The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UK

“Cultural Diplomacy throughout the Commonwealth of Nations: International Cooperation across Six Continents”

(London; July 10th - 12th, 2013)

Symposium Speakers

The following are among the speakers for the Symposium:
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Zielinski
    Professor, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
  • Andrew Copson
    Chief Executive, British Humanist Association
  • Anil Bhanot OBE
    Managing Trustee, Hindu Council UK
  • Balasubramanyam Chandramohan
    Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London in the UK
  • David Soul
    Celebrated Actor, Director, Musician
  • Dorian Branea
    Director, Romanian Cultural Center, London
  • H. E. Amb. Edward M. Turay
    High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to the United Kingdom
  • Henry Bellingham
    Member of the British Parliament
  • Hywel Williams
    Member of the British Parliament
  • Mark C. Donfried
    Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
  • Martin Davidson
    CEO and Chair, British Council
  • Natalie Louise Bennett
    Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales
  • Dr. Nedal Al Salman
    Human right activist;  Head of Advocacy in Bahrain centre for human rights; Vice President of the Arab media monitoring group
  • Dr. Omer El-Hamdoon
    President of the Muslim Association of Britain
  • Paa Kwesi Inkumsah
    JCI UN Affairs Commissioner for Africa and Middle East (
  • Peter Tatchell
    Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation
  • Rob Johnson
    International Teams Administrator, England and Wales Cricket Board
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Picciotto
    Department of Political Economy, Kings College London
  • Prof. Dr. Ruth Kattumuri
    Co-Director, India Observatory & Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics
  • Sangeeta Bahadur
    Minister Cultural, High Commission of India to the United Kingdom & Director, the Nehru Centre
  • Tim Unwin
    Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization
  • Ven Bogoda Seelawimala
    Head of the London Buddhist Vihara
  • Vivian Wineman
    President, the Board of Deputies of British Jews
  • Lord William Richard Inglewood
    Member of the House of Lords
  • H. E. Amb. Williams Nkurunziza
    High Commissioner of Rwanda to the UK