Seminars and press conferences with high profile participants similarly constitute a significant portion of CAF activities, allowing for debate of urgent as well as specific and timely matters, generating awareness through both media coverage and engaging public opinion. A series of workshops also serve to develop the transdisciplinary work of all thematic committees: Lawfare & Civil Rights; Geopolitics; Digital Citizenship; Environment; Alternative Economy; and Migration; Art, Media & Technology.



LAWFARE | Intensive Course

30 August 2019 – São Paulo, Brazil

Intensive course for 250 experts to explore the definition of Lawfare, its origins and main cases around the world. 

Speakers: Cristiano Zanin, Valezka Teixeira, Rafael Valim and others.





LAWFARE | Committee Workshop

22 May 2019 – Madrid, Spain

Cooperation between the Lawfare Institute and Common Action Forum in establishing an international committee to analyze and combat Lawfare. Participants: Guillaume Long, Herta Däubler-Gmelin,

Rafael Heiber, Renata Avila and Valeska Zanin.



IAPSS| World Congress 2019

20 – 25 May 2019 – Madrid, Spain

The IAPSS World Congress 2019 addressed  the topic “Overcoming Injustice” with the participation of hundreds of international students who presented papers, participated in workshops and attended thematic sessions, such as the one presented by Herta Däubler-Gmelin.



LAWFARE | Committee Workshop

16 April 2019 – São Paulo, Brazil

Cooperation between the Lawfare Institute and Common Action Forum in establishing an international committee to analyze and combat Lawfare. Participants: Celso Amorim, Cristiano Zanin, Daniela Exposito,

Eduardo Barcesat, Gabriel Chamorro, Mariana Lacerda, Rafael Ferreira,

Rafael Heiber, Renata Avila, Valeska Zanin and William Bourdon.



OSLO AT 25 | An illusive peace

22 & 23 October 2018 – São Paulo, Brazil

Academics, politicians, journalists and activists convened for two days in a conference at São Paulo University, Brazil, co-sponsored by CAF, to discuss the Oslo peace process after 25 years, explain why the process has continued for so long with no tangible success and outline possible future scenarios.

The gathering fomented thought, debate and discussion with proposals for further collaboration in order to address this ongoing and ever-pressing conflict and human rights concern. 

PARTICIPANTS: Felipe González, Rebeca Grysnpan, Celso Amorim, Baltasar Garzón…

SEMINAR CAF | A progressive call to sustain democracy and the multipolar order.

17 September 2018 – Madrid, Spain

In light of events and processes throughout the world that endanger social cohesion and global progress, the Common Action Forum (CAF), alongside partner the Perseu Abramo Foundation, with organizational collaboration from Casa de América, worked together to create a two part international seminar series addressing threats to democracy and the rise of populism and isolationism. 

PARTICIPANTS: Javier Solana, Celso Amorim, Pedro Rojo…

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 addressed ‘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 was conducted by 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.

SEMINAR CAF  |  Ibero-American countries and their role in light of the Trump administration.

03 July 2017 – Madrid, Spain

The conference was 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.

CONGRESS  |  Brazilian perspectives on Palestine in a changing Middle East.

06 December 2016 – São Paulo, Brazil

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