Academy Award Winner and the Co-Chair at 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will be featuring in an exclusive one-on-one session with Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar [Head of Dharma Productions, India] titled ‘A Conversation with Karan Johar and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’ on 18th January 2017 at Davos-Klosters. The session will be live streamed at 4:30 pm [PST] here:

Read: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to Co-Chair the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Sharmeen will also be featuring in a panel discussion titled “A Positive Narrative for the Global Community” comprising of a diversity of panelists such as Sheryl Sandberg [Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board, Facebook, USA], Ahmad Sarmast [Founder – Afghanistan National Institute of Music [ANIM]] and Meg Whitman [President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA]. The panel discussion will be chaired by Zeinab Badawi [Presenter, BBC World News, United Kingdom].

In yesterday’s session, Sharmeen discussed the following points:

  • Art creates empathy and brings people together – it’s a crucial part of creating a more inclusive world.
  • The language of hate often trumps the language of inclusion. This is the time to speak up, not to stay quiet & hope.

In addition to this, leading Hollywood Actor George Clooney met Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy where they discussed her upcoming projects.

She was also spotted with a fellow Academy Award Winner and a Crystal Award 2017 recipient, Forest Whitaker during the meeting.

Two Academy Award Winners spotted together at #WEF17 – #SharmeenObaidChinoy #ForestWhitaker #Davos #BehtareenPK

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Sharmeen is the first artist ever to Co-Chair to prestigious forum’s annual meeting which is taking place in Davos-Klosters till the 20th of January 2017, under the theme “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”.


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