Programme


30 MAY 2012 (Wednesday)

14.00 – 17.00       Arrival and Registration

 

FIRST DAY, 31 May 2012 (Thursday)

10.30 – 11.30       Opening Session

Prime Minister of Turkey

United Nations Secretary General

President of Georgia

Vice President of Brazil

Speaker of Parliament, Azerbaijan

Speaker of Parliament, Ethiopia

Prime Minister of Yemen

Prime Minister of Lebanon

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg

Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain

Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Secretary of State, Austria

Secretary of State, Spain

11.30 – 12.00     Objectives of the Forum: a renewed partnership for a stronger Alliance and Priorities and targets for 2012-2013,

by UNAOC High Representative Jorge Sampaio

 

12:00 – 13:00         High Level Debate – “The Alliance makes a difference”

                                Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of UN General Assembly

                                William Lacy Swing, Director General of International Organization for Migration

                                Bill McAndrew, Vice President, Corporate and Governmental Affairs, BMW Group

                                M. Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu, President of TOBB, Deputy President of EUROCHAMBRES,

Vice President of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)

 

                                Güler Sabancı, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director, Sabancı Holding

                                Emilio Rui Vilar, Former President and Trustee of Caoluste Gulbenkian Foundation

                                Martin Stewart-Weeks, Director of GPSP, the Cisco IBSG

                                Moderator: Riz Khan Executive Editor and Host, AlJazeera, USA

 

13.00 –14.30       Lunch (Hosted by Prime Minister of Turkey, by invitation only, Conrad Hotel)

(Open buffet will be served for the remaining participants)

 

15.00 – 16.30       First Session: Partners Commitments/Pledges

Chairs:         Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay

                                AOC High Representative Jorge Sampaio

                                Secretary of State of Spain Gonzalo de Benito

16.30 – 17.00       Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.30       Second Session: Partners Commitments/Pledges

Chairs:         Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay

                                AOC High Representative Jorge Sampaio

                                Secretary of State of Spain Gonzalo de Benito

 18.30 – 19.00      Closing Session

 19.30 - …               Dinner (Hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay, by invitation only, Feriye Restaurant)

 

SECOND DAY, 1 June 2012 (Friday)

10.00 – 12.00       First Session: The Alliance of Civilizations and Global Politics (Lists are in alphabetical order)

Opening Speech: Beşir Atalay, Deputy Prime Minister, Turkey

Mehmet Aydın, Prof., Bilkent University, Former Minister of State, Turkey

Rashid Gannushi, Leader, an-Nahda Movement, Tunisia

Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University,

UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian Human Rights, USA

Rym Ali, HRH Princess, Founder, Jordan Media Institute, Jordan

Moderator: Riz Khan, Executive Editor and Host, AlJazeera, USA

12.00 – 13.30       Lunch (Hosted by the Mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbaş, Conrad Hotel)

14.00 – 15.30       Second Session: The Alliance of Civilizations, Diversity and Harmonious Coexistence

Hilal Elver, Prof., University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

İbrahim Kalın, Adviser to the Prime Minister, Turkey

Mehmet Görmez, Prof., Ankara University, President of Religious Affairs, Turkey

Tu Weiming, Prof., Pekin University, China

Moderator: Oğuz Haksever, Journalist, NTV, Turkey

15.30 – 16.30       Third Session: The Alliance of Civilizations, Cities and Citizens

Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul, President of the UCLG and UNACLA, Turkey

Khalifa Ababacar Sall, Mayor of Dakar, Senegal

Linda Lees, Founder and Director, Creative Cities International, USA

Lütfü Savaş, Mayor of Antakya, Turkey

Moderator: Josep Roig, Secretary General of UCLG, Spain

16.30 – 17.00       Coffee Break

17.00 - 19.00        Closing Session: A Global Vision of Peace

— Dialogue and presentation of the book “A Global Vision of Peace” containing the Alliance of Civilizations speeches of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Moderator: Riz Khan, Executive Editor and Host, AlJazeera, USA

19.00 – 19.30       Closing Remarks: UNAOC High Representative Jorge Sampaio

Programme 30 May 2012