Democracy and Its Discontents

18th Forum 2000 Conference

Delegates


More than 200 global leaders from the areas of politics, academia, civil society, media, business and religion participated in this year’s Forum 2000 Conference.

Milos Alcalay
Former Ambassador to the UN
Venezuela

Paige Alexander
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, USAID
USA

Kenan Aliyev
Executive Editor, Current Time
Czech Republic/USA

Youssef Amrani
Diplomat, Politician
Morocco

Michael Anti
Journalist, Blogger
China

Fredo Arias-King
President, CASLA Institute, Founder, Demokratizatsiya Academic Journal
Mexico

Shlomo Avineri
Professor of Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Toby Aykroyd
Director, Wild Europe Initiative
United Kingdom

José María Aznar
Former Prime Minister
Spain

Daniel Baer
Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
USA

Falah Mustafa Bakir
Minister, Head of Department of Foreign Relations, Kurdistan Regional Government
Iraq

Magdalena M. Baran
Historian of Ideas, Columnist, Journalist
Poland

Vladimír Bartovic
Director, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
Czech Republic/Slovakia

Klára Bednářová
People in Need
Czech Republic

Ales Bialiatski
President, Viasna Human Rights Centre
Belarus

Tomáš Bílý
Director, NaZemi
Czech Republic

Bohuslav Binka
Environmental Scientist, Masaryk University, Brno
Czech Republic

Jaromír Bláha
Activist, Hnutí DUHA, Friends of the Earth
Czech Republic

Igor Blaževič
Head Teacher, Burma Educational Initiatives
Czech Republic/Bosnia and Herzegovina

Richard Brabec
Minister of Environment
Czech Republic

Martin Bútora
Sociologist, Institute for Public Affairs
Slovakia

Leslie Campbell
Director, Middle East and North Africa, National Democratic Institute
USA

Natalia Churikova
Journalist, Ukrainian Service, RFE/RL
Czech Republic/Ukraine

Ramiro Cibrián
Former EU Ambassador, Political Scientist
Spain

William Cook
Professor of History and Religion, State University of New York
USA

Tomáš Ctibor
Acting Director, Prague Institute of Planning and Development
Czech Republic

András Deák
Institute of World Economics
Hungary

Thierry de l’Escaille
Secretary General, European Landowners Organization
France

Nedim Dervišbegović
Multimedia Producer, Balkan Service, RFE/RL
Czech Republic/Bosnia and Herzegovina

Doris Donnelly
Director, Cardinal Suenens Center, John Carroll University
USA

Leonidas Donskis
Philosopher, Historian, Writer
Lithuania

Jakub Doubrava
Actor
Czech Republic

Jeremy Druker
Executive Director, Transitions
Czech Republic/USA

Petr Drulák
First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Czech Republic

Dominik Duka
Cardinal, Archbishop of Prague
Czech Republic

Miroslav Dušek
Senior Director, Middle East and North Africa, World Economic Forum
Switzerland/Czech Republic

Oleksandra Dvoretskaya
Chair, Crimean Human Rights Centre
Ukraine

Jørgen Ejbøl
Vice president of the board, Jyllands-Posten Foundation
Denmark

Mátyás Eörsi
Senior Advisor, Community of Democracies
Hungary

Salam Fayyad
Economist, Former Prime Minister
Palestine

Pavel Fischer
Former Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Czech Republic

Petr Fleischmann
Chairman of the Board, The New Presence Revue
Czech Republic

Steven Gan
Editor, Malaysiakini.com
Malaysia

Carlos García-Pérez
Director, Office of Cuba Broadcasting
USA

Konstanty Gebert
Journalist
Poland

Adam Gebrian
Architect
Czech Republic

Jared Genser
Founder, Freedom Now
USA

Carl Gershman
President, National Endowment for Democracy
USA

Vugar Gojayev
Fellow, Human Rights Watch
Azerbaijan

René de Jesús Gómez Manzano
Lawyer, Dissident
Cuba

Marcel Granier
President, Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV)
Venezuela

Freddy Guevara
Politician, Activist
Venezuela

Bakhtiyar Hajiyev
Youth Activist
Azerbaijan

Tomáš Halík
Sociologist, President, Czech Christian Academy
Czech Republic

Robert Hårdh
Executive Director, Civil Rights Defenders
Sweden

Ivan M. Havel
Scientist
Czech Republic

Daniel Herman
Minister of Culture
Czech Republic

Yevhen Hlibovytsky
Founder, pro.mova
Ukraine

Jürgen Hoffmeister
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Germany

Milan Horáček
Former Member, European Parliament
Germany/Czech Republic

Nikola Hořejš
Campaign Manager, Reconstruction of the State
Czech Republic

Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň
Head of the Research Department, Institute of International Relations
Czech Republic

Lucie Hrušová
Community Activist
Czech Republic

Petr Hubáček
Psychologist, Activist
Czech Republic

Martin Hůla
Activist
Czech Republic

Ellen Hume
Journalist, Fellow, Central European University
Hungary/USA

Michal Hvorecký
Author
Slovakia

Khadija Ismayilova
Journalist, Activist
Azerbaijan

Ramin Jahanbegloo
Political philosopher
Canada/Iran

Karel Janeček
Businessman, Philanthropist, Anti-Corruption Activist
Czech Republic

Pavel Janšta
Deputy Mayor, Vodňany
Czech Republic

Zora Jaurová
Producer, President, Creative Industry Forum
Slovakia

Marian Jurečka
Minister of Agriculture
Czech Republic

Irena Kalhousová
Chief Analyst, Forum 2000 Foundation
Czech Republic

Jana Kendiková
Activist
Czech Republic

Gilles Kepel
Political Scientist, Sciences Po
France

Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Businessman, Former Prisoner of Conscience
Russia

Krištof Kintera
Artist
Czech Republic

Hynek Kmoníček
Director, Foreign Affairs Department, Office of the President
Czech Republic

Milan Kňažko
Actor, Politician
Slovakia

Igor Kochetkov
LGBT Network
Russia

Petr Kolář
Former Ambassador to Russia
Czech Republic

Miroslav Kollár
Executive Director, Institute for Public Affairs
Slovakia

Petr Kratochvíl
Director, Institute of International Relations
Czech Republic

Tomáš Kraus
Executive Director, Federation of Jewish Communities
Czech Republic

Péter Krekó
Director, Political Capital Institute
Hungary

Renata Krzysciak-Kosinska
Head of Research and Education Unit, Bialowieza National Park
Poland

Daniel Kvasnička
Pastor
Czech Republic

Vytautas Landsbergis
Former Head of State
Lithuania

Hana Lešenarová
Associate Director, Control Risks Deutschland
Germany/Czech Republic

Paul Linden-Retek
Political Theorist, Yale University
USA

Tomáš Lindner
Journalist, Respekt Magazine
Czech Republic

Ondřej Liška
Director, Ashoka Czech Republic, Former Minister of Education
Czech Republic

Dimitri Litvinov
Greenpeace International
Sweden/USA/Russia

Liu Xia
Poet, Photographer (under house arrest – unable to attend)
China

Liu Xiaobo
Literary Critic, Writer, Professor, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (prisoner of conscience – unable to attend)
China

Ondřej Lochman
Director, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation
Czech Republic

Olga Lomová
Head, The Far East Studies Department, Charles University
Czech Republic

Leopoldo López
Opposition Politician (prisoner of conscience – unable to attend)
Venezuela

Artem Loskutov
Blogger, Activist
Russia

Jan Mach
Activist, Architect
Czech Republic

Jan Macháček
Chairman, Board of Directors, Václav Havel Library
Czech Republic

Libor Magdoň
Literary Historian, University of Ostrava
Czech Republic

Ahmed Maher
Blogger, Activist (prisoner of conscience – unable to attend)
Egypt

Viktors Makarovs
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Latvia

Sabina Malcová
Executive Director, DEMAS – Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights
Czech Republic

Václav Malý
Titular Bishop of Marcelliana and Auxiliary Bishop of Prague
Czech Republic

Mark Martin
Director, Amnesty International
Czech Republic

Markus Meckel
Theologian, Politician
Germany

Thomas O. Melia
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State
USA

Grigorij Mesežnikov
President, Institute for Public Affairs
Slovakia

Jan Michal
Head, European Commission Representation
Czech Republic

Ivan Mikloš
Economist, Former Minister of Finance
Slovakia

Ladislav Miko
Deputy Director-General, European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers
Belgium/Czech Republic

Emin Milli
Exiled Dissident, Director, Online Meydan TV
Azerbaijan

Liudas Mockūnas
Jazz Musician, Composer
Lithuania

Bedřich Moldan
Founder and Director, Environment Center, Charles University
Czech Republic

Petr Motyčka
Visual Artist and Curator
Czech Republic

Amre Moussa
Politician, Former Secretary General, League of Arab States
Egypt

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance
Germany/Romania

Salim Murad
Political Scientist, University of South Bohemia
Czech Republic

Dmitry Muratov
Editor in Chief, Novaya Gazeta
Russia

Murong Xuecun
Writer, Activist
China

Naing Ngan Lin
Member of Parliament
Burma

Nay Phone Latt
Blogger, Activist
Burma

Paulo Neves
President, Institute for the Promotion and Development of Latin America
Portugal

Ivana Noble
Professor, Theological Faculty, Charles University
Czech Republic

Andrej Nosko
Program Director, Open Societ Think Tank Fund
Hungary

Michael Novak
Theologian, Political Scientist
USA

Adrián Esteban Oliva Alcázar
Member of Parliament
Bolivia

Petr Oslzlý
Director, Center for Experimental Theatre
Czech Republic

Tarek Osman
Author, Analyst
Egypt

Nathaniel Page
Founder, Director, ADEPT Foundation
Romania

Emilio Palacio
Journalist
USA/Ecuador

Šimon Pánek
Co-Founder and Director, People in Need
Czech Republic

Mats Persson
Director, Open Europe
Sweden/United Kingdom

Iva Petříčková
Executive Director, Business Leaders Forum
Czech Republic

Vladimír Pirošík
Lawyer, Activist
Slovakia

Petr Placák
Historian, Author, Former Dissident
Czech Republic

Marc Plattner
Vice President for Research and Studies, National Endowment for Democracy
USA

Tomáš Pojar
Vice President for International Relations, CEVRO Institute
Czech Republic

Jerzy Pomianowski
Executive Director, European Endowment for Democracy
Belgium/Poland

Mauricio Pozo
Former Minister of Finance
Ecuador

Kateřina Procházková
Journalist
Czech Republic

Christoph Promberger
Founder and Director, Conservation Carpathia Foundation
Germany

Tomáš Prouza
State Secretary for European Affairs
Czech Republic

Wojciech Przybylski
Editor in Chief, Res Publica Nowa
Poland

Jakub Ptačín
Designer, Activist
Slovakia

Martin Půta
Governor, Liberec Region
Czech Republic

Iveta Radičová
Sociologist, Former Prime Minister
Slovakia

Jacques Régniez
Economist
France

Juan Requesens
Student Leader, Central University of Venezuela
Venezuela

Daniela Retková
Special Programs Coordinator, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Czech Republic

Mykola Riabchuk
Political and Cultural Analyst
Ukraine

Jan Richter
Journalist
Czech Republic

Antonio Rodiles
Activist, Director, State of SATS
Cuba

Libor Rouček
Former Member, European Parliament
Czech Republic

Jacques Rupnik
Political Scientist
France

Sai Ye Kyaw Swar Myint
Executive Director, People’s Alliance for Credible Elections
Burma

Gabriel Salvia
Director, Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America
Argentina

Yoani Sánchez
Blogger, Activist
Cuba

Lobsang Sangay
Sikyong, Central Tibetan Administration
India/Tibet

Andrew Schapiro
Ambassador to the Czech Republic
USA

Jiří Schneider
Director of Special Projects, Prague Security Studies Institute
Czech Republic

Jan Schneider
Security Analyst
Czech Republic

Karel Schwarzenberg
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Czech Republic

Tomáš Sedláček
Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at ČSOB Bank, Lecturer at Charles University in Prague,
Czech Republic

Lukáš Sedláček
Executive Director, European Leadership & Academic Institute
Czech Republic

John Shattuck
President and Rector, Central European University
Hungary/USA

Hussein Shobokshi
Businessman, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic
Saudi Arabia

Jindřich Šídlo
Chief Analyst, Hospodářské Noviny
Czech Republic

Brian Siegal
Director, American Jewish Committee Miami
USA

Jiří Siostrzonek
Sociologist
Czech Republic

Etienne Smith
Political Scientist, African Studies, Sciences Po
France

Marta Smolíková
Executive Director, Václav Havel Library
Czech Republic

Ladislav Snopko
Former Minister of Culture
Slovakia

Andrey Soldatov
Editor, Agentura.ru
Russia

Denis de Jesús Darce Solís
Director of Projects, Permanent Human Rights Commission
Nicaragua

Radek Špicar
Executive Director, Aspen Institute Prague
Czech Republic

Jiří Stivín
Musician, Composer
Czech Republic

Tamara Sujú
Human Rights Lawyer
Venezuela

Jan Švejnar
Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia University, IDEA/CERGE-EI
USA/Czech Republic

Pavel Svoboda
Chair, Legal Affairs Comittee, European Parliament
Czech Republic

Katarzyna Szajda
Activist
Czech Republic

Enrique ter Horst
Diplomat, Former UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Venezuela

Lilian Tintori
Human Rights Activist, Wife of Leopoldo López
Venezuela

Johanna Touzel
COMECE
Czech Republic

Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff
Ambassador to the Czech Republic
Austria

Danilo Türk
Former President
Slovenia

Dagoberto Valdés Hernández
Editor, Convivencia Magazine
Cuba

Rostislav Valvoda
Director, Prague Civil Society Centre
Czech Republic

Illah Van Oijen
Photographer
Slovakia/The Netherlands

Viphandh Roengpithya
Founder and Chairman, Viptel Company
Thailand

Michal Vít
Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
Czech Republic

Alexandr Vondra
Director, Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
Czech Republic

Petr Vondřich
Blogger
Czech Republic

Vlaďka Votavová
Director, Association for International Affairs
Czech Republic

Wai Wai Nu
Former Political Prisoner, Founder, Women’s Peace Network
Burma

Christopher Walker
Executive Director, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy
USA

Wei-jen Hu
Senior Advisor to the President
Taiwan

Karla Wursterová
Executive Director, International Visegrad Fund
Slovakia

Yogendra Yadav
Political Scientist, Chief Spokesperson, Aam Aadami Party
India

Yang Jianli
Dissident, President, Initiatives for China
USA/China

Vitaly Yaroshevsky
Deputy Editor, Novaya Gazeta
Russia

Grigory Yavlinsky
Economist, Politician
Russia

Michael Žantovský
Executive Director, Václav Havel Library,
Czech Republic

Zhang Qianfan
Director, Center on the People’s Congress and Parliamentary Studies, Peking University
China

Andrey Zubov
Historian
Russia

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