Council of Councils Inaugural Conference


Council of Councils
Inaugural Conference
March 12-13, 2012


The inaugural conference of the Council of Councils (CoC), an international initiative of which Global Relations Forum is a founding member, took place on March 12-13 in Washington, D.C. GRF was represented at the meetings by Mr. Memduh Karakullukçu, GRF Vice-Chairman and President and Ambassador Özdem Sanberk, GRF Board Member and Former Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Established under the leadership of CFR, the CoC network links 20 leading foreign policy institutes from nineteen countries. At their first gathering, the participants presented their views to tackle four major themes:  

—the overall state of global governance and multilateral cooperation

—the status of the nuclear nonproliferation regime (with a focus on Iran)

—the dollar’s future as the world’s reserve currency

—the criteria for humanitarian intervention, in the wake of regime change in Libya and the ongoing crisis in Syria


Click here to read the press release of the conference (prepared by CFR).