Girard will lead a discussion focussed on how dialogue can help produce sustainable solutions for a truly multilateral world.
The opening panel is titled ‘Making multilateralism work: Enhancing dialogue in peace, security, and development’. Two high-level participants are Joschka Fischer, who served as foreign minister and vice chancellor of Germany between 1998 and 2005, and Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Spain’s minister of foreign affairs between 2000 and 2010.
Renaud Girard, born 25 May 1955 in New York, is a French journalist and writer. He studied at the École normale supérieure and the École nationale d’administration. He has worked as a war correspondent and written books about the Middle East, geopolitics, and international relations.
Bringing together leaders from academia, politics, and the business community, the Dialogue of Civilizations Rhodes Forum continues in the tradition of previous years, with a focus on developing practical policy recommendations through dialogue and cooperation.