The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), the independent non-partisan Berlin-based think tank, is pleased to announce James Rubin as a keynote speaker for this year’s Rhodes Forum.
James Rubin is an internationally renowned foreign affairs journalist, academic, and world-leading authority on US diplomatic, national security and foreign policy. He served under President Clinton as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Chief Spokesman for Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright from 1997-2000. He also acted as a special negotiator during the Kosovo crisis to secure the demobilisation of the Kosovo Liberation Army.
“I am delighted to be able to welcome James Rubin to this year’s Rhodes Forum,” said Jean-Christophe Bas, CEO of the DOC. “As we analyse the current state of the global order 30 years since the Berlin Wall came down and look for ways forward for the next three decades and beyond, America’s role in today’s world will undoubtedly be a major focus of discussion. James’s deep experience – born of direct involvement in US diplomacy and politics at key moments over recent decades – will bring an invaluable perspective, and the Forum will be the richer for his insights.”
James Rubin’s full biography can be found here
The 2019 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