January 27th, 2012
04:18 AM GMT
(CNN) - The delegates’ energy levels may be flagging, but there’s still plenty to get excited about on day three of the World Economic Forum, which begins with a report from the crucible of the Arab Spring by Hamadi Jebali, Prime Minister of Tunisia.
Jebali will then join Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and Egyptian presidential candidates Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and Amre Moussa for a discussion of the future of governance in North Africa.
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Barak will join Yukiya Amano, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, for an interactive session on how the world would respond to the news that Iran had successfully developed a nuclear weapon. And the heads of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and the United Nations World Food Program, Angel Gurria and Josette Sheeran, will join Sweden’s Minister of Finance, Anders Borg, for a televised debate on an issue which has been at the very heart of Davos 2012: fixing capitalism.
Another of the forum’s hot-button issues will be explored when the three European finance ministers gather to discuss the future of the eurozone. Germany’s Wolfgang Schaeuble, France’s Francois Baroin and Spain’s Luis de Guindos Jurado will discuss the ways they hope the eurozone economies might emerge from the current crisis.
The spotlight will then shift to a country facing far greater hardship when Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly speaks on rebuilding his homeland, two years after an earthquake killed hundreds of thousands and left over a million people homeless.
Shortly before lunch, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner will participate in a discussion on the outlook for the U.S. economy, chaired by CNN’s own Fareed Zakaria.
In the afternoon, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will join the CEO of Petrobras, José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, and Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani K. Alison-Madueke, for a session on ending energy poverty to unlock economic potential. Then Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google will share his thoughts on how the digital revolution might accomplish the same thing.
Later, the prospects for peace in the Middle East will be discussed in an interactive session featuring Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
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