Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Levant

"Levant, Cradle of Cultural Diplomacy: Rediscovering the Mediterranean"

(Bucharest; May 23rd - 25th, 2013)

Symposium Speakers

We are privileged to include as speakers many distinguished experts from the fields of international politics, international law, diplomacy, human rights and civil society; The ICD is grateful for their contributions to this important event.

The following are among the speakers for the Symposium:
  • Prof. Dr. Adrian Curaj
    General Director of the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding
  • Dr. Adrian Silvan Ionescu
    Director of the „G. Oprescu” Institute of Art History
  • Dr. Adrian Dumitru
    Research Assistant, Metropolitan Library of Bucharest
  • Dr. Akkan Suver
    President of Marmara Group Foundation
  • Dr. Alexandru Todericiu
  • H.E. Prof. Dr. Andrei Marga
    Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute
  • H. E. Crin Antonescu
    President of the Romanian Senate
  • Prof. Dr. Augustin Ioan
    Professor,”Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest
  • Prof. Dr. Bianca Valota
    Professor Emeritus Universitŕ degli StudidiMilano
  • Dr. Corina Iosif
    Cercetător Academia Română filiala Cluj
  • Dr. Dan Tudor Ionescu
  • Dan A. Petre
    Director of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute
  • Minister Dr. Daniel Barbu
    Minister of Culture of Romania
  • Prof. Dr. Ecaterina Lung
    Professor, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest
  • The Hon. Dr. Emil Constantinescu,
    President of Romania 1996-2000; President of the Academy of Cultural Diplomacy Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Fotini Pomoni Papaioannou
    National Capodistrian University, Athens
  • Dr. Gabriel Leanca
    Lecturer Faculty of History, Al. Ioan Cuza University, Iasi
  • Dr. Garry Jacobs
    Chairman of the Board and CEO, World Academy of Art and Science
  • Prof. Dr. George Grigore
    Arabic Department Coordinator Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest
  • Dr. Gheorghe Duca
    President of Academy of Sciences of Moldova
  • Dr. Ioana Feodorov
    Institute for Southeastern European Studies of the Romanian Academy
  • Dr. Ionel Haiduc
    President of the Romanian Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Ivo Slaus
    President of the World Academy of Art and Science
  • H. E. Amb. Katalin Bogyay
    President of the General Conference of UNESCO
  • Prof. Dr. Kishore Chakraborty
    Director of Research Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Kopi Kycyku
  • Dr. Lia Brad Chisacof
    Researcher, Institute for the South-East European Studies Romanian Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Liviu Papadima
    Prorector of University of Bucharest
  • The Hon. Dr. Ljubisha Georgievski
    Speaker of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia 2006-2008
  • Mădălina Vârtejeanu-Joubert
    Conf. Univ. Professor, INALCO Paris
  • HRH Crown Princess Margareta of Romania
    Crown Princess of Romania
  • Mark Donfried
    Director and Founder of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin
  • Acad. Marius Sala
    Vice-president of the Romanian Academy, Director of the „Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics
  • Martin Hauser
    Director of UNESCO Department, University of Bucharest
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Metzeltin
    Institute of Romance Studies, Vienna University
  • Prof. Dr. Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu
    Professor, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest
  • Prof. Dr. Mihaela Grancea
    Professor, Sibiu University
  • Prof. Dr. Mircea Dumitru
    Rector of Bucharest University
  • Prof. Mohamed Abdelhady Mohamed Ahmed
    Professor, Faculty of Archeology, University of Cairo
  • Acad. Momir Djurovic
    President of the Academy of Science and Art
  • Prof. Naim Afgan
    Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Sarajevo
  • Prof. Dr. Nicolae Şerban Tanaşoca
    Director of the Institute for Southeastern European Studies of the Romanian Academy
  • MK Rabbi Nissim Zeev
    Member of the Israeli Knesset; Co-Chair of the Inter parliamentary for Global Ethics
  • The Hon. Dr. Petar Stoyanov
    President of Bulgaria 1997 - 2002
  • The Hon. Dr. Petru Lucinschi
    President of Moldova 1997-2001
  • Minister Dr. Remus Pricopie
    Minister of National Education of Romania
  • The Hon. Dr. Rexhep Meidani
    President of Albania 1997-2002
  • Prof. Dr. Ruben Safrastyan
    Corresponding Member of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Yerevan
  • Conf. Dr. Ruxandra Ivan
  • Shoshana Bekerman
    Director, Israeli Knesset Caucus for Judaism and Global Ethics
  • H.E. Prof. Dr. Sorin Oprescu
    General Mayor of the Municipality of Bucharest
  • Prof. Dr. Tasin Gemil
    Director of the Institute of Turkish and Central Asian Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
  • Minister Dr. Titus Corlăţean
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
  • Traian Radu Negrei
    Manager of Monuments and Heritage Tourism Administration
  • Prof. Dr. Răzvan Theodorescu
    Romanian Academy, General Secretary of the International Association for South-East European Studies
  • Prime Minister Dr. Victor Ponta
    Prime Minister of Romania
  • Prof. Dr. Vlad Nistor
    President of the Bucharest University Senate, Founding Director of the Institute for Diplomatic Studies of the University of Bucharest
  • MK Rabbi Ya'akov Margi
    Member of the Israeli Knesset; Former Minister of Religious Services
  • The Hon. Dr. Zhelyu Zhelev
    President of Bulgaria 1990 – 1997
  • Prof. Dr. Zoe Petre
    Professor Emeritus, University of Bucharest