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7th UNAOC Global Forum Speakers and Moderators

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Ilham Aliyev
i

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
n

United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

Ban Ki-moon
b

United Nations Secretary-General

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
r

President of the Republic of Turkey

José Manuel García-Margallo
j

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain

Abulfas Garayev
a

Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the National Organizing Committee for the UNAOC 7th Global Forum

Mehriban Aliyeva
m

President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Azerbaijan, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
j

Former Prime Minister of Spain

Elmar Mammadyarov
e

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Dominique de Villepin
d

Former Prime Minister and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
m

President of Malta

Harlem Désir
h

French Minister of State for European Affairs

Miguel Ángel Moratinos
m

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain

Ahmad Alhendawi
a

United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

Letizia Moratti
l

Co-Founder and Representative of the Community of San Patrignano

Jean-Paul Laborde
j

Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate

Maged Abdelaziz
m

Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on Africa, United Nations

Leyla Aliyeva
l

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Azerbaijan, Goodwill Ambassador of Food and Agricultural Association of the United Nations

Christian Karembeu
c

International Footballer

Nihal Saad
n

Chief of Cabinet and Spokesperson to the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Wakar Uddin
w

Director General, Arakan Rohingya Union

Susan Sachs
s

Award-winning Journalist and Editor Specializing in Foreign Affairs

Raphael Minder
r

Spain and Portugal Correspondent, the International New York Times

Menno Ettema
m

No Hate Speech Campaign Coordinator, Council of Europe

Kemal Ilter
k

Visiting Professor of Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

William Vendley
w

Secretary General of the World Conference of Religions for Peace

Elshad Nasirov
e

Vise President of SOCAR

Tageldin Hamad
t

Secretary General, Universal Peace Federation International

Tiina Mylly
t

Strategies and Partnerships Business 4 Peace at United Nations Global Compact

Ursula Wynhoven
u

Chief, Social, Governance, Legal, United Nations Global Compact

Peter Gorgievski
p

Chief Executive Officer of Global Dialogue Foundation

Ozonnia Ojielo
o

Cluster Director and Regional Cluster Leaders – Governance and Peacebuilding, United Nations Development Programme

Hanifa Mezoui
h

Senior Advisor to the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Louise Kantrow
l

Permanent Representative of the International Chamber of Commerce to the United Nations

Liberato Bautista
l

Chairperson, Committee of Religious NGOs, United Nations and International Affairs

Jean-Pierre Diserens
j

Secretary-General of the Convention of Independent Financial Advisors (CIFA)

François Loriot
f

SDGs Human Rights Advocate and Vice President of BAIGO

Jeffrey Haynes
j

Director of Faculty Research, Professor of Politics, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation

Philippe Alfonsi
p

TV Journalist

Mustapha Tlili
m

Senior Advisor to the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Antoine Gallimard
a

Publisher, Editions Gallimard

Abdelmajid Charfi
a

President of Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

Timothy Receveur
t

Director, PeaceTech Lab, Inc.

Tanya Silverman
t

Coordinator Against Violent Extremism Programme, Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Renee Black
r

President, PeaceGeeks

Hans Shakur
h

Founder, Games for Peace

Adel Iskandar
a

Professor, Simon Fraser University

Aaditeshwar Seth
a

Co-founder, Gram Vaani

Hijran Huseynova
h

Chairwoman of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic

Ossamah Al Abed Almohsen
o

Football Coach

Honey Thaljieh
h

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

Evelyn Watta
e

Journalist, AIPS

Nelsa Curbelo Cora
n

Municipality of Guayaquil

Audrey Singer
a

Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

Kristin Surak
k

Associate Professor of Politics, SOAS, University of London, Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Juliana Kerr
j

Director, Global Cities and Immigration, Chicago Council of Global Affairs

Jenny Phillimore
j

Professor and Director, Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham

Daniel Denvir
d

Staff Writer, Salon

Dana Wagner
d

Senior Researcher, Global Diversity Exchange, Ryerson University

Novruz Mammadov
n

Deputy Head of the President Administration, Head of Foreign Relations Department of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Sundeep Waslekar
s

President, Strategic Foresight Group

Samir Barhoum
s

Editor-in-chief, The Jordan Times

Nasharudin Mat Isa
n

CEO of Global Movement of Moderates Foundation

Lord Alderdice
l

Former Speaker of the Northern Island Assembly, House of Lords

Jean-Yves Ollivier
j

Chairman of Brazzaville Foundation for Peace and Conservation

Egemen Bağış
e

Former Minister of European Union Affairs of Turkey

Christina Elizabeth Rodríguez
c

Co-Founder, EXPO Collective

Vania Andre
v

Editor in Chief, The Haitian Times

Jose Antonio Vargas
j

Founder, Define American

David Mason
d

Director, Cast From the Storm

Colin Boyd Shafer
c

Documentary Photographer, Cosmopolis Toronto

Claudia Nunez
c

Digital Director, Los Angeles Times en Español, Founder, Migrahack, Institute for Justice & Journalism

Fuad Muradov
f

Chair, Youth Committee of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Taras Dzyubanskyy
t

Founder, Libertas Center for Interreligious and Interconfessional Understanding

Susan Shepler
s

Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University

Shreya Jani
s

Managing Trustee, Standing Together to Enable Peace (STEP)

Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba
e

Executive Director, New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation (NEEDCSI)

Eliane Hamdan
e

Project Coordinator, Search for Common Ground - Lebanon

Ali Al Majzoub
a

Member of local authority and Social-Cultural committee working on social cohesion and inclusivity, Majdel Anjar, Lebanon

Mikayil Jabbarov
m

Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Olga Kuznetsova
o

Head of International Cooperation Administration, Siberian Federal University

Ekaterina Chimiris
e

Education Officer, Russian International Affairs Council

Belén Alfaro Hernández
b

Ambassador at Large for Alliance of Civilizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain

Mark Fowler
m

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Emna Jeblaoui
e

President, International Institute of Human Development

Abdulaziz Sachedina
a

Professor, IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies, George Mason University

Vincenzo Morlini
v

Chief Executive Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs

Zainal Bagir
z

Executive Director, Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University

Abdulaziz Othman Altwairji
a

Director General, Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)

Maria Ranieri
m

Professor, University Florence

Sally Reynolds
s

Director, Media & Learning

Sanjay Asthana
s

Professor, Middle Tennessee State University

Renee Hobbs
r

Professor, University of Rhode Island

Alton Grizzle
a

Programme Specialist, UNESCO

Ashraf El Nour
a

Permanent Observer of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to the United Nations

Vinay Rai
v

Director, Nomadic Haat

Merybell Reynoso
m

Filmmaker

Kayf Abdulqadir
k

Filmmaker

Jordi Torrent
j

UNAOC Project Manager - Media Literacy Education

Breech Asher Harani
b

Filmmaker

Awais Ali
a

Filmmaker

Sandro Teti
s

Director of the Italian Branch of the Baku International Multiculturalism Center

Natalia Krasovskaya
n

Executive Director of Baku International Multiculturalism Center Moscow branch

Vidas Kavaliauskas
v

Professor, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences

Teresa Damásio
t

Director of International Relations at the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies

Kamal Abdullayev
k

State Counsellor of the Republic of Azerbaijan on interethnic, multicultural and religious affairs

Birgit Weissgerber
b

Executive Director of Baku International Multiculturalism Center Dresden branch

Azad Mammadov
a

Executive Director of Baku International Multiculturalism Centre

Alexander Nesterov
a

Head of the Department of European Studies, Institute of Social and Political Sciences, B.Yeltsin Ural Federal University

Talal Al-Hothal
t

Senior Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Education Above All (EAA)

Meeran Nagi
m

Program Specialist, Education Above All (EAA)

Margaret Sinclair
m

Technical Adviser, Education Above All Foundation (EAA)

Recep Şentürk
r

Director General of the Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Turkey

Jakipbek Altayev
j

Director of Al-Farabi Center, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Galim Mutanov
g

Rector of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Bilal Kuşpınar
b

Necmettin Erbakan University

Bekir Karlığa
b

Professor of Islamic Philosophy at Bahçeşehir University, Chairman of the National Coordination Committee of the Alliance of Civilizations

Anas Al-Shaikh-Ali
a

Association of Muslim Social Scientists

Alparslan Açıkgenç
a

Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Turkey

Rustem Khairov
r

Executive Director, Foundation For Survival and Development of Humanity

Federico Mayor Zaragoza
f

Ambassador for United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Chairman of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace

Enrique Gaspar
e

President, Nexos-Alianza

Ali Moussa Iye
a

Head of the Department of History and Memory for Dialogue, UNESCO

Mohammed Abu-Nimer
m

Senior Adviser to Secretary-General, KAICIID

Halit Eren
h

Director General, Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA)

Gunay Efendiyeva
g

President of the Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation

Doudou Diene
d

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

Darkhan Kydyrali
d

President of the International Turkic Academy

Michele Fasano
m

SATTVA FILMS production and school SRL

Michele Capasso
m

President, Fondazione Mediterraneo

Marta Taverna
m

Advisor, Art & Communication Consultancy

Fabio Storer
f

Strategic Governance and Financial Audit and Communication/Public Relations -Fondazione Fiera

Enrico Granara
e

Ambassador, Minister Plenipotentiary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy

Mari Ullmann
m

World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)

Sölvi Karlsson
s

United Network of Young Peacebuilders

Rashid Zuberu
r

Founder, Young Peace Brigades and member of United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders)

Jean-Luc Slock
j

Filmmaker

Zhonghang Li
z

Secretary-General of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce

Jianzhong Lu
j

Founding chairman of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce

Tariq Ali Al-Ansari
t

Director, International Technical Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Jolene Jerard
j

Research Fellow and Manager, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

Azer Khalilov
a

Director General, Caspian International Broadcasting Company

Tania Bruguera
t

Installation and Performance Artist

Ahmed Salim
a

Managing Director 1001 Inventions

Jean-Christophe Bas
j

Founder and CEO, The Global Compass

Mike Hardy
m

Coventry University Professor and Director of Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Kamal Boraiqa Abdelsalam
k

Professor, Al-Azhar University

Cardinal John Onaiyekan
c

Roman Catholic Cardinal Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria

Allahshukur Pashazade
a

Sheikh ul-Islam and Grand Mufti of the Caucasus

Fatemeh Hashemi Rafsanjani
f

Secretary-General of Women's Solidarity Association of Iran

Oumou Sall Seck
o

Mayor of the City of Goundam, Mali

Anna Fumarola
a

Project Manager, Women for Africa Foundation

Christian Morissette
c

Chief, Distribution and Development, Wapikoni Mobile

Mélodie Jourdain-Michel
m

Spokesperson, Wakiponi Mobile

Ibrahim Gambari
i

Chairman and Founder, Savannah Center for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development in Nigeria

Pan Guang
p

Ambassador for United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS)

Samia Bibars
s

Director, Inter-Civilizations Dialogue Department, League of Arab States

Azad Rahimov
a

Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Shahin Mustafayev
s

Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Elkhan Mammadov
e

General Secretary of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA)

Ann-Belinda Preis
a

Chief of the Intercultural Dialogue Section, UNESCO

Ali Hasanov
a

National Adviser to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Zhang Ming
z

Director, World Ecological Safety Council

Giampaolo Pioli
g

President, United Nations Correspondents Association

Meghann Villanueva
m

International Peace Advocate and Peace Education Trainer

Farhad Hajiyev
f

Executive Director of the Youth Foundation of Azerbaijan

Wu Jisong
w

Chair, China Recycle Economy Development

Firudin Gurbanov
f

Deputy Education Minister, Azerbaijan

Aleksandr Bolotnov
a

International Programs Coordinator, National Youth Council of Russia

Lukiana Suvororova
l

Vice-Chairman, National Youth Council of Russia