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PROGRAMME

5-6 October 2018
Day 1
05 Oct 2018
Day 2
06 Oct 2018

Welcome Addresses

Speakers:

Ioannis Flevaris
Vladimir Yakunin

Opening Plenary Session: “Making Multilateralism Work: Enhancing Dialogue on Peace, Security, and Development”

After centuries of collective effort, the world is finally entering an age of multilateralism where dialogue is the most efficient and perhaps indispensable way of easing tensions and preventing major...
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Moderators:

Renaud Girard
Renaud Girard

Speakers:

Mehdi Sanaei
Mehdi Sanaei
Mario Lopez-Roldan
Mario Lopez-Roldan
Ashok Sajjanhar
Angelos Pangratis
Angelos Pangratis
Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Georgios Katrougalos
Gustavo Martínez
Justin Yifu Lin
Justin Yifu Lin
Joschka-Fischer
Joschka Fischer
Mikhail Bogdanov
Mikhail Bogdanov
Ibrahima Fofana
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana
11:30–12:00

Group photo & Coffee Break

Keynote Speech

RENAUD GIRARD International columnist, Le Figaro

Moderators:

Stefan Grobe

Speakers:

Renaud Girard
Renaud Girard

Press Conference

Speakers:

Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Justin Yifu Lin
Justin Yifu Lin
Joschka-Fischer
Joschka Fischer
Ibrahima Fofana
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana
Vladimir Yakunin
13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

Panel 1. “The Middle Eastern Paradigm of Conflict: Only One Solution is Impossible”

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is witnessing the development of several conflicts, with a number of external actors involved. In Syria territorial integrity remains fragile, and a de...
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Moderators:

Eylon Levy
Alexey Malashenko

Speakers:

Frank Melloul
Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Ehud Olmert
Ariel Cohen
Ariel Cohen
Muzaffar Olimov
Muzaffar Olimov

Round-table #1. “From Deadlock to Solutions: Towards a Comprehensive Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian Peace and Security Order”

We are living through turbulent times. As the former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier fittingly described the international situation, “the world is in disarray”. Such disorder is the symptom of...
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Moderators:

Mary Dejevsky
Peter W. Schulze
Peter W. Schulze

Speakers:

Adrian Pabst
Adrian Pabst
Sergey-Markedonov
Sergey Markedonov
Winfried_Veit
Winfried Veit
Richard Sakwa
Richard Sakwa
Alexey Gromyko
Alexey Gromyko
16:00 - 16:15

Coffee Break

Meet and engage with Dialogue of Civilizations

Research Institute building together a fair, sustainable and peaceful new world order.

Panel 2. “Economic Inequality and Democracy: Are They Compatible?”

It is usually contemplated that income inequalities give rise to the option of redistribution, which may be more attractive to the majority of the electorate than the option of promoting...
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Moderators:

Vladimir Popov
Vladimir Popov

Speakers:

Justin Yifu Lin
Justin Yifu Lin
Samia Nkrumah
Samia Nkrumah
Andranik Migranyan
Andranik Migranyan
James K. Galbraith
James K. Galbraith
jack_goldstone
Jack A. Goldstone

Round-table #2. “The Role of Private Sector and Foundations in Promoting Intercultural Dialogue and Multipolarity”

We live in a multipolar world. The resolution of the most pressing issues – global warming, poverty, hunger, mass migration, and religious extremism – will undoubtedly require cooperation between global...
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Moderators:

Scherto Gill
Jean-Christophe-Bas
Jean-Christophe Bas

Speakers:

Grégory Prenleloup
Grégory Prenleloup
Sébastien Crozier
Richard B Saldanha
Richard B Saldanha
Marc Rene de Montalembert
Marc Rene de Montalembert
Paul Martin Macdonald
Paul Martin Macdonald
Symeon Tsomokos
Angelos Pangratis
Angelos Pangratis
Andreas Knaul
Kader Kaneye
Maxim Mikhalev
Holger Heims
Jean-Yves Ollivier
Jean-Yves Ollivier
Fabio Petito
Fabio Petito
Walter Schwimmer

Conversation with Prof. Richard Werner

Renowed Central Bank Watcher and Investment Strategist

Moderators:

Stefan Grobe

Speakers:

Richard Werner
Richard Werner

Summit on Africa “Engaging Africa in Dialogue: Towards a Harmonious Development of the Continent”

10:30 – 11:00  On-stage interview with IBRAHIMA KASSORY FOFANA, Prime Minister of  Guinea, moderated by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BAS, CEO, DOC Research Institute 11:00 – 13:00  Plenary session “Engaging Africa in Dialogue: Towards...
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Moderators:

Zyad Limam
Zyad Limam

Speakers:

Sébastien Crozier
Hang Yuanxiang
Jean-Yves Ollivier
Jean-Yves Ollivier
Achille Mbembe
Achille Mbembe
Mikhail Bogdanov
Mikhail Bogdanov
Samia Nkrumah
Samia Nkrumah
Dioncounda Traoré
Ibrahima Fofana
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana
13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

Trusted Sources: Media in the Age of Post-Truth Politics

An interactive session that puts the media in the spotlight, with a panel of senior journalists discussing critical issues for today’s media. The role of media has come under intense...
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Moderators:

Stefan Grobe

Speakers:

Ben Aris
Crystal Orderson
Simon Shuster
Mary Dejevsky

Panel 3. “Digital Future of Humanity: Impact of Technological Progress on Economy, Cyber Security and Social Values”

The globalizing world is characterized by progress of new technologies that have strong impact on jobs, life conditions, communication and security systems and ethical standards. Advancement within Internet of Things,...
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Moderators:

Sophie Hackford
Jens Wendland
Jens Wendland

Speakers:

Pankaj-Pachauri
Pankaj Pachauri
Marie Desrousseaux
Marie Desrousseaux
Kyriakos Pierrakakis
Kyriakos Pierrakakis
Dimitris Psarrakis
Dimitris Psarrakis
Rob-van-Kranenburg
Rob van Kranenburg
Ji Deqiang
Tim Dunlop

Round-table #3. “Hegemonies and Counter-hegemonies: the New Global Distribution of Power and Influence”

The world is changing and changing fast. We already did enter a structural crisis of the global governance. In response key state and non-state actors are developing new strategies to...
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Moderators:

Piotr Dutkiewitz
Piotr Dutkiewicz

Speakers:

Claude Begle
Claude Begle
Elena Chebankova
Elena Chebankova
Fabio Petito
Fabio Petito
Daisuke Kotegawa
Daisuke Kotegawa
Jan Aart Scholte
Jan Aart Scholte
Adrian Pabst
Adrian Pabst
Tom Casier
16:00 - 16:15

Coffee Break

Keynote Speech

TBA

Moderators:

Stefan Grobe

Closing Plenary Session. Human in the Third Industrial Revolution: to Thrive or to Survive?

Concept Note The personal experience of being human in a world increasingly dominated by Emerging technologies is the defining new challenge of our age. Created by humans, technology has already...
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Moderators:

Rob-van-Kranenburg
Rob van Kranenburg

Speakers:

Kira Preobrazhenskaya
Scherto Gill
Sophie Hackford
Fabio Petito
Fabio Petito
Achille Mbembe
Achille Mbembe
Samia Nkrumah
Samia Nkrumah
Vladimir Yakunin

Openness / Peacebuilding / Solidarity / Cooperation / Analysis / Forecasts

The Rhodes Forum has long been a platform for perspectives beyond the realms of general debate, and has built a reputation for astutely identifying and providing insight into future areas of tension and conflict. Taking place on the beautiful and historic Greek Island of Rhodes, the forum also offers attendees the unique opportunity to network with influential peers including distinguished current and former heads of state. The Rhodes Forum a truly unmissable event for those who wish to be part of the leading edge debate for our future.

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Rhodes Forum Policy Recommendations

Based on research conducted by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute and contributions made by panellists and moderators during the 2017 Rhodes Forum, the DOC suggests the following policy recommendations for further development and proposal to the relevant entities.

Though not exhaustive in scope, we believe these suggestions provide a concrete starting point for future policy analysis and development.

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