The 3rd Lisbon Conference will be held on the 3rd and 4th of may 2018, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, under the theme “Development in an Age of Uncertainty”, and organised in 6 sessions – Power, Security, Globalisation, the Planet, People and Europe.

Uncertainty is currently at the core of the international game: the US administration is making uncertainty its brand, Europe is being crossed by doubts and fears, still lacking the institutions to match the ongoing challenges, while Russia challenges the post-Cold War balances and China has a unprecedented global ambition.  The uncertainties that surround us are serious and disturbing, but they also make this debate more interesting, challenging and necessary. Please see the full programme here.

The Lisbon Conferences are a biennal event organised by the Lisbon Club, aiming to put the Portuguese capital and Portugal at the centre of  the main international debates on Development issues. George Friedman (one of the most prominent gepolitical analysts, founder of Stratfor and director of Geopolitcal Futures), Ivan Timofeev (director of programmes in the Russian International Affairs Council), Montek Ahluwalia (former Vice-President of the India Planning Commission), Kitty van der Heijden (Europe and Africa Director of the World Resources Institute), Abdoulie Janneh (Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation), Philippe Marlière (expert in European Affairs at the University College of London), among other national and international speakers, will participate in this 3rd Lisbon Conference.

The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, will speak in the opening ceremony and the Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, in the closing session.

The entrance is free, upon registration here.