2016 Conference proceedings


08:30 – 09:30 | Welcome coffee


09:30 – 10:30 | Opening session

Thierry de Montbrial

President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

A quarter of a century after the end of the cold war, the age is no longer conducive to dreaming of naïve globalisation and of the end of History. But we must learn to live better with globalisation as it really is, i.e. with a degree of interdependence that will deepen even more considerably.

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Naser bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Prime Minister, Qatar

We are probably all aware that our contemporary world is going through an unprecedented phase, abundant with grave challenges to safety, stability and sustainable development in the shadow of the impaired world order that suffers from double standards in dealing with people’s affairs.

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Jean-Marc Ayrault

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France

Faced with the world’s disorders, the only response is to join our forces, to show solidarity and to find collective solutions to shared problems. We need to continue our action. To act ceaselessly. To act while remaining loyal to our principles. Never to give up. That is France’s conviction.

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Jim Hoagland

Contributing Editor, The Washington Post

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Ahmet Davutoglu

Former Prime Minister of Turkey

The question is clear. Are we going towards global governance or towards world disorder? If you visit these capitals, you will see that there is a source of concern everywhere. What will be the future of international systems? What will be the future of the EU? What will be the policy of the new American president, Donald Trump? What will be the future of the Middle East?

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10:35 – 10:45 | Special guest

Ahmet Davutoglu

Former Prime Minister of Turkey


10:45 – 12:30 | Plenary session 1

The future of the Middle East

Jim Hoagland

Contributing Editor, The Washington Post

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Youssef Amrani

Royal Cabinet, Morocco

Fear took over and now, globalisation is seen as the root of all evil. So do we abandon the globalisation experiment? Or do we try and save it as it is and engage in a useless fight to save “business as usual”. Of course, the answer is neither.

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Saeb Erekat

Palestinian Chief Negotiator, Palestine

Mark my words very carefully; what is going on in the Arab world is exactly what Europe went through on 15 March 1848, when Chancellor Metternich had to flee his palace after three weeks of peaceful demonstrations in Vienna.

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Jim Hoagland

Contributing Editor, The Washington Post

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Xiaosheng Gong

China’s Special Envoy on the Middle East Issue

First, passing initially through Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, those four hot spots in crisis should be considered together. The international community should not emphasise the crisis in just one or two and forget others, especially Palestine issues.

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Riad Hijab

Former Prime Minister, Syria

This escalation of the war waged by the regime and its Russian and Iranian allies falls under the shadow of pivotal transformations at all regional and international levels.

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Miguel Ángel Moratinos

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain

We can and should try to solve this lasting conflict because instability in the Middle East will continue if the Palestinian Israeli issue is not resolved, even if we want to defeat Daesh or make peace with Syria internally.

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Jim Hoagland

Contributing Editor, The Washington Post

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Abdulaziz Othman bin Sager

Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Today, six years later, we could say that this Arab Spring was only able to achieve a few of its objectives.

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Jim Hoagland

Contributing Editor, The Washington Post

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Itamar Rabinovich

President of the Israel Institute, Distinguished Global Professor at New York University (NYU) and Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution

What we are witnessing now is the collapse of a large number of states, at least six or seven states in the region meet the classic definition of failed state.

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12:30 – 13:30 | Plenary session 2

Ethics and Government-Business relations

Susan Liautaud

Vice Chair of Court London School of Economics and Political Science, Founder and Managing Director Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited

Kriengsak Chareonwongsak

President of the Institute of Future Studies for Development; former Prime Ministerial Adviser, Thailand

The main idea is that all sectors, public, private and people, should collaborate fully to take charge of social well being.

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Mari Kiviniemi

Deputy Secretary-General, OECD; Former Prime Minister of Finland

The ease with which individuals can avoid tax by shifting profits offshore has been simplified and as a result, multinational companies can move their most valuable assets to offshore low or no tax centres, where value creation does not happen.

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Ashwani Kumar

Senior Advocate to the Supreme Court; Former Union Minister for Law & Justice, India

While the technological revolution has empowered people with unprecedented access to information and knowledge, questions arise about the ethical dimensions of a technology driven society.

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Bruno Lafont

Co-chairman of the Board of Directors, LafargeHolcim

There is one interesting topic, which is rarely spoken about, which is whether we are all working for the general interest.

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13:30 – 14:45 | Lunch debate

Thierry de Montbrial

President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

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Guillaume Pepy

Chairman of SNCF’s Executive Board and Chairman and CEO of SNCF Mobilités

The only option we have is to address three game changes: the impact of climate change, of course; the urban population explosion; and the increasing scarcity of resources.

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15:00 – 15:30 | Plenary session 3

Turkey’s European and international role

Thierry de Montbrial

President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

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Ali Babacan

Member of Parliament and former Deputy Prime Minister, Turkey

In these kinds of organisations, the followers are asked to stop thinking, close their minds, lock their minds and do every kind of crazy things.

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15:30 – 16:30 | Plenary session 4

Health: Technological development and global governance

John Andrews

Contributing Editor, The Economist

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Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani

Director of Public Health, Ministry of Public Health in Qatar

Modern technology has changed the structure and organization of the entire medical field.

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Christian Bréchot

President of the Institut Pasteur, France

Scientists in the field of biomedical research do need infrastructures, equipment and technological platforms. This is at several levels.

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Zhu Yan-Mei

Executive Vice President of the Beijing Genomics Institute

Last year, from the year 2000, the human genomics project has almost completely deciphered the genome.

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Panelists Debate

You are making such advances in science and medicine. At some point, there must already be ethical boundaries.

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16:30 – 18:00 | Plenary session 5

Technological change and the New Social Contract

Masood Ahmed

Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund

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Tobby Simon

Founder and Chairman, Synergia Foundation

Every couple of generations, we script new social contracts, and they keep evolving to better reflect our social norms and values.

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Chang Dae-Whan

Chairman and Publisher of Maekyung Media Group, Republic of Korea

The fourth industrial revolution covers IoT, and I just learned IoL, which means life. There are robotic sensors, driverless cars or drones, and the genetic engineering, and fintech.

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Patrick Nicolet

Group Executive Board Member, Capgemini

There is no question that technological change is drastically disrupting both workplaces and the social environment.

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Sébastien Bazin

Chairman & CEO, AccorHotels

You are going to have more job destruction over the next 3 4 years than job creation. You have a gap of time for people to adapt to this new evolution.

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18:00 – 18:30 | Coffee break


18:30 – 19:00 | Plenary session 6

UK after Brexit

John Kerr

Member of the House of Lords, former British Ambassador to the United States and the EU

The die will not be cast irrevocably when, by March, the government triggers the withdrawal proceedings.

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Debate

Are we making too big a deal of Brexit? […] Basically, the UK has become a lot more competitive than it was before.

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19:00 – 19:45 | Plenary session 7

Security and Economic Development in Africa

Thierry de Montbrial

President and Founder of the WPC

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Cheikh Tidiane Gadio

President of IPS, Former Foreign Minister of Senegal

Africa is gradually becoming the epicentre of global terrorism.

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Nathalie Delapalme

Executive Director, Research and Policy, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Africa is 54 countries with 54 geographies, 54 different histories, 54 often-divergent trajectories.

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Africa is becoming a battleground for the world’s great powers. The tragedy is that Africans are often sitting on the sidelines.

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20:30 | Dinner debate

Thierry de Montbrial

President and Founder of the WPC

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Chey Tae-won

Chairman, SK Group, Republic of Korea

Instead of genuinely contributing to society, many CSR activities tend to focus on building the company’s image and promoting the brand.

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Thierry de Montbrial

President and Founder of the WPC

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Kevin Rudd

President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York, Australia’s 26th Prime Minister and Former Foreign Minister

It can be argued that historical forces of inertia, entropy and chaos constitute the “steady state” of international relations.

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08:30 – 09:45 | Plenary session 8

European Union: what next?

Steven Erlanger

London bureau chief of The New York Times

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Elisabeth Guigou

Member of the French Parliament and President of the Commission of Foreign Affairs at the Assemblée nationale

The shock of the Brexit provides all the more evidence of the preexisting necessity to reshape the European project.

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Norbert Röttgen

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs’ Committee, Bundestag, former German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

We are at a point and situation not seen since World War II. There have not been so many crises at the same time, abroad and internally, in Europe and confronting Europe.

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Germany still has a long way to go in this objective of a greater contribution to a foreign and defence policy. The only option I can see is for France and Germany to work on more coherent policies.

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10:00 – 12:30 | Parallel workshops

Workshop #1 – Workshop 1: Finance and Economy

Jean-Claude Trichet

President of Bruegel; Former President of the European Central Bank

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John Lipsky

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Taking stock of where things stand today in regards of those goals, I would conclude that none of the [G20] goals have been attained.

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Raed Charafeddine

First Vice- Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon

After the 2008 crisis, Central Banks have shifted from being pure regulators overseeing the financial sectors into important players in the real economies.

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Daniel Daianu

Member of the Board, Central Bank of Romania, former Finance Minister of Romania

The impact of the financial crisis is also significant: estimates are that the Great Recession has brought GDP potential growth below 1,5% in the EU for the next 5-10 years.

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Hur Kyung-Wook

Senior Advisor to Bae, Kim & Lee LLC; Former Vice Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea, former Ambassador of Korea to the OECD

Most Asian countries have turned to domestic consumption as well as investment, fuelled by Asian money both domestic and from abroad as well.

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Kiyoto Ido

Vice Chairman, Institute for International Economic Studies, Japan

Abenomics is based on the three arrows of monetary easing, flexible fiscal policy and growth strategy.

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André Levy-Lang

Affiliate emeritus Professor at Paris-Dauphine University, former CEO of Banque Paribas

Banks and insurance companies are no longer active players in capital markets and they used to be one of the stabilising forces in capital markets.

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Workshop #2 – Workshop 2: Energy and Climate

Donald Johnston

Chair of the McCall MacBain Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland, Former Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris

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Olivier Appert

Chairman of the Conseil Français de l’Energie

Every two years, a new Norway has been put into production in the US, and the US has become the most significant oil producer, surpassing Saudi Arabia and Russia.

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Ladislas Paszkiewicz

Vice President Strategy & Climate, Total

Oil and gas is responsible for about 37% of the GHG emissions […]

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Tatsuo Masuda

Professor, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Graduate School, Japan

Maybe technology is the solution to all the problems that we face regarding energy and climate change.

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Daniela Lulache

Chief Executive Officer, Nuclearelectrica, former Counselor of the Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Romania

We cannot reach this target of decarbonisation and we cannot solve all the climate change problems that are occurring without nuclear.

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Lee Hye-Min

G20 Sherpa and Ambassador for International Economic Affairs, Republic of Korea, Former Ambassador to France, former Deputy Minister for Trade, Republic of Korea

We need to implement a commitment regarding mitigation and adaptation, but developed countries should provide financial means.

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Workshop #3 – Workshop 3: China in transition

Park In-Kook

President, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS), former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations

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Jia Qingguo

Professor and Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University

The country biggest challenge is how to sort out the rules so that people can do things legitimately and quickly.

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Qiao Yide

Vice Chairman & Secretary General, Shanghai Development Research Foundation

The Chinese government defines six industries as ‘emerging industries with strategic importance’: cyber economy; high-end manufacturing; digital economy; green and low carbon; bio economy.

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Richard Cooper

Professor of Economics, Harvard University

What can we expect of a Trump administration? And how will it affect China?

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Douglas Paal

Vice President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

It will be a good time for China. That is widely felt in the business community and outside official ranks.

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Bark Taeho

Professor, GSIS, Seoul National University

The Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations is stalled going nowhere.

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Michel Foucher

Chair of applied Geopolitics at College of World Studies (FMSH-ENS), former Director of the policy planning staff of the French Foreign Ministry

It’s important to understand that the general context has changed. […] So classical Realpolitik is the new norm, with areas of influence, pacts and alliances, logistical and military facilities abroad.

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Yuichi Hosoya

Professor, Department of Political Science, Keio University

President Trump will focus on an ‘America First’ policy, which means that the United States will reduce in some way its engagement in East Asia.

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12:45 – 14:15 | Lunch debate

Thierry de Montbrial

President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

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Shivshankar Menon

Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Chinese Studies in New Delhi, and Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, Former National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister, India

India is undergoing massive internal change, so rapid that we really still have to come to terms with it.

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14:15 – 16:00 | Plenary session 9

Post-American Elections

Jim Hoagland

Contributing Editor, The Washington Post

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François Bujon de l’Estang

President, FBE International Consultants, former Chairman of Citigroup France

Many questions also have been posed about a deeply divided America, which was really the background to this election.

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Ichiro Fujisaki

Chairman of the Institute of International Relations, Sophia University, Japan, Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States

What will happen? On three fronts, policy may have to be watched in the following areas: environment, trade and the Middle East.

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Jin Roy Ryu

Chairman and CEO, Poongsan Group

President elect Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America great again” captured the hearts of those who voted for him.

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Juan Gallardo

Chairman, Organizacion Cultiba SAB de CV, Mexico

There are also more Mexicans coming back to Mexico than going to the US now for at least two to three years running. The idea of having a well-controlled and properly monitored border has been alive and working strongly.

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Vuk Jeremic

President, Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (Cirsd), former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serbia

One can see how Donald Trump’s election victory may serve as a boost to populist movements, ideas, and candidates in the forthcoming Western European elections.

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Wang Jisi

President of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University, and professor of the School of International Studies, Peking University

China has been one of the largest beneficiaries of economic globalization, and the next step of reform and opening will continue to depend on open markets and free interflow of capital.

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Ryan Evans

Founder, CEO, Editor – ‎War on the Rocks

We actually have to be prepared for the breakdown of democracy in the United States and perhaps even the introduction of some form of autocracy.

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16:00 – 16:30 | Plenary session 10

Space as a major technological and governance adventure

Thierry de Montbrial

President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

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Jean-Yves Le Gall

President of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), co-Chair of the Council of the European Space Agency

Satellites are crucial instruments supporting efforts to curb climate change.

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16:30 – 17:00 | Coffee break


17:00 – 18:30 | Plenary session 11

Fighting Terrorism

Justin Vaïsse

Directeur du Centre d’analyse, de prévision et de stratégie du ministère des Affaires étrangères, France

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Sergei Karaganov

Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the non-governmental Council on Foreign and Defense Policy of Russia, Founder and former Deputy Director of the Institute of Europe of the Academy of Sciences of USSR/Russia

[Terrorist organisations] are also the result of unjustified, totally incompetent and irresponsible intrusion by foreign powers.

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Mayankote Kelath Narayanan

Former Governor of West Bengal, The Raj Bhavan, Former Senior Advisor and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India

The Internet will become a crucial weapon in the hands of the ISIS, once it morphs into ISIS 2.0. Already the ISIS has plans to use the ‘deep web’ and the ‘dark net’.

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Jamal Khashoggi

General Manager, Editor in Chief Of AlArab News Channel

We have to go for the root cause of the problem. The root cause of the problem is chaos and anarchy.

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Wang Jisi

President of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University, and professor of the School of International Studies, Peking University

Anti-terrorism has assumed a higher place on China’s domestic agenda – it occupies a higher place on the list of priorities.

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Jehangir Khan

Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) in the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) in the UN Secretariat

The reason we are concerned about terrorism is that it has a human face. What is that human face? It is the face of the victim.

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18:30 – 19:30 | Plenary session 12

Political and Economic Stability in East Asia

Richard Cooper

Professor of International Economics, Harvard University

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Ichiro Fujisaki

Chairman of the Institute of International Relations, Sophia University, Japan, Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States

Japan is seen as one of the countries bringing stability to the region. This is because our relations with countries around us have changed very drastically.

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Jia Qingguo

Professor and Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University

One of the hotspots is North Korea’s nuclear development. This challenge is approaching a threshold.

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Ju Chul-Ki

President of the Overseas Koreans Foundation, former Senior Secretary for Foreign Affairs and National Security to the President, Korea

There are always sources of instability in East Asia for it to continue to leap forward.

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20:00 – 20:30 | Cocktail


20:30 | Official Dinner

Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Qatar

The State of Qatar has played a key role in mediation to reach peaceful settlements to conflicts in several areas of the world.

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08:45 – 10:00 | Plenary session 13

Main world economic challenges

Panelists Debate

Maurice Obstfeld said that turning back the clock on trade can only deepen and prolong the world economy’s current doldrums, yet we see less and less support for trade agreements in the US, as in Europe.

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The US cannot be isolated from the global economy, so what alternative could there be?

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10:00 – 11:15 | Plenary session 14

The role of hydrocarbons in the regional geopolitical landscape

Panelists Debate

Hydrocarbons are very important in this region and will remain an important for decades for many reasons.

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11:15 – 11:45 | Coffee break


11:45 – 12:30 | Reports from parallel workshops

Workshop #1 – Report 1

Jean-Claude Trichet

President of Bruegel; Former President of the European Central Bank

The poor level of investment was quoted frequently as one of the reasons why growth was so mediocre; the abnormal level of investment is not preparing the way for growth and labour productivity programmes, because the stock of capital is not what it should be.

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Workshop #2 – Report 2

Marie-Claire Aoun

Director of the Center for Energy at the French Institute for International Relations (Ifri)

While peak oil supply threats were dominating the debates 10 years ago, today we are more talking about the peak oil demand which will probably be the outcome of energy transition policies.

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Workshop #3 – Report 3

In-kook Park

President, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS), former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations

Chinese economy’s structural transition from export oriented economy to domestic consumption-led economy has already begun to manifest.

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12:30 – 13:00 | Plenary session 15

Education and the role of women

Mona Makram Ebeid

Egyptian Senator and former member of Parliament, Distinguished Lecturer, Political Science Department, American University in Cairo

Two main issues concerning education and the role of women: one of them is flagship educational programs in the Arab world; the second is women as an untapped resource in the fight against terrorism.

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Hamda Hassan Al-Sulaiti

Secretary General, Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science

Qatar has [long] been interested in teaching young girls. This started in 1956, when it embarked on providing education to women.

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13:00 – 14:30 | Lunch


14:30 – 15:45 | Plenary session 16

Diversification, Education and Employment in the Middle East

Mohamed Kabbaj

President of Lafarge Morocco, Chancelor of Euro-Mediterranean university of Fès and member of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, former Advisor to His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, former Minister of Finance and Foreign Investment, Morocco

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Uri Dadush

Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center, non-resident scholar, Bruegel

Over the next several years the demographics will be favourable for solving the unemployment problem, not in the sense that it will be good, but that is will not be as bad as it has been in the past.

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Masood Ahmed

Director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department

Going forward, GCC governments are not going to have the resources to be able to employ all the nationals in the public sector, so they have to be employed increasingly in the private sector.

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Mona Makram Ebeid

Egyptian Senator and former member of Parliament, Distinguished Lecturer, Political Science Department, American University in Cairo

It is simple: Egypt cannot reach its full potential without women. Great nations draw their strength from all their people. Harnessing that strength means tolerating differences that are peacefully expressed.

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Hassan Al-Derham

President of Qatar University

With the discovery of oil and the exploitation of oil, people took the easy road, and that means the more comfortable road. This involves heavy reliance on government subsidies, government allowances, and government jobs as well.

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15:45 – 17:00 | Plenary session 17

Young Leaders Session: Disruption, Populism and the World of Tomorrow

Manuel Muñiz

Director, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

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Li Yi-Fan

CEO, Hesai Photonics Technologies

In this fast-evolving world, we are trying to see things in a different dimension, where you can jump out of this 2D dimension and to look at it in a different angle. And you come to a complete different conclusion and it is always disruptive.

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Lionel Baraban

Co-Founder & CEO, FAMOCO

Populism is basically a lack of trust, and in the real world, like the digital world, you need to bring trust.

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Caroline Goulard

CEO & Co-Founder, Dataveyes

Our ability to implement smart technologies exceeds by far our ability to understand how the algorithms that feed them work.

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Pierre Dubuc

Co-Founder, OpenClassrooms

There needs to be a much stronger link between learning and employment. Today, recent graduates are struggling to find work that matches their skills.

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Essa Al-Mannai

Executive Director at Reach Out To Asia, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

The youth are asking to be not just on the other side of the table as the recipient of the humanitarian work but to have an active, engaged, responsible player within the process itself.

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17:00 – 17:30 | Coffee break


17:30– 19:30 | Plenary session 18

Final Debate

Bertrand Collomb

Honorary Chairman, LafargeHolcim

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Hubert Védrine

Former French Minister of Foreign Affairs

Current events challenge not so much the present global order […] but the hopes and illusions of Westerners and of all the globalised elites.

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Renaud Girard

Senior reporter at Le Figaro

Given their education and philosophical background, it is reasonable to think that Western leaders would take only rational, carefully considered decisions. They do not.

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Michel Foucher

Chair of applied Geopolitics at College of World Studies (FMSH-ENS), former Director of the policy planning staff of the French Foreign Ministry

During a period of threats, it is appropriate to strengthen the exercise of basic sovereign functions and let it be known to opinion makers.

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Manuel Hassassian

Ambassador of Palestine to the United Kingdom

Peace, stability and security in the Middle East have been lacking for decades now. The simple answer to this is the lack of a resolution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict.

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Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo

Chancellor, Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

The real solutions lie in making a heartfelt effort to defend human dignity and the liberty not only of every individual, but also of different populations.

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Donald Johnston

Chair of the McCall MacBain Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland, Former Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris

You cannot imagine what a miracle the post war evolution of Europe has been. That is too often forgotten.

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Yim Sung-Joon

Senior Advisor, Lee International IP & Law Group; Former President, Korea Foundation

As election day approached, these media even rated the chance of Clinton winning by over 90%.

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Tadakatsu Sano

Attorney-at-law at Jones Day; Former Director-General of the Trade Policy Bureau and Vice Minister for International Affairs; Chief Executive Assistant to Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama

The real loser seems to me to be the traditional establishment. Trump attacked career politicians, Media, Academia, business people in the finance industry and international institutions.

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François Barrault

Chairman and Founder of FDB Partners SPRL

We have two worlds. There is the 1.0 world which is an extrapolation of the past […] Then there is the 2.0 world, which is the digital world.

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19:30 | Envoi

Thierry de Montbrial

President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

Hassan bin Ibrahim Al Mohannadi

Director of Diplomatic Institute, MOFA, Qatar