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.
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.
Our Forum is evolving. The Rhodes Forum 2016 had a packed agenda and a tighter schedule.
One of the focal events of the 2016 Forum was 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.
A Transcript of the Report by Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, presented at the 12th Rhodes Forum on September 26, 2014 It’s fitting to honor Jagdish Kapur by having a discussion of Gandhi and Tolstoy significance today. I’d like to look at Gandhi and Tolstoy not to expound what they […]
A Speech by Vladimir Yakunin, Founding President of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” delivered at the Opening Plenary Meeting of the 12th Rhodes Forum on September 26, 2014 Your Excellency! Ladies and gentlemen! Dear participants of the 12th session of the Rhodes Forum! Welcome to our regular session of the World Public Forum […]
A Paper by Pascal Alan Nazareth, Ambassador (Retd), Managing Trustee, Sarvodaya International Trust, delivered at the 12th Rhodes Forumon September 26, 2014 A Paper by Pascal Alan Nazareth, Ambassador (Retd), Managing Trustee, Sarvodaya International Trust, delivered at the 12th Rhodes Forumon September 26, 2014 Distinguished chairman, vice chairmen, moderators and participants in this 12th annual […]
A Paper by Toni Kästner, Chairman, Fusions Energie Forum, submitted for the Rhodes Forum Scientific Marathon – 2014 The creation of solidarity, collaboration and integration among nations today will only be possible by giving mankind and our individual nations a vision for the future which in turn requires solidarity, collaboration and integration sine qua non. […]