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Global Baku Forum 2018

Agenda

Wednesday, 14.03.2018

Welcome Dinner (followed by traditional music: chorus)

Venue: Niza­mi Gan­javi Hall

 

Thursday, 15.03.2018

Par­tic­i­pants are kind­ly request­ed to take their seats at the Niza­mi Gan­javi hall – Fair­mont Hotel

 
Family Photo

(by invi­ta­tion only)

 
OPENING CEREMONY: BRIDGING GAPS TO CREATE INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES

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

Ilham Aliyev, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic Azer­bai­jan
Binali Yildrim, Prime Min­is­ter of the Repub­lic of Turkey
Ser­gio Matarel­la, Pres­i­dent of the Ital­ian Repub­lic (mes­sage)
There­sa May, Prime Min­is­ter of the Unit­ed King­dom of Great Britain and North­ern Ire­land (mes­sage)
Vlor­i­ca Dan­cila, Prime Min­is­ter of Roma­nia mes­sage deliv­ered by Ana Bir­chall, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of Roma­nia
Mes­sage of His Holi­ness Pope Fran­cis
Anto­nio Guter­res, Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of the UN mes­sage deliv­ered by Ghu­lam Isaczai UN Res­i­dent Coor­di­na­tor in Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan
Vaira Vike-Freiber­ga, Pres­i­dent of Latvia 1999-2007, Co-Chair NGIC

 
Coffee break
 
PANEL 1: POWER: BIG POWERS AND THE REST

How do For­eign Poli­cies Strate­gies of Big Pow­ers like the US, Chi­na and Rus­sia influ­ence Glob­al Bal­ance? Do small and medi­um pow­ers have any way if influ­enc­ing the pow­er dif­fer­en­tial in glob­al pol­i­tics? How should a ‘Big Pow­er’ be under­stood? How to uphold a val­ue based glob­al com­mu­ni­ty?

Mod­er­a­tor: Boris Tadic, Pres­i­dent of Ser­bia 2004-2012
Keynote speak­er: Binali Yildrim, Prime Min­is­ter of the Repub­lic of Turkey

Vaira Vike-Freiber­ga, Pres­i­dent of Latvia 1999-2007, Co-Chair NGIC
Zal­may Khalilzad, Pres­i­dent of Gryphon Part­ners and Khalilzad Asso­ciates, Unit­ed States Ambas­sador to the UN 2007-2009
Lin­da Lanzil­lot­ta, Vice Pres­i­dent of Sen­ate, Italy
Mei Zahaorong, For­mer Pres­i­dent, Chi­nese People’s Insti­tute of For­eign Affairs; Vice Chair­man of Chi­na Insti­tute of Inter­na­tion­al Strate­gic Stud­ies
Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the School of Inter Eco­nom­ics and For­eign Affairs of the Nation­al Research Uni­ver­si­ty High­er School of Eco­nom­ics; Hon­orary Chair­man of the Pre­sid­i­um of the Coun­cil on For­eign and Defence Pol­i­cy
Wern­er Fay­mann, Chan­cel­lor Aus­tria 2008-2016

 
Lunch
 
PANEL 2: EMERGING POWERS

What are the new pow­ers in todays inter­na­tion­al rela­tions?

Mod­er­a­tor: Rodi Krat­sa, Mem­ber of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment 1999-2014 & Vice-Pres­i­dent Euro­pean Par­lia­ment 2007-2012

Ana Bir­chall, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of Roma­nia
Shaukat Aziz, Prime Min­ster of Pak­istan 2004-2007
Djoomart Otor­baev, Prime Min­is­ter of Kyr­gyzs­tan 2014-2015
Sali Berisha, Pres­i­dent of Alba­nia 1992-1997
Novruz Mam­madov, Assis­tant to the Pres­i­dent of Azer­bai­jan for For­eign Pol­i­cy Issues
Mats Karls­son, Direc­tor of Swedish Insti­tute for Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions and for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent of World Bank for Exter­nal Affairs and Unit­ed Nations Affairs
Mary Kavaney, Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer, Glob­al Cyber Alliance
Nicephore Sog­lo, Pres­i­dent of Benin 1991-1996; Prime Min­is­ter of Benin 1990-1991

 
Coffee Break
 
PANEL 3: MAJORITIES VERSUS MINORITIES:

Goals and con­se­quences of sep­a­ratist pol­i­tics: what is the future of mod­ern nation state? Eth­nic rival­ry, pow­er dri­ven pol­i­tics focused on ter­ri­to­ry; an abun­dance of shaky pow­er shar­ing agree­ments that chal­lenge the prin­ci­ple of effi­cient and mod­ern gov­er­nance. What are the ways for inclu­sive and fair gov­er­nance in pol­i­tics, glob­al­ly? What must be the lessons learned to be endorsed by the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty?

Mod­er­a­tor: Vald­is Zatlers, Pres­i­dent of Latvia 2007-2011
Keynote speak­er: Mladen Ivan­ic, Mem­ber of the Pres­i­den­cy of Bosnia & Herze­gov­ina

Rosen Plevneliev, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Bul­gar­ia 2012-2017
Yves Leterme, Prime Min­is­ter of Bel­gium 2008; 2009-2011
Dani­lo Turk, Pres­i­dent of Slove­nia 1997-2001
Petru Lucin­schi, Pres­i­dent of Moldo­va 1997-2001
Eka Tkeshe­lashvili, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of Geor­gia 2010-2012
Ali Hasanov, Assis­tant to the Pres­i­dent of Azer­bai­jan for Pub­lic and Polit­i­cal Issues
Benedet­to Zac­chi­roli, Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Coali­tion of Cities against Racism

 
Departure from hotel to dinner venue
 
Dinner

(by invi­ta­tion)

Bou­quets and Brick­bats: the Ben­e­fits and Chal­lenges of the Inter­net”
Keynote speech by Vin­ton Cerf, Vice-Pres­i­dent and Chief Inter­net Evan­ge­list for Google
Kolin­da Grabar-Kitarovic, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Croa­t­ia mes­sage deliv­ered by Refik Sabanovic, Chargé d’Affaires of the Repub­lic of Croa­t­ia to the Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan

 

Friday, 16.03.2018

PANEL 4: REGIONAL SECURITY, REGIONAL PEACE: THE MIDDLE EAST

How can the Region­al Dis­e­qui­lib­ri­um in the Mid­dle East be explained and bridged? What are the Gaps that need to be over­come in order to cre­ate con­di­tions for a peace­ful and sta­ble Mid­dle East that could change the bal­ance of glob­al pol­i­tics and pave the way for Glob­al Peace?

Mod­er­a­tor: Amre Mous­sa, Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al of the Arab League 2001-2011, Min­is­ter of For­eign Affairs of Egypt 1991-2001

Elmar Mam­mad­yarov, Min­is­ter of For­eign Affairs of the Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan
Dora Bakoy­an­nis, Min­is­ter of For­eign Affairs of Greece 2006-2009
Fouad Sin­io­ra, Prime Min­is­ter of Lebanon 2005-2009
Ahmet Yildiz, Deputy Min­is­ter of For­eign Affairs of Turkey
Gen­nady Bur­bu­lis, First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter to the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion 1991- 1992, State Sec­re­tary
Ekmeled­din Ihsanogh­lu, Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of Orga­ni­za­tion of Islam­ic Coop­er­a­tion 2004-2014

 
Coffee Break
 
PANEL 5: PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE BALKANS - LYNCHPIN OF REGIONAL SECURITY OR NEW GEOPOLITICAL CHESSBOARD?

What are the remain­ing gaps that pre­vent the Balka­ns to become an anchor of region­al secu­ri­ty, eco­nom­ic pros­per­i­ty, and a mod­el of inclu­sive soci­eties? How can they be bridged?

Mod­er­a­tor: Zlatko Lagumdz­i­ja, Prime Min­is­ter Bosnia & Herze­gov­ina 2001-2002
Keynote speak­er: Ilir Meta, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Alba­nia
                                     Igor Dodon, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Moldo­va

Petar Stoy­anov, Pres­i­dent of Bul­gar­ia 1997-2002
Ivo Josipovic, Pres­i­dent of Croa­t­ia 2010-2015
Bujar Nis­hani, Pres­i­dent of Alba­nia 2012-2017
Mirko Cvetkovic, Prime Min­is­ter of Ser­bia 2008-2012
Ist­van Miko­la, State Sec­re­tary of Min­istry of For­eign Affairs and Trade of Hun­gary

 
Lunch
 
PANEL 6: HOW TO UNDERSTAND CHINA'S FOREIGN POLICY

Chi­na as a glob­al eco­nom­ic pow­er has been influ­enc­ing the glob­al bal­ance of pow­er exten­sive­ly. On what inter­ests do Chi­nas for­eign pol­i­cy goals rest? How can the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty work with Chi­na to cre­ate glob­al equi­lib­ri­um and inclu­sive soci­eties?

Mod­er­a­tor: Evan Feigen­baum, Vice Chair­man of the Paul­son Insti­tute, Deputy Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of State for South Asia (2007-2009), Deputy Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of State for Cen­tral Asia (2006-2007)
Keynote speak­er: Gjorge Ivanov, Pres­i­dent of Mace­do­nia

Liang Jian­quan, Vice Pres­i­dent in charge of Euro­pean Affairs, Chi­nese People’s Insti­tute of For­eign Affairs
David Merkel, For­mer Deputy Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of State for Euro­pean and Eurasian Affairs at the US Depart­ment of State
Boris Tadic, Pres­i­dent of Ser­bia 2004-2012
Peter Medgyessy, Prime Min­is­ter of Hun­gary 2002-2004
Mad­hav Kumar Nepal, Prime Min­is­ter of Nepal 2009-2011
David Qingzhong Pan, Exec­u­tive Dean of Schwarz­man Col­lege, Tsin­gua Uni­ver­si­ty
Huiyao Wang, Founder and Pres­i­dent of Cen­ter for Chi­na and Glob­al­iza­tion (CCG)

 
Coffee Break
 
PANEL 7: CAPITALISM: ECONOMIC GROWTH VERSUS ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION

Eco­nom­ic exploita­tion and com­mer­cial inter­ests have most­ly fol­lowed the ratio­nale of pro­duc­ing a max­i­mum of pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, degrad­ing nat­ur­al resources to such an extend that they present a threat to glob­al soci­etal sur­vival. How can this gap be closed?

Mod­er­a­tor: Nadereh Cham­lou, for­mer Senior Advi­sor, the World Bank

Mirko Sarovic, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of For­eign Trade Eco­nom­ic Rela­tions of Bosnia and Herze­gov­ina
Wim Kok, Prime Min­is­ter of the Nether­lands 1994-2002
Ros­alia Artea­ga Ser­ra­no, Pres­i­dent of Ecuador 1997
James Bol­ger, Prime Min­is­ter of New Zealand 1990-1997
Edmond Alphan­dery, Min­is­ter of Econ­o­my of France 1993-1995
Zinai­da Grec­ca­nii, Prime Min­is­ter of Moldo­va 2008-200

 
DINNER

Bou­quets and Brick­bats: the Ben­e­fits and Chal­lenges of the Inter­net”

Keynote speech by Vin­ton Cerf, Vice-Pres­i­dent and Chief Inter­net Evan­ge­list for Google

Vlor­i­ca Dan­cila, Prime Min­is­ter of Roma­nia mes­sage deliv­ered by Ana Bir­chall, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of Roma­nia
Kolin­da Grabar-Kitarovic, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Croa­t­ia mes­sage deliv­ered by Refik Sabanovic, Chargé d’Affaires of the Repub­lic of Croa­t­ia to the Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan

 

Saturday, 17.02.18

PANEL 8: A GENERATIONAL GAP? YOUTH SPEAKS, WE LISTEN

Young Lead­ers will address their vision of what the Glob­al Gaps are from their per­spec­tive share their insights with the par­tic­i­pants of the Forum, fol­lowed by a ques­tion and answer ses­sion.

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

 
Coffee Break
 
PANEL 9: SCIENCE AND POLITICS

The world is increas­ing­ly com­plex and the role of sci­ence in under­stand­ing that world is irre­place­able. A vig­or­ous and dynam­ic sci­ence estab­lish­ment is essen­tial to under­stand­ing and act­ing upon our con­tem­po­rary chal­lenges from the like­ly impacts of cli­mate change to the like­ly dan­gers of weapons of war, from assess­ing the safe­ty of new prod­ucts and tech­nolo­gies to the pro­mo­tion of sci­en­tif­ic break­throughs in health, agri­cul­ture or engi­neer­ing. We need sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly based poli­cies and evi­dence based reg­u­la­tion. Yet there are still many ques­tions about how to orga­nize the fruit­ful inter­links of sci­ence for pol­i­cy and pol­i­cy for sci­ence, espe­cial­ly with the emer­gence of the pri­vate sec­tor as a dom­i­nant force in both the under­tak­ing of research to the pro­pri­etor­ship and deploy­ment of new tech­nolo­gies. So how do we bet­ter orga­nize the rela­tions between the sci­en­tists and both the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors?

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

Rex­hep Mei­dani, Pres­i­dent of Alba­nia 1997-2002
Nina Federoff, For­mer Sci­ence Advi­sor to the US Depart­ment of State
Mohamed Has­san, Co-Chair of IAP (The Inter-Acad­e­my Part­ner­ship of the Acad­e­mies of Sci­ence of the World); for­mer found­ing Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of TWAS
Alexan­der Likho­tal, Pres­i­dent, Green Gross Inter­na­tion­al 1996-2016
Emil Con­stan­ti­nes­cu, Pres­i­dent of Roma­nia 1996-2000
Brew­ster Kahle, Founder of the Inter­net Archive, the Inter­net Archive Fed­er­al Cred­it Union and Alexa (TBC)

 
Lunch
 
PANEL 10: THE RELIGIOUS/CULTURAL DIVIDE - WHAT ROLE FOR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP?

The world is also divid­ed around a reli­gious and cul­tur­al divide, which might also co-deter­mine each oth­er. Can we cre­ate an inclu­sive glob­al com­mu­ni­ty that can be gov­erned beyond these divi­sions, bridge them, and fos­ter more effi­cient dia­logue? What can be real­is­ti­cal­ly done to over­come this gap?

Mod­er­a­tor: Fran­cis O’Donnell, Ambas­sador (ret.), Life-Mem­ber of the Insti­tute for Inter­na­tion­al and Euro­pean Affairs (Ire­land), for­mer­ly SMOM Ambas­sador to the Slo­vak Repub­lic (2009-2013), UN Res­i­dent Coor­di­na­tor in Ukraine (2004-2009), and Yugoslavi­a/Ser­bia-Mon­tene­gro (2000-2004)

Fer­nan­do Lugo, Pres­i­dent of the Sen­ate of Paraguay; Pres­i­dent of Paraguay 2008-2012
Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter, Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan
Akramsho Felaliev, Vice Chair­man of the Par­lia­ment of the Repub­lic of Tajik­istan
Anto­nio Zanar­di Lan­di, For­mer Diplo­mat­ic Advi­sor to the Pres­i­dent of Italy
Hik­met Cetin, Min­is­ter of For­eign Affairs of Turkey 1991-1994
Mak­sat­bek Tok­to­mu­shev, The Grand Mufti of the Kyr­gyz Repub­lic

 
Coffee Break
 
CLOSING CEREMONY Followed by Official Dinner

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

Gjorge Ivanov, Pres­i­dent of Mace­do­nia
Igor Dodon, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Moldo­va
Lin­da Lanzil­lot­ta, Vice Pres­i­dent of Sen­ate, Italy
Vaira Vike Freiber­ga, Pres­i­dent of Latvia 1999-2007, Co-Chair NGIC