Since 2000, the Doha Forum has served as a premier platform for global dialogue on critical issues facing the world, bringing together thought leaders from governments, civil society, the media, academia, think tanks, and the private sector to promote the exchange of ideas, mutual understanding, policymaking, and action-oriented networks.

During the 2019 edition of the Doha Forum, participants examined the overarching theme of “Reimagining Governance in a Multipolar World.” Governance refers to questions of power, legitimacy, how public goods are provided in a society, and the mix of public and private action needed for effective problem-solving.

The Stimson Center’s Just Security 2020 program was pleased to partner with the Doha Forum in producing the inaugural report of the Forum for the 2019 Edition.

This document presents the overarching theme, an array of issue areas, and questions for further exploration that were raised at the 2019 Doha Forum. It also offers senior international and national policy-makers from governments and international organizations, civil society and business leaders, journalists, scholars, and young innovators a range of guiding principles for improving the global governance architecture.


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    On 14-15 December 2019, the Stimson Center was honored to partner with the Doha Forum to produce the Forum’s inaugural report which speaks to the theme of this year’s edition, Reimagining Governance in a Multipolar World, and organize a plenary session and a working group discussion. This opportunity allowed scholars, experts, policymakers and leading personalities … Continued