International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2015

"The 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the UN: Developing Initiatives to Promote Cultural Understanding, Global Human Rights & World Peace within the Commonwealth"

(London; July 22nd - 24th, 2015)

Symposium Speakers

Speakers during the symposium will include leading politicians, diplomats, governmental officials, senior academics, 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.

Speakers for the Symposium include:
  • Prof. A. D. N. Bajpai
    Vice-Chancellor, H. P. University, India
  • Hon. Agbéyomé Kodjo
    Former Prime Minister of Togo
  • Amb. Andris Teikmanis
    Ambassador of Latvia to the UK
  • Hon. Bertie Ahern
    Former Prime Minister of Ireland
  • MP Bill Wiggin
    Member of the British Parliament
  • H. E. Amb. Carlos dos Santos
    High Commissioner of Mozambique to the United Kingdom
  • MP Carmel Sepuloni
    Member of the New Zealand Parliament
  • Charles Farrugia
    National Archivist and CEO, National Archives of Malta
  • MP Chris Bryant
    Member of the British Parliament
  • Rt. Hon. Lord Chris Holmes
    Member of the House of Lords
  • Rt. Hon. Lord David Triesman
    Member of the House of Lords
  • Dawn Foster
    Journalist, The Guardian
  • Prof. Deborah Bull
    Director, Culture at King's College, London
  • Rt. Hon. Lady Dianne Hayter
    Member of the House of Lords
  • Amb. Diego Gómez Pickering
    Ambassador of Mexico to the United Kingdom
  • The Rt. Hon. Baroness Elizabeth Berridge
    Member of the House of Lords
  • Rt. Hon. Lord Frank Judd
    Member of the British Parliament
  • Amb. Ivan Romero Martinez
    Ambassador of Honduras to the UK
  • Rt. Hon. Lord Jack McConnell
    Former First Minister of Scotland
  • James Astill
    Political Editor, The Economist
  • Sir James Mancham
    Former President of the Seychelles
  • Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece
    European Institute & Department of International Relations, London School of Economics
  • The Rt. Hon. Baroness Jenny Randerson
    Member of the House of Lords
  • MP Jim Fitzpatrick
    Member of the British Parliament
  • Rt. Hon. Baroness Judith Jollly
    Member of the House of Lords
  • MP Keith Vaz
    Member of the British Parliament
  • Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
    Former Prime Minister of Malta
  • MP Mark Pritchard
    Member of the British Parliament
  • Rt. Hon. Lord Michael Bates
    Minister of State, Home Office, UK
  • Hon. Natalie Louise Bennett
    Leader of the Green Party
  • Sir Simon Hughes (MP)
    Member of the British Parliament
  • MP Stephen Gethins
    Member of the British Parliament
  • Rt. Hon. Lord Swraj Paul
    Member of the House of Lords
  • Hon. Thuli Madonsela
    Public Protector of South Africa
  • MP Tracey Martin
    Member of the New Zealand Parliament
  • MP Zulekha Juma Hassan
    Member of the parliament of Kenya