International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2015

"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