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Nelson Mandela

Today the world bewails the death of Nelson Mandela – a great man committed to perennial principles of human dignity, solidarity and dialogue. Kamran Mofid, Founder of the Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative, wrote an obituary to which we respectfully join. Executive Committee, WPF “Dialogue of Civilization” Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 Today we at Globalisation for the […]

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Rhodes Forum 2013

Opening Ceremony of the 11th Rhodes Forum took place on October 2, 2013 at Rhodes, Greece. The Ceremony was opened with the speech of Archimandrite Nectarios Pokkias who read out greetings to the Forum participants sent by His Eminence Metropolitan Cyril of Rhodes. Key message of the greetings was that any nation implements itself best through dialogue, for the […]

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The Russian-French economic forum

On November 28, 2013 in Paris has finished work the Russian-French economic forum which was primarily aimed at stimulating of economic and investment cooperation between France and Russia. The Forum was organised under the auspices of the Association ‘Franco-Russian Dialog’ with the support of the Council for business cooperation between Russia and France and the […]

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Professor Zygmunt Bauman

On October 25, 2013 Professor Zygmunt Bauman delivered a lecture at The University of Trento, Italy «Living in Times of Interregnum». The event was organized in collaboration with the World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations. The professor Zygmunt Bauman, Polish sociologist and emeritus professor at the University of Leeds, presented his view on the state of the world, […]

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The annual Millennium Conference 'Rethinking the Standard(s) of Civilization(s) in International Relations’

The annual Millennium Conference ‘Rethinking the Standard(s) of Civilization(s) in International Relations’. took place on 19-20 of October at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The theme of this year’s conference was focused on the standard(s) of civilization(s) in International Relations. In recent years, there has been a renewed scholarly interest in the concept […]

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The 11th Rhodes Forum is over

A plenary meeting held on October 5 finalised the 11th session of the Rhodes Forum. The book “22 Ideas to Fix the World: Conversations with the World’s Foremost Thinkers” that was published in September 2013, was presented at the meeting. The President of the World Public Forum (WPF) “Dialogue of Civilizations” (DofC), Deputy Chairman of the […]

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Website on 22 Ideas to Fix the World Book Launched

The aftershocks of the 2008 financial crisis still reverberate throughout the globe. Markets are down, unemployment is up, and nations from Greece to Ireland find their very infrastructure on the brink of collapse. There is also a crisis in the management of global affairs, with the institutions of global governance challenged as never before, accompanied […]

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The 11th Rhodes Forum agenda: summary

Every autumn since 2003 the ancient Greek island of Rhodes hosts a session of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” called the Rhodes Forum that brings together public figures and statesmen, academics, religious figures and representatives of the arts, mass media and business spheres from all over the world. The sessions of the Rhodes […]

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WPF ICC adopted Resolution on Syria

At its meeting in Vienna on 6 September, 2013, the members of the International Coordinating Committee of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” adopted the following resolution: The entire World is deeply concerned about the recent developments in the Syrian crisis. We – members of the global family of WPF “Dialogue of Civilizations” – […]

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