The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014

"Applied Cultural Diplomacy: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Best Practices & Future Strategies"

(Rome, Strasbourg, Brussels, Washington D.C., Baltimore, NYC, Zagreb, Cetinje, Madrid, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Moscow; April - September 2014)

Speaker List for the Symposia

Speakers and delegates during the symposia will include leading politicians,  senior diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, 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 & Delegates for the Symposia include:

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion 2014

"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue & the Unity of Faiths"

(Rome, Italy; March 31st - April 3rd, 2014)
  • Sheikh Akhmed Tamim
    Mufti of Ukraine
  • President Angelo (Anġlu) Farrugia
    Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta
  • H. E. Amb. August Parengkuan
    Ambassador of Indonesia to Germany 
  • Mufti Dr. Aziz ef. Hasanović
    President of Meshihat of Islamic Community in Croatia
  • Claudia Bandion-Ortner
    Deputy Secretary General, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)
  • Director Christos Koukliotis
    Director, Office of the Holy Arbishopric of Cyprus
  • The Hon. Dr. Erato Marcoullis
    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
  • The Hon. Dr. Erhard Busek
    Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria; Former Minister for Education & Cultural Affairs
  • Senator Francesco Maria Amoruso
    Member of the Italian Senate; President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean of Malta
  • President Franco Frattini
    Former Foreign Minister of Italy
  • Bishop Fülöp Kocsis
    Bishop of the Diocese Hajdudorog, Hungary
  • MP Gian Luigi Gigli
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson
    Former Prime Minister of Iceland
  • His Eminence Husein ef. Kavazovic
    Grand Mufti of Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Archbishop Ignazio Sanna
    Archbishop of Oristano, Italy
  • Senator Ivana Simeoni
    Member of the Italian Senate
  • The Very Revd Prof. James Atwell
    Head of Winchester Cathedral
  • Master Jun Hong Lu
    World Renowned Chinese Buddhist Leader
  • The Hon. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
    Former Prime Minister of Spain
  • H.E Amb. Dr. Kenan Gürsoy
    Ambassador of Turkey to the Holy See
  • H.E. Amb. Lars-Hjalmar Wide
    Ambassador of Sweden to the Holy See
  • Bishop Leonid Padun
    Senior Bishop of the Ukrainian Christian Evangelical Church
  • MP Lia Quartapelle
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • Senator Linda Lanzillotta
    Vice President of the Italian Senate
  • Senator Lucio Malan
    Member of the Italian Senate
  • H. E. Amb. Mai Alkaila
    Ambassador of Palestine to Italy
  • Sen. Lucio Malan
    Member of the Italian Senate
  • MP Marco Di Lello
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • His Excellency Archbishop Maroun Laham
    Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
  • MP Marta Grande
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Stephanos of Tallin
    Primate of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church
  • Sen. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
    Member of the Romanian Senate: Former Prime Minister of Romania
  • MP Milena Santerini
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • H.E. Amb. Mirko Jelic
    Ambassador of Serbia to the Holy See
  • His Eminence Sultan Muhammad Saad Abubakar
    Sultan of Sokoto, Nigeria
  • Rev. Olivier Reigen Wang Genh
    President of the Buddhist Union of France
  • Olivera Jovanovic
    Secretary General, Inter-Religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • The Hon. Dr. Paul Jacob Bhatti
    Former Minister of National Harmony and Minority Affairs of Pakistan
  • Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David
    Auxiliary Bishop of San Fernando, the Philippines
  • Dr. Sheikh Ramzy
    Imam, Director of Iqra Islamic institute
  • MP Reinhold Lopatka
    Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the Austrian People's Party, National Council of Austria
  • MEP Sandra Zampa
    Member of the European Parliament
  • MP Sandro Gozi
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • President Stjepan Mesić
    Former President of Croatia
  • H.E. Amb. Théodore C. Loko
    Ambassador of Benin to the Holy See
  • MP Vášáryová Magdaléna
    Actress; Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic
  • The Hon. Wafik Moustafa
    Founder and Chairman of the Conservative Arab Network

The Strasbourg Conference on International Law & Human Rights

"The Role of International Law to Promote Sustainable Development, Youth Empowerment & Women's Rights"

(Strasbourg, France; April 14th - 16th, 2014)
  • Dr. Alina Malinowska
    Researcher, Department of Human Rights, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University- Lublin, Poland
  • MEP Angelika Werthmann
    Member of the European Parliament
  • MP Anna Wallén
    Member of the Parliament of Sweden
  • Bozidar Jovanovic
    Consul of Serbia in Strasbourg
  • Judge Boštjan Zupančič
    Judge, the European Court of Human Rights
  • Judge Dmitry Dedov
    Judge, European Court of Human Rights
  • Judge Dragoljub Popovic
    Judge, European Court of Human Rights
  • MP Egidijus Vareikis,
    Member of the Parliament of Lithuania
  • Rt. Hon Mr. Elfyn Llwyd
    Member of the British Parliament
  • MP Fiona Mactaggart
    Member of the British Parliament
  • MEP Sir Graham Watson
    Member of European Parliament for the South West of England and Gibraltar; President, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • Grégory Thuan
    Laywer, Cabinet Hincker & Associés
  • Judge Ineta Ziemele
    Judge, Section President, European Court of Human Rights
  • MP Ján Figel
    Vice President, National Council of the Slovak Republic
  • MEP Kristiina Ojuland
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Ms. Lilja Gretarsdottir
    Senior Adviser on Migration, Council of Europe
  • Ms. Liri Kopachi
    Head of Equality Division, Council of Europe
  • Manuel Lezertua
    Director of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
  • Prof. Dr. Maurice Blanc
    Professor of Sociology, University of Strasbourg
  • Dr. Mohammad H. Zarei
    Assistant Professor of Public Law at Shahid Beheshti University, Faculty of Law, Tehran
  • MP Ögmundur Jónasson
    Member of the Parliament of Iceland
  • Ms. Petya Nestorova
    Executive Secretary of GRETA
  • Ms. Regína Jensdóttir
    Head of the Children´s Rights Division of the Council of Europe
  • Prof. Dr. Romuald Normand
    Professor of Sociology, University of Strasbourg
  • Prof. Dr. Scott Johns
    Lecturer, Immigration Rights and Individual Rights, University of Denver
  • Ms. Sandra Vermuyten
    Equality and Rights Officer of Public Services International - PSI
  • MEP Silvana Koch-Mehrin
    Member of the European Parliament
  • MP Tynkkynen Oras
    Member of the Parliament of Finland
  • MP Wayne David
    Member of the British Parliament

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU

"EU Cultural Diplomacy in Practice: Building Cultural Bridges within EU States and with the Global Community"

(Brussels; May 22nd - 24th, 2014)
  • H. E. Amb. Andrej Lepavcov
    Ambassador of Macedonia to the European Union
  • Barbara Gessler
    Head of Unit Creative Europe - Culture, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
  • H. E. Amb Brave Rona Ndisale
    Ambassador of Malawi to Belgium
  • Prof. Dr. Caterina Carta
    Assistant Professor, Department : International Affairs, Vesalius College
  • H. E. Amb. Chang-Beom Kim
    Ambassador of Korea to Belgium
  • Cristian Bădescu
    Deputy Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union
  • Senator Dominique Tilmans
    Member of the Belgian Senate
  • Prof. Dr. Frans de Ruiter
    Director Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
  • H. E. Amb. Fuad Isgandarov
    Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belgium, Luxembourg, & the EU
  • MEP George Sabin Cutas
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Glen Newey
    Professor, Political Theory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • MP Güler Turan
    Member of the Belgian Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Jacques Steenbergen
    President, Belgian Competition Authority
  • Jonas Slaats
  • Prof. Dr. Katie Goeman
    Assistant Professor, Center for Business Management Research, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
  • Koen de Decker       
  • Prof. Dr. Laurent de Briey
    Professor, Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Namur
  • H. E. Amb. Lazar Elenovski
    Ambassador of Macedonia to Belgium
  • MEP Leonidas Donskis
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Director Lieve Fransen
    Director, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Prof. Dr. Mario Telo
    Professor of Political Science, International Relations and European Union Studies, the Université Libre of Bruxelles (ULB)
  • Dr. Mark Corner
    Research Centre for Globalization, Innovation and Competition,  Catholic University of Leuven, Campus Brussels
  • H. E. Amb. Mitsuo Sakaba
    Ambassador of Japan to the Belgium
  • H. E. Amb. Mxolisi Sizo Nkosi
    Ambassador of South Africa to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU
  • Naima Charkaoui
    Directeur, Minderhedenforum vzw
  • Nicolas Nihon
    European Correspondent, Belgian Foreign Ministry
  • Olivier Maingain
    Mayor of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
  • Mr. Philip Heylen
    Head of Culture, Economics, Urban and Area Maintenance, Heritage and Liturgy, City of Antwerp
  • Prof. Dr. Quentin Michel
    Professor, Facultry of Law and Political Science, University of Liège
  • Prof. Dr. Séverine Dusollier
    Professor of Law, University of Namur
  • Viviane Cangeloni
  • Dr. Wolfgang Streitenberger
    Senior Advisor, Directorate-General for Regional Policy and Urban Development

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA

"US Cultural Diplomacy in Practice: Building Cultural Bridges to Strengthen the Relationships between America and the Global Community"

(Washington D.C., June 23th - 24th; Baltimore, June 25th; & New York City, June 26th - 27th, 2014)
  • Abha Dawesar
    Indian Novelist
  • Ahsin Rasheed
    Chairman & CEO of DDG
  • The Hon. Alberto Gonzales
    80th United States Attorney General of the United States
  • Amb. Andras Simonyi
    Managing director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
  • Angela Beeching
  • Prof. Dr. Angie Cruz
    Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Anna Yankova
    Director, International Affairs, Office of the Secretary of State of Maryland
  • Arnold Packer
    Former United States Assistant Secretary of Labor
  • Ashok Rajamani
  • Bob Dotson
    American Broadcast Journalist & Host of "American Story with Bob Dotson," NBC News Today Show
  • Boria Sax
    Writer & Journalist
  • Carl N. Grant, III
    EVP, Business Development
  • H.E. Amb. Elena Poptodorova
    Ambassador of Bulgaria to the United States
  • Elissa Bantug
    Project Coordinator of the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Emanuel Xavier
    Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Novelist, Editor, and Activist
  • Prof. Dr. Enrique S. Pumar
    Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology, Catholic University of America
  • James Finn Cotter
    Professor of English at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh NY
  • H.E. Amb. Jānis Mažeiks
    Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations
  • Jazliza Jamaluddin
    (PhD  researcher of Diplomatic History, University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Jeff Leen
    Assistant Managing Editor in Charge of the Investigations Unit, The Washington Post
  • Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa
    Professor of Public Administration at Appalachian State University
  • John D. Fonte
    Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for American Common Culture, Hudson Institute
  • Prof. Dr. John J. Tierney
    Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations; Academic Dean, Ad Interim;
  • Prof. Dr. Joseph L Adolphe
    Professor, Fine Arts, St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. John's University
  • Joseph Sung
    Director of North America for Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL)
  • Rear Admiral Dr. Joyce M. Johnson
    Rear Admiral (Ret.) U.S. Public Health Service
  • Kayvon Afshari
    Host & Executive Producer, the Mideast Show with Kayvon Afshari
  • Kenny Fame
    Poet & Musician
  • Larry Schugam
    Executive Vice President, the Baltimore Curriculum Project
  • Len Bernstein
  • Lionell Thomas
    Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
  • Ludwig Brunner
    Executive Director, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University
  • Maiken Tandgaard Derno
    Head of Culture and Public Diplomacy, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations
  • Margaret Newman
    Executive Director, Municipal Art Society of New York
  • Dr. Max Hilaire
    Associate Professor & Chairperson, Morgan State University
  • Megan Hamilton
    Program Director, Creative Alliance
  • Nasratullah Rasa
    (Project Director for the “Health Partners International of Canada” in Kabul, Afghanistan)
  • H.E. Amb. Dr. Neil Parsan
    Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States
  • Nina Bankova
    (Director, Professional Exchanges, Strategy and Business Development, World Trade Center Institute)
  • Dr. Oktar Babuna, MD
    Representative, A9 TV Turkey
  • Phil Eskeland
    Executive Director, Korea Economic Institute of America
  • Renée Watson
  • Senator Richard Bryan
    Former United States Senator
  • Robert S Walker
    Former Republican Chief Deputy Whip of the United States House of Representatives
  • H.E. Amb. Simona Miculescu
    Ambassador of Romania to the UN
  • Stuart Isacoff
  • Sussan Tahmasebi
    Co-Founder of the International Civil Society Action Network, Iran
  • Ms. Tatiana de Germán-Ribón
    First Secretary of Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Colombia to the United States
  • Teresa Lapid Rodriguez
    Director, George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University
  • Tia Powell Harris
    Executive Director, Weeksville Heritage Center
  • H.E. Amb. Vladimir Drobnjak
    Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations
  • Yerkin Akhinzhanov
    Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States
  • H.E. Amb. Yuriy Sergeyev
    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations
  • Yvonne Captain
    Director, MIPP Program Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

The Montenegro Symposium on International Law & Human Rights

"An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Role of International Law in Promoting Human Rights"

(Cetinje, Montenegro; July 8th - 10th, 2014)
  • Judge Abdulkadir Ilhani
    Deputy Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Turkey
  • Judge Borge Dahl
    Former President, Supreme Court of Denmark
  • President Branko Hrvatin
    President, Supreme court of Croatia
  • Judge Danute Jociene
    Judge, Constitutional Court of Lithuania
  • The Hon. Dirk Niebel
    Minister of Economic Cooperation & Development of Germany (2009-13)
  • Minister Duško Marković
    Minister of Justice of Montenegro
  • Judge Fausto Pocar
    Judge Fausto Pocar, Former President, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
  • President Fejzullah Hasani
    President, Supreme court of Kosovo
  • President Filip Vujanović
    President of Montenegro
  • Judge Göran Lambertz
    Judge, Supreme Court of Sweden; Former Chancellor of Justice of Sweden
  • Minister Igor Luksic
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro
  • Judge Ildiko Marosi Horcherne
    Judge, Supreme court of Hungary
  • Judge Iulia-Cristina Tarcea
    Vice-President, High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania
  • Director Irakli Khutsurauli
    Manager of the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Judge Ivica Stanković
    Judge of the Supreme Court of Montenegro
  • Ombudsman Ixhet Memeti
    Ombudsman of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Jelena Djonovic Vukotic
    Manager of the Program, UNDP Office in Montenegro
  • Ombudsman José de Faria Costa
    Ombudsman of Portugal
  • Judge Julia Sebutinde
    Judge, the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
  • Ombudsman Juris Jansons
    Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia
  • Judge Milka Ristova
    Judge, Supreme Court of Macedonia
  • Amb. Mitja Drobnic
    Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro
  • Prof. Dr. Mladen Vukcevic
    Dean of the Faculty of Law-Mediterranean, Podgorica University
  • Judge Petre Lazaroui
    Judge, Constitutional Court of Romania
  • Sanja Bojanic
    Head of the Sector for Democratic Management, UNDP Office in Montenegro
  • Director Sinisa Bjekovic
    Director of the Center for Human Rights in Podgorica
  • President Vesna Medenica
    President, Supreme Court of Montenegro
  • Judge Xhezair Zaganjori
    Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Albania
  • President Zelimir Baric
    President of the Supreme court of Republika Srpska
  • Zoran Pazin
    Representative of Montenegro before the Strasbourg Court

The Madrid Symposium on Peace Building & Conflict Resolution

"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue & Global Political Discourse"

(Madrid, Spain; July 15th - 17th, 2014)
  • The Hon. Agbéyomé Messan Kodjo
    Former Prime Minister of Togo; Former President of the National Assembly of Togo
  • Prof. Dr. Alfred Gutiérrez-Kavanagh 
    Professor of International Relations & the Middle East, Comillas University of Madrid
  • Antonio Alonso Martinez   
    Celebrated Spanish Painter
  • H.E. Vicar Bernardo Torres Escudero
    Judicial Vicar, Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Real, Spain
  • The Hon. Cheick Modibo Diarra  
    Former Prime Minister of Mali
  • MP Don. Conrado Escobar
    Member of the Spanish Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Emilio Sáenz-Francés San Baldomero 
    Professor, Department of International Relations, Universidad de Comillas
  • Iñigo Henriquez de Luna Losada  
    Member, Madrid City Council; President of the People's Party of the Salamanca district
  • Joe O'Reilly TD
    Member of Irish Parliament
  • MP José Ignacio Sánchez Amor
    Member of the Spanish Parliament; Former Vice President of the Junta de Extremadura
  • The Hon. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
    Former Prime Minister of Spain
  • Prof. Dr. José María Mella Márquez   
    Professor, Institute for Economics & Development Policy, Autonomous University of Madrid
  • MP Juan Moscoso del Prado Hernández
    Member of the Spanish Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Karl P. Donfried
    Professor Emeritus of Religion and Biblical Literature, Smith College USA
  • H. E. Amb. Kastriot Robo  
    Ambassador of Albania to Spain
  • The Hon. Lawrence Gonzi 
    Former Prime Minister of Malta; 4th Chairperson-in-office of the Commonwealth of Nations
  • Sen. Leila Aïchi    
    Member of the French Senate
  • Luis Delgado
    Celebrated Spanish Musician
  • Marcos García
    Director, Medialab Prado
  • Prof. Dr. Marta Genís Pedra
    Director, Applied Language Department, Universidad Nebrija, Spain
  • Miguel Ors Villarejo
    Deputy Chief Editor, Actualidad Económica
  • Prof. Dr. Ovidi Carbonell Cortés
    Professor of Translation Studies; Director, Spanish-Japanese Cultural Center, University of Salamanca
  • Pat Breen TD
    Member of the Irish Parliament; Chairman Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Sen. Pedro Manuel Hernández López  
    Member of the Spanish Senate
  • President Rajkeswur Purryag, GCSK, GOSK
    President of the Republic of Mauritius
  • Prof. Dr. Rodríguez García-Brazales Ángel    
    Professor of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Department, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • The Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
    Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
  • Samuel Aranda    
    Celebrated Spanish Photojournalist
  • H. E. Amb. Slobodan Chashulev
    Ambassador of Macedonia to Spain
  • President Václav Klaus
    Former President of the Czech Republic
  • H. E. Amb. Valeriu Gheorghiu 
    Ambassador of Modavia in Spain
  • Virginia P. Alonso   
    Vice Director, Grupo 20 Minutos
  • H. E. Amb. Yuli Mumpuni 
    Ambassador of Indonesia to Spain

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany 2014

“Cultural Diplomacy in the German Public & Private Sectors”

(Berlin; July 29th - 31st, 2014)
  • H. E. Amb. Alberto Guani
    Ambassador of Uruguay to Germany
  • H.E. Amb. Caetano Luís Pequito De Almeida Sampaio
    Ambassador of Portugal to Germany
  • The Hon. Dirk Niebel
    Minister of Economic Cooperation & Development of Germany (2009-13)
  • Dr. Elke Ritt
    Head, Creative Europe, the British Council Germany; Member of the Faculty, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
  • Dr. Henning Riecke
    Program Director, Transatlantic Relations, German Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer, MdB
    Member of the German Parliament
  • Amb. Karl-Erik Normann
    Former Swedish Ambassador; Secretary General, European Cultural Parliament
  • Katja Hermes
    Director, German Office, Sound Diplomacy
  • Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke
    Founder, Youth Connected By Sounds International Radio
  • Dr. Ognian Hishow, Researcher
    EU-Integration, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
  • Dr. R Andreas Kraemer
    Founding Director of Ecologic Institute in Berlin
  • Dr. Tahsin Yilmaz
    Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Turkey to Germany
  • Tatsuya Machida
    Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Japan to Germany
  • Stephan Mayer, MdB
    Member of the German Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Gil
    Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Literature, Science and Art History, Technical University of Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Macho
    Professor, Institute for Cultural Studies, Humboldt University
  • State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn (MdB)
    Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation of Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
    Academic Director - Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)

Cool North - Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordic Countries

"Strategies for Regional Development, Cooperation, Good Neighbor Relations"

(Copenhagen; September 8th - 9th, 2014)
  • Annika Rembe
    CEO, the Swedish Institute
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Henningsen       
    Honorary Professor at the Department for Northern European Studies, Humboldt University
  • The Hon. Bertel Haarder
    Vice President, Danish Parliament; Former Danish Minister of Education, Interior, Health, Science, Technology and Progress
  • Secretary General Dagfinn Høybråten          
    Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Geir Helgesen        
    Director, the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
  • The Hon. Halldor Asgrimsson   
    Former Prime Minister of Iceland; Former Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Inger Blix Kvammen
    Administrative Director, Pikene på Broen
  • Prof. Dr. Jakob Skovgaard Petersen
    Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
  • Karina Petersone
    Director, the Latvian Institute
  • Amb. Karl-Erik Norrman
    Former Swedish Ambassador; Secretary General, European Cultural Parliament
  • Lene Espersen
    Chairman, the Baltic Development Forum (BDF)
  • Marcus Andersson
    Partner and Head of Research, Tendensor AB
  • Minister Marianne Jelved
    Minister of Culture of Denmark
  • Dr. Marie-Louise von Plessen   
    Art Historian & Curator
  • Amb. Michael Metz Mørch
    Director, the Danish Cultural Institute
  • Michael Nellemann
    Director, Nivaagaards Malerisamling
  • The Hon. Mogens Lykketoft
    Speaker of The Danish Parliament
  • Morten Traavik
    Norwegian Artist
  • Amb. Ole Egebjerg Mikkelsen
    Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
  • Prof. Dr. Ole Wæver
    Professor and Center Director, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
  • Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning   
    Director, the Center for Cultural and Experience Economy, Denmark

Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Francophone Region

"The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in the Francophone Region"

(The French National Assembly, Paris; September 22nd, 2014)
  • Alain-Gérard Slama
    Editorialiste, journaliste, historien
  • Alexandra Vandernoot
    Actrice belge
  • S.E. M. Ali Al-Tarrah
    Ambassadeur du Koweit à l’UNESCO
  • Androula Michael
    Présidente de Chypre Culture à Paris
  • Christian Cappe
    Founder & CEO Cristal Festival
  • Christian Le Roux
    Directeur de Cabinet, Conseil économique social et environnemental
  • Diana Ignatova
    Directeur de l’Institut culturel bulgare à Paris; Attaché culturel de l’Ambassade de Bulgarie en France
  • Eric Revel
    Directeur général de “La Chaine Info”
  • Fabienne Reuter
    Délégué général de Wallonie-Bruxelles en France
  • Ian Morissette 
    Délégué pour la Francophonie et les Affaires multilatérales, Délégation générale du Québec en France
  • S.E. M. Ivo Goldstein
    Ambassadeur de Croatie en France
  • Jacques Toubon
    Défenseur des droits; ancien ministre de la Culture et de la Francophonie
  • S.E. M. Jean Bio Chabi Orou
    Ambassadeur du Bénin à l’UNESCO; ancien ministre de l’Education
  • S.E. M. Jean-Frédéric Jauslin
    Ambassadeur de Suisse à l’UNESCO
  • Juan Manuel Bonet
    Directeur de l’Institut Cervantes à Paris
  • S.E. M. Kenjiro Monji
    Ambassadeur du Japon en France
  • Michèle Alliot-Marie
    Ancien ministre des Affaires étrangères et européennes
  • S.E. M. Miguel Angel Estrella
    Ambassadeur d’Argentine à l’UNESCO
  • S.E. M. Porfirio Thierry Muñoz Ledo
    Ambassadeur de Mexico à l’UNESCO
  • Radu Ciobotea
    Directeur adjoint de l’Institut culturel Roumain à Paris
  • Raphaël Lliogier
    Sociologue et philosophe; professeur à l’Institut d’études politiques d’Aix-en-Provence
  • Régine Lavoie
    Conseillère du Secrétaire général de la Francophonie
  • S.E. Mme Veronika Stabej
    Ambassadeur de Slovénie en France

Moscow Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2014

“Striking a Chord Between the East and the West”

(Moscow; September 25th - 27th, 2014)
  • Prof. Dr. A.B. Manoilo
    Professor, Department of Political Science MSU Lomonosov
  • Prof. Dr. Aleksey L. Nikolov
    Managing Director of RT (Russia Today)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Merzlov
    Head of Sustainable Rural Development Center, Timiryazev Agricultural State University
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander O. Naumov
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science MSU Lomonosov
  • Prof. Dr. Alexey Gromyko
    Professor, Faculty of International Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Andrash Barani
    Director, Balassi Institute - Hungarian Cultural Centre in Moscow
  • H. E. Amb. Astra Kurme
    Ambassador of Latvia to the Russian Federation
  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Moscow Center
  • Ivan Ozhogin
    Russian Actor & Opera Singer
  • Kirill Oleinik
  • Lev Voronkov
    Head of the Nordic Department of the Center for Nordic and Baltic Studies, MGIMO University
  • Liudmila Tsoy
    Director of Moscow Youth Multifunctional Center
  • Maria Morozova
    Director, The Timchenko Fondation
  • Rahul Shrivastava
    Political Counsellor, Embassy of India to Russia
  • Dr. Teodora Yannitsi
    Director of the Hellenic Cultural Center of Moscow
  • Prof. Dr. Valery Tishkov
    Professor, Ethnology, Russian State University for the Humanities, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Vasily Tsereteli
    Director, Moscow Museum of Modern Art
  • The Hon. Dr. Vladimir Filippov
    Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Former Minister of Education of Russia
  • Prof. Dr. Vladimir Tonkha
    Professor and Head of the Cello Department, Russian Gnessins Academy of Music
  • Prof. Dr. William Schmidt
    Professor, Department of Ethnic and Federative Relations, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration