The 16th annual Forum 2000 Conference took place in Prague from October 21 to 23, 2012. In accordance with the wishes of the late President Václav Havel, this year's conference focused on the relationship between democracy and the media. It also addressed the legacy of Václav Havel in the fields of democracy and human rights, and ways to build upon it.
The Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG) participated in the 2012 Forum 2000, jointly organizing the Media, Economy, and Politics Panel, which Jan Svejnar, CGEG’s Director, chaired.
This panel was held on October 22, 2012, live streamed on CGEG’s website, it may be viewed here.
The idea for Forum 2000 originated in 1997, when former Czech President Václav Havel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel, and philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa invited world leaders to Prague to discuss the challenges humanity was facing on the threshold of a new millennium. Since then, Forum 2000 has evolved into a successful and widely recognized conference series, where distinguished guests continue to address a diverse international community on topics ranging from religious dialogue to human rights and national security.
For more information, you may visit the Forum 2000 Website, here.