or see the student-produced essays by clicking the links at left.

See also the The World Leaders Forum 2005 Presentations Transcript Archive which provides video recordings and fully-searchable transcripts of the speeches used to create these essays.