WHEN
Friday to Saturday
October 11 to October 12
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Hours
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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.

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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.

Three Reasons to Attend the Rhodes Forum

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Raza Jafar
RAZA JAFAR
Global Philanthropists Circle, UAE
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
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 Public Affairs and the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin
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
Pavithra Kumar
PAVITHRA KUMAR
Chief Programme Director, Tata Trust, India
Ivor Ichikowitz
IVOR ICHIKOWITZ
Ichikowitz Family Foundation, South Africa
Fatoumata Ba
FATOUMATA BA (TBC)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Janngo
Fabio Petito
Fabio Petito
Senior Lecturer at University of Sussex
Quattrucci Alberto
Quattrucci Alberto
General Secretary of Peoples and Religions, Community of Sant’Egidio
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 and former President
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, impact investor, President LLC VARDANYAN, BROITMAN, PARTNERS, Co-Founder 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 Aspen Institute Communications, Society Program 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
Iwi Sumbada
IWI SUMBADA
Susilo Institute For Ethics in Global Economy, Indonesia
Yang Rui (CGTN)
Yang Rui
CGTN
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 International Studies, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia
Ali Aslan
ALI ASLAN
TV Presenter & Journalist
VLADIMIR YAKUNIN
VLADIMIR YAKUNIN
Chairman Supervisory Board Research Institute, H.O.D State Governance Faculty, Moscow State University
Martina Fuchs
Martina Fuchs
Business Journalist, Event Moderator and Expert on Asia, China and the Middle East
Mohamad Bashar Arafat
Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat
Founder and President of Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF)
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
DONGHYUN PARK Principal Economist at the Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD of the Asian Development Bank
Donghyun Park
Principal Economist 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
Executive Director, Director of Policy, Friends of Europe
Dariga Nazarbayeva
Dariga Nazarbayevan (TBC)
NazarbayevaChairwoman of the Senate of Kazakhstan
Katherine Marshall
KATHERINE MARSHALL
Senior Fellow Walsh School of Foreign Service, Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue
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 International Relations, School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC
JIAHONG CHEN Visiting Fellow, Peking University
Jiahong Chen
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
Rupert Graf Strachwitz
RUPERT GRAF STRACHWITZ
Executive Director, Director, Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society.
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 (TBC)
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
Anchor and producer, fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, at Africanews
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
ANNE DE
ANNE DE TINGUY
Professor Science Po
Daisuke Kotegawa
Daisuke Kotegawa
Former IMF director Japan
Sabanci Cetindogan
DEMET SABANCI ÇETINDOĞAN
Sabanci Foundation, Turkey
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
Chairman of the Committee, Education of the State Duma, Dean of the Moscow State University
Anthony Gardner
Anthony Gardner,
Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and adviser to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation”.
FRANNIE A.
FRANNIE A. LÉAUTIER (TBC)
Chief Operating Officer, Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank
patricia
PATRICIA PIRIOU
Managing Director Triodos Finance
Pankaj Pachauri
Pankaj Pachauri
Founder & Chief Editor, GoNews, India
Dimitrios Psarrakis
DIMITRIOS PSARRAKIS
Economic & Monetary Policy Advisor at the European Parliament
Kim Hjelmgaard
Kim Hjelmgaard
Deputy Foreign Editor for USA Today
Holger Heims
Holger Heims
Managing Partner at Falcon Group
Andrey Beliyaninov
Andrey Beliyaninov
Chairman of the Eurasian Development Bank
Alain Bidjeck
ALAIN BIDJECK
Secrétaire Général du Centre des Cultures d’Afrique
Zandre Campos
Zandre Campos
Chairman and CEO of ABO Capital, Angola
Mahamadou Issoufou
MAHAMADOU ISSOUFOU
President of the Republic of Niger
ednan
EDNAN ASLAN
Director of Islamic Religious Education and the Institute for Islamic Studies, University of Vienna
Martin Schulz
Martin Schulz
President of the European Parliament from 2012 to 2017
Olga Taratynova
Olga V. Taratynova
Director of the Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site
Moderator Adrian Pabst Reader in Politics, University of Kent
Adrian Pabst
Reader in Politics, University of Kent
Peter Eigen
Peter Eigen
Founder of the Advisory Council of Transparency International. Co-chair, Africa Progress Group
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HIND ARROUB
Fulbright Senior Lecturer & Scholar Founder & Director Hypatia of Alexandria Institute for Reflexion & Studies
ROB VAN
ROB VAN KRANENBURG
Co-Founder of Bricolabs and the Founder of Council, largest independent #IoT Thinktank
YANNIS
YANNIS KOUTSOMITIS
Columnist at Phileleftheros daily
Anne McElvoy - TBC
Anne McElvoy - TBC
British journalist, contributing to The Economist and the London Evening Standard, and the BBC
ander
ANDREY KLEPACH
Chief economist of Vnesheconombank, Russia
Forum Schedule

TIME / MODERATOR

EVENT

Hall

07:30 – 09:00
Breakfast & Registration
09:00 – 09:20
Welcome Addresses DOC & Greek authorities
Jupiter
09:20 – 09:30
Opening address Chairman of DOC
Jupiter
11:00 – 11:30
Group Photo / Coffee break
Outside/Main hall
11:30 – 12:30
DOC Special Guest – Keynote speech of the President of Niger
Jupiter
12:30 – 13:30
Press Conference
Nefeli
12:30 – 14:15
Lunch
14:15 – 14:30
Onstage Interview
Jupiter
15:45 – 16:15
Coffee break
TBA
16:15 – 16:30
Onstage Interview
Jupiter
19:30 – 23:00
Gala Dinner
TBA

TIME / MODERATOR

EVENT

Hall

08:00 – 09:00
Breakfast Presentations
Small rooms
09:00 – 09:15
Onstage Interview
Jupiter
10:30 – 11:00

 

Coffee break
11:00 – 11:15
Onstage interview
Jupiter
12:30 – 13:00

Essay Competition Awards Ceremony

Jupiter
13:00 – 14:15

 

Lunch

14:15 – 15:45

 

Jupiter
14:15 – 15:45

 

Nefeli
15:45 – 16:15

Coffee Break

17:30 – 17:45
Onstage Interview
Nefeli
19:00 – 19:30
Wrap-up Session/Announcements
Jupiter
20:00 – 22:00
Farewell Reception
TBA

TIME / MODERATOR

EVENT
TUNIS PROCESS
(by invitation only – observer status by request)

Hall

08:00 – 09:00
Breakfast and Welcome
09:00 – 13:00
Workshop – Part I
Salon
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 18:00
Workshop – Part II
Salon

TIME / MODERATOR

EVENT
DIALOGUE ON THE UKRAINE
(by invitation only)

Hall

08:00 – 09:00
Breakfast and Welcome
09:00 – 13:00
Workshop – Part I
Salon
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 18:00
Workshop – Part II
Salon
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Attendance at all plenary and panel sessions on both conference days (11th and 12th October).
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Exclusive conference documents.
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*Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the conference fee.
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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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