Davos Notebook

from Felix Salmon:

World hunger and the locavores

By Felix Salmon
January 30, 2010

Every so often at Davos you have a short, startling conversation which completely changes the way you think about a subject -- and I just had one of those standing next to Dan Barber, the chef of Blue Hill Farm. He's a very smart, very funny guy, who's passionate about food on every level from preparing the ingredients of the dishes in his restaurants to the logistics of feeding the planet.

Iran’s foreign minister joins the Davos Debates

By Reuters Staff
January 29, 2010

Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Manouchehr Mottaki discusses the aims of, and his thoughts on, the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Stingy Italians

January 29, 2010

berluscoiA black mark for Italy in the doing-good stakes.

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, took a swipe at the Italian government in Davos for being “uniquely stingy” when it comes to foreign aid.

Next year’s potential guest to Davos?

January 29, 2010

osamaThe World Economic Forum is all about promoting debate and finding solutions to problems the world is facing.

from Felix Salmon:

Talking to Nouriel

By Felix Salmon
January 29, 2010

I'll be doing a live video interview with Nouriel Roubini here on Reuters.com in a couple of hours (6:20pm Davos time, 5:20pm GMT, 12:20pm ET), asking him questions from readers. So if you have anything you want me to ask him, leave a comment on this blog or on the liveblog, or send a tweet with the #askroubini hashtag. It should be fun!

The global values crisis

By Reuters Staff
January 29, 2010

Writer and activist the Reverend Jim Wallis discusses the importance of morals in today’s society.

Marathon day for Greece in Davos

January 29, 2010

It’s truly a marathon. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou are in Davos to tell the world that they are serious about reducing their huge deficit.

Africa needs to bargain more

January 29, 2010

africaAfrica is one area we at Reuters is focusing at this year’s Davos (click for our special report)

Ask Nouriel Roubini

January 29, 2010

US-ECONOMY/ROUBINIGot a question you would like to ask economist Nouriel Roubini? Now’s your chance. Roubini will be joining us in Davos later today for a social media interview and we want you to send us questions to put to him.

David Miliband on education

By Reuters Staff
January 29, 2010

British Foreign Minister David Miliband answers a question posted on youtube.com/davos: How can education help prevent disease, decrease poverty rates and improve living standards, and how can governments encourage and invest in education in developing countries?