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Policy-makers from around the world gather for Rhodes Forum 2018

Leading policy makers from across the globe are gathering in Greece for the Rhodes Forum 2018, which runs from 5 -6 October.
Since it was first convened in 2003, the Rhodes Forum has grown to become a major annual event drawing senior policy makers, serving and former politicians, state officials, business people, NGO representatives, and journalists from across the world. They come to Rhodes to discuss, under the auspices of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, the major challenges communities face, in order to develop applicable measures to resolve and respond to these issues and to identify emergent problems.
This year’s Forum opens with a plenary session on the main theme of the event, ‘Making Multilateralism Work: Enhancing Dialogue on Peace, Security, and Development’. Moderated by French writer and journalist Renaud Girard, this session sets the focus for the two-day event and  examines the impact of multilateralism on existing tensions and potential flash points. It will also address issues of trade and economic inequality.
High-profile participants this year include former Israeli President Ehud Olmert; Prime Minister of Guinea Ibrahim Kassory Fofana; senior officials from Greece, Iran, and Russia; a delegation from China; OECD policy-makers; and Robin Wright – Senior Fellow at the US Institute of Peace.
This year’s sessions offer participants the chance to explore critical issues in the Middle East, peace and security in the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasia, Economic inequality and democracy, and the private sector’s role in intercultural dialogue. The second day’s highlights include the Leaders Club Meeting, which draws senior serving officials

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Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Berlin, 10 October 2018 – The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute’s Rhodes Forum 2018, ‘Making Multilateralism Work: Enhancing Dialogue on Peace, Security, and Development’, which was held 5-6 October, brought together policy-makers from across the world in a spirit of open dialogue and enquiry, to consider current challenges, promote innovative […]

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Rhodes, 5 October 2018: Joschka Fischer, German Foreign Minister until 2005, underlined the necessity of the United States of America remaining part of the multilateral world. Speaking at the 2018 Rhodes Forum, Fischer expressed the opinion that the American body politic beyond the president and the immediate White House team still shared a sense of […]

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