Registration for Forum 2000 starts
Member of the public can attend many of the events, but must register before the deadline
The annual Forum 2000 Conference doesn't begin until Oct. 16, but people need to be registered to attend some of the events. Registration begins Aug. 1, and space to attend many discussions is limited so the sooner one registers, the better. Registration closes Oct. 7, or when capacity is reached.
Events at Žofín Palace, Mánes Gallery and the Goethe Institute in Prague and ones marked in the program as “by special invitation only” require registration. Some events at other locations and in the side program are open to everyone, registered or not.
The events that will have the most interest are no doubt those involving the Dalai Lama. He will also give a large public lecture on Oct. 19, and details on how to get required tickets for that will soon be announced. He was last at the forum in 2013.
More delegates will also soon be announced. In the past, Frederik Willem de Klerk, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Shimon Peres, Nicholas Winton and Madeleine Albright attended.
2016 is turning out to be a turbulent one worldwide, and this year the topic of the conference is the Courage to Take Responsibility. Democracies seem to be in crisis, contending with a lack of vision, responsibility, and perhaps even courage to lead. The topic will address several questions such as where the Havels, Churchills, or Mandelas of today are, and whether the current democratic systems unable to generate true leaders.
There are five thematic blocks this year: Democratic Leadership Deficit, Challenges to Democracy, Havel, 20 Years of Forum 2000: The World and Its Current Challenges, and Interfaith Dialogue.
The opening panel discussion will be A Crisis of Democratic Leadership, while the closing will be look at the 20 year history of the Forum and the current world challenges.
Forum 2000 was founded in 1996 by Czech then-president Václav Havel, Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel. Havel died Dec. 18, 2011, and Wiesel July 2, 2016.
The Forum 2000 Foundation pursues the legacy of Václav Havel by supporting the values of democracy and respect for human rights, assisting the development of civil society, and encouraging religious, cultural and ethnic tolerance, according to its mission statement. It provides a platform for global leaders, as well as thinkers and courageous individuals from every field of endeavor, to openly debate and share these critical issues.
For more please visit www.forum200.cz
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