Jorge Sampaio

April 17, 2009

Jorge Sampaio

Ipek Cem's program guest this week is Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal and the U.N. High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations. They will be discussing current issues including the future of east-west relations, European perception of Islam, Turkey's accession to the E.U. and human rights in a globalized world.

 

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Nicholas Negroponte

April 3, 2009

Nicholas Negroponte

Ipek Cem's next guest will be digital visionary, founder of the M.I.T. Media Lab and 'One Laptop per Child' champion Nicholas Negroponte. They will explore many topics including the state of our digitalized world, innovation regarding computers and cell phones. The interview will place special attention to the missions and accomplishments of the 'One Laptop Per Child' not-for-profit campaign that Negroponte leads.

 

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Prince Albert II

March 20, 2009

Prince Albert II

Ipek Cem's guest is Prince Albert II of Monaco. Cem and Prince Albert discuss his passion for the environment, the Prince Albert II Foundation, his family heritage and his vision for Monaco.

 

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Deepak Chopra

March 6, 2009

Dr. Deepak Chopra

Ipek Cem's guest is Dr. Deepak Chopra, bestselling author of over 50 books, and a pioneer of integrative medicine worldwide. Chopra uses his spiritual lens to walk through some of the pressing issues of our time.

 

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Geoffrey Bindman

January 23, 2009

Geoffrey Bindman

Ipek Cem's guest this week is one of the world's foremost authorities on human rights and civil liberties, Sir Geoffrey Bindman.

 

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Nouriel Roubini

January 23, 2009

Nouriel Roubini

Ipek Cem’s guest this week is economist Nouriel Roubini, otherwise known as Dr. Doom for his pessimistic views on the global economic crisis. In this candid interview, Roubini will illuminate on the state of the U.S., European and emerging market economies as well as offer advice on better management of the crisis.

 

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Robert Mundell

January 9, 2009

Robert Mundell

Ipek Cem's guest is Robert Mundell, Nobel prize winning economist from Columbia University. They discuss the state of the world economy and possible solutions to the global economic crisis.

 

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Anne-Marie Idrac

December 26, 2008

Anne-Marie Idrac

Ipek Cem recently interviewed Anne-Marie Idrac, the French Minister for Foreign Trade, one of the most prominent female politicians and managers of Europe today.

 

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James Leape

May 27, 2008

James Leape

Ipek Cem recently interviewed James Leape, General Director of WWF (World Wildlife Fund). Leape shared with Cem the latest information on climate change, as well as the threats and the opportunities presented by global warming. He called for a more concentrated and solid effort globally against climate change.

 

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Joschka Fischer

April 16, 2008

Joschka Fischer

Ipek Cem recently interviewed Joschka Fischer, leading European political and Minister of Foreign Affair of Germany between 1998-2005. Fischer shared his views regarding the European Union, the conflict in Afghanistan, Turkish accession to the E.U. as well as sustainable energy policies that he advocates. Tune into NTV networks to get the full story.

 

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Guler Sabanci

April 9, 2008

Guler Sabanci

Ipek Cem recently spoke with Guler Sabanci, Chairman of Sabanci Holdings, a prominent figure in business and social works in Turkey and internationally. The conversation topics ranged from the state of the global economy, to Sabanci's contributions to education and the arts.

 

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Jeffrey Sachs

April 2, 2008

Jeffrey Sachs

Ipek Cem caught up with economist Jeffrey Sachs in the bustling city of Shanghai. In this interview, the world acclaimed Director of Columbia University's Earth Institute Sachs gives his opinions on various topics, including elimination of extreme poverty and sustainable development. Cem and Sachs also discussed the latest Jeffrey Sachs book, "Common Wealth".

 

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Yang Lan

March 26, 2008

Yang Lan

Ipek Cem was just in Shanghai and met with Yang Lan, one of the most successful women of her generation in China. Chairman of Sun Media, Yang shared with Cem her experiences in the media, her thoughts on China's booming economy, the upcoming Beijing Olympics and the changing status of women. Tune into NTV to get a glimpse of this fascinating window into today's China.

 

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Gerd Leipold

February 20, 2008

Gerd Leipold

Ipek Cem was recently in Amsterdam to meet with Gerd Leipold, Executive Director of Greenpeace International. They discussed very pressing issues, including climate change, nuclear energy, deforestation and what constitutes sound environmental policy. To hear the latest on these very key issues, please tune into NTV's Global Leaders.

 

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Yves Carcelle

February 6, 2008

Yves Carcelle

Ipek Cem recently met with Yves Carcelle, Chairman and C.E.O. of Louis Vuitton to find out the strategy behind this globally successful brand. The topics explored included globalization, branding, fighting counterfeit products and the company's continuing collaboration with Marc Jacobs.

 

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Klaus Schwab

January 23, 2008

Klaus Schwab

Ipek Cem met with World Economic Forum founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab before this year's meetings in Davos. They discussed a variety of issues including the challenges to the global economy, the environment and emerging markets such as China, India, Russia and Turkey.

 

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Richard Branson

January 9, 2008

Richard Branson

Ipek Cem recently met with businessman and global activist Richard Branson of the Virgun Group. They discussed a wide range of topics including his new business ventures, space travel and his fight against global warming.

 

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Madeleine Albright

December 26, 2007

Madeleine Albright

Ipek Cem was recently in Washington to meet with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In this candid interview, Secretary Albright talks about her support for Hillary Clinton, her days as the highest ranking female in U.S. politics, as well as how her European heritage impacted her life.

 

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Alessandro Profumo

December 12, 2007

Alessandro Profumo

Ipek Cem was recently in Milan to interview Alessandro Profumo, the CEO of the Unicredit Group which is now positioned as one of the leading financial institutions in Turkey. Profumo discusses his European strategy, expansion plans and the EU integration process, as well as the commenting on the continuing jitters in world markets.

 

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Pele

November 28, 2007

Pele

Ipek Cem recently met with soccer royalty Pele, otherwise known as the best player of the 20th century. Always 'a good sport', Pele provided Cem with candid insights into his career, as well as his main drivers in life.

 

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Lee Bollinger

October 31, 2007

Lee Bollinger

Ipek Cem recently interviewed Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University. They covered a wide range of issues, including new trends in higher education, Columbia's expansion into Manhattanville and the Ahmedinejad controversy.

 

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Kofi Annan

October 17, 2007

Kofi Annan

Ipek Cem's inaugural guest for the 3rd season was Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations between 1997-2007. They met in Paris and discussed a wide range of issues including reform of the United Nations, the problems of the Middle East, global warming and humanitarian aid.

 

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Linda Rottenberg

July 4, 2007

Linda Rottenberg

As one of the leading social entrepreneurs of our time, Linda Rottenberg has turned Endeavor into a multi-country operation which seeks to empower business leaders who are in the process of growing promising enterprises.

 

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Olivier Campenon

June 30, 2007

Olivier Campenon

Ipek Cem recently met with Olivier Campenon of British telecom. They discussed a wide variety of issues including technology convergence, BT's presence in emerging markets and upcoming telecom trends.

 

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Bill Ford

June 13, 2007

Bill Ford

Ipek Cem was recently in Detroit, where she interviewed Bill Ford, Chairman of the Ford Motor Company. Tune into 'Global Leaders' to find out Ford's vision on the state of the auto industry, their investments in Turkey, how to build a green car as well as his views on the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.

 

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Alessandro Benetton

May 16, 2007

Alessandro Benetton

Ipek Cem recently traveled to Italy to meet with Alessandro Benetton, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Benetton Group at the company headquarters in Treviso. They discussed a wide variety of topics, including the competitive market place for ready-wear and retail business, the Italian economy and the global challenges facing the Benetton Group.

 

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Jeffrey Immelt

April 11, 2007

Jeffrey Immelt

Ipek Cem met with Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman of the Board and CEO of GE to discuss the latest in global business trends as well as the latest in innovative technologies and emerging markets.

 

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Brent Scowcroft

April 4, 2007

Brent Scowcroft

Ipek Cem was recently in Washington to talk with Brent Scowcroft, one of U.S.'s leading experts on international policy. Their conversation topics included U.S. Foreign policy, the situation in Iraq and U.S.-Turkish relations.

 

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Dr. Marc Faber

March 21, 2007

Dr. Marc Faber

Ipek Cem met with Dr. Marc Faber, leading investment expert on emerging markets. Faber shared his cautionary mood with Cem about the prospects for global markets, as well as shedding light on some of the highest growth markets and investment opportunities.

 

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Matthew Bryza

March 14, 2007

Matthew Bryza

Ipek Cem talked to Matt Bryza, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the United States on his most recent trip to Turkey. Among the topics discussed were U.S.-Turkish relations, energy pipelines and the situation in Iraq.

 

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Hans-Joachim Körber

March 7, 2007

Hans-Joachim Körber

Ipek Cem recently met with Dr. Joachim Körber, Chairman and C.E.O. of the Metro Group to discuss the latest trends in retailing and food safety as well as to evaluate the relations between Turkey and Europe.

 

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Paul Reilly

February 7, 2007

Paul Reilly

Ipek Cem recently met with Paul Reilly, Chairman and C.E.O. of Korn Ferry to discuss global trends in business and recruitment.

 

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Olli Rehn

January 10, 2006

Olli Rehn

Ipek Cem was recently in Brussels to meeet with Olli Rehn, European Union Commissioner responsible for Enlargement. The conversation naturally centered around Turkey's membership to the E.U., the Cyprus issue, the enlargement of E.U. and the future of E.U.

 

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Michael Golden

December 20, 2006

Michael Golden

Ipek Cem's recently talked with Michael Golden, Vice Chairman of the New York Times Company and Publisher of the International Herald Tribune about the latest developments in the media and newspaper sectors.

 

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Mikhail Saakashvili

November 22, 2006

Mikhail Saakashvili

Ipek Cem was recently in Tbilisi to interview President Mikhail Saakashvili of Georgia. This young and charismatic President has been leading his country for the past 3 years. In 2003, he was making headlines with his Rose Revolution which challenged the corruption in the previous government. As a result he came to office with a landslide. He is still making headlines, but this time Georgia's reforms and the unease with Russia are capturing the attention of onlookers. Read on to gain more insight into this interesting country and a leader who has been called 'the Kennedy of the Caucuses.'

 

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Dora Bakoyannis

June 28, 2006

Dora Bakoyannis

Ipek Cem was in Athens to meet with the Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis for ‘Global Leaders’ airing on NTV networks of Turkey. They discussed a wide range of issues, covering topics such as Turkish-Greek relations, the European Union, the challenges of the 2004 Olympics and her political career. Previously a very successful mayor of Athens, Bakoyannis has been exposed to politics all her life, coming from the powerful Mitsotakis family.

 

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John Chambers

May 31, 2006

John Chambers

Ipek Cem recently traveled to the Silicon Valley to meet John Chambers, one of the leading figures in the technology field today. Chambers not only keeps Cisco growing and on the cutting edge, but has also been a close advisor on trade and technology issues to both Presidents Clinton and Bush. Education is another global cause that is very dear to Chambers' heart. Tune in to get a flavor of how innovation changes our lives today and tomorrow.

 

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Nani Beccalli

May 10, 2006

Nani Beccalli

Ipek Cem recently met with GE International's President and CEO Ferdinando 'Nani' Beccalli-Falco in his Brussels office. Siting the importance of growth markets such as India, China, Turkey and the Gulf, Mr. Beccalli stressed GE's focus on these areas. Mr. Beccalli also talked about GE's 'company to country' strategy in these markets as well as such issues as their recent investment in Garanti Bank of Turkey, 'ecomagination' efforts at GE, and their sponsorship of the Olympic Games.

 

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Pervez Musharraf

April 26, 2006

Pervez Musharraf

Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf discusses such topics as the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden, U.S. policy in the region, relations with India and his special ties with Turkey.

 

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Rahmi M.Koc

Aptil 12, 2006

Rahmi M. Koc

Rahmi M. Koc, the Honorary Chairman of Koc Holding, which celebrates its 80th birthday this year, has shared with us his company's expanding vision, in addition to his personal passions for the arts and the sea.

 

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Ahmet Ertegun

March 29, 2006

Ahmet Ertegun

Ipek Cem met with legendary music producer Ahmet Ertegun, Founding C.E.O. of Atlantic Records, at his office in New York. Besides holding many honors and being a three time Grammy award winner, Ertegun is also an active member of the Turkish-American community in the United States.

 

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Ursula Plassnik

March 8, 2006

Ursula Plassnik

Ursula Plassnik, Foreign Minister of Austria. She is also playing a key role in the European Union, as Austria now holds the European presidency.

 

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Amre Moussa

December 28, 2005

Mr. Amre Moussa

Mr. Amre Moussa, the secretary general of the Arab league of  states is a well renowned international political leader and very well respected in the Arab world and worldwide.

 

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Howard Schultz

December 14, 2005

Mr. Howard Schultz

The Chairman of Starbucks Coffee Company. He has turned his passion for coffee into a multi billion dollar global business with stores in over 10,000 locations worldwide including Turkey.

 

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Giorgos Papandreou

November 30, 2005

Giorgos Papandreou

Leader of Greece's Pasok party and a leading international figure as well as the architect behind the 'raporgement' between Turkey and Greece.

 

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Simon Peres

November 2, 2005

Shimon Peres

Mr. Shimon Peres, vice prime minister of Israel is one of the most influential political leaders in the Middle East and the leader of Israel's Labour Party.

 

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Javier Solana

October 19, 2005

Dr. Javier Solana

Dr. Javier Solana is one of the leading strategists on foreign policy globally. He is the Secretary General of the European Union Council and the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy.

 

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