Forum on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2014

"Celebrating Art and Culture in the Commonwealth as Key Features of Nation Branding"

London; October 15th – 17th, 2014
Held Parallel to the BFI London Film Festival 2014

Conference Speakers

Speakers for the conference include:
  • Dr. Alfred A. Botchway
    Director, Financial Engineering and Allied Services, Regent University
  • Dr. Andrea Ragusa
    Associate Professor of Contemporary History, University of Siena
  • Ansel Wong
    Trustee, Commonwealth Arts and Cultural Foundation; Managing Editor, Hansib Publications Limited
  • Bala Chandra
    Visiting Fellow and Series Organiser, Institute of Commonwealth Studies School of Advanced Study, University of London
  • H. E. Amb. Claus Grube
    Ambassador of Denmark to the UK
  • Crispin Reed
    Managing Director Europe & UK, Fusion Learning
  • Dele Meiji Fatunla
    Communications Manager, Royal African Society
  • Elliot Grove
    Founder, Raindance Film Festival
  • H. E. Amb. Emil Brix
    Ambassador of Austria to the UK
  • Ian Lucas (MP)
    Member of the British Parliament
  • Lord Jack McConnell
    Member of the House of Lords; Former First Minister of Scotland
  • Dr. Jonathan A.J. Wilson
    Programme Leader, Marketing suite Masters Degrees, Greenwich University
  • Malcolm Allan
    Managing Director, Place Matters
  • Matti Allam
    Euroscreen Project & Communications Officer, Film London
  • Michael Lake
    Director, Royal Commonwealth Society
  • The Hon. Natalie Louise Bennett
    Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales
  • Nicholas Watts
    Trustee, Chair of its Projects Committee, Commonwealth Human Ecology Council
  • Rt Hon. Nick Brown (MP)
    Member of British Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Nigel Morgan
    Professor, Tourism & Events Marketing at the University of Surrey's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • H. E. Amb. Pekka Huhtaniemi
    Ambassador of Finland to the UK
  • Amb. Dr. Peter Turčinović
    Former High Commissioner of Croatia to the UK
  • Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Görner
    Chair of German in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London
  • Rula Al-Abdulrazak
    Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader, School of Business & Law, University of East London
  • Dr. Sheikh Ramzy
    Imam, Director of Iqra Islamic institute
  • H.E. Tedwin Herbert
    Acting High Commissioner of Trinidad & Tobago to the UK
  • Tony Haynes
    Co-Founder, Grand Union Orchestra
  • Baroness Usha Prashar
    Cross Bench Member of the House of Lords
  • William Arthurs
    Editor, CityCity Magazine
  • Dr. William Crawley
    Senior Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study University of London
  • Dr.Yehoeshafaht Ben Israel
    International Staff Member, Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem