Head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Iran
All Sessions by Abouzar Ebrahimi Torkaman
Oct 6, 2017
SUMMIT 1: GLOBALIZATION AND THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY
11:00 - 12:30
The global financial crisis of 2008 has clearly shown that existing economic models fall short of expectations, while slow, non-inclusive economic growth and the decline of global trade demonstrate that self-regulated open markets haven’t become the growth engine for economies that were expected. At the same time, existing models of global governance fail to provide vision for an inclusive future. In connection with the lack of inclusive internal policies, populist parties increasingly gain political influence. The summit engages prominent thought leaders, representing society, politics, and business community, in developing mechanisms and approaches that could lay foundations for a new model of solidarity based on dialogue, which would offer paths toward inclusive economic development and profoundly new forms of global governance worldwide. In this way, popular unrest and dissatisfaction could be diminished and the future of democratic systems could be sustained.