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RDCY to attend the 7th Global Baku Forum in Azerbaijan

2019-03-12

The 7th Global Baku Forum (7GBF) is going to be held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan from March 13 to 17, 2019. Nearly 100 former presidents and prime ministers will attend the forum. Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY) and Danilo Türk, President of the Republic of Slovenia (2007-2012) and Non-Resident Senior Fellow of RDCY will attend the forum and deliver speeches at the Panel 6  with the theme “China's Development and Opportunities for the World”. The following is the agenda of the forum.


VII GLOBAL BAKU FORUM

“A New Foreign Policy”

14-16 March 2019

Baku, Azerbaijan


PROGRAM

March 13, WEDNESDAY

Arrival of Participants & Registration

Venue: Fairmont hotel


20:00 Welcome Dinner

Venue: Nizami Ganjavi Hall

Speakers:

Vaira Vike Freiberga, President of Latvia 1999-2007, Co-Chair NGIC

Ismail Serageldin, Vice President of the World Bank 1992-2000, Co-Chair NGIC

Marianna Vardinoyannis, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO

Wendy Fisher, President of the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation


March 14, THURSDAY

09:30 Participants are kindly requested to take their seats at the Nizami Ganjavi hall (Fairmont hotel)

09:45 - 10:00 Family Photo (by invitation only)


10:00 – 11:30 OPENING CEREMONY: A NEW FOREIGN POLICY

Moderator: Ismail Serageldin, Vice President of the World Bank 1992-2000, Co-Chair of NGIC

Special Address:

Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ilir Meta, President of the Republic of Albania

Sefik Dzaferovic, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Igor Dodon, President of the Republic of Moldova

Milo Dukanovic, President of Montenegro

Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

Sergio Matarella, President of the Italian Republic (message)

Theresa May, Prime Minister of the united Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (message)

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations (message)

Vaira Vike Freiberga, President of Latvia 1999-2007, Co-Chair NGIC

Presentation of the Nizami Ganjavi International Award


11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break


12:00 – 13:15 PANEL 1: BIG POWERS’ ROLE IN SHIFTING GLOBAL POLICY: CHINA, U.S, RUSSIA & EU

Moderator: Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS


Special Address:

Igor Dodon, President of the Republic of Moldova

Kjell Magne Bondevik, Prime Minister of Norway 2001-2005

Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria 2008-2016

Wu Hailong, President of Chinese People Institute of Foreign Affairs

Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Vaira Vike Freiberga, President of Latvia 1999-2007, Co-Chair NGIC


13:15 – 14:45 Lunch

Venue: Nizami Ganjavi Hall C

Global Challenges

Special Address by Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS


14:45 – 16:00 PANEL 2: CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Moderator: Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Colombia University

Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand 1999-2008

Stephane Dion, Canadian PM’s Special Envoy to European Union and Europe and Canadian Ambassador to Germany

Linda Lanzillotta, Vice President of the Italian Senate 2013-2018

Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States


16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break


16:30 – 17:45 PANEL 3: IS THIS IS THE END OF GLOBALISM?

Moderator: Eka Tkeshelashvili, Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia 2010-2012

Marek Belka, Prime Minister of Poland 2004-2005

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius 2015-2018

Ettore Licheri, President of the 14th Commission for Policy of the European Union; Senator of Italy

Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria 2012-2017

Rosalia Arteaga Serrano, President of Ecuador 1997

Fouad Siniora, Prime Minister of Lebanon 2005-2009 (TBC)

Benedetto Zacchiroli, President of European Coalition of Cities against Racism


20:00 GALA DINNER (by invitation)


March 15, FRIDAY

09:30 – 11:00 PANEL 4: PEACE & SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

EAST PROCESS FOR COOPERATION SECURITY & PEACE

HRH Turki AL Faisal bin Abdulaziz AL Saud, Chairman of King Faisal Foundation's Center for Research and Islamic Studies

Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy 2016-2018

Hikmet Cetin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey 1991-1994

Nathalie Goulet, Senator of France

Tzipi Livni, Minster of Foreign Affairs of Israel 2006-2009


11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break


11:30 – 13:00 PANEL 5: PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE BALKANS

Moderator: Zlatko Lagumdzija, Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2002

Sefik Dzaferovic, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ana Birchall, Deputy Prime Minister of Romania

Mirko Cvetkovic, Prime Minister of Serbia 2008-2012

Mladen Ivanic, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia & Herzegovina 2014-2018

Jadranka Kosor, Prime Minister of Croatia 2009-2011

Rexhep Meidani, President of Albania 1997-2002

Petar Stoyanov, President of Bulgaria 1997-2002

Filip Vujanovic, President of Montenegro 2003-2018


13:00 – 14:30 Lunch


14:30 – 16:00 PANEL 6: CHINA'S DEVELOPMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WORLD

Moderator: Wu Hailong, President of Chinese People Institute of Foreign Affairs

Rashid Alimov, Secretary-General, Shanghai Cooperation Organization 2016-2018

Khamphao Ernthavanh, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao People's Democratic Republic

Peter Medgyessy, Prime Minister of Hungary 2002-2004

David Merkel, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the US Department of State

Petre Roman, Prime Minister of Romania 1989-1991

Jennifer Shipley, Prime Minister of New Zealand 1997-1999

Boris Tadic, President of Serbia 2004-2012

Danilo Turk, President of Slovenia 2007-2012

Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China


16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break


16:30 – 18:00 PANEL 7: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE IN CONTEMPORARY DECISIONS MAKING

Moderator: Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize recipient in the field of Physiology or Medicine, former Director of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health

James Bolger, Prime Minister of New Zealand 1990-1997

Margaret Catley-Carlson, President of the Canadian International Development Agency

Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania 1996-2000

Wendy Fisher, President of the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Djoomart Otorbaev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan 2014-2015

Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Ismail Serageldin, Vice President of the World Bank 1992-2000, Co-Chair NGIC


20:00 DINNER in partnership with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights


March 16, SATURDAY


09:30 – 11:00 PANEL 8: HOW YOUNG LEADERS CAN SHAPE A BETTER WORLD?

Young Leaders will address their vision of what the Global Gaps are from their perspective. They will share their insights with the participants of the Forum, followed by a Q&A session.

Moderated by Katheryna Yushchenko, First Lady of Ukraine 2005-2010

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 PANEL 9: INFORMATION INTEGRITY AND THE RISKS OF DISINFORMATION

Moderator: Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium 2008; 2009-2011

Jan Fischer, Prime Minister of Czech Republic 2009-2010

Alfred Gusenbauer, Chancellor of Austria 2007-2008

Dalia Itzik, President of Israel 2007, Knesset 2006-2009

Petru Lucinschi, President of Moldova 1997-2001

Susan Ness, Former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission

Sally Painter, Co Founder and COO, Blue Star Strategies


13:00 – 14:30 Lunch


14:30 – 16:00 PANEL 10: FUTURE OF ALLIANCES AND MOTIVATION BEHIND THEM

Moderator: Valdis Zatlers, President of Latvia 2007-2011

Abdulaziz Altwaijri, Director General of the ISESCO

Herman de Croo, Minister of State, Belgium, Former Speaker of the House

David Chikvaidze, Head of the Secretariat of the Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva

Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia 2013-2018

David Pan, Executive Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University

Victor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine 2005-2010


16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

20:00 CLOSING CEREMONY Followed by Dinner

Dress code: Black tie

Moderator: Rovshan Muradov, Secretary-General of NGIC

Vaira Vike Freiberga, President of Latvia 1999-2007, Co-Chair NGIC


HRH Turki AL Faisal bin Abdulaziz AL Saud, Chairman of King Faisal Foundation's Center for Research and Islamic Studies


Ana Birchall, Deputy Prime Minister of Romania

Ismail Serageldin, Vice President of the World Bank 1992-2000, Co-Chair NGIC

Key Words: RDCY   Baku   Forum   Wang Wen  

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