International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN

"Utilizing Cultural Diplomacy to Unite the World's Cultures before Hard Power takes the Lead"

(New York City; September 19th - 23rd, 2017)

Conference Speakers

  • H. E. Mr. Adama Dieng, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
  • Agha H. Jafri, Secretary General American Muslim Congress
  • Alejandro Posse, Consul General of Panama in New York
  • Ali Sadun Engin, Producer of the “Proofs of Creation and the End Times” Programs on Channel A9
  • Prof. Dr. Colette Mazzucelli, New York University
  • David Daimond, Manager, Theatres without Borders
  • Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering, Ambassador of Mexico to the United Nations
  • President Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania; the Initiator of the Institute for Advanced Study of Levantine Culture and Civilization
  • Gazi Monir Ahmed, President of Bangladesh Nationalist Party
  • Prof. Dr. Ghulam Murtaza Khoso, Assistant Professor at the Area Study Centre, Far East and Southeast Asia, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  •  Prof. Dr. Jean Krasno, Professor, Political Science Department, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, City College of New York
  • Jessica Litwak, Manager, Theatres without Borders
  • President Joyce Hilda Banda, Former President of Malawi
  • H. E. Amb. Katalin Annamária Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations
  • Malique Mohammed, President, Bangladesh Nationalist Party, UK Branch
  • Mark C. Donfried, Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
  • Michael DiNiscia, Researcher and Administrator, the John Brademas Center of New York University
  • Michael John Williams, Ph.D, Director, Program in International Relations, Graduate School of Arts & Science, New York University
  • Noah J. Hanft, President & Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
  • Dr. Oktar Babuna, Representative the Movement for the Culture of Peace and Reconciliation
  • Dr. Omer Salem, Director, International Organization for Peace
  • H.E. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See
  • Minister Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
  • Prof. Dr. Remus Pricopie, Rector of the National School of Political and Administrative Science
  • Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law
  •  Dr. Sabir Michael, Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work, University of Karachi, President of the Research Advocacy & Social Training Institute (RASTI) Pakistan
  • Suyeb Ahmed, President of International Affairs Jamiat-e Ulema e Islam, Bangladesh and Founder Principal of Markazul Uloom, London UK
  • H.E. Amb.Teodoro Lopez Locsin, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the UN
  • Prof. Dr. Xenia Hanusiak, Global Cultural Fellow, University of Edinburgh, School of International Cultural Relations
  • Rabbi Yakov D. Cohen, Founder and Director, Institute of Noahide Code