As an international cultural and academic exchange event, Nishan Forum on World Civilizations, "Nishan Forum” for short, is to be held in Nishan, birthplace of Confucius, the great ancient Chinese philosopher and educator. With the theme of carrying out dialogues among world civilizations advocated by the United Nations, the forum aims to promote world cultural diversity, cross-cultural exchanges and to build a harmonious world. It is academic, non-governmental, international and open in nature.
Nishan Forum on World Civilizations was initiated by Dr. Xu Jialu, Vice Chairman of the 9th and 10th NPC Standing Committee. The first forum was successfully held on September 26-27, 2010 in Nishan.
Nishan Forum Organizing Committee makes the decision that the second Forum will be held on May 21-23, 2012 in Shandong Nishan, China.