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Friday to Saturday
October 11 to October 12
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Rhodes, Greece
About 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.

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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.

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Armen Sarkissian President of Armenia
Armen Sarkissian (TBC)
President of Armenia
Beji Caid Essebsi President of Tunisia
Beji Caid Essebsi (TBC)
President of Tunisia
Ma’ruf Amin Vice President Indonesia
Ma’ruf Amin
Vice President Indonesia
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta President of Mali
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (TBC)
President of Mali
Alfred Gusenbauer Former Prime Minister of Austria
Alfred Gusenbauer
Former Prime Minister of Austria
ROBIN WRIGHT Journalist and Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace
Robin Wright (TBC)
Journalist and Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace
JAMES GALBRAITH Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and at the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin
James Galbraith
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and at the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin
Gabriella Ramos OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20
Gabriella Ramos
OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20
Ehud Olmert Former Prime Minister of Israel
Ehud Olmert
Former Prime Minister of Israel
CHEN DONGXIAO President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
Chen Dongxiao
President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
Kevin Rudd Prime Minister of Australia 2007-2010
Kevin Rudd
Prime Minister of Australia 2007-2010
EVA KAILI Member of the European Parliament
Eva Kaili (TBC)
Member of the European Parliament
PASCAL LAMY F ormer Director General of the WTO and EU Commissioner
Pascal Lamy
Former Director-General of the WTO and EU Commissioner
Ana Paula Zacarias Secretary of State for European Affairs of Portugal
Ana Paula Zacarias (TBC)
Secretary of State for European Affairs of Portugal
MOHAMMAD HAMID ANSARI Vice President of India (2007 2017)
Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Vice President of India (2007-2017)
Georges Haddad President of the Sorbonne University
Georges Haddad
President of the Sorbonne University
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
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
OMAR SULTAN AL OLAMA Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Deputy Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation
Omar Sultan Al Olama
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Deputy Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation
Ruben VARDANYAN
Ruben VARDANYAN
Social entrepreneur and impact investor, President of LLC VARDANYAN, BROITMAN AND PARTNERS, Co-Founder of RVVZ Foundation
ANDREAS SCHLEICHER
ANDREAS SCHLEICHER
Director Education and Skills OECD
PETER W . SCHULZE
PETER W . SCHULZE
Professor, Political Science Department, Georg-August University of Gőttingen, Co-founder of the Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute
TRINE FLOCKHART University of Southern Denmark
TRINE FLOCKHART
University of Southern Denmark
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.
FABIO PETITO University of Sussex.
FABIO PETITO
University of Sussex
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 Journalist
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
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
Chris Morris BBC News Correspondent
Chris Morris
BBC News Correspondent
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
ANDREY KLEPACH Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) Board Member, Vnesheconombank of Russia
Andrey Klepach (TBC)
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
Stephan 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
International Affairs Department, London School of Economics
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
Visiting Fellow, Peking University
ROBERT MALLEY CEO of the International Crisis group, Former advisor at the National Security Council under the USA President Barack Obama
Robert Malley (TBC)
CEO of the International Crisis group, Former advisor at the National Security Council under the USA President Barack Obama
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
Major General Amos Yadlin Israeli Airforce
Amos Yadlin
Director of INSS
Michel Aoun President of Lebanon
Michel Aoun
President of Lebanon
Mulya Indrawati Minister of Finances Indonesi
Mulya Indrawati
Minister of Finances Indonesi
Václav Klaus President of the Czech Republic (2003-2013)
Václav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic (2003-2013)
Aljoscha Burchardt Senior Researcher and lab manager at the Speech and Language Technology Lab of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Aljoscha Burchardt
Senior Researcher and lab manager at the Speech and Language Technology Lab of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
ANDREA SHALAL Reuters
Andrea Shalal
Reuters senior correspondent
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
Liu Xin Anchor at CGTN
Liu Xin
Anchor at CGTN
Mirko Knaak Product owner Artificial Intelligence and machine learning
Mirko Knaak
Product owner Artificial Intelligence and machine learning
Sabanci Cetindogan
Sabanci Cetindogan
Businessperson
Pascal Boniface
Pascal Boniface
Founder of Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS)
Alexey Gromyko
Alexey Gromyko
Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IE RAS)
Former Minister of Finance, Poland
Grzegorz W. Kołodko
Former Minister of Finance, Poland
Jaideep Bose
Jaideep Bose
Editor of the Times of India
Jean Yves Ollivier
Jean Yves Ollivier
Founder and Chairman, Brazzaville Foundation
Karim El Aynaoui
Karim El Aynaoui
President, Policy Center for the New South
Lucy Kellaway
Lucy Kellaway
Co -founder and Economics & Business Studies Teacher at Now Teach
Mary Dejevsky
Mary Dejevsky
Journalist for The Guardian and The Independent
Nathalie Tocci
Nathalie Tocci
Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali , Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen
Uri Dadush
Uri Dadush
Senior Fellow at the OCP Policy Center in Rabat, Morocco
Vera Songwe
Vera Songwe
Executive Secretary , United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Wang Huiyao
Wang Huiyao
Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization, Beijing
Akeel Bilgrami
Akeel Bilgrami
Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
Quattrucci Alberto
Quattrucci Alberto
General Secretary of Peoples and Religions Community of Sant’Egidio
Charlie Firestone
Charlie Firestone
Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program and a Vice President of the Aspen Institute
Ethel Cofie
Ethel Cofie
CEO and Founder of Edel Technology Consulting, Founder of Women in Tech Africa
Gaukhar Nurgalieva
Gaukhar Nurgalieva
Head of the Eurasian Studies Lab at the Institute of Emerging Markets Studies (IEMS) at the Skolkovo
Melinda Crane
Melinda Crane
Chief Political Correspondent Deutsche Welle TV TV Producer and Journalist
Michael Broese
Michael Broese
Managing Director, OOO Dürr Systems Russia
Andreas Knaul
Andreas Knaul
Managing Partner of Roedl & Partner
Natalya Kasperskaya
Natalya Kasperskaya
President of the InfoWatch ' Group of companies and co founder and former CEO of antivirus security software company 'Kaspersky
Pascale Thumerelle
Founder Respethica , Former Head of Sustainability at Vivendi
Pervenche Berès
Pervenche Berès
Member of the European Parliament
Simon Shuster
Simon Shuster
Time Magazine
Vicky Kefalas
Vicky Kefalas
Head, Investments and Development Projects Group, Strategic Planning and Investments, Consolidated Contractors Company
Helmut K. Anheier
Helmut Anheier
Professor of sociology and past president of the Hertie School of Governance
Karolina Dreszer
Karolina Dreszer
President, National Federation of Polish NGOs (OFOP); Vice-president for National Platforms, European Civic Forum (ECF)
Marwa El Daly
Marwa El Daly
Founder and Chairperson of the Maadi Community Foundation
Forum Schedule

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07:30 – 09:00
Breakfast & Registration
09:00 – 09:15
Welcome Addresses
DOC & Greek authorities
09:15 – 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
12:00 – 13:30
Press Conference
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
15:45 – 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:30
DOC Leaders Club Meeting ( by invitation only )
Energy and Infrastructures
20:00 – 23:00
Gala Dinner

TIME / MODERATOR

EVENT

08:00 – 09:00
Breakfast Presentations
09:00 – 10:15
Breakout 2
DOC “Hot off the Press”
Presentation of DOC flagship research
projects and DOC flagship programmes
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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.

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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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