Global Perspectives | Circle | Dezember 4 - 5, 2017

Aurora Dialogues Berlin 2017

Millions on the Move

Need for Development and Integration

On the 4th and 5th of December 2017 the Aurora Dialogues will take place for the first time in Berlin. They were initiated by the three philanthropists and founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Vartan Gregorian, Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan. Together they have created the Aurora Dialogues as a platform for exchange on global challenges such as flight, migration and urgent humanitarian problems.

At the Aurora Dialogues Berlin 2017 more than 100 international experts come together to deal with the crucial challenge “Millions on the Move – Need for Development and Integration”. The participants working in and with politics, business and society are going to discuss questions of global integration and flight prevention.


  • Noubar Afeyan, Co-Founder Aurora Humanitarian Initiative
  • Jamila Afghani, Founder Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization
  • Marguerite Barankitse, Founder Maison Shalom and REMA Hospital
  • Dr Christof Bosch, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Dr Geert Cappelaere, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa UNICEF
  • Prof. Dr. Gianni D’Amato, Member Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration an Migration
  • Dr Franz Fischler, President European Forum Alpbach
  • Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • Dr Andreas Görgen, Director for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office
  • Vartan Gregorian, President Carnegie Corporation of New York and Co-Founder Aurora Humanitarian Initiative
  • Pierre Gurdjian, Philanthropy Partner RVVZ Foundation
  • Dr Ingrid Hamm, Co-Founder and CEO Global Perspectives Initiative
  • Prof. Wolfgang Huber, former Head of EKD Evangelical Church in Germany
  • Hina Jilani, former UN Special Representative Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders
  • Winfried Kneip, Executive Director Stiftung Mercator
  • Bernard Kouchner, Co-Founder Doctors Without Borders
  • Dr Norbert Lammert, former President German Bundestag
  • Dr Anja Langenbucher, Director Europe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Matthias Lücke, Member of the Management Board Kiel Institute for World Economy
  • John Prendergast, Founding Director Enough Project
  • Mary Robinson, Chair, The Elders; Former President of Ireland and Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Aurora Prize Selection Committee Member
  • Prof. Rita Süssmuth, former President German Bundestag
  • Ruben Vardanyan, Co-Founder Aurora Humanitarian Initiative
  • Jens Waltermann, Executive Director UWC United World Colleges International
  • Lori Wilkinson, Director Immigration Research West


  • Ali Aslan, Moderator and Journalist
  • Nik Gowing, Moderator BBC

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Event Location:
Robert Bosch Stiftung Berlin
Robert Bosch Stiftung Berlin
Französische Str. 32, 10117 Berlin


Aurora Humanitarian Initiative 

Robert Bosch Stiftung 

RVVZ Foundation 

Stiftung Mercator 


UWC United World Colleges 


GP Policy Paper "Aurora Dialogues Berlin 2017"

More Information:
Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

Contact Person:
Judith Ramadan, Project Management

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