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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.

    Read moreArticles at Rhodes Forum 2017 Overview

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