icon

Forum on Democracy & Peace

A Five-Year Project (from 2022-27)

Concept

The ”Forum on Democracy & Peace 2022-27” is a 5-year project starting July 2022 and is conducted by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in cooperation with global governance organisations, national governments, international corporations and leading academic institutions.

During the first decade of the 21st century, societies were influenced by high hopes, when globalisation was the trendy currency word and the historic closeness of East and West (starting in 1989) was celebrated and embraced.

During the second decade of the 21st century, the global community has been challenged with major events such as the Arab Spring, the creation of ISIS, the growing tension between the major powers, and the growing process of failing states in many parts of the world. At the same time, the withdrawal of the USA from many of its traditional international partners such as in the Middle East and Europe has contributed to the growing chaos. Parallel, environmental issues and other social issues such as poverty and migration have created a critical crisis in both the US and Europe. These crises even brought the UK to exit from the European Union.

Already from the start of the third decade of the 21st century, the world has faced a global pandemic, which is hurting citizens globally to this day. The effects of this pandemic, in addition to political crisis in Yemen, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Ukraine, the Middle East and other countries serve as a warning that those diplomatic efforts are starting to fail and major conflicts are starting to take over.

The Project

Under these precarious global circumstances, the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy has launched the Forum on Democracy & Peace (2022-27) with the main aim to use the application of cultural diplomacy in order to improve international relations and by doing so, influencing the powers of the contemporary world to better face today's global concerns. The vision of the project is to develop through its networks & participants, innovative initiatives and programs in order to further develop advanced cultural diplomacy methods. The project will lead to increased research and the creation of academic programs in the field of international relations, international economics and international law.

Forum Speakers

Delegates & Speakers during the events of the project will include leading politicians, diplomats, governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists.

Forum Participants 

Participation in the project events is open to individuals coming from the governmental and diplomatic fields, academia & scholars, representatives from the civil society and private sector, journalists, artists, young professionals and students.