Societies in Transition

17th Forum 2000 Conference

Video Recordings

Accompanying Events

Opening Ceremony
(keynote speech by Aung San Suu Kyi)

Conference Opening
(keynote speech by H.H. the Dalai Lama)

Gala Dinner with Yoani Sánchez

Public Talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Compassion and Respect in Today’s Society

Meet the Press
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Press Conference
Aung San Suu Kyi

Societies in Transition: Do We Have Universal Aspirations?

Risks of Transitions

Societies in Transition: Do We Have Universal Aspirations?

The Values We Share

Transitions of the Political System

Dealing with the Past

The Road to Good Governance
keynote speech by Aung San Suu Kyi

Tahrir, Taksim, Sao Paulo: A New Generation of Politics?


Civil Society: Still a Force for Positive Change?


Democratic Capitalism: Still a Model to Follow?

Religion and Ethics

Democracy, Human Rights and Religious Freedom in East Asia

The Role of Religion in Transitional Processes

External Influences

Role lidských práv v české zahraniční politice (only in Czech)

The Role of External Actors in Transforming Countries

Transition Processes

Civil Society in Middle Eastern Transitions

Role of the Security Apparatus in Countries Affected by the Arab Spring

Transition in a Multiethnic Society: A South African Experience
remarks by Frederik Willem de Klerk

Travails of the Current Transitions in the Middle East

Special Focus

Transforming Cities: Towards Smart Forms of Governance?