International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion 2014

"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue & the Unity of Faiths"

(Rome, Italy; March 31st - April 3rd, 2014)

Symposium Speakers & Delegates

Speakers and Delegates during the Symposium will include religious and spiritual leaders, leading politicians and diplomats, senior academics and other dignitaries from around the world.

The following are among the Speakers for the Symposium:
  • Sheikh Akhmed Tamim
    Mufti of Ukraine
  • President Angelo (Anġlu) Farrugia
    Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta
  • H. E. Amb. August Parengkuan
    Ambassador of Indonesia to Germany 
  • Mufti Dr. Aziz ef. Hasanović
    President of Meshihat of Islamic Community in Croatia
  • Claudia Bandion-Ortner
    Deputy Secretary General, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)
  • Director Christos Koukliotis
    Director, Office of the Holy Arbishopric of Cyprus
  • The Hon. Dr. Erato Marcoullis
    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
  • The Hon. Dr. Erhard Busek
    Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria; Former Minister for Education & Cultural Affairs
  • Senator Francesco Maria Amoruso
    Member of the Italian Senate; President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean of Malta
  • President Franco Frattini
    Former Foreign Minister of Italy
  • Bishop Fülöp Kocsis
    Bishop of the Diocese Hajdudorog, Hungary
  • MP Gian Luigi Gigli
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson
    Former Prime Minister of Iceland
  • His Eminence Husein ef. Kavazovic
    Grand Mufti of Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Archbishop Ignazio Sanna
    Archbishop of Oristano, Italy
  • Senator Ivana Simeoni
    Member of the Italian Senate
  • The Very Revd Prof. James Atwell
    Head of Winchester Cathedral
  • Master Jun Hong Lu
    World Renowned Chinese Buddhist Leader
  • The Hon. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
    Former Prime Minister of Spain
  • H.E Amb. Dr. Kenan Gürsoy
    Ambassador of Turkey to the Holy See
  • H.E. Amb. Lars-Hjalmar Wide
    Ambassador of Sweden to the Holy See
  • Bishop Leonid Padun
    Senior Bishop of the Ukrainian Christian Evangelical Church
  • MP Lia Quartapelle
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • Senator Linda Lanzillotta
    Vice President of the Italian Senate
  • Senator Lucio Malan
    Member of the Italian Senate
  • H. E. Amb. Mai Alkaila
    Ambassador of Palestine to Italy
  • Sen. Lucio Malan
    Member of the Italian Senate
  • MP Marco Di Lello
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • His Excellency Archbishop Maroun Laham
    Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
  • MP Marta Grande
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Stephanos of Tallin
    Primate of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church
  • Sen. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
    Member of the Romanian Senate: Former Prime Minister of Romania
  • MP Milena Santerini
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • H.E. Amb. Mirko Jelic
    Ambassador of Serbia to the Holy See
  • His Eminence Sultan Muhammad Saad Abubakar
    Sultan of Sokoto, Nigeria; President-General of the Nigerian National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA)
  • Rev. Olivier Reigen Wang Genh
    President of the Buddhist Union of France
  • Olivera Jovanovic
    Secretary General, Inter-Religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • The Hon. Dr. Paul Jacob Bhatti
    Former Minister of National Harmony and Minority Affairs of Pakistan
  • Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David
    Auxiliary Bishop of San Fernando, the Philippines
  • Dr. Sheikh Ramzy
    Imam, Director of Iqra Islamic institute
  • MP Reinhold Lopatka
    Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the Austrian People's Party, National Council of Austria
  • MEP Sandra Zampa
    Member of the European Parliament
  • MP Sandro Gozi
    Member of the Italian Parliament
  • President Stjepan Mesić
    Former President of Croatia
  • H.E. Amb. Théodore C. Loko
    Ambassador of Benin to the Holy See
  • MP Vášáryová Magdaléna
    Actress; Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic
  • The Hon. Wafik Moustafa
    Founder and Chairman of the Conservative Arab Network