The Reality of Davos

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

INSTRUCTIONS

Delegates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the questions before starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to the days allowed for the forum.

Delegates MAY write during the time allowed for reading through the questions.

  1.  Section A consist of ONE question. You MUST answer this question.
  2.  Section B consist of ONE question. You MUST answer this question.

SECTION A

Read the following extract carefully and in your own words, write your answer of approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

Question 1.

” Davos Man, finding it boring to shake the hand of an obscure Prime Minister, prefers to meet Microsoft’s Bill Gates”.

                                                 (1997 Editorial- “In praise of Davos Man” -The Economist)

Write an essay supporting or opposing the views of this quote.

SECTION B

Read the following extract carefully and in your own words, write your answer of approximately 400 to 450 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

Question 1.

” The 1% Davos Man, finding it unrealistic to globally impact real change on the lives of poor people, prefers to meet the elite”.

                      (Davidic House -paraphrasing the 1997 quote in Editorial of “In Praise of                                Davos Man”- The Economist)

Write an essay supporting or opposing the views of this quote.

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