Agenda Baku Forum 2016

Agenda Baku Forum 2016

  1. 09 March 2016 18:30-20:15 Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

    Nizami Ganjavi’s 875th Anniversary Celebration — “Seven Beauties” Ballet (by invitation)

  2. 20:30-22:00 Fairmont Hotel, Nizami Ganjavi Ballroom

    Welcome dinner hosted by the NGIC (by invitation)

  3. 10 March 2016 08:30-09:30 Four Seasons Hotel

    Registration

  4. 10:30-11:00

    Family Photo (by invitation only)

  5. 11:00-12:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

    The State of the World Today and what we need for tomorrow to tackle most pressing issues

    Present World lead­ers present their vision of the most press­ing chal­lenges of the World today, and what key aspects for change they are seek­ing to, and work­ing towards, for change. Speak­ers will focus on: Region­al Secu­ri­ty (Syria/Iran/Afghanistan), Rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion, Migra­tion, Inter­faith dia­logue, glob­al inequal­i­ty, youth and gen­der, ener­gy secu­ri­ty).

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  6. 12:30-14:00 Four Seasons Hotel, Rast Banquet Room (by invitation)/Segah Foyer (buffet)

    Lunch

  7. 14:00-15:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

    Taking Global Responsibility for Syria: Towards an action plan

    The last few years have shown that no sin­gle great pow­er has the means to put an end to a con­flict of the dimen­sions of Syria’s. The Syr­i­an con­flict stands as a tes­ti­mony of the pro­gres­sive mul­ti­po­lar­i­sa­tion of inter­na­tion­al pol­i­tics, and high­lights the fail­ure of the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty, or even a coali­tion of West­ern pow­ers; it also under­scores […]

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  8. 15:30-16:00

    Coffee Break

  9. 16:00-17:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

    Ukraine as a watershed for regional security

    As it enters its sec­ond year of war in the East, Ukraine is now faced with a sharp reduc­tion of inter­na­tion­al atten­tion in the wake of glob­al ter­ror attacks. Yet, hav­ing fal­l­en from the list of key con­flicts to watched in 2016, the Ukraini­an con­flict pos­es today the same threats to inter­na­tion­al secu­ri­ty it posed a year […]

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  10. 20:00-22:30 Jumeirah Hotel

    Gala Dinner (by invitation)

  11. 11 March 2016 09:00-10:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

    Iran and Afghanistan: Keys to regional Caspian and Central Asian security and prosperity. What’s next?

    With the suc­cess of the inter­na­tion­al nuclear deal reached with the P5+2 (Ger­many and the Euro­pean Union), the Islam­ic Repub­lic of Iran has regained its posi­tion with­in the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty, which now enables it to legit­i­mate­ly take on the part of region­al pow­er it aspires to be. This change in region­al dynam­ics could lead to […]

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  12. 10:30-11:00

    Coffee Break

  13. 11:00-12:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

    Pep-Talk A | Radicalisation and migration as a global security challenge: how to progress to committed joint action?

    A pep-talk is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a short speech intend­ed to encour­age peo­ple to work hard­er on a cer­tain task. The fol­low­ing ses­sions are intend­ed to provide for sharp, straight­for­ward rec­om­men­da­tions and actions to be dis­cussed with the audi­ence. Paris, Beirut, Tunis, Oua­gadougou, Jakar­ta, San Bernardi­no and Istan­bul are just a few of appalling instances where the actions […]

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  14. 11:00-12:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Rast Ballroom

    Pep-Talk B | The future of energy, the future of global governance?

    A pep-talk is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a short speech intend­ed to encour­age peo­ple to work hard­er on a cer­tain task. The fol­low­ing ses­sions are intend­ed to provide for sharp, straight­for­ward rec­om­men­da­tions and actions to be dis­cussed with the audi­ence. In the con­text of grow­ing mul­ti­po­lar­i­sa­tion, what will be the trends on regards to ener­gy secu­ri­ty? With increased […]

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  15. 12:30-14:00 Four Seasons Hotel, Shur Room (by invitation)/Segah Foyer (buffet)

    Lunch

  16. 14:00-15:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Rast Room

    Parallel Panel A | Shifting from an unequal, divided world to a sharing society: how?

    In an increas­ing­ly inter­con­nect­ed world, cap­i­tal­ism is less and less seen as the opti­mal socioe­co­nom­ic organ­is­ing prin­ci­ple; instead, alter­na­tive, more sus­tain­able mod­els based on shar­ing are being adopt­ed to build tomorrow’s fair­er and more cohe­sive soci­eties. New types of econ­o­my as a way towards fair­er soci­eties: Are col­lab­o­ra­tive econ­o­my, shar­ing econ­o­my and social & sol­i­dar­i­ty econ­o­my […]

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  17. 14:00-15:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

    Parallel Panel B | Global promotion of human rights and rising awareness on gender issues

    A pep-talk is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a short speech intend­ed to encour­age peo­ple to work hard­er on a cer­tain task. The fol­low­ing ses­sions are intend­ed to provide for sharp, straight­for­ward rec­om­men­da­tions and actions to be dis­cussed with the audi­ence. Along with the U.N. Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals, gen­der equal­i­ty aware­ness and empow­er­ment of wom­en have achieved to become […]

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  18. 15:30–16:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

    Youth talks, we listen

    Four Youth Lead­ers present chal­lenges and how they see it, and Lead­ers Respond.

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  19. 16:30–17:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Rast Room

    Parallel Panel A | Interfaith Dialogue as a venue to resolving present conflicts

    Dis­cus­sion of Results from the NGIC region­al meet­ing in Rome 26–28, Jan­u­ary; Pre­sen­ta­tion and Dia­logue. As high­light­ed by the dis­cus­sions dur­ing the region­al high-level meet­ing organ­ised by the Niza­mi Gan­javi Inter­na­tion­al Cen­ter in Rome in Jan­u­ary, inter­faith dia­logue could emerge as an effec­tive tool to address rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion and its roots as well as civil­ian con­flicts […]

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  20. 16:30–17:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Room

    Parallel Panel B | Migration, multiculturalism and the issue of integration

    The chal­lenges of mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism in a con­nect­ed world: melt­ing pot or sal­ad bowl? The glob­al ren­dezvous between dif­fer­ent yet unique cul­tures is not the only off­spring of a globalisation-fuelled mul­ti­po­lar world. Indeed, a decline of West­ern pre-eminence is also per­ceived with­in and between soci­eties at the glob­al lev­el. Why is this new con­nect­ed world clench­ing nation­al and cul­tur­al iden­ti­ties? […]

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  21. 17:30-18:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

    Concluding plenary session: how to avoid conflicts in the emerging multipolar world of the 21st Century?

    What kind of dia­logue is need­ed for peace-building with­in the glob­al com­mu­ni­ty? How can future wars be avoid­ed, and present wars be resolved, and trans­formed into oppor­tu­ni­ties? What should be the val­ues of the Glob­al Order in a Mul­ti­po­lar World? How to pro­mote it?

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  22. 18:30-19:00

    Press conference

  23. 20:30-22:00 Four Seasons Hotel, Rast Room

    Dinner