The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013

"Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges for a United Global Community"

(Berlin; December 17th - 21st, 2013)

Summit Speakers & Delegates

Speakers & Delegates during the conferences include among others heads of state & leading politicians, senior diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.

The following are among the speakers for the summit:
  • Dr. Ahmet Hadi Adanalı
    Advisor of Prime Minister of Turkey for Dialogue among Civilizations
  • Albert Fortell
    Celebrated Austrian Actor
  • Prof. Dr. Álvaro Escribano Saéz
    Vice Rector, Universidad Carlos II de, Madrid
  • The Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou
    Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; Former Greek Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs
  • President Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro
    Former President of Cape Verde
  • Prof. Dr. Aquien Pascal
    Vice President, The scientific Council, Université Paris 4 Sorbonne
  • President Arnold Rüütel
    Former President of Estonia
  • Prof. Dr. Athanasios D. Koustelios
    Vice-Rector, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • H.E Amb. Hüseyin Avni Karslıoğlu
    Ambassador of Republic Turkey to Germany
  • Beate Finckh
    Celebrated German Actress
  • The Hon. Bertie Ahern
    President of the ICD Program on the Transatlantic Relations; Former Prime Minister of Ireland
  • Bill Summers
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Celebrated American Musician
  • Prof. Dr. Bulyzhenkov Igor Edmundovich
    Rectorate Councellor, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Csaba Sándor Tabajdi (MEP)
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Member of the European Parliament
  • The Hon. Cyril Svoboda
    President, Diplomatic Academy of Prague; Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; Former Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic
  • The Hon. Dame Tessa Jowell
    Former UK Minister for the Olympics
  • Prof. Dr. Dragan Domazet
    Rector, Belgrade Metropolitan University; Former Minister of Science of the Republic of Serbia
  • The Hon. Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Vice Prime-Minister, State Minister of Georgia for Reintegration; Former Foreign Minister
  • President Dr. Emil Constantinescu
    President of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy; Former President of Romania; Former Rector, University of Bucharest
  • Prof. Dr. Enver Halilovic
    Rector, University of Tuzla
  • The Hon. Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
  • The Hon. Dr. Erhard Busek
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria; Former Minister of Education
  • The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
    Vice President of the ICD Advisory Board; Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxemburg; Former Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs
  • Prof. Dr. Euripides G. Stephanou
    Rector, University Of Crete
  • The Hon. Dr. Francesco Profumo
    Former Minister of Education of Italy; Former Chancellor of the Polytechnic University of Turin
  • The Hon. Francesco Rutelli
    Honorary President of the ICD; Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy; Former Minister of Culture and Tourism; Former Mayor of Rome
  • The Hon. Gigi Tevzadze
    Rector, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Dr. Günter Seufert
    Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
  • Prof. Dr. Gwenaele Proutičre-Maulion
    Vice President, European Affairs and International Relations, Université de Nantes
  • The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson
    Vice President of the ICD; Former Prime Minister of Iceland; Former Secretary General for the Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Amb. Dr. Heinrich Kreft,
    Director for international Education and Dialogue among Civilizations, German Foreign Ministry
  • The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
    Former Prime Minister of Armenia
  • H. E. Amb. Hüseyin Avni Karslıoğlu
    Ambassador of Republic Turkey to Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ioannis A. Mylopoulos
    Rector, The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Prof. Dr. Ivan Ilchev
    Rector, Sofia University, Bulgaria
  • The Hon. Jadranka Kosor
    Former Prime Minister of Croatia
  • The Hon. Jan Figel
    Vice-President of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, Former European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth
  • Prof. Dr. Javier Casalí
    Vice-president of International Relations and Cooperation, Public University of Navarre
  • Minister Jean Paul Adam
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Seychelles
  • Prof. Dr. John Chi-Kin Lee
    Vice President, Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • Hon. Jorge Pizarro
    President of the Senate of the Republic of Chile
  • Rear Admiral Dr. Joyce M. Johnson
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Rear Admiral (Ret.) U.S. Public Health Service
  • Master Jun Hong Lu
    World Renowned Chinese Spiritual Leader
  • H. E. Amb. Katalin Bogyay
    Permanent Delegate of Hungary to UNESCO; President of the General Conference of UNESCO (2011-13)
  • Dr. Khaldoon Aba Hussain
    Chief Executive Officer, Isa Cultural Centre, Bahrain
  • Liviu Jicman
    Vice President of the Romanian Cultural Institute
  • Lorenzo Fontana (MEP)
    Member of the EU Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Ľudomír Šlahor
    Vice Rector for International Relations, Comenius University, Bratislava
  • The Hon. Luc van den Brande
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Minister-President of Flanders-Belgium; Former President, European Committee of the Regions
  • Marcia Barrett
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Lead Singer of Boney M
  • The Hon. Mari Kiviniemi
    Former Prime Minister of Finland
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Aydın
    Former Minister of State of Turkey; Former Member of Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Lederer
    Executive Vice President - International Affairs & Executive Education, Furtwangen University
  • The Hon. Michčle Alliot-Marie
    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France; Former Minister of Justice; Former Minister of the Interior
  • Prof. Dr. Mircea Dumitru
    Rector, University of Bucharest
  • The Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
    Former Prime Minister of Serbia
  • Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer
    President, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • The Hon. Nouzha Skalli
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Moroccan Minister of Social Development, Family, and Solidarity
  • The Hon. Ögmundur Jónasson
    President of the ICD Program for Human Rights; Former Minister of the Interior of Iceland; Former Minister of Justice & Human Rights
  • Ojars Eriks Kalnins (MP)
    Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Latvia
  • 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
  • President Petru Lucinschi
    Former President of Republic of Moldova
  • Ribal Al Assad
    Founder & Chairman, The IMAN Foundation
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Tarrach
    Rector, University of Luxembourg
  • Prof. Dr. Romulus Brancoveanu
    Dean, Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest
  • The Hon. Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin
    Former Minister of the Environment of France; Former Minister of Social Affairs
  • The Hon. Rubén Arosemena Valdés
    Former Second Vice President of Panama
  • Prof. Dr. Santiago Ińiguez de Onzońo
    President, IE University, Spain
  • Prof. Dr. S. Sibrand Poppema
    President, University of Groningen
  • The Hon. Simon Crean
    Former Australian Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government; Former Minister of Trade;
  • Prof. Dr. Soodursun Jugessur
    Chancellor & Chairman, University of Mauritius
  • The Hon. Staffan Nilsson
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Former President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • The Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
    ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Director General of the World Trade Organization; Former Secretary-General of the UNCTAD
  • The Hon. Tsiaras Konstantinos (MP)
    Member of Parliament Karditsa; Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece
  • President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
    Former President of Malta
  • Minister Urmas Paet
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
  • President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
    Former President of Latvia
  • President Valdis Zatlers
    Former President of Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. Vlad Nistor
    President of the Senate of the University of Bucharest
  • The Hon. Dr. Vladimir Filippov
    Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Former Minister of Education of Russian
  • Prof. Dr. Wahid Omar
    President / Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • The Hon. Winston Peters
    Former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs