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Friday to Saturday
October 11 to October 12
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WHERE
Rhodes, Greece
About the
Rhodes Forum

Since 2003 the Rhodes Forum has brought together leaders from the business, academic, diplomatic and political communities, including current and former heads of state and government, to discuss crucial issues facing the world today. Throughout its history, its hallmark has been the pioneering spirit, inclusiveness, and moral resilience of its participants in their work to tackle the problems we face. Discussions on the most pressing issues of the international agenda. Networking and brainstorm platform for finding the solutions. Senior policy makers, respected academics and researchers, top media.

The Rhodes Forum aims to facilitate a better understanding of the deep changes our societies are undergoing. It will shed light on initiatives that contribute substantially towards sustainable economic development; propose new concepts for the architecture of international governance in the context of shifts in power within the global economy; and it will examine the restoration of civility and promotion of ethical standards in the digital age.

The Forum is organised around three areas of critical global importance:

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Sustainable
economic
development

As the possibility of a global recession looms, the rise of China and India are interesting cases to consider. Against the background of a spectacular record on poverty reduction for millions of Chinese citizens, does the Chinese approach have strong appeal for other struggling economies? Does the Indian model of economic  development offer a promising pathway to sustainable development based on  democratic foundations? Can solutions be found to solve the problem of global inequality, erase poverty, and simultaneously curb greenhouse gas emissions to meet globally agreed climate policy targets? What would a new model of economic development look like?

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Global architecture and global (geo)politics

Today, we are witnessing a reconfiguration – some would say a disintegration – of international institutions and the rise of potential new orders that could completely change the architecture of international governance. The Belt and Road Initiative finds support but also raises concerns about the emergence of a new system of hubs which may alter the character of multilateral cooperation.
New forms of diplomacy in the spheres of science and culture are changing the
conventional practices of international relations. The Forum will discuss emerging forms of international governance, the potential leaders of these movements, and the broader question of how to promote intercivilisational dialogue.

3
Digitalised lives, ethical standards, and the revival of civility

Many would agree that global public discourse today has moved away from civilised interpersonal exchange into coarse, unrefined, and unrestrained language that undermines norms that have long been considered basic standards of dialogue between people and civilisations. The internet has become a
powerful tool in facilitating this form of public exchange. In an era of digitalisation, public policy has yet to adequately address the use of
global digital space with the purpose of promoting harmony and social cohesion but without curtailing personal freedom and democratic norms. The return to civility is an important condition for human civilisations to thrive in the era of digitalisation.

Three Reasons to Attend the Rhodes Forum

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CHEN DONGXIAO President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
Chen Dongxiao
President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
Ehud Olmert Former Prime Minister of Israel
Ehud Olmert
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Alfred Gusenbauer Former Prime Minister of Austria
Alfred Gusenbauer
Former Prime Minister of Austria
Karolina Dreszer
Karolina Dreszer
President, National Federation of Polish NGOs (OFOP); Vice-president for National Platforms, European Civic Forum (ECF)
Jorge Taiana
Jorge Taiana
Former Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs
Gabriella Ramos OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20
Gabriella Ramos
OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20
Uri Dadush
Uri Dadush
Senior Fellow at the OCP Policy Center in Rabat, Morocco
James Rubin
James Rubin
Sunday Times columnist, Keynote Speaker, and President Clinton's Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
MIGUEL ÁNGEL MORATINOS UN High Representative for the Alliance on Civilizations and former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs
MIGUEL ÁNGEL MORATINOS
UN High Representative for the Alliance on Civilizations and former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs
Fabio Petito
Fabio Petito
Senior Lecturer at University of Sussex
Quattrucci Alberto
Quattrucci Alberto
General Secretary of Peoples and Religions, Community of Sant’Egidio
Mary Dejevsky
Mary Dejevsky
Journalist for The Guardian and The Independent
Georges Haddad President of the Sorbonne University
Georges Haddad
President of the Sorbonne University
Akeel Bilgrami
Akeel Bilgrami
Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
Helmut K. Anheier
Helmut Anheier
Professor of sociology and past president of the Hertie School of Governance
TOBIAS KRAFFT
Tobias Krafft (TBC)
Managing director, Trusted AI
DAVID GORODYANSKY Founder and CEO, AnchorFree
David Gorodyansky
Founder and CEO, AnchorFree
ADITI SURIE Sociologist, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
Aditi Surie
Sociologist, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
Ruben VARDANYAN
Ruben VARDANYAN
Social entrepreneur and impact investor, President of LLC VARDANYAN, BROITMAN AND PARTNERS, Co-Founder of RVVZ Foundation
PETER W . SCHULZE
PETER W . SCHULZE
Founder Member of Supervisory board at Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute
Charlie Firestone
Charlie Firestone
Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program and a Vice President of the Aspen Institute
Wang Huiyao
Wang Huiyao
Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization, Beijing
Simon Shuster
Simon Shuster
Time Magazine
Aleksandr Auzan
Aleksandr Auzan
Dean of the Economics Department at Moscow State University
Michael Cox Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Director of LSE IDEAS.
Michael Cox
Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Director of LSE IDEAS.
RICHARD SAKWA University of Kent
RICHARD SAKWA
University of Kent
Aaron McKeil. Course Tutor, Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy.
Aaron McKeil
Course Tutor, Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy.
Jomo Sundaram tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia
Jomo Sundaram
Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia
Ali Aslan
Ali Aslan
Journalist
VLADIMIR YAKUNIN
VLADIMIR YAKUNIN
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Head of the Department of State Governance of the Faculty of Political Science, Moscow State University
Moderator Adrian Pabst Reader in Politics, University of Kent
Adrian Pabst
Reader in Politics, University of Kent
Ekaterina stepanova
Ekaterina stepanova (TBC)
Russian-Soviet political scientist
AJANE ZAVALISHINA President and Co founder of Mechanica AI and a faculty member of Singularity University Benelux
Jane Zavalishina
President and Co-founder of Mechanica AI and a faculty member of Singularity University Benelux
Ranieri Venerosi
Ranieri Venerosi
SVP Fidia
Chris Morris BBC News Correspondent
Chris Morris
BBC News Correspondent
ANDREY KLEPACH Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) Board Member, Vnesheconombank of Russia
Andrey Klepach
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) – Board Member, Vnesheconombank of Russia
DONGHYUN PARK Principal Economist at the Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD of the Asian Development Bank
Donghyun Park
Principal Economist at the Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Moderator Stephan Grobe Brussels Correspondent, Euronews
Stefan Grobe
Brussels Correspondent, Euronews
NACIYE SELIN SENOCAK Chair Holder for UNESCO for Cultural Diplomacy, Governance and Education, Turkey
Naciye Selin Senocak
Chair Holder for UNESCO for Cultural Diplomacy, Governance and Education, Turkey
SHADA ISLAM Executive Director, Director of Policy, Friends of Europe
Shada Islam (TBC)
Executive Director, Director of Policy, Friends of Europe
CHRISTOPHER COKER International Affairs Department, London School of Economics
Christopher Coker
Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics, and Director of LSE IDEAS
AMITAV ACHARYA Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC
Amitav Acharya
Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC
JIAHONG CHEN Visiting Fellow, Peking University
Jiahong Chen (TBC)
Visiting Fellow, Peking University
BRUNO MAÇAES Former Minister of European Affairs Portugal, Author of the Bestseller The Dawn of Eurasia- On the Trail of the New World Order
Bruno Maçaes
Former Minister of European Affairs Portugal, Author of the Bestseller The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order
Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov Permanent Mission of Russian Federation to the EU
Vladimir Chizhov
Ambassador of Permanent Mission of Russian Federation to the EU
Frank-Jürgen Richter Horasis Global Community
Frank-Jürgen Richter
Horasis Global Community
Rupert Graf Strachwitz
Rupert Graf Strachwitz
Chairman of the Board, Maecenata Foundation , Munich
Martina F. Ferracane
Martina F. Ferracane
Founder of FabLab Western Sicily, Co-Founder Oral3D, Policy Advisor on Digital Transformation
Paul Goldstein
Paul Goldstain
President and CEO of Pacific Tech Bridge, LLC
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCAP
Hannane Ferdjani Presenter-Producer on Inspire Africa at Africanews et Euronews
Hannane Ferdjani
Presenter-Producer on Inspire Africa at Africanews et Euronews
Jean Yves Ollivier
Jean Yves Ollivier
Founder and Chairman, Brazzaville Foundation
Andreas Knaul
Andreas Knaul
Managing Partner of Roedl & Partner
Sergey Markedonov
Sergey Markedonov
Leading Researcher at the Euro-Atlantic Security Center of the MGIMO Institute for International Studies
Elena Chebankova
Elena Chebankova
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Lincoln
Dhruv Katoch
Dhruv Katoch
Director India Foundation
Daisuke Kotegawa
Daisuke Kotegawa
Former IMF director Japan
Sabanci Cetindogan
Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan
Businessperson
Václav Klaus President of the Czech Republic (2003-2013)
Václav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic (2003-2013)
Gaukhar Nurgalieva
Gaukhar Nurgalieva
Head of the Eurasian Studies Lab at the Institute of Emerging Markets Studies (IEMS) at the Skolkovo
Michael Broese
Michael Broese
Managing Director, OOO Dürr Systems Russia
Marwa El Daly
Marwa El Daly
Founder and Chairperson of the Maadi Community Foundation
Vyacheslav Nikonov
Vyacheslav Nikonov (TBC)
Chairman of the Committee on Education of the State Duma, Dean of the Moscow State University School of Public Administration
Peter Eigen
Peter Eigen
Founder of the Advisory Council of Transparency International. Co-chair, Africa Progress Group
Kim Hjelmgaard
Kim Hjelmgaard
Deputy Foreign Editor for USA Today
Holger Heims
Holger Heims
Managing Partner at Falcon Group
Klaus Mangold
Klaus Mangold (TBC)
chairman knorr
Khalaf Roula
Khalaf Roula (TBC)
Deputy Editor of Financial Times
Andrey Beliyaninov
Andrey Beliyaninov (TBC)
Chairman of the Eurasian Development Bank
Amr Hamzawy
Amr Hamzawy
Senior research scholar at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University
Olivier Roy
Olivier Roy (TBC)
French political scientist
Forum Schedule

TIME / MODERATOR

EVENT

07:30 – 09:00
Breakfast & Registration
09:15 – 09:20
Welcome Addresses DOC & Greek authorities
09:20 – 09:30
Opening address Chairman of DOC
11:00 – 11:30
Group Photo / Coffee break
11:30 – 12:15
Keynote Speech
The World at High Noon
12:15 – 13:00
Onstage Interview – Special Guest
12:15 – 13:30
Press Conference
13:30 – 14:15
Lunch
15:45 – 16:15
Coffee Break
17:15 – 17:30
On Stage Interview
17:30 – 18:30
Networking
20:00 – 23:00
Gala Dinner – Philanthropists for Peace

TIME / MODERATOR

EVENT

08:00 – 09:00
Breakfast Presentations
10:15 – 10:45
Coffee break
10:45 – 11:00
Onstage interview
12:15 – 12:45

Essay Competition Awards Ceremony

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch

16:45 – 17:15  

Coffee Break

18:30 – 19:00
Wrap-Up Session
19:00 – 22:00
Farewell Reception
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Dioncounda Traoré
President of Mali (2012-2013)

Dialogue is a non-confrontational communication, where both partners are willing to learn from the other and therefore leads much farther into finding new grounds together.I had the honor and the privilege to participate in the 15th edition of the Rhodes Forum last October and it made me triply happy. First, the Forum allowed me to enrich myself from the exchanges of very high level with the participants of proven expertise. Then, I appreciated the interpersonal skills and professionalism of the DOC Research Institute’s team. Finally, island of splendor and culture, Rhodes conquered me. The Rhodes Forum is both a dynamic and a spirit to be preserved

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Dominique de Villepin
prime minister of France (2005-2007)

Dialogue of Civilizations’ Rhodes Forum is a great opportunity to enhance collective thinking on multilateral issues and solutions to the major challenges of our time.

VLADIMIR YAKUNIN
Vladimir Yakunin
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, DOC Research Institute

We matured from altruists to very sustainable platform for trying to find a way to avoid clash of civilisations and introduce the paradigm of dialogue.

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Eva Kaili
Member of the European Parliament for Greece, Chair of the Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Problems now have no borders, we have to find solutions together. This (Forum) is something that is global.

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Rob van Kranenburg
Co-Founder of Bricolabs and the Founder of Council, largest independent #IoT Thinktank

Rhodes Forum has massive amount of most interesting people that we can find on a planet. Big hand and applause for Rhodes team for bringing people here and put them together.

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Spiros Margaris
Venture Capitalist and Founder of Margaris Advisory

I loved Rhodes Forum, it was extremely informative, I can really say that.

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