Berlin, 27 February 2019. The Rhodes Forum, the annual flagship public event of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), will hold its 17th edition on 11-12 October 2019 on the Greek island of Rhodes.

Under the theme “Global (dis)order: Towards dialogue-based worldviews”, this year’s Rhodes Forum will gather hundreds of participants, including policy makers, current and former heads of state, academics, political, philanthropists and senior government officials from different cultural and national backgrounds. Leaders from all over the world will raise the crucial questions of how nations and cultures can find a common narrative regarding key current issues such as geopolitical shifts, trade negotiations, fair economic models, human relations and values in the age of AI, and global peace, prosperity and stability.

Jean-Christophe Bas, CEO of the DOC Research Institute, said: “The Rhodes Forum provides a unique platform where influencers from around the world can meet and help shape a fair and sustainable future for all of humanity. The world today lacks a shared coherent narrative to guide it through a period of severe turbulence. We want to address this key issue in the DOC spirit of constructive engagement and mutual respect.”

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To learn more about the last Rhodes Forum, which included keynote speakers former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Guinea Ibrahima Kassory Fofana and former German Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, you can find the report here:

Rhodes Forum report








Rhodes Forum overview is here.


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