Advisory Board of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is composed of personalities from over thirty countries: France, Hungary, Afghanistan, Estonia, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Mauritius, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Finland, Austria, Italy, Germany, Lebanon, Armenia, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Croatia, Seychelles, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Bahrain, Japan, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Panama, Malaysia, Thailand,...

Some members of the Consultative Advisory Board are:

Senator Alan Ferguson: 22nd President of the Senate of Australia, former senator from South Australia

President Alfredo Palacio: former President of Ecuador

His Excellency Dr. Ali Ahmad Jalali: former Afghan Interior Minister.

Ambassador András Simonyi General Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins, former Ambassador of Hungary in the United States

Honorable Anna Diamantopoulou: former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, former Greek Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping

Professor Dr. Aquien Pascal: Vice President of the Scientific Council, Université Paris Sorbonne 4

President Arnold Rüütel: former President of Estonia

Professor Dr. D. Athanasios Koustelios. Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Thessaly, Greece

Excellency Bertie Ahern: former Prime Minister of Ireland

Bill Summers: Famous American musician

President Uteem: former President of the Republic of Mauritius

Lieutenant General Clarence McKnight: Former Director - Command, Control and Communications of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Army of the United States.

Excellency Cyril Svoboda: Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Deputy, Former Minister of foreign Affairs

David Soul: famous actor, Director and singer

Prof. Dr. Dragan Domazet: Rector of the Metropolitan University of Belgrade (Serbia)

Excellency Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili: former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State of Georgia for Reintegration, former Minister of foreign Affairs

Elena Poptodorova Ambassador: Ambassador of Bulgaria in the United States

President Emil Constantinescu: Former President of Romania, former Rector of the University of Bucharest

Prof. Dr. Enver Halilovic. Rector of the University of Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Excellency Dr. Erato Kozakou - Marcoullis: Former Minister of foreign Affairs of Cyprus

Minister Erkki Tuomioja: Minister for foreign Affairs of Finland

Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges: former President of the Luxembourg Parliament, former Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs

Excellency Dr. Erhard Busek: Former Vice Chancellor of Austria, Former Minister of Education of Austria

Professor Dr. Euripides Stephanou: Rector of the University of Crete

Excellency Francesco Rutelli: Former Prime Minister of Italy, former Minister of Culture and tourism, former Major of Rome

Excellency Franco Frattini: former Foreign Minister of Italy, former European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security

Dr. Gerhard Prätorius: Head of Coordination CSR and Sustainability, Volkswagen AG (Germany)

Gigi Tevzadze Excellency Rector of Ilia State University (Georgia)

Professor Dr. Gwenaele Proutière - Maulión: Vice President European Affairs and International Relations, University of Nantes (France)

Halldór Ásgrímsson Excellency: Former Prime Minister of Iceland, Former Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Professor Dr. Hassan B. Diab: Former Minister of Education and Higher Education of Lebanon

Hrant Bagratyan Excellency: Former Prime Minister of Armenia

Ian Gillan: Singer and songwriter with Deep Purple (United Kingdom)

Dr. Ioannis Kasoulides Minister: Minister of foreign Affairs of Cyprus

Professor Dr. Ivan Ilchev: Rector of the University of Sofia (Bulgaria)

Excellency Dr. Jacques F. Poos: Former Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Minister of foreign Affairs

Jadranka Kosor Excellency: Former Prime Minister of Croatia

Lieutenant General (retired) James B. Peake: sixth Secretary of Veterans Affairs of the United States, former Surgeon General of the United States Army

Admiral James Milton Loy: Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States.

President James R. Mancham: Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles

Jan Figel Excellency Vice President of the National Council of Slovakia, European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth

Jan Philipp Goertz Director of Government Relations, Lufthansa AG (Germany).

Jan -Erik Enestam Excellency: Secretary-General of the Nordic Council, former Finnish Minister of Defence and Environment

Janez Jansa Excellency: Former Prime Minister of Slovenia

Minister Jean Paul Adam: Minister of foreign Affairs of Seychelles

Joris Voorhoeve Excellency: Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors of Oxfam International, former Dutch Minister of Defense

Admiral Dr. Joyce M. Johnson (the United States)

Professor Dr. Karl P. Donfried: Emeritus Professor of Religion and Biblical Literature, Smith College United States

Katalin Bogyay Ambassador: Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Hungary to UNESCO and President of the General Conference of UNESCO (2011 - 2013)

Dr. Khaldoon Aba Hussain Executive Director Isa Cultural Centre, Bahrain

Senator Larry Pressler Lee: Former South Dakota Senator

Excellency László Kovács. Former European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union

Excellency Luc van den Brande. Former Minister - President of Flanders - Belgium, Former President of the European Committee of the regions

Professor Dr. Ludomir Šlahor: Vice Rector for International Relations, Comenius University, Bratislava (Slovakia)

Marcia Barrett celebrated artist, singer of Boney M (the United States)

Mari Kiviniemi Excellency: Former Prime Minister of Finland

Excellency Masaharu Nakagawa: Former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan

Mirko Cvetkovic Excellency: Former Prime Minister of Serbia

Mirko Tomassoni Excellency: Member of Parliament for San Marino, Former Captain Regent of San Marino

Ambassador Mohamed Orabi: Former Minister of foreign Affairs of Egypt, former Egyptian Ambassador to Germany

Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer: President of Hacettepe University, Turkey

Nouzha Skalli Honourable Member of Parliament of Morocco, former Moroccan Minister of Social Development, Family and Solidarity

Jonasson Ögmundur Excellency: Former Minister of the Interior of Iceland, Former Minister of Justice and Human Rights

Professor Dr. Patrick Quinn. Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky: Former Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (the United States)

Excellency Rexhep Meidani: Former President of Albania, Former Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana, Albania

Roselyne Bachelot- Narquin Excellency. Former French Minister of Social Affairs and Sports, former Minister of the Environment

Rubén Arosemena Valdes Excellency. Former Vice President of Panama

Excellency W. Said Musa: Former Prime Minister of Belize

Professor Dr. Sibrandes Poppema. President of the University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Excellency Simon Crean: Former Australian Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, former Minister for the Arts

Dr. Solomon Isaac Passy Excellency: former Minister of foreign Affairs of Bulgaria

Excellency Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi: Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), former General Director of the World Trade Organization

Theodoros Pangalos Excellency: Former Deputy Prime Minister of Greece

Senator Tim Hutchinson Former U.S. Senator Arkansas

President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici: Former President of Malta

Honourable Dr. Vaira Vike- Freiberga: Former President of Latvia

President Valdis Zatlers. Former President of Latvia

Judge Vesna Medenica: Chief Justice of Montenegro

Professor Dr. Vlad Nistor: President of the Senate. University of Bucharest (Romania)

Professor Dr. Wahid Omar, President and Vice - Chancellor, University of Technology Malaysia

Yasar Yakis Excellency: former Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey

Excellency Yves Leterme: Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, Former Prime Minister of Belgium

Professor Dr. Zvonimir Paul Separovic: Former Minister of Justice of Croatia, Former Rector of the University of Zagreb, Croatia

Pedro Nonell, Founder of EENI, Spain.

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