World Public Forum: Dialogue of Civilizations
(2002, Vienna; 3 staff; $250,000 budget; wpfdc.org).
An international, independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization seeking to create a constructive dialogue concerning cultures worldwide. WPF-DC holds an annual conference on the dialogue of civilizations with around 600 participants – scientists, politicians, diplomats, journalists, clergymen, etc. – from all over the world. Regional conferences on the dialogue of civilizations and specific themes are organized either alone or with partners such as Unesco or the Asia-Europe Foundation.
Leadership: Founding president, Vladimir Yakunin; Walter Schwimmer, Chairman International Coordination Committee; Diana Orlova, Director, International Headquarters