The Geneva Lecture Series provides an important space for discussions. Participants who cannot attend the event in person, but follow it online have an opportunity to send their questions in advance via several platforms listed below
Channels of the media partners of the initiative
The best questionsare selected and addressed by the moderator of the event to the invited speakers during the lecture.
How to register?
Registrations for this event can be done through:
- Inaugural Lecture (29 April 2008): "Are the MDGS doomed to fail?" by Ban Ki-moon (United Nations Secretary-General)
- Second Lecture (10 December 2008): "Are Human Rights Universal?" by Shirin Ebadi (2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) and Wole Soyinka (1986 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature)
- Third Lecture (5 October 2009): "Resetting the Nuclear Disarmament Agenda" by Mikhail Gorbachev (Former President of the Soviet Union, and Founding President of Green Cross International), Introductory statement by Ban Ki-moon (United Nations Secretary-General)
- Fourth Lecture (26 May 2010): "Nature's wake-up call: Why we must heed the warning" by Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE (United Nations Messenger of Peace, and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute)
- Fifth Lecture (16 September 2010): "Building bridges: intercultural dialogue, identities and migration" by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (Secretary-General of the Organzation of the Islamic Conference)
- Sixth Lecture (8 December 2010): " The lessons of the financial crisis and the need for new economic growth and governance models" by Dominique Strauss-Kahn (Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund) and Pascal Lamy (Director-General of the World Trade Organization)
- Seventh Lecture (11 June 2012): "'How are new technologies impacting business and changing the world?" by Carlos Slim Helu (President of the Carlos Slim Foundation)
- Eighth Lecture (13 November 2013): "Complexities of Peacemaking: The Untold Story" by Martti Ahtisaari (former President of Finland) and José Ramos-Horta (1996 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau and former President of Timor-Leste)
- Ninth Lecture (21 April 2016): "A Civil Peace by Civil Society - Tunisian Experiences for the Future of the Region" by Ouided Bouchamaoui (President of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts), Hocine Abassi (Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union), Abessatar Ben (Moussa, President of the Tunisian Human Rights League) and Fadhel Mahfoudh (President of the Tunisian Order of Lawyers)
- Tenth Lecture (9 November 2017): "Current Internet Governance Challenges: What’s next?" by Brad Smith (President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft), Kate Gilmore (Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)) and Phillip Spoerri, (Head of the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the United Nations in New York.)