Former Canadian PM on democracy's role in world affairs - 2019-10-29
The fifth Global Opinion Leaders Summit was held in Tokyo on Oct. 17 with former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivering the keynote before a panel discussion on geopolitical and economic issues.
The summits are sponsored by Worldwide Support for Development, an international aid organization founded by spiritual figure and humanitarian Haruhisa Handa, who serves as its chairman and moderated the event. Previous summits have drawn luminaries including former U.S. President Barack Obama and ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Harper, 60, led Canada for almost a decade from 2006 until 2015 and is now chairman and CEO of Calgary-based Harper & Associates Consulting. In 2018 he published "Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption."