Archives: Speakers

Nienke van Schaverbeke

Nienke van Schaverbeke is the Head of Europeana Collections at the Europeana Foundation, TheHague, Netherlands. Europeana is the European Commissionʼs digital platform for cultural heritage. Through Europeana, citizens and the cultural and creative industries can access European culture for the widest possible variety of purposes. She has over 15 years of experience in the publishing…

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Colette Mazzucelli

Colette Mazzucelli teaches international relations, among other courses, at New York University. Her diplomatic experience includes hosting the International Visitor Leadership Program with theUS Department of State. Dr Mazzucelli is an alumna of the Global Diplomacy Lab. She is a former director of the International Programs, Budapest Institute for Graduate International and Diplomatic Studies. A…

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O-Gon Kwon

O-Gon Kwon is president of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from December 2017 for a term of three years. He also serves as president of the International Law Institute of Kim & Chang, a law-firm in Korea, as well as of the Korean Society of Law. His previous positions…

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Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi

Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing of the UAE Government and Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future. Ms Al Roumi is the Vice Chair of the World Government Summit Organization, a member of the UN Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council and the WEF Young Global…

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Fatou Bensouda

Fatou Bensouda: Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, having been elected in 2011 by consensus by the Assembly of States Parties. Previously, she served as the Court’s first deputy prosecutor (2004 to May 2012), senior legal advisor and head of the Legal Advisory Unit of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (2002 to 2004), and…

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Shada Islam

Shada Islam is responsible for policy oversight of Friends of Europe’s initiatives, activities and publications concerning the future of Europe, migration, the Asia Programme and the Development Policy Forum. Ms Islam is a visiting professor at the College of Europe (Natolin), where she teaches Asia-Europe relations, and is also a Fellow at Vrije University Brussel….

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Antje Herrberg

CEO of MediatEUr, Adjunct Professor College of Europe. Mediation Expert, facilitator and adviser to 13 peace processes, positions included: Member of the UN Standby Team for Mediation, UN Director and chief facilitation adviser to Ahtisaari at the Crisis Management Initiative, Europe Director for Interpeace, and Director at the EastWest Institute.

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Janez Potocnik

Janez Potocnik is a PhD economist, former director of IMAD, former minister of European affairs, former head of the negotiating team for the accession of Slovenia to the EU and former EU commissioner for science and research and for the environment, currently serving as Co-Chair of the UN International Resource Panel and Partner SYSTEMIQ.

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Michel Barnier

Commission’s Chief Negotiator for Article 50 negotiations (since October 2016). Mr Barnier previously held various positions, both in France and at the European level. He was minister of foreign affairs (2004–2005), minister of state for European affairs (1995–1997), and minister of the environment (1993–1995). He has also served as a European commissioner for regional policy…

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Borut Pahor

Borut Pahor: President of the Republic of the Slovenia for a second term, which started on 23rd of December 2017. In his long political career, he was elected as member of the European Parliament, appointed as president of the National Assembly and as a prime minister. He started his professional career in 1990, as a delegate…

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