The Municipality of Cascais and the Institute for Strategic and International Studies (IEEI) have jointly launched the Estoril Conferences, a series of biannual conferences on the issues and challenges of globalisation, with a particular focus on global and local relationships.
This initiative aims to set Estoril, and Portugal, as a meeting place for some of the most renowned personalities, politicians, academics, managers, entrepreneurs and social activists. Portugal, having always been affected by the confluence of two major maritime spaces, has had, and may thus continue to have, a frontline tradition of bringing together peoples and regions in debates on ideas about modernity, ecumenism and universalism.
The second edition of the Estoril Conferences on Global Challenges, Local Answers will take place between 4 and 6 May at the Estoril Congress Centre. The conference will gather distinguished speakers who will discuss current issues of globalisation throughout the course of four thematic panels: the architecture of global governance; the consequences of the economic and financial crisis; the major challenges to human security; and the impact of globalisation on domestic policies.
Due to the current political context, the Estoril Conferences 2011 will give a particular emphasis on the political and social transformations currently taking place in the Maghreb and the Middle East. Special attention will also be paid to the euro crisis and its impact on European integration.
This edition of the Estoril Conferences will also include parallel events starting on May 3rd with a roundtable with foreign Ambassadors that will focus on the role that Portugal can play in the context of globalisation. On the morning of May 4th, the theme “Ethics and Global Leadership for the XXIst Century” will be discussed in the course of the Estoril Conferences Academy. An art exhibition will be on display for the duration of the Conference.

Wednesday, 4 May, 2011
14:00

REGISTRATION

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15:00 - 15:45

OPENING SESSION
Miguel Pinto Luz, Administrator, DNA Cascais
Pauline van der Meer Mohr, President of the Executive Board, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Luís Pais Antunes, Executive Director, IEEI
Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, Rector, Aarhus University
Carlos Carreiras, Mayor of Cascais

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15:45 - 16:30

OPENING SPEECH
Howard Dean, Former Governor of Vermont and former President of the National Democratic Committee
Moderator: José Manuel Fernandes, Former Director of Publico

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16:30 - 17:00

COFFEE BREAK

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17:00 - 18:30

CONFERENCE: THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CRISIS AND THE EURO ZONE
Nouriel Roubini, Founder & Chairman, Roubini Global Economics
Moderator: Paulo Ferreira, Editor on Economic affairs, RTP

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20:00 - 23:00

GALA CEREMONY - 2011 ESTORIL BOOK PRIZE AWARD
Keynote Speaker: H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, UNESCO's Special Envoy on Literacy for Development

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Thursday, 5 May, 2011
09:00 - 11:00

1st PANEL: THE ARCHITECTURE OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Chair: José Vital Morgado, AICEP Portugal Global
Co-chair; Ricardo Costa, Director, Expresso
Speakers:
Fernando Jorge Cardoso, Research Director, IEEI
Daniel Drezner, Professor, Tufts University, USA
Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Director, Center of International Conflict Resolution, Columbia University, USA; Former UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations
Jing Huang, Professor, National University of Singapore
Sergey Karaganov, Dean, School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Chairman of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defence Policy
Carlos Lopes, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General; Executive Director, UNITAR

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11:00 - 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

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11:30 - 13:00

CONFERENCE - GLOBAL CHALLENGES & THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY
Larry King, Journalist, CNN
Moderator: Mário Crespo, Journalist, SIC

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13:00 - 15:00

LUNCH

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15:00 - 15:30

GLOTALKS: REVOLUTION OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA
Rodrigo Moita de Deus, CEO, Nextpower, Portugal

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15:30 - 17:30

2nd PANEL: THE AFTERMATH OF THE ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRISIS
Chair: Mira Amaral, Executive Chairman, Banco BIC Português
Co-chair: Camilo Lourenço, Journalist, RTPN
Speakers:
Fátima Carioca, Professor, AESE – Escola de Direcção e Negócios, Portugal
Abdullah Dahlan, Chairman of the College of Business Administration’s Trustees Council; Board Member, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry
David Held, Co-director, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science
Luiz Alberto Machado, Deputy-Director, Faculty of Economics, FAAP, Brazil
Pauline van der Meer Mohr, President of the Executive Board, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Gylfi Zoega, Professor and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland

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17:30 - 18:00

COFFEE BREAK

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18:00 - 19:30

CONFERENCE - GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES OG THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Francis Fukuyama, Professor, Stanford University, USA / Aarhus University, Denmark
Moderator: Carlos Vargas, Director, RTP Mobile

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20:30 - 23:00

GLOBAL DINNER - CASINO ESTORIL

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Friday, 6 May, 2011
09:00 - 11:00

3rd PANELl: GLOBAL THREATS & SECURITY CHALLENGES
Chair: António Figueiredo Lopes, President, EuroDefense-Portugal; Former Minister of Defense
Co-chair: José Alberto Carvalho, Director of Information, TVI
Speakers:
Alex Bennet, Co-founder, Mountain Quest Institute; Former Chief Knowledge Officer, U.S. Department of Navy
Luis Urrutia Corral, President, Financial Action Task Force; Director of Regulation and Supervision of the Central Bank of Mexico
Mia Couto, Writer, Mozambique
Charles Kupchan, Professor, Georgetown University, USA
Georges Landau, President, Prismax Consultoria, Brazil
Viriato Soromenho-Marques, Professor and Scientific Coordinator of the Gulbenkian Environment Programme, Portugal

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11:00 - 11:30

COFFE BREAK

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11:30 - 13:00

CONFERENCE - THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
Dominique de Villepin, Former French Prime Minister
Moderator: Rosário Lira, Deputy Director of Information, Antena 1

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13:00 - 14:30

LUNCH

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14:30 - 15:00

GLOTALKS: CONNECTION IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
Salem Samhoud, CEO, &samhoud, The Netherlands

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15:00 - 17:00

4th PANEL: GLOBALISATION & DOMESTIC POLICIES
Chair: Salvato Trigo, Dean, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Co-chair: Carlos Vargas, Director, RTP Mobile
Speakers:
Joaquim Aguiar, Administrator, José de Mello Group, Portugal
Victor Gao, Director, China National Association of International Studies
Roberto Macedo, Professor, FAAP; Former Secretary of Economic Policy of the Brazilian Ministry of Finance
Matlotleng Matlou, CEO, Africa Institute of South Africa
Jordi Pujol, Founder & President, Centre d'Estudis Jordi Pujol; Former President of the Catalan Generalitat
Salem Samhoud, CEO, &samhoud, The Netherlands

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17:00 - 17:30

COFFEE BREAK

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17:30 - 19:00

CONFERENCE - THE NATURE OF THE MAGHREB REVOLUTIONS
Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel Laureate for Peace; Former Diplomat and Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
Moderator: Clara Ferreira Alves, Journalist and writer

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19:00

CLOSING SESSION & LAUNCHING OF THE ESTORIL CONFERENCES 2013
José Vieira da Silva, Portuguese Minister of Economy, Innovation and Development

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Tuesday, 3 May, 2011
13:00 - 19:00

PARALLEL EVENT
PORTUGAL AND GLOBALISATION - ROUND TABLE
This event focuses on the particular role that Portugal can play in the specific context of globalisation, in its different cultural, economic, political and social dimensions. The event includes a private lunch, a round-table and bilateral meetings with all foreign ambassadors in Portugal, special guests and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Luís Amado
Program
13:00 - 15:00 | Special lunch with Foreign Ambassadors in Portugal - Luís Amado, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs
15:00 - 17:00 | Round Table on “The role of Portugal in the context of Globalization”
17:00 - 19:00 | Bilateral meetings (on a case by case basis)

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Wednesday, 4 May, 2011
09:00 - 13:00

PARALELL EVENT
ESTORIL CONFERENCES ACADEMY: ETHICS AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE XXIst CENTURY
In order to reflect on the ethical and leadership challenges brought by globalization and emphasized by the recent financial crisis, an Academy is organized with the support of the Rotterdam School of Management.
Program
09:00 - 09:15 | Opening of the Estoril Conferences Academy - George Yip, Dean of RSM, Erasmus University
09:15 – 10:00 | Ethical Leadership in the XXIst Century – Insights from Research - Steffen Ziessner, Professor, RSM Erasmus University
10:00 – 10:45 | Globalisation – How Can Organizations Deal with Complexity? - Alex Bennet, Co-founder, Mountain Quest Institute
10:45 – 11:15 | Break
11:15 – 12:00 | The UN Agenda XXI Initiative - Joana Correia da Silva, Agenda XXI Cascais
12:00 – 12:45 | Servant Leadership – a new leadership paradigm for the XXIst Century - Dirk van Dierendonck, Professor, RSM, Erasmus University
12:45 – 13:00 | Closing of the Estoril Conferences Academy - George Yip, Dean of RSM, Erasmus University

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Friday, 6 May, 2011
09:00 - 11:00

PARALELL EVENT
WORSHOP - SUSTAINABILITY AS CORPORATE STRATEGY
This workshop is co-organized by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Royal Philips Electronics. It aims at explaining how sustainability can, and should, be seen as a fundamental strategic driver of
corporations. It will incorporate good practices on sustainability, developments in terms of reporting in this area and will provide a practical example of how Philips has re-defined its strategy around
sustainability. This workshop is intended mainly for Corporate Executives and Academics in the field
Program
09:00 – 09:45 | Presentation by the Global Reporting Initiative – Recent Developments - Enrique Torres, Global Reporting Initiative
09:45 – 10:00 | Questions & Answers
10:00 – 10:45 | Presentation by Philips – Sustainability as Corporate Strategy - Simon Braaksma, Senior Director, Philips Electronics, Philips Corporate Sustainability Office
10:45 – 11:00 | Questions & Answers