The Skopje Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the Balkans
"Transcontinental Cooperation Efforts amongst European Nations: The Future of Northern-Southern European Relations"

(Skopje, November 13th - 14th, 2013)

Conference Speakers

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 conference:
  • Dr. Agim Poshka
    Co-director of the Center for Cultural Interaction and Dialogue, Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication, the South East European University
  • Albert Hani
    Member, Trainingscenter for Management of Conflict
  • Aleksandar Kržalovski
    Executive Director, Macedonian Center for International Cooperation
  • H. E. Amb. Arben Cejku
    Ambassador of Albania to Macedonia
  • Andreja Stojkovski     
    Program Director, Macedonian Centre for European Training
  • Biljana Janeva
    Executive Director, Ohrid Institute for Economic Strategies and International Affairs
  • Prof. Dr. Dimitrije Buzarovski
    Professor, Faculty of Music, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje
  • Prof. Dr. Dona Kolar Panov
    Dean of the Balkan University, Skopje, Macedonia
  • H. E. Amb. Dusanka Divjak-Tomic
    Ambassador of Serbia to Macedonia
  • H.E. Minister Elisabeta Kancheska–Milevska
    Minister of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia 
  • Gordana Vrencoska    
    Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Art & Design, European University of the Republic of Macedonia
  • H. E. Amb. Gudrun Elizabet Stajnaker           
    Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Macedonia
  • Amb. Jordan Plevnes
    President of ESRA – European Film Academy Association, Skopje, Macedonia; Former Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia in France
  • Prof. Dr. Kokan Grcev 
    Vice Dean, School of Architecture and Design, University American College, Skopje
  • H. E. Amb. Laurence Auer
    Ambassador of France to Macedonia
  • Lidija Dimova
    Executive Director, Macedonian Center for European Trainings
  • Amb. Luan Starova
    Member of the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences; Former Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia in France
  • Amb. Lubisa Georgievski
    Former Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia in Serbia and Bulgaria
  • Mark C. Donfried
    Director & Founder, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy 
  • H. E. Amb. Marriët Schuurman
    Ambassador of the Netherlands to Macedonia
  • Milena Injac
    Music Director & Conductor of Symphony Orchestra Faculty of Art, University of Nis
  • Minister Nikola Poposki
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Dr. Slagjana Taseva
    President, Transparency International Macedonia
  • Zhidas Daskalovski
    Executive Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Research and Policy Making