Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches
Crimson Conversations


Dr. Nicholas Papanicolaou
“Dialogue of Civilizations”
The presentation will be in-person and also broadcast on Zoom for those who cannot or prefer not to gather in person.



The World Policy Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” (WPF-DC) was founded in Vienna, Austria, in 2002, with the purpose of bringing together 600+ VIP delegates from more than 60 countries for an annual four-day conference on the island of Rhodes, Greece, to discuss intercultural and interreligious issues. Delegates included prime ministers, kings, and presidents, along with academicians, university professors, and international religious leaders from all faiths.

The WPF-DC operated continually from 2002 to 2019 (except in 2020 and 2021 due to the global pandemic, and in 2022 due to Russia’s war against Ukraine). The WPF was co-founded by Vladimir Yakunin, chairman of Russian Railways and dean of Moscow State University School of International Relations; Dr. Jagdish Kapur, world-renowned humanist and intercultural expert from India; and Dr. Nicholas F. Papanicolaou of the United States.

We are fortunate to have Dr. Papanicolaou to share his experiences from the WPF-DC’s 18-year tenure. Come hear his stories of meeting Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, Fidel Castro, leaders of the Council of Europe and others. His comments on the oft-hidden motivations of world figures, and the significant contributions made by Harvard-trained graduates toward progress on global issues (using the unique “soft power” of non-governmental organizations), are both entertaining and insightful. We hope you will join us.


Thursday, January 26, 2023

6:00 pm cocktails in the lounge
7:00 pm presentation

This is a free event, but we ask that you register in advance to ensure proper seating is available.

Tideline Ocean Resort

2842 South Ocean Blvd. | Palm Beach | 33480



Please register to attend in person or via live stream.


About the Speaker

nicholas-papanicolaouNicholas Papanicolaou leads a worldwide Christian charity organization, commonly known as the Knights of Malta, established in Jerusalem in 1048 A.D.  He also is president of Lion Finance S.A., a mergers and acquisitions and private investment company.  Nicholas is active in real estate investments and is a licensed real estate agent associated with Douglas Elliman, Palm Beach, FL.

He sits on various Boards, including the Columbia Club of the Palm Beaches, Morningstar Ministries, The Oak Initiative, and the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.  He is a past president of the Athens Polo Club, Athens, Greece (1997-2001), and a past Co-Chairman and CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda Holdings Ltd. of the United Kingdom (1983-1985), the fabled luxury auto manufacturer.  His international charity work has been recognized with awards of distinction from Ukraine, Sweden, Portugal, the Russian Federation, and Spain.


He has authored four books: Islam vs. The United States (2011), Bring Down That Wall (2015; an Amazon "Best Books of the Year" selection), Islam and the Arab Invasion (2016), and Real Stories from the First Millennium (2019).  Mr. Papanicolaou is fluent in English, Greek, French, and Spanish.



Questions? Please contact Club Administrator, Tricia Wansor: HarvardClub.PB@gmail.com or 954-914-3148.


6:00PM - 8:00PM Thu 26 Jan 2023, Eastern timezone


Tideline Ocean Resort
2842 South Ocean Blvd
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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