25 August 2014
Salzburg ESI at symposium 1814, 1914, 2014: Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future
Gerald Knaus with Hardeep Singh Puti, the former Indian ambassador to the UN. Photo: ESI
Gerald Knaus. Photo: ESI

ESI's Gerald Knaus participated in a one week symposium on "1814, 1914, 2014: Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future" at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg. Gerald presented on leadership and the crises of 2014 on a panel with Lilia Shevtsova from Moscow and Terje Rod Larson, the Norwegian president of the International Peace Institute in New York. He also raised the issue of political prisoners in Europe today and talked about the success and future of enlargement, including in the East.

The event, organised by the International Peace Institute (IPI) and Salzburg Global Seminar brought together leaders from politics, diplomacy, the military, and business with historians, journalists, political scientists, philosophers, and writers from around the world.

Participants included John Baird, Foreign Minister, Canada; Børge Brende, Foreign Minister, Norway; Karel zu Schwarzenberg, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic; Ivica Dačić, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serbia; Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovak Republic; Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister, Australia; Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, former President, Latvia; Hardeep Singh Puri, former Permanent Representative of India to the UN; Tzipi Livni, Minister of Justice, Israel; Josef Joffe, Publisher, Die Zeit, Germany; Amr Moussa, former Secretary-General of the Arab League, Egypt; and many others.

Find out more: 1814, 1914, 2014: Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future

Gerald Knaus with Hardeep Singh Puti, the former Indian ambassador to the UN. Photo: ESI
Gerald Knaus with Hardeep Singh Puti, the former Indian ambassador to the UN. Photo: ESI
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