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Global Diplomacy Lab and Bled Strategic Forum – minds that think alike?

How GDL’s innovative approach to encourage out-of-the-box thinking inspired us to upgrade our own concepts.

BSF report is published

Ours is an era of endless streams of information, instant access and around-the-clock interaction. An era of tweets, posts, shares and re-shares. An era in which the practical negation of time and space through digital exchange has made the uncertainty begotten by informational blindness a distant memory. So it seemed. Read the 2018 Bled Strategic Forum conference report.

2019 Bled Strategic Forum

‘(Re)sources of (In)stability’

 

Resources, their availability and regional dispersion are shaping strategic relations in the international community. The effective management of strategic resources maintains stability, reduces security risks and contributes to improving living standards, whereas uneven and unjust distribution lead to inequality and the concentration of resources in centres of power.

 

Under the title ‘(Re)sources of (In)stability’, the 14th Bled Strategic Forum, to take place 2 and 3 September 2019 in Bled, Slovenia, will be dedicated to discussing the role of (re)sources regarding peace and security, sustainable development and economic progress.

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Add to My Calendar 2019-09-10 13:00:00 2019-09-11 17:30:00 Ljubljana 13th Bled Strategic Forum Recent technological advances have helped deepen our understanding of the world and, in certain areas, bring us closer together than ever, but the world remains rife with tensions. The predictions and indeed hope of many political thinkers at the end of the 20th century that access to information would result in greater homogeneity has not materialised. While many believe that facts are objective, we are now learning that in human interactions, distinguishing between facts and perceptions is harder than it seems, that reality is very personal, depending on our cultural experience, traditions and values. How do we distinguish a fact from a perception or a myth? How do we decide that what we see is true and not merely the result of subjective views? And when our realities differ, how do we bridge the divide? Bled, Slovenia

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WHAT TO EXPECT?

Crossroads of ideas

We bring together over 1000 regional and global actors from the spheres of diplomacy, policy, business, science, and innovation. One stop shop to seek for global answers to the burning challenges of today and tomorrow.

The one and only, Bled

Our Forum would not be what it is without its famous location. Hosted in the most beautiful alpine resort, the event offers a 2-in-1 deal: magnificent views and meaningful purpose.

Networking

An excellent opportunity for seeking fresh opportunities, starting new partnerships and exchange of ideas between political and business leaders.

Innovative session formats

Lean back and relax? Not at the Bled Strategic Forum! A fusion of panels, interviews and interactive formats sparkles vivid and at times heated debates.

2018 BSF PARTNERS

 
 

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ORGANIZERS

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Republic of Slovenia

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Centre for European Perspective