2017 Speakers and Special Guests

Abu Nimer, Mohammed Senior Advisor KAICIID Austria
AćimovićDraško Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Belgium  Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina Belgium
Adamakis, Emmanuel Président of Conference of European Churches (CEC) Ecumenical Patriarchate France
Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University
Akacha, Samir Vice-President Coexister /InterFaith Tour France
Al Kaddour, Omar Director Religious Freedom and Diversity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship Argentina
Asiaín Pereira, Carmen President Latin American Consortium for Freedom of Religion or Belief  Uruguay
Axelgard, Fred Senior Fellow, International Relations The Wheatley Institution, Brigham Young University United States
Ayaz, Iftikhar Chairman International Human Rights Committee United Kingdom
Bank, Roland Senior Legal Officer Office of UN High Commissioner of Refugees Germany
Bender, Peter   German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) Germany
Vice President
International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies
Breeze, Sue Team Leader Middle East and Asia, International Counter Extremism Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office United Kingdom
Bochmann, Michael Director of Water City Music Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance United Kingdom
Burridge-Jones, Charly ParliaMentors Program Assistant Three Faiths Forum (3FF) United Kingdom
Calvo, Christina Director International Program on Democracy, Society, and New Economies, University of Buenos Aires Argentina
Professor of Whole World Ecumenism and Dialogue Theology
University of Winnipeg
Ciaccio, Peter Pastor Waldensian Church in Sicily Italy
Detweiler, Saba Representative Bahá'i Gemeinde in Deutschland Germany
Diop, Ganoune  Director Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, Seventh-day Adventist Church United States
Doxey, Gary Associate Director International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University United States
Dugal, Bani Principal Representative to the UN Bahá’í International Community United States
Susa Young Gates Professor of Law
J. Reuben Clark Law School
United States
Edenhofer, Ottmar Director MCC, Chief Economist PIK Germany
Ehrensperger, Kathy Research Professor - ‎Abraham Geiger Kolleg University of Potsdam Germany
El-Banna, Hany President  The Humanitarian Forum United Kingdom
Fahlenkamp, Anja  CEO and Founder Faiths in Tune Germany
Figel, Ján Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief  European Union Slovakia
Floria, Juan Navarro Professor of Law Pontifical Universidad Catòlica Argentina
Religious Freedom and Business Foundation
United States
Greyling, Christo Senior Director Church and Faith Partnerships for Development, World Vision International The Netherlands
Günther, Oliver President The University of Potsdam Germany
Goldberg, Alexander 2015 KAICIID International Fellow; Jewish Chaplain of Surrey, International Advisor and Director of Programmes University in Surrey United Kingdom
Görts, Frerich  Undersecretary retd., National Director Public Affairs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Germany
Haddad, Nabil Director  Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center Jordan
Hafner, Johann Ev.  Chairman University of Potsdam Germany
Gabrestadik, Mussie Hailu Global Envoy; Representative United Religions Initiative (URI); United Nations and the African Union Ethiopia
Haliloğlu, Nagihan Assistant Professor Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University Alliance of Civilizations Institute Turkey
Hartmann, Arntraud Adjunct Professor of International Development Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Europe Germany
Hossain, Ishrat  Doctoral Researcher in International Relations Cumberland Lodge and Dialog Perspektiven United Kingdom
Hughes, Jacqueline Director of Content Policy OFCOM United Kingdom
Hunt, Naomi Programme Manager Refugees in Europe KAICIID  Austria
JakobJana    ACWAY Representative Sweden
Jamouchi, Mohammed  General Secretary Religions for Peace, Europe Belgium
Representative of the Organization of Protestant Free Churches
The German Government Germany
Khabirpour, Ramin  Former Vice President; CEO Danone Europe; Khabirpour Consulting Germany
Kirkham, David
Academic Director and Professor, BYU London Centre
Brigham Young University United States
Executive Secretary for Human Rights and Communication
Church and Society Commission, Council of European Churches
Ktistakis, Yannis Professor of Public International Law Demokritus University of Thrace, and Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University Greece
Lavelle, Timothy Senior Food Security Advisor USAID Center for Faith-based and Community Initiatives United States
Desk Officer Human Rights Department, German Commission of Justice and Peace Germany
Lehmann-Abi-Haidar, Jad Representative Dialogperspektiven: Religionen und Weltanschauungen im Gespräch (Religions and Worldviews in Conversation) Germany
Loebel, Elke  Deputy General Director of Migration and Refugees Federal Ministry of Cooperation and Development Germany
Lubaale, Nicta General Secretary Organization of African Instituted Churches Kenya
Mahmood, Tahir Professor; Founding President Eminence and Chair, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity University; South Asia Consortium for Religion and Law Studies India
Mahyub, Rawaad Chair A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY is the global youth partner of the G20 Interfaith Summit) United Kingdom
Manocha, Kishan Senior Advisor on Freedom of Religion and Belief Human Rights Department, OSCE/ODIHR Poland
Maoz, Asher Dean Peres Academic Center Law School Israel
Maghioros, Nikos Assistant Professor of Canon and Ecclesiastical Law Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece
Marshall, Katherine Senior Fellow Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University United States
McCave, Rachel MA Student Institute for Intercultural Diplomacy Germany/ United States
Miyake, Yoshinobu Superior General Konko Church Japan
Mustafa, Faizan Vice-Chancellor NALSAR University of Law India
Muthanna, Ali Nasser Regional Manager AMAR International Charitable Foundation Iraq
Newell, Edmund Principal; Founding Director Cumberland Lodge; St. Paul’s Institute United Kingdom
Ngenda, Akalemwa  Faculty of Law Brunel University United Kingdom
Nicholson, Emma Harriet Baroness of Winterbourne House of Lords United Kingdom
Nitschke, Ulrich Head of Sector Program Values; Head of the Secretariat Religion and Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit; International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) Germany
Olteanu, Liviu

Secretary General

The International Association for the Defence of the Religious Liberty Switzerland
Founding President
Hasan Kolyoncu University 
Palm, Selina Researcher, Interdisciplinary Unit for Religion and Development Research Stellenbosch University South Africa
Panakkal, Abbas Director Ma'din Academy India
Pentikäinen, Antii Secretariat and Convener; Special Envoy Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers; Prime Minister of Finland for the Migration Crisis Finland
Religion, Law and International Relations Programme, Regents Park College, Oxford and Brunel Law School
United Kingdom
Pizzuti, Claudia National Head Youth Section of COREIS, Islamic Religious Community Italy
Quattrucci, Alberto Secretary General P&R Community of Sant'Egidio Italy
Ramirez, Tina Founder and President Hardwired Inc. United States
Robbers, Gerhard Professor Emeritus Universität Trier Germany
Sabin, Gary B. Europe Area Presidency The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,  Germany
Saez, Gabriel Director Global Affairs, Argentine National Senate Argentina
Saperstein, David N. Former U.S. Ambassador at Large; Director Emeritus International Religious Freedom; Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism United States
Scialabba, Raul  President Argentine Council for Religious Liberty (CALIR) Argentina
Schnabel, Patrick  Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz Kirchlicher Entwicklungsdienst Germany
Scharffs, Brett G. Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law and Director International Center for Law and Religion Studies at BYU United States
Shetreet, Shimon Greenblatt Chair of Public and International Law Hebrew University Israel
Smith, Robert
Jerusalem Global Gateway, University of Notre Dame Israel
Soetendorp, Awraham  President The Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values The Netherlands 
Spiegel, Peter CEO Genisis Institute for Social Innovation and Impact Strategies Germany
Ssenyonjo, Manisuli  Professor of International Law and Human Rights Brunel University London United Kingdom
Steinwachs, Luise Head of the Unit for Basic Services and Food Security Brot fur die Welt / Bread for the World Germany
Szczytnicki, Elías Secretary General and Regional Director,  Religions for Peace Latin American and the Caribbean Peru
Thompson, Keith Associate Dean, Law School University of Notre Dame Australia
Toft, Monica Duffy Professor of International Politics; Director Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Center for Strategic Studies United States
TroyeeAnupoma Niloya   ACWAY Representative Bangladesh
Tutin, Richard General Secretary Queensland Churches Together Australia
Wakelin, Michael Executive Associate in Public Education for the Faculty of Divinity University of Cambridge United Kingdom
Waltner, Mike Programme Manager, Professional Development and Learning (Fellows) KAICIID  United States
West, Andrew   ABC Radio National Australia
Wilson, Erin K Director Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain, University of Groningen The Netherlands
Woidke, Dietmar Ministerpräsident Brandenburg Germany
van Bijsterveld, Sophie Senator; Professor of Religion, Law, and Society Dutch Upper House of Parliament; Radboud University The Netherlands
Ventura, Marco Professor of Law and Religion University of Siena Italy
  Zonneveld, Ani President and Founder Muslims for Progressive Values United States