20th FORUM 2000 Conference: Courage to Take Responsibility

The life and work of Václav Havel, an intellectual, an author, a political prisoner, a human rights defender and a president of a country, is an amazing example of democratic leadership and of taking personal responsibility for the state of public affairs and the world as a whole. Nevertheless, today´s democratic leadership seems to be in crisis, contending with a lack of vision, responsibility, and perhaps even courage to lead. Are the current democratic systems unable to generate true leaders? Is the growing authoritarianism in the world a result of the weakness of democratic leadership? Where are the Havels, Churchills, or Mandelas of today?

Among the distinguished guests from around the world will be His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Human Rights Activist Manal al-Sharif, and Edward Lucas, Editor at The Economist.

Thematic Areas
1. Democratic Leadership Deficit
2. Challenges to Democracy
3. Havel
4. 20 Years of Forum 2000: The World and Its Current Challenges
5. Interfaith Dialogue

Registration opens on August 1, 2016 and is only possible online.

Event detail

Event start
16. 10. 2016 0:00
Konec události
19. 10. 2016 0:00
Organizing Institution
Forum 2000 Foundation
Event type