The annual Athens Democracy Forum will be held on 13-17 September 2017, organized for the fifth year by The New York Times in cooperation with the UN Democracy Fund and Athens City Hall. This year’s programme includes discussions on the future of polling, political discourse in the post-truth era, bridging the generational gap, the power of the political cartoonist, and progress towards the Global Sustainable Development Goals.
Speakers include former UN Secretary General Kofi A. Annan; Foreign Minister of Sweden Margot Wallström; former Prime Minister of Spain Felipe González; Mayor of Athens Georgios Kaminis; New York Times columnist Roger Cohen; editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte; and UNDEF Executive Head Annika Savill. Sessions will be held at the Zappeion in the National Gardens of Athens; the Stoa of Attalos in the Ancient Agora of Athens – the very birthplace of democracy; and Costa Navarino, a sustainable destination in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese.
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