Baku, Azerbaijan -- On 10–11 March 2016, international leading figures in global politics are convened by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in a game-changing event in Baku to debate the current trends in international relations and human security. The meeting provides a space for current and former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers and leading scholars and experts to assess the current state of the world and the most pressing threats to international security and peace, and to elaborate concrete steps for today’s leadership to overcome these divisions.
The meeting will build on the findings from the Baku Forum of 2015, which reviewed the main challenges to the current World Order and explored options to overcome them. Over 70 former and current world leaders gathered in Baku to discuss issues of top priority such as the future of Russia-West relations, the threat of radicalisation, the promise of reconciliation, the role of women in peace leadership, or the use of energy security and inter-faith dialogue as enhancers for dialogue.
In preparation for Baku, the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, in cooperation with the Italian Society for International Organisation’s Initiative for Global Dialogue in a Multipolar World, will host two days of discussions on the use of interfaith dialogue to address radicalisation and extremism. The meeting, held in Rome, will review problems of a world that is increasingly interconnected, and explore the options for peaceful coexistence among religions.