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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

Dr. Candido Mendes

Dr. Candido 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 … [Read more...]

Mr. Enrique Iglesias

Born in Spain, Mr. Enrique 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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Mr. Hubert Védrine

Mr. Hubert Védrine was born in Saint-Silvain-Bellegarde, France. He holds a Diploma from the Paris Institut d'études politiques, in addition to his study of history. He served as Minister of Foreign … [Read more...]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, South Africa. His father was a schoolteacher and his mother was a domestic worker. He taught theology at universities in the United Kingdom, South … [Read more...]