Conversation with Wadah Khanfar: ‘The Gulf Crisis, Qatar Blockade and the Voice of the Al-Jazeera Network’

04 July 2017 – Madrid, Spain

Former Director General of Al-Jazeera Television Network and current President of CAF, Mr. Khanfar addresses ‘The Gulf Crisis, Qatar Blockade and the Voice of the Al-Jazeera Network’ over a a breakfast gathering of twenty experts and media.

The discussion is conducted by framer Mr. Pedro Rojo, President of Fundación Al Fanar, a collaborating entity that leads the Observatory of Islamophobia in the Media, and moderated by Rafael Heiber, Director and Co-founder of Common Action Forum.

Ibero-American countries and their role in light of the Trump administration

03 July 2017 – Madrid, Spain

Conference open to the public featuring Celso Amorim, Brazil’s Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico DF’s Former Head of Government, and Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Spain’s Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, moderated by José María Forte, Director of Radio 5, and opened by Wadah Khanfar, Chairman of CAF.

Co-organized by Casa de América, the round table entitled Ibero-American countries and their role in light of the Trump Administration discusses the opportunity Europe and Latin America have to strengthen their own connection with the advent of the Trump administration in the White House.

Brazilian Perspectives on Palestine in a changing Middle East

06 December 2016 – São Paulo, Brazil

Seminar organized by the Center for Arab Studies and the Institute of International Relations (USP), Middle East Monitor (London) and Common Action Forum (Madrid), that gathers leading experts and commentators in order to explore the shifting paradigm in the Middle East and the struggle for Palestinian self-determination.

CAF 2016 – The Rise of Global Fear: Why Is The World Becoming Less Tolerant and More Radical?

05 & 06 November 2016 – Madrid, Spain

Politicians, academics, activists, members of civil society and journalists from all over the world meet at Hotel Wellington, Madrid, to formulate a response to the spread of worldwide radicalism and decrease in tolerance in a two-day conference with corresponding workshops.

The event, which seeks to establish long-term networks of collaboration, focuses on the refugee crisis and migration and its corresponding media coverage, as examines the increase in populism in the European Union, and explores the need to redefine the concept of citizenship in an increasingly mobile world.

CAF 2015 – Steps of Progress in Times of Crisis

05 & 06 December 2015 – Madrid, Spain

More than 50 intellectuals, experts, activists, journalist and politicians gather for the launch of the Common Action Forum, aimed at providing a research and development platform for ideas and practical steps to make political and international systems fairer and more equal.

Six sessions serve to address the structural change in the international system, analysing the reasons why global economic and political organizations have failed in the equitable sharing of resources and governance, resulting in the increase of the rate of poverty and marginalization worldwide as well as a pervasive feeling of injustice and exclusion.