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30 SEPTEMBER -
01 OCTOBER 2016
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About the Forum

Today, the World Public Forum’s community is committed more than ever before to achieving this goal.


Held since 2002, the Rhodes Forum is an annual session of the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations (headquartered in Vienna). From 2016 it will be a key annual event organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (headquartered in Berlin).

The Rhodes Forum takes place on the Greek island of Rhodes, and gathers from 300 to 600 participants from over 70 countries. Key guests and speakers include serving and former presidents and senior officials, members of the international academic community and business elite, representatives of international non-governmental organisations, diplomats, experts from various fields, and the media.

The Rhodes Forum has consistently sought to promote a new culture of dialogue that is so desperately needed. Today, the World Public Forum’s community is committed more than ever before to achieving this goal.

Topics Covered

A new think-tank that is developing applicable solutions to some of the most pressing problems we face today


Civilizations Against the New Barbarism
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  • New Forms of Barbarism in Different Civilizations
  • Renewal of the Traditions of Civilizations
  •  Intercivilizational Cooperation for Peaceful Coexistence
Alternative Economic Models
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  • Merging the Best from Economic Theories and Practices
  • Values VS Anti-Values
  • Non-Mainstream Economic Models in Different Civilizations
Human Ecology

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  • Family in the Modern World
  • Strengthening Family for Social Cohesion
  • Main Pillars of the Humanity’s Viability
Global Inclusive Development

Environmental Conservation

  • Civil Society – State – Market Interactions
  • Fighting Inequality
  • Local Responses to Global Challenges
Reconciliation and Peace Between East and West
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  • New Dimensions of Cooperation Based on Culture and Religion
  • In Search of Common Grounds for Dialogue of Civilizations
  • Farsighted Resources to Maintain Peace and Justice
New Strategies for Growth Based on Infrastructure Investment

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  • Building New Infrastructure Mega-Projects
  • Responsible Finance for Sustainable Growth
  • Infrastructure Development and Environment

Our Speakers

Senior officials, members of the international academic community and business elite, representatives of international non-governmental organisations, diplomats, experts from various fields from allover the world.


Programme Schedule

Our Forum is evolving. The upcoming Rhodes Forum will have a packed agenda and a tighter schedule.

One of the focal events of the 2016 Forum will be the presentation of the World Public Forum (WPF) Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute: a new think-tank that is developing applicable solutions to some of the most pressing problems we face today.

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Registration of Participants

08:00 - 09:00

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

  09:00–09:30

Keynote Speeches

  09:30–11:00
Keynote speeches:
  • Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative fo UNAOC
  • Milos Zeman, President of the Czech Republic

Coffee break, Group photo

  11:00–11:30

Panel #1: United Civilisations Against Barbarism

  11:30–13:00

General Topics:

New Forms of Barbarism in Different Civilisations

Analyzing new forms of barbarism within and across different civilisations, including liberal nihilism, secular extremism and religious fundamentalism

Renewal of the Traditions of Civilisations

Exploring conceptual and practical resources to renew the best traditions of each and every civilisation

Intercivilisational Cooperation for Peaceful Coexistence

Building institutions and strategies for “old civilisations” and “new countries” to work together against barbarism (e.g. Russia, Iran, Syria, Israel, Europe and the USA to confront ISIS, Al-Qaeda and others).

Moderator:

  • Adrian Pabst, Reader in Politics and Director of the Centre for Federal Studies, School of Politics and IR, University of Kent (UK/Germany)

Panelists:

  • Lord Maurice Glasman, Labour life peer, House of Lords; Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, London Metropolitan University (UK)
  • Anatol Lieven, Chair of International Relations and Terrorism Studies at King's College, London;  Professor at the Georgetown University in Doha, Qatar (UK)
  • Alexander Mezyaev, Head of the Chair of the Academy on International Law and Governance in Kazan (Russia)
  • Marina Calculli, Fulbright research fellow, The George Washington University (USA)

Panel #4: Policies, Institutions and Processes for Sustainable Development

  14:00–15:30

General Topics:

Civil Society – State – Market Interactions 

New ways of strengthening civil society and outlining concrete initiatives for civil society players to cooperate with state institutions and the market

Fighting Inequality 

Fresh policy ideas to reduce inequality and generate shared prosperity by transforming the dominant state institutions and market (e.g. connecting finance to productive activities, revaluing work, distributing assets)

Local Responses to Global Challenges 

New institutions of regional and sub-regional/national development and cooperation as emerging actors in the architecture of modern economy

Moderators:

  • Raffaele Marchetti, Professor of International Relations, LUISS University (Italy)

Panelists:

  • Fred R. Dallmayr, Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame (USA)
  • Aleksandra Jasińska-Kania, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Institute of Sociology, Warsaw University (Poland)
  • Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Food; Global Distinguished Fellow, Resnick Food Law and Policy Program UCLA Law School (Turkey/USA)
  • Manuel F. Montes, Senior Advisor on Finance and Development, the South Centre (Switzerland)
  • Milos Zeman, President of the Czech Republic

Presentation of the Research Results and Agenda of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute

  15:45–17:45

Registration of Participants

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee break, Group photo

  11:00–11:30

Workshop #1 Identity Politics and Universal Values of Humanity

  11:30–13:00

Moderator:

Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University; Faculty Member of the Committee on Global Thought (USA/India)

Key questions for discussions:

  • What is identity?
  • How does identity mobilise in politics and the public sphere?
  • Do specific cultural and political identities threaten the universal values of humanity?
  • If not, how are they compatible with universalism and cosmopolitanism? Is identity in the realm of politics and culture a threat to liberal values? If not, why not?
  • How do specific identities get undermined by globalisation?
  • How might they survive and flourish within globalisation?

Speakers:

  • Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of international law, Princeton University (USA)
  • Prabhat Patnaik, Retired Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning in the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)
  • Durre Ahmed, Chairperson and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Culture in Lahore (Pakistan)
  • Ravi Bhoothalingam, Founder & Chairman, Manas Advisory (India)
  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Former UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development (Malaysia)

Workshop #2 Migration Crisis in Europe

  14:00–15:30

Moderators:

  • Brunson McKinley, Former Director General, International Organization for Migration (1998-2008) (USA/Switzerland)
  • Anne-Marie Buschman-Petit, Co-Chair, Association for International Mobility (Switzerland)

Key questions for discussions:

Will it be possible to absorb and integrate the large number of new arrivals since 2015?

  • How can European nations distinguish refugees from economic migrants and what difference will there be in the treatment of the two groups?
  • Can plans for redistribution across the EU countries be made to work?
  • Are the “hot spots” helping?
  • What role will security concerns play in making policy?
  • Will the “populist” reaction against migration grow or taper off?

How has the migration crisis impacted the European Union?

  • What influence did the migration crisis have on Brexit?
  • How will Schengen fare in the future?
  • Who will lead the effort to manage migration into Europe, including diplomacy with other countries?
  • Will the Brussels institutions regain control of migration policy vis-à-vis national governments?
What are the elements of a solution to the ongoing crisis?
  • How can the EU construct a workable external border?
  • What level of cooperation with EU neighbours can be achieved and at what cost ?
  • Will the agreement with Turkey hold?
  • Should the EU operate “offshore” refugee screening centres?
  • Should development assistance funds be conditioned on stronger efforts by countries of origin and transit?
 

Speakers:

  • Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia
  • Peter Schatzer, Official Representative of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean to the United Nations
  • Philippe Fargues, Director of the Migration Policy Centre of the European University Institute
  • Jan Rath, Professor of Sociology, Member of the Center for Urban Studies, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam

Summit Round Table

15:45–17:45
Moderated by Dr Vladimir Yakunin (invitation only)

Registration of Participants

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee break, Group photo

  11:00–11:30

Participants and guests’ gathering at the lobby of the hotel

  18:30–19:00

Transfer to the Castello Rosso

  19:00–19:30

Opening Ceremony

  19:30–22:30
Welcome Cocktail
Special Addresses & Opening Remarks:
  • Rhodes Officials
  • Vladimir Yakunin, President of the Supervisory Board, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute
  • Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia (TBC)

Dinner

Return to the hotel

  22:30–23:00

Panel #5: East and West, North and South: Bridging the Gap

  09:00–10:30
Today’s international society is experiencing an epoch-making process of transformation beyond its liberal and Western-centric matrix. The traditional categories of East/West and North/South struggle to make sense of this new multiplicity, which, as the panel title rightly suggests, can generate dangerous chaos if not brought into some form of order through a global dialogue. The predictions that the twenty-first century will see the emergence of a post-American world have now become part of the mainstream discussion on the transformation of contemporary international relations. Recently the discussion has moved to the question of whether the end of unipolarity will also represent a challenge to the international liberal world order, as designed and supported by the US after WWII. This panel explores the idea that the emerging trend of multipolarity is part of a broader epoch-making process of transformation of contemporary international society beyond its Western-centric matrix, a new multipolar world of civilisational politics and multiple modernities. In other words, the economic and power shift towards the East and the BRICS  countries – now also institutionalised in the form of intra-BRICS cooperation  – have to be understood within the context of a gradual ideological transformation of the normative structure of international society, which is happening at the same time and is first of all visible in the global resurgence of cultural and religious pluralism as well as in the quest for cultural authenticity in non-Western worlds. In this scenario, the call for a new dialogue of civilisations and a new focus on regionalism become critical issues for the future of global peace. Both elements are crucial to the construction of a realistic dialogue of civilisations in international relations while preventing the risks inherent in this growing multipolar configuration.

General Topics:

New Dimensions of Cooperation Based on Culture and Religion

Civilisational and cultural dimensions of international relations including the importance of social and religious links within and across nations and states

In Search of Common Grounds for Dialogue of Civilisations

Commonalities and differences between civilisations and cultures in East and West, North and South. How can they help mutual understanding, respect and concrete cooperation in bilateral relations and as part of international organisations

Farsighted Resources to Maintain Peace and Justice

Mobilizing civilisations and cultures at the service of peace and justice, e.g. using cultural and civilisational resources to improve conflict mediation and resolution; developing models of international order that reflect civilisations and cultures alongside nations and states

Moderator:

  • Fabio Petito, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex (Italy/UK)

Panelists:

  • Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of international law, Princeton University (USA)
  • C. Christine Fair, Associate Professor Georgetown University Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (USA)
  • Jean-Christophe Bas, Founder and President, The Global Compass (France)
  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Former UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development (Malaysia)
  • Mohammad Bagher Horamshad, Secretary, Foreign Relations Strategic Council, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic (2003–2013)

Panel #3: Life Space for Humanity

  10:40–12:10

General Topics:

Main Pillars of the Humanity’s Viability

Exploring the cultural and civilisational foundations for the resilience of different nations and cultures, but also their vulnerability

Strengthening Family for Social Cohesion

How can different civilisations work together to strengthen the family and social life? Practical policies such as more family-friendly employers, support for childcare, education

Family in the Modern World

Civilisational and anthropological foundations of the family and its importance for society

Moderator:

  • Natalia Yakunina, Chairman, Board of Trustees, “Sanctity of Motherhood” All-Russian Program (Russia)

Panelists:

  • Theresa Okafor, Director, Foundation for African Cultural Heritage (Nigeria)
  • Christine De Vollmer, President, Latin American Alliance for the Family (Venezuela)
  • Larry Jacobs, Managing Director, World Congress of Families (USA)
  • Viktor Orban (TBC), Prime Minister of Hungary

Coffee break

  12:10–12:30

Panel #2: Economic Alternatives Needed When Conventional Models Fail

  12:30–14:00

General Topics:

Merging the Best from Economic Theories and Practices

Developing novel economic strategies to make society more resilient by strengthening sovereignty, autonomy and mutually beneficial cooperation based on shared interests and values (Blue Labour, Industry 4.0, Uberization etc.)

Values VS Anti-Values

New critiques of neo-liberalism that highlight the cultural bases of neo-liberal hegemony and the power of both “old elites” and “new classes” (e.g. global financial oligarchy)

Non-Mainstream Economic Models in Different Civilisations

What economic models have grown out of different civilisations, and how can civilisations offer practical resources to combine a productive economy with certain ethical standards?

Moderator:

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Partner, Parnasse International (France)

Panelists:

  • Jayshree Sengupta, Senior Research Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (India)
  • Steve Szeghi, Professor of Economics, Wilmington College; Co-Editor GCGI Journal, Globalization of Common Good Initiative (USA)
  • Holger Heims, Managing Partner, Falcon Group (Switzerland)
  • Dimitrios Psarrakis, Economic & Monetary Policy Specialist - ECON, European Union: European Parliament (Greece)
  • Richard Werner, Professor of international banking; Director, Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development, University of Southampton (UK)

Lunch

  14:00–15:00

Panel #6: Infrastructure as the Backbone of Sustainable Growth and the World Economy

  15:00–16:30

General Topics:

Building New Infrastructure Mega-Projects

Social and economic infrastructure mega-projects as tools for building social cohesion and reduction of economic disparity, poverty and deprivation

Responsible Finance for Sustainable Growth

Responsible finance as a major factor in long term integral development acceleration The essence of the argument put forward is that infrastructure aids economic activity, but is expensive to fund. The conventional way is to borrow and make taxpayers pay back the loan, even if they receive no benefit from it because they live too far away. The beneficiary is the landowner who benefits from being near the infrastructure so their land becomes more valuable

Infrastructure Development and Environment

Human capital development and environmental programs as new key measurements of infrastructural projects

Moderators:

  • Peimin Ni, Professor, Grand Valley State University, Former President, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (China)

Panelists:

  • Vladimir Yakunin, President of the Supervisory Board, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute; Founding President and Сo-chairman, World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations“ (Russia)
  • Dirk Loehr, Professor, Trier University of Applied Sciences, (Germany)
  • Fred Harrison, Executive Director, Land Research Trust, London, (UK)
  • Alfred Gusenbauer, Federal Chancellor of Austria (2007-2008), Co-Chairman of WPF Dialogue of Civilizations (Austria)

Concluding Remarks

  16:30–17:30

Break

  18:00–20:00

Closing Ceremony of Rhodes Forum 2016

  20:00–20:30
Venue: open area near hotel
Keynote speech by Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic (2003–2013) (TBC)

Gala Dinner

  20:30–22:00

Workshop #3 Columns of a Communication Order for the 21st Century

  10:40–12:10

Main points of discussion

The workshop will continue and develop the series of previous Rhodes Forums’ workshops on media and digitalization. The first workshop in 2012 followed a former traditional media workshop with an overall emphasis on main topics of international developments of digitalisation. The workshop in 2013 presented various national digital landscapes. The topic of 2014 was: social media, and was accompanied by a pilot internet project: Digital Dialogue of Civilizations. The workshop in 2015 gave an outline of the dimension of societal consequences of digitalisation in international and national developments, economic questions and social constitutions. The workshop discussed the steps from web 2.0 to the “internet of things”. At Rhodes Forum 2016 the workshop participants will seek for gateways of societal discourse and democratic layout in the digitalized world –  the consequences of digitalization for the dialogue of civilisations. The participants will discuss the possibilities of scientific cooperation and prepare concrete conditions of a cooperated internet site about digitalisation.

Moderator:

  • Jens Wendland, Professor, University of Arts, Berlin (Germany)

Speakers:

  • Verena Metze-Mangold, President of the German Commission for UNESCO (Germany)
  • Digital Address by Zhengrong Hu & Deqiang Ji from Communication University of China
  • Mikhail Makeenko, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Vice-Dean for Research (Russia)
  • Wolfgang Mühl-Benninghaus, Director, Institute of Musicology and Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)
  • "Digital Dialogue of Civilizations“ - Introduced by Jens Wendland

Coffee break

  12:10–12:30

DEBATE on the EU and Its Future “Core Europe and Greater Eurasia. Options for the Future?”

  12:30–14:00

Moderators:

  • Walter Schwimmer, Former Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Co-Founder of DOC Research Institute
  • Alexander Dubowy, Coordinator, Research Centre for Eurasian Studies; Fellow, Center of Polemology and Legal Ethics at Faculty of Law, University of Vienna

 

The first decade of the new millennium saw fundamental alterations in the power constellation of international actors. Those changes affected Europe and will further determine opportunities to establish a peace and security order for the whole of Europe. New challenges occurred 2014 adding to the complex matter of achieving such goal. The Debate session in Rhodes should serve as a first and exploring step for possible elements to map out a Road Map to achieve a peaceful, cooperating Europe overcoming existing splits which could lead to an intensified new Cold War.

Key themes and questions for discussions:

  • European Union at the crossroads – restructuring, stagnation, and slow dissolution or implosion from within
  • Which Europe can we expect in 2030? Is there a chance for Core Europe? With which member states? Germany, the unwilling and reluctant Hegemon? Can we anticipate more ‘exits’?
  • From Helsinki I to Helsinki II – the Role of the OSCE in a time of terrorism, migration, and war
  • Security policy options for the EU – Can the EU and Russia build a security alliance?
  • EU–USA relations and the future of trans-Atlantic security
  • Revisiting Meseberg – a ‘Road Map’ for a European peace project
  • Models of security – learning from past experiences in neutrality
  • From Greater Europe to Greater Eurasia – science, transport, trade, and infrastructure as means of connecting the continent; variations on the Vladivostok to Lisbon vision

Participants:

  • Raffaele Marchetti, Professor of International Relations, LUISS University (Italy)
  • Winfried Veit, Senior Lecturer at Freiburg University (Germany)
  • Victor Levytskyy, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of Strategies of Global Development and Adaptation (Ukraine)
  • Vasiliy Fedortsev, Head of the Baltic Regional Information and Analytical Center, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (Russia)
  • Karsten Voigt, Former Spokesman of the Parliament group of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
  • Peter Schulze, Professor, Political Science Department, Georg-August University of Gőttingen, Co-founder of the Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute (Germany)
  • Gustav Gustenau, Deputy Head, Security Politicies Department, Ministry of Defense of Austria
  • Adrian Pabst, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Kent University; Visiting Professor, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille (Sciences Po Lille) (UK/Germany)
  • Artur Demchuk (TBC)Deputy Dean for International Affairs and associate professor, Faculty of Political Science, Moscow State University (Russia)
 

Lunch

  14:00–15:00

Break

  18:00–20:00

Closing Ceremony of Rhodes Forum 2016

  20:00–20:30
Venue: open area near hotel
Keynote speech by Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic (2003–2013) (TBC)

Gala Dinner

  20:30–22:00

Workshop #5 Schools of Dialogue of Cultures

  09:00–10:30

Moderators:

  • Marietta Stepanyants, Main Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Head of the Center for Oriental Philosophies’ Studies (1980–2012), (Russia)
  • Jiahong Chen, Research Director, Social and Cultural Studies, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (China)

Key questions for discussions:

  • How to create a favorable climate for coexistence of different cultures through a complex educational initiative oriented at schoolchildren and undergraduates?
  • What methods are fundamentally important to the success of the dialogue educational program?
  • What should be the focus of the intercultural educational programs?
  • Which priority skills should be chosen and what universal background should be put in the basis for “Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures” program to be implemented worldwide?
  • Who could be the patrons, donors and recipients of the program at domestic and international levels?
  • What are your proposals on the formulation of the Charter for the global network “Schools of the Dialogue of Cultures”?

Speakers:

  • Amina Hamshari, Assistant Programme Specialist, Intercultural Dialogue Division of Social Transformations and Intercultural Dialogue Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO (France)
  • Gyulchokhra Seidova, Chairholder, Branch of UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue in the Northern Caucasus, Derbent Branch of  Dagestan State University (Russia)
  • Laura Yerekesheva, Deputy Director, Institute of Oriental Studies; UNESCO Chair Coordinator, Institute of Oriental Studies, UNESCO Chair “Science and Spirituality” (Kazakhstan)
  • Munzifakhon Babadjanova, Director  of Resource Information Center of UN, Head of UNESCO Chair "Intercultural Dialogue in the Modern World", Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) University (Tajikistan)
  • Scherto Gill, Secretary General/Senior Research Fellow, Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace; Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex's Department of Education (UK)
  • Jiahong Chen, Research Director, Social and Cultural Studies, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (China)

Workshop #4 China and Global Governance: New Thinking and Role

  10:40–12:10

Moderators:

  • Xu Qi, Head of Guiyang Cultural Communication Center of Confucious Academy; Honorary president of Guizhou Provincial Literary and Art Circle; President of Guizhou Provincial Philosophy Association; Professor and Doctoral Supervisor (China)
  • Li Yonghui, Professor and Dean, School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Executive Director, Research Center for Public Diplomacy, Beijing Foreign Studies University (China)

The World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations" is committed to promoting constructive dialogues among major civilisations of the modern world and joining efforts to solve global development problems. Since the forum was established, it has created extraordinary appeal and influence worldwide for more than a decade.

Adhering to the spirit of Soong Ching Ling, China Soong Ching Ling Foundation has been committed to pursuing "universal harmony and cooperation" of mankind, encouraging advancement of cultures, striving for social progress and mankind happiness, advocating for equal and friendly dialogue of civilisations, and promoting constructive cooperation between civilisations. Based on a deep acknowledgement of the importance of "Dialogue of Civilizations", China Soong Ching Ling Foundation has successively organized Chinese scholars to attend the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations" since 2011, introducing the Chinese civilisation and modern China from different perspectives.

As an ancient civilisation and a world power, China is actively promoting and participating in building a more just and rational global governance system. The G20 Hangzhou Summit in early September has made strengthening global growth and coordination of sustainable development as important items on the agenda in a bid to promote the inclusive and interconnected development of the world. For the China Roundtable at the Rhodes Forum, various Chinese scholars will be invited to introduce their understanding of global governance and elaborate on China's role in global governance from the perspectives of culture, international relations and practice; all discussions will revolve around the theme of "China and Global Governance: New Thinking and Role".

Key questions for discussion:
  • What kind of global governance do we need? – Significance of Dialogue of Civilisations in global governance.
  • At present, how should we look at challenges and opportunities in global governance?
  • What can China do for global governance? – Chinese civilisation and wisdom in global governance.

Speakers:

  • Xu Qi, Head of Guiyang Cultural Communication Center of Confucious Academy; Honorary president of Guizhou Provincial Literary and Art Circle; President of Guizhou Provincial Philosophy Association; Professor and Doctoral Supervisor (China)
  • Li Yonghui, Professor and Dean, School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Executive Director, Research Center for Public Diplomacy, Beijing Foreign Studies University (China)
  • Minghao Zhao, Research Fellow at the China Center for Contemporary World Studies (China)
  • Lin Che, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Centre for Cultural Policy in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China)
  • Oleg Remyga, Head of China Studies, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO (Russia)

Closing Ceremony of Rhodes Forum 2016

  20:00–20:30
Venue: open area near hotel
Keynote speech by Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic (2003–2013) (TBC)

Coffee break

  12:10–12:30

Lunch

  14:00–15:00

Break

  18:00–20:00

Closing Ceremony of Rhodes Forum 2016

  20:00–20:30
Venue: open area near hotel
Keynote speech by Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic (2003–2013) (TBC)

Gala Dinner

  20:30–22:00

Closing Ceremony of Rhodes Forum 2016

  20:00–20:30
Venue: open area near hotel
Keynote speech by Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic (2003–2013) (TBC)

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