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2018 Aurora Dialogues Berlin “Humanity in a Fragile World: Partnering for Change” will take place in the capital of Germany on December 11 – 12, 2018. Distinguished humanitarians, academics, philanthropists, business leaders and members of civil society will focus on multilateral, multi-stakeholder approaches in facilitating timely responses and finding sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.
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2018 Aurora Dialogues Berlin “Humanity in a Fragile World: Partnering for Change” will take place in the capital of Germany on December 11 – 12, 2018. Distinguished humanitarians, academics, philanthropists, business leaders and members of civil society will focus on multilateral, multi-stakeholder approaches in facilitating timely responses and finding sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.
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2018 Aurora Dialogues Berlin will be moderated by Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster and Visiting Professor, Kings College London. Dorothee Nolte, Editor, Der Tagesspiegel, will provide commentary.

Over the two days of the Dialogues the participants will hear expert remarks from:

Kyaw Hla Aung, Human Rights Activist for the Rohingya in Myanmar; 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate

Marguerite Barankitse, Founder, Maison Shalom; 2016 Aurora Prize Laureate

Ingrid Hamm, Co-Founder and CEO, Global Perspectives Initiative

Regina Pötke, Member of the Executive Board, Roland Berger Stiftung

DAY 1

OPENING

WELCOME REMARKS

Joachim Rogall, President and CEO, Robert Bosch Stiftung

Ruben Vardanyan, Impact Investor and Social Entrepreneur; Co-Founder, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

CONVERSATION

Tom Catena, Physician, Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains, 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate

Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York; Co-Founder, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

A WORLD UNDER PRESSURE

VIDEO MESSAGE

Jeffrey Sachs, Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

DISCUSSION

Tom Catena, Physician, Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains; 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate

Wolfgang Huber, Former Chair of the Council, Evangelische Kirche Deutschland (EKD)

Cem Özdemir, Former Co-Chair of the German Green Party; Member of German Parliament

Düzen Tekkal, Author and Filmmaker; Founder and Chairwoman, Háwar

Tania von Uslar-Gleichen, Director for Human Rights, International Development and Social Affairs; Foreign Office Coordinator Sustainable Development, Federal Foreign Office

 

DAY 2

OPENING

WELCOME REMARKS

Christof Bosch, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Robert Bosch Stiftung

Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York; Co-Founder, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

KEYNOTE

Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference

VIDEO MESSAGE

Ursula Müller, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs; Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, UNOCHA

SESSION I: HUMANITY IN A FRAGILE WORLD

DISCUSSION

Franz Fischler, President of the European Forum Alpbach; Former Member of the European Commission

Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference

Michael Keating, Executive Director, European Institute of Peace

Christina Lamb, Author and Foreign Correspondent

Anja Langenbucher, Director Europe Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SESSION II: PARTNERING FOR CHANGE

VIDEO MESSAGE

Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

IMPULSE AND DISCUSSION

Impulse

Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Centre for American Progress

Katrine Camilleri, Director, Jesuit Refugee Service in Malta; Roland Berger Human Dignity Awardee 2014/2015

Saran Kaba Jones, CEO and Founder, FACE Africa; Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Sunitha Krishnan, Co-Founder, Prajwala; 2018 Aurora Humanitarian

Christopher Lockyear, Secretary General, Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

SESSION III: SCALING UP IMPACT

IMPULSE AND DISCUSSION

Impulse

Andreas M. Rickert, CEO and Founder, PHINEO

Goran Buldioski, Co-Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe; Director, OSF's Hub-Office in Berlin

Geert Cappelaere, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, UNICEF

Olivia Leland, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Co-Impact

Megan Roberts, Deputy Director of Policy Planning, United Nations Foundation

Ruben Vardanyan, Impact Investor and Social Entrepreneur; Co-Founder, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

CALL TO ACTION

Tom Catena, Physician, Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains; 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate

 

Please note that the Aurora Dialogues events are strictly invitation only.

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The program will focus on multilateral, multi-stakeholder approaches in facilitating timely responses and finding sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.
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