Conference Locations:

UN Headquarters NYC
UNDP Offices, Washington D.C.

The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy & the UN

"Cultural Diplomacy & Soft Power in an Interdependent World: The Opportunities for Global Governance"

(New York City & Washington D.C.; February 21st - 24th, 2012)

Conference Speakers

The speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from the UN, international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

Speakers for the Conference Include:
  • Prof. Dr. Abdul Aziz Said
    Professor of International RelationsInternational Peace and Conflict Resolution ProgramAmerican University
  • Dr. Afredita Hakaj
    Assistant Director for the Centre for International Human Rights
  • H. E. Amb. Ahmad Kamal
    Senior Fellow United Nations Institute for Training and Research
  • Lieutenant General Clarence E. McKnight (Ret.)
    Former General in the US Army
  • H. E.  Amb. Csaba Kőrösi
    Ambassador of Hungary to the United Nations
  • Dr. Eduardo Ochoa
    Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary EducationUSA Government
  • H. E. Amb Elena Poptodorova
    Ambassador of Bulgaria to the United States
  • Frank Ucciardo
    UN Correspondent for CBS
  • Hussein Haeri
    Attorney Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Prof. Dr. Jean Krasno
    Associate Research Scientist and Lecturer in Political Science
  • Prof. Dr. José Alvarez
    Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International LawNew York University
  • Rear Admiral Joyce M. Johnson (Ret.)
    Former Director of Health and Safety for the U.S. Coast Guard
  • H. E. Amb. Kazuo Kodama
    Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
  • Sen. Larry Pressler
    Former US Senator from South Dakota
  • Maria Jessop
    Senior Program OfficerAcademy for International Conflict Management and Peace buildingUS Institute of Peace
  • Mike BeardDirector
    Better World Campaign
  • H. E. Amb. Mitar Kujundzic
    Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States
  • The Hon. Nazar Al Baharna
      Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain
  • H. E. Amb. Neil Parsan
    Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations
  • Patrick Worsnip
    Chief Correspondent United NationsReuters
  • Major General Paul Eaton (Ret.)
    Senior Adviser to the National Security NetworkRetired United States Army General
  • Philippe Kridelka
    Director UNESCO New York Office and former Representative to the United Nations
  • H. E. Amb. Ranko Vilovic
    Ambassador of Croatia to the UN
  • H. E. Amb. Robert Pearson
    President IREX
  • Prof. Dr. Ryan Irwin
    Professor International Security StudiesYale University
  • H. E. Amb. Simona-Mirela Miculescu
    Ambassador of Romania to the UN
  • H. E. Amb. Thomas Stelzer
    United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency AffairsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs
  • William Davis
    Director Washington Representation OfficeUnited Nations Development Program (UNDP)