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Former Heads of State

Former Heads of State

FOCIS enlightens, inspires and entertains attendees by providing a unique framework for understanding the world’s current political landscape through the profound insights of some of the most prominent political figures of our time. The Former Heads of States series expands awareness of historic events and phenomena through intriguing discussions on a broad scope of issues including immigration, global economics, human rights or the quest for world peace. Whether through former presidents Vicente Fox, Mary Robinson or Joaquim Chissano, FOCIS brings some of the world’s most daring and renowned leaders – past and present - to Detroit, while bring the world to your doorstep.

Past forums: Vicente Fox, September 2008

Alice Rivlin, April 2010

Joaquim Chissano, October 2010