10 July 2019 — The Delphi Initiative
A paper delivered to the Moscow academic economic forum (MAEF)
by Dr. Leo Gabriel
from the Institute for Intercultural Research and Cooperation in Vienna, Austria
It was in 2004 when the war in Iraq was at its peak, that the renown political scientist Emanuel Wallerstein announced at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India, a public discussion under the surprising title: “Is the neoliberal transformation dead?“ We, the members of the International Council of the WSF were shocked, because this announcement touched the raison d´etre, the roots of the whole event where for the third time more than one hundred thousand activists from all continents had come together in order to exchange alternative concepts and strategies to combat neoliberalism.