The international conference Athens Democracy Forum in collaboration with the New York Times will take place from September 29th to October 1st, 2021, for 9th consecutive year, at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hotel Great Britain and the Gallery of Attalos. Title of this year’s conference, after two years of pandemic, is “Durability and Renewal”.
An impressive list of speakers from politicians, business leaders, non-profit executives, academics and activists alike, seek and propose specific solutions rather than simply recording problems.
Some of the speakers are:
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic
Nikos Dendias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance of the Hellenic Republic
Ambassador Christodoulos Lazaris, Head of the Greek Delegation to IHRA
Costas Bakogiannis, Mayor of Athens
Soshana Zuboff, Author and Professor Emerita, Harvard Business School
Christophe Deloire, Executive Director, Reporters Without Borders
Father Patrick Desbois, Head of Academic Council, Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center; Founder and President, Yahad – In Unum
Helena Monteiro Project Specialist, Making Cities Resilient 2030, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Dawn Nakagawa, Executive Vice President, Berggruen Institute
Executive Head of the United Nations Democracy Fund
Achilles Tsaltas, President of the Athens Democracy Forum
The panel of moderators includes Serge Schmemann (Member of the Editorial Board of the International New York Times (INYT) and Program Director of the Athens Democracy Forum) Liz Alderman (INYT Chief Correspondent), Steven Erlanger (INYT Diplomatic Correspondent for Europe) Daniel Höltgen, Communication Director and Spokesperson of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe).
The Athens Democracy Forum, in partnership with The New York Times, is being organized for the second year by the Democracy and Culture Foundation, an independent non-profit organization.
This is a hybrid conference on instructional standards allowed by the pandemic, with a limited number of speakers and guests in the room.