Professor Pan Guang

Professor Pan Guang is the Director of the Shanghai Center for International Studies and the Institute of European & Asian Studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He is also the Director of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies Center in Shanghai, Dean of the Center of [...]

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Mr. Ali Alatas

(November 4, 1932 – December 11, 2008)
Mr. Ali Alatas was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and studied at the Academy for the Foreign Service and at the University of Indonesia. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1988-1999. During his tenure as a diplomat with the Foreign [...]

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Ms. Shobana Bhartia

Ms. Shobhana Bhartia is Vice-Chairperson and Editorial Director of HT Media Ltd., India’s second largest print media company, publisher of India’s second most read English daily, Hindustan Times and India’s third most read Hindi daily, Hindustan. Among her other achievements in the media field, Ms. Bhartia is [...]

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Dr. Nafis Sadik

Dr. Nafis Sadik is Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General, and Under-Secretary-General and Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific. Educated in medicine and gynecology in Calcutta, Karachi, and at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Sadik was Pakistan’s Director-General of the Central Family Planning Council, where [...]

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Dr. Candido Mendes

Dr. Mendes has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Philosophy from Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, and a Ph.D. in Law from Faculdade Nacional de Direito and Universidade do Brasil. He is Rector of Universidade Candido Mendes, president of Sociedade Brasileira de Instrução, a member [...]

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Mr. Enrique Iglesias

Born in Spain, Mr. Iglesias is a naturalized Uruguayan citizen. He graduated from Uruguay’s Universidad de la Republica in Economics and Business Administration in 1953, and studied in specialized programs in the United States and France. Mr. Iglesias is the first Ibero-American Secretary-General based in Madrid, Spain. [...]

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Rabbi Arthur Schneier

Rabbi Arthur Schneier is internationally known for his leadership on behalf of religious freedom, human rights and inter-religious dialogue. Yeshiva University, his alma mater, honored him by establishing the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Affairs (2004). He is the Founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, [...]

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Professor John Esposito

John L. Esposito is Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. He is Founding Director of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (History and International Affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service), and has served as President of [...]

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Professor Vitaly Naumkin

Professor Vitaly Naumkin was born in Russia, received training in Cairo, Egypt, and completed his doctoral studies in the subjects of Arab and Islamic history and Sciences at Moscow State University. He is an internationally renowned scholar about the Arab and Muslim world, from ancient to modern [...]

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Ms. Karen Armstrong

Ms. Karen Armstrong, a prominent scholar of the history of world religions, spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun before leaving her teaching order in 1969. She studied English Literature at the University of Oxford, earning B.A. and M.Litt degrees. Since then she has taught modern [...]

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