The Language of Art & Music

"A Three Piece Puzzle: The Relationship between Culture, International Relations and Globalization"

London; August 25th - 29th, 2011
Held Parallel to The Notting Hill Carnival 2011

Conference Speakers

We are privileged to include as speakers many distinguished experts from the fields of international politics, culture and art, diplomacy, the private sector and civil society.

Speakers for the Conference include:
  • Alev Adil
    Poet & Writer
  • Alexandra Büchler
    Director, Literature Across Frontiers
  • Andrea Rauter
    Music Project Manager, Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Dr. Antoine Bousque
    Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics, School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Atsuko Ichijo
    Senior Researcher, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University
  • The Hon. Bill Cash
    Member of Parliament
  • Carla Figueira
    Professor, Goldsmiths, Univeristy of London
  • Colin Ford
  • Daisy Cooper
    Senior Strategic Planner at the Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Dr. Debra Benita Shaw,
    Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader, Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of East London
  • Prof. François Nectoux,
    Professor of Contemporary European Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University
  • Helen Glaisher-Hernández,
    Chairwoman, Iberian & Latin American Music Society
  • Jan van Weijen,
    Head of Culture, Public Diplomacy and Press, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Jayne Joso,
  • H.E. Amb. Johan Verbeke,
    Belgian Ambassador to the UK
  • John Holden,
    Visiting Professor at City University, previously Head of Culture at Demos
  • Joshua Abrams,
    Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Roehampton
  • Judith Nesbitt,
    Head of National/International Initiatives, Tate Modern Gallery
  • H. E. Amb. Lyobomir Nedkov Kyuchukov,
    Bulgarian Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • H.E. Amb. Maria Beatriz Souviron,
    Ambassador of Bolivia in the United Kingdom
  • Marianne Wagner-Simon,
    Director, Erster Stock
  • Mark C. Donfried,
    Executive Director & Founder of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
  • Martin Stitt,
    Writer & Director
  • Dr. Mary Anne Francis,
    Research Fellow in Writing + Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
  • H. E. Amb. Mauricio Rodríguez Munera,
    Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom
  • H. E. Amb. Miguel A. Solano-López C.,
    Ambassador of Paraguay to the United Kingdom
  • Mona Deeley,
    Director, Zenith Foundation
  • Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed,
    Executive Director, Institute for Policy Research & Development
  • Dr. Peter Webb,
    Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Prof. Peter Wiegold,
    Head of Music Research, Brunel University London
  • Philip Fiske de Gouveia,
    Senior Associate, Foreign Policy Centre
  • Raheel Mohammed,
    Director of Maslaha
  • Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo,
    Lecturer in European Studies and Spanish, Associate, King's China Institute, King's College London 
  • Rod Fisher,
    Director, International Intelligence on Culture and Director, European Cultural Foundation UK
  • Minister Saman Ekanayake,
    Minister/ Education & Culture, Sri Lanka High Commission
  • Dr. Sharon Lin Tay,
    Senior Lecturer in Film, Media Department, Middlesex University
  • Dr. Shzr Tan,
    Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Professor Tina K. Ramnarine,
    Department of Music, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Tony Langford,
    Director, Kinetica Museum
  • Tony Haynes,
    Co-Founder of the Grand Union Music Theater and Composer of the Grand Union Orchestra
  • Trudy Gold,
    Chief Executive, London Jewish Cultural Centre 
  • William Harvey,
    Director & Founder, Cultures in Harmony
  • Ziba Norman,
    Editorial Board Member, London Society Journal