The World Forum on Democracy & Peace

“The Growing Threats for Democracy & Global Peace”

(Launch Event, Berlin; July 27th - 31st, 2022)
Wednesday, July 27th 2022
Location: ICD House of Arts and Culture
13:30 – 14:30                Registration + (Background Interviews)
14:30 Lecture Series: “Afghanistan Quo Vadis”: The Future of Afghanistan
Moderator: Hans Köchler
14:30 “The First Anniversary of the Taliban Takeover and the Collapse of the Democratic Regime in Afghanistan”        
(Lecture & Discussion)
Ali Ahmad Jalali
(Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan; Former Ambassador to Germany)
15:00 “The Impact of the International community presence on the formation of Democratic Institutions in Afghanistan 2001-2021: What worked, what did not work and the Way forward”
Naimatullah Momand
(Former Senior Contract Compliance Adviser; Ministry of Mines & Petroleum of Afghanistan) &
Parwiz Khosraw
(Former Governance Officer for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA); Director of Private Education at the Ministry of Education of Afghanistan (2019-2021))

“The Status of Women Rights in Afghanistan”

Atefa Qeyam
(Former Deputy Minister of Education in Afghanistan & Special Advisor to the Minister on Gender Mainstreaming and Policy)

15:30 – 16:30

Panel Discussion: “Afghanistan Quo Vadis” - The Future of Afghanistan
Moderator: Hans Köchler
Panellists: Ali Ahmad Jalali, Atefa Qeyam, Naimatullah Momand, Parwiz Khosraw

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break + (Background Interviews)
17:00 – 17:30 Threats for Democracy & Global Peace: Perspectives from Bangladesh
(Lecture & Discussion)
Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan
(Ambassador of Bangladesh to Germany)
17:30 – 18:00 Reception
18:00 – 19:00 Travel Time
19:00 Group Diner        
Thursday, July 28th 2022
Location (Morning Session): German Parliament
09:15 Security and ID Check // German Parliament
10:00 Lecture Series: “The Russian Ukraine War and Its Global Implications”
Moderator: Hans Köchler
10:00 – 11:00 “The Future of Multilateralism in the Aftermath of the War Against Ukraine”
(Keynote Speech & Discussion)
Thomas Silberhorn 
(Member of the German Bundestag; CSU Spokesperson for Transatlantic Relations)
11:00 – 11:30 "The Problem of the Modern World: Globalization or Regionalization?"
(Keynote Speech & Discussion)
Hrant Bagratyan  
(Former Prime Minister of Armenia)
12:00 – 12:30 “The Role of Law and Diplomacy in Facing the Growing Threats for Democracy and Global Peace around the World”
(Keynote Speech & Discussion)
Dragoljub Popovic    
(Judge, European Court of Human Rights)
12:30 – 13:00 Break + Visit
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break & Travel Time
Location (Afternoon Session): Embassy of Croatia to Berlin
15:00 Lecture Series
Moderator: Hans Köchler
15:00 – 15:30 “Threats for Democracy & Global Peace: Perspectives from Croatia”
(Keynote Speech & Discussion)
Gordan Bakota
(Ambassador of Croatia to Berlin)
15:30 – 16:00 Global Threats for Democracy and Peace
(Keynote Speech & Discussion)
Uli Brückner
(Jean Monnet Professor for European Studies, Stanfors University in Berlin)
16:00 – 17:00 Interactive Discussion: “The Russian Ukraine War and Its Global Implications”
Moderator: Hans Köchler
Panellists: Gordan Bakota, Hrant Bagratyan, Uli Brückner, Dragoljub Popovic
17:00 Reception
18:00 – 19:00 Travel Time
19:00 Group Diner    
Friday, July 29th 2022
Location: ICD House of Arts and Culture
10:00 Lecture Series // Moderator: Hans Köchler
10:00 – 10:30 "The Palestinian Culture of Identity II - The Evolving Self- Identification of Palestinian Refugee Children in Jordan:  Reflections on Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Resolution"
(Lecture & Discussion)
Samar AlBarghouthi
(PhD. Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt)
10:30 – 11:30 "Political Transcendence through Soft Diplomacy Education"
(Keynote Speech & Discussion)
Hassan B. Diab
(Former Prime Minister of Lebanon)
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:00
"Why the UN?" Reimagining Preventive Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution and the Role of women4diplomacy
(Keynote Speech & Discussion)
Katalin Bogyay
(President, 36th UNESCO General Conference; Former Ambassador of       
Hungary to the United Nations)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Reception
14:00 Lecture Series – African Development //Moderator: Barros Rui Duarte        
14:00 – 14:30 "The Challenge in Transforming the AU Agender 2063 and the UN-SDGs in the Midst of Global Crisis"
(Lecture & Discussion)
Francis Adams 
(UN-SDGs Policy Expert)
14:30 – 15:00 "What are the Threats to Democracy in Sub-Saharan African region?"
(Keynote Speech & Discussion)
Rui Duarte Barros
(Former Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau)
15:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion: “Africa as a Block Power: Challenges & Opportunities”
Moderator: Michael Asiedu-Adjei 
Panellists: Rui Duarte Barros; Francis Adams; Joseph Djaba  
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:30 "Ghana Presentation" by Joseph Djaba
(First secretary, Embassy of Ghana to Berlin)
16:30 – 17:00 "Nigeria Presentation" by Regina Ingekem Ocheni
(Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Nigeria to Berlin)
17:00 – 18:00 Burundi Special Event with Appolonie NIBONA (Ambassador of Burundi to Germany)
18:00 African Cultural Event- “WE LOVE AFRICA”
(Outdoors Party Event)
A Celebration with African Food, Drinks, African Fashion and Cultural Items, and Music
Supported by the Embassy of Nigeria and the Embassy of Ghana
Saturday, July 30th 2022
Location: ICD House of Arts and Culture
10:00 Lecture Series // Moderator: Didem Aydurmus
10:00 – 10:30 “The Challenges of Food Security in the Context of the World Crises”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Lufter Xhuveli
(Former Albanian Minister of Environment, Forests and Water,
Agriculture and Food))
10:30 – 11:00 “Climate Change Politics: Overt Barriers and Untold Realities”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Didem Aydurmus
(Member of the Executive Committee of the Left political Party (die Linke))
11:00 – 12:00 Interactive Discussion: “The Threatened Planet”: Democracy and the Challenge of Climate change
Panellists: Didem Aydurmus, Lufter Xhuveli
12:00- 12:30 Coffee Break 
12:30- 14:00

Panel Discussion – “The Rise of Identity Politics and Populism as a threat to Democracy”

Moderated by: Jaydeep Purkar
Didem Aydurmus, Hans Köchler, Katalin Bogyay, Hrant
Bagratyan, Dragoljub Popovic

Afternoon Session
Location: ICD House of Arts and Culture
(Latino Cultural Event in celebration of the 201 Anniversary of the independence of Peru)
Let's celebrate together with a program, full of culture, tradition, dance, art, music of all kinds-Life Music, Bands and DJ´s, delicious typical food, and many more surprises...