Rhodes Forum - 10th Anniversary Session

Rhodes, Greece, 4-7 October 2012

Opening Plenary Session

"Socio-political Transformation: Chance or Challenge for Dialogue?"

Prof. Hans Köchler (Austria), Founder and President, International Progress Organization, and member of the International Coordinating Committee of the WPF, addresses the opening session. Keynote Speakers, from left: Dr. Vladimir Yakunin (Russia), Founding President of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations" (WPF), Chairman; Panagiotis Michalos (Greece), General Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic; Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer (Austria), former Federal Chancellor of Austria; Liu Changle (China), Vice-Chairman, Nishan Forum on World Civilizations; Prof. Robert Curl (USA), Nobel Laureate (Chemistry).

Text of the keynote lecture of Prof. Hans Köchler


Thematic Plenary Session 1

"Global Peace and Justice"

From right: Prof. Hans Köchler (Austria), President of the International Progress Organization, and Prof. Fred Dallmayr (USA), University of Notre Dame (USA), Co-Chairs; Prof. Richard Falk (USA), Princeton University, and Prof. Chandra Muzaffar (Malaysia), University of Penang, President of the International Movement for a Just World.



The International Progress Organization is a partner organization of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations." The President of the I.P.O. serves as member of the International Co-ordinating Committee (ICC) of the World Public Forum.