Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

The Advisory Board of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy includes prominent individuals coming from the fields of academia, politics, economics, and the arts. All individuals have demonstrated extraordinary contributions to society and have served their countries and their communities in significant ways.

The Advisory Board includes (Among Others) the following Members:

President Dr. Alfredo Palacio » Former President of Ecuador; Senior Physician
Prof. Dr. Ali Ahmad Jalali » Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan; Distinguished Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, USA
Prof. Dr. Álvaro Escribano Saéz » Vice Rector, Universidad Carlos II de, Madrid
Amb. Dr. András Simonyi » Managing Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University; Former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States
Prof. Dr. Anthony Giddens
(Baron Giddens, of Southgate) »
Professor Emeritus at the London School of Economics; Former Director of the London School of Economics
Prof. Dr. Aquien Pascal » Vice President, The scientific Council, Université Paris 4 Sorbonne
Prof. Dr. Arthur Hirsch Director, Webster University - Vienna Campus
Prof. Dr. Athanasios D. Koustelios » Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs, University of Thessaly, Greece
Bill Summers » Celebrated American Musician
Prof. Dr. Bulyzhenkov Igor Edmundovich » Rectorate Councellor, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Prof. Dr. Colette Mazzucelli » BMW Foundation Responsible Leader; Graduate Faculty, NYU New York
Dr. Cyril Svoboda » Rector, Prague Diplomatic Academy; Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; Former Foreign Minister
Prof. Dr. David Faraggi Rector, the University of Haifa, Israel
David Soul » Celebrated Actor, Director & Singer
Judge Dmitry Dedov » Judge, European Court of Human Rights
The Hon. Dirk Niebel » Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development
MP. Dora Bakoyannis » Former Mayor of Athens; Member of the Hellenic Parliament; Former Foreign Minister of Greece
Prof. Dr. Dragan Domazet » Rector, Belgrade Metropolitan University
Judge Dragoljub Popovic » Judge, European Court of Human Rights
President Dr. Emil Constantinescu » Former President of Romania; Former President of Bucharest University
Prof. Dr. Enver Halilovic » Rector, University of Tuzla
Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis » Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
Dr. Erhard Busek » Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria, Former Minister for Education & Cultural Affairs
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges » Former President of the Parliament of Luxembourg; Former Minister of Culture & Religious Affairs
Prof. Dr. Euripides Stephanou » Rector, University of Crete
Prof. Dr. Finn Kjærsdam Former Rector; Aalborg University in Denmark
Prof. Dr. Gigi Tevzadze » Rector of Ilia State University, Georgia
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Puglisi » Rector, International University of Languages and Media IULM
Prof. Dr. Gwenaele Proutière-Maulion » Vice President, European Affairs and International Relations, Université de Nantes
Prof. Dr. Hans Köchler » Professor of Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck; President of the International Progress Organization
Prof. Dr. Hassan B. Diab » Vice President of the American University, Beirut, Lebanon; Former Minister of Education of Lebanon
His Eminence Husein ef. Kavazovic » Grand Mufti of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Ian Gillan »  Singer & Song writer with Deep Purple
Minister Dr. Ioannis Kasoulides » Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
The Hon. Irina Bokova Former Director-General of UNESCO
Prof. Dr. Ivan Ilchev » Former Rector, Sofia University
The Hon. Jadranka Kosor » Former Prime Minister of Croatia
Prof. Dr. Javier Casalí Vice-President of International Relations and Cooperation, Public University of Navarre
Jermaine Jackson » Celebrated American Singer, Member of The Jackson 5
Prof. Dr. John M. Hobson » Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield, UK
Judge Julia Sebutinde » Judge, International Court of Justice
Judge Iulia-Cristina Tarcea » Vice President of the High Court of Cassation and Justice Romania
Prof. Dr. Karl P. Donfried Elizabeth A. Woodson Professor Emeritus of Religion and Biblical Literature, Smith College USA
Minister Lahcen Haddad Minister of Tourism of Morocco
The Hon. László Kovács » Former European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union
Senator Linda Lanzillotta » Vice President of the Italian Senate
Prof. Dr. ?udomír Šlahor » Vice Rector for International Relations, Comenius University, Bratislava
Marcia Barrett » Celebrated Artist; Lead Singer of Boney M
The Hon. Mari Kiviniemi » Former Prime Minister of Finland
Mark C. Donfried Director General of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Prof. Dr. Michael Lederer » Executive Vice President of International Affairs & Executive Education, Furtwangen University
Prof. Dr. Mike Hardy » Professor of Intercultural Relations; Executive Director, the Institute for Community Cohesion, Coventry University, UK
The Hon. Mirko Tomassoni » Former Captain Regent of San Marino
Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer » President of the Hacettepe University
Prof. Dr. Patrick Quinn » Provost, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
Prof. Dr. Paul De Knop » Rector, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Prof. Dr. Pedro Nonell » Director, EENI Global Business School, Spain
Sir Robert Milton Worcester » Former Chancellor of the University of Kent (2006-2014)
Amb. Ranko Vilovic » Ambassador of Croatia to Berlin; Former Ambassador to the UN
Sen. (Gov.) Richard Bryan » 25th Governor of Nevada; Former US Senator from Nevada
Prof. Dr. Rolf Tarrach » Rector of the University of Luxembourg
Prof. Dr. Sibrandes Poppema » President University of Groningen; Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Korea to the Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Sjaak Koenis » Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University
Prof. Dr. Soodursun Jugessur Pro Chancellor & Chairman, University of Mauritius & Chairman, Mauritius Research Council
Amb. Tara Sonenshine » Former US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs
Prof Dr. Tariq Modood » Director, University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol, UK
Prof. Dr. Timothy O'Shea » Principal of the University of Edinburgh
President Vaira Vike-Freiberga » Former President of Latvia; President of the Club of Madrid
Prof. Dr. Vasile Puscas » Former Romanian Minister for European Affairs
Judge Vesna Medenica » President of the Supreme court of Montenegro
Prof. Dr. Vlad Nistor » President of the Senate, University of Bucharest
Rector Vladimir Filippov » Rector of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Former Minister of Education of Russia
Prof. Dr. Wahid Omar » President & Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
President Xhezair Zaganjori » President of the Supreme Court of Albania
Prof. Dr. Zvonimir Paul Separovic » Former Minister of Justice of Croatia; Former Rector, University of Zagreb, Croatia