List of Participants
United States and Europe
- Amb. Richard McCormack, USA
Former Under Secretary of State. He was awarded with the State Department's highest award, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Superior Honor Award for Outstanding Sustained Performance.
- Mr. Stephen Solarz, USA
Vice Chairman of International Crisis Group. A former Congressman, he has served for 18 years on the U.S. House of Representatives International Affairs Committee.
- Mr. Lawrence Korb, USA
Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress and former Assistant Secretary of Defence. He is a recipient of the Department of Defense's Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
- Prof. Michael Glennon, USA
Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has been Legal Counsel with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
- Hon. Vidar Helgesen, Norway
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway. He has played a critical role in conflict resolution processes in different parts of the world, particularly Sri Lanka.
- Hon. Graham Watson, UK
Leader of the European Liberal, Democratic and Reformist Parties in the European Parliament. He has been involved in the British and European politics for over 25 years, holding several key positions.
- Hon. John Grogan, UK
Member of Parliament (Labour) for Selby. He holds various positions in the House of Commons including Chair of the All Party BBC Group.
- Hon. Helga Daub, Germany
Member of Parliament, Member of the Defence Committee
- Rear Admiral Rudolf Lange, Germany
Former Commandant of the Staff Academy of the German Federal Armed Forces. He has held leading positions in the German Navy and was an adviser on security policies in the Federal Ministry of the Defence, the Foreign Office and Office of the Federal Chancellor.
- Dr. Sergei Karaganov, Russia
Chairman of Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defence Policy and Member of Foreign Policy Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has served on the Presidential Council and Advisory Committee of the National Security Council.
- Amb Ragnar Angeby, Sweden
Ambassador at Large for Conflict Resolution, Department of Global Security in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has held key diplomatic posts in Hanoi, Madrid, London and Bucharest.
- Prof. Kurt Spillman, Switzerland
Founder of the Centre for Security Studies at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the leading think-tank on foreign and security policy consulted by the government.
- Dr. Gunnar Sorbo, Norway
Director of Chr Michelsen Institute, leading think-tank on multilateral and development issues.
- Mr. Niccolo Rinaldi, Italy
Deputy Secretary General and Foreign Affairs Co-ordinator of the European Liberals, Democrats, Reformists, European Parliament
- Mr. Ged Davis, UK/Switzerland
Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and the head of its Centre for Strategic Insight. Earlier, he was Vice president, global business environment, Shell International Limited, and the Head of Royal Dutch/Shell scenarios team.
Asia and the Middle East
- Hon. Dr. Anek Laothamatas, Thailand
Member of Parliament and Deputy leader of Democratic Party in Parliament. He has been Dean of the Faculty of Political Science at Thammasat University and a Distinguished Professor at John Hopkins University.
- Dr. Abdulla Bin Saleh Al Khulaifi, Qatar
Professor of Economics and former Chairman of the Constitution Commission of Qatar. He was earlier President of the University of Qatar. He has also been Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
- Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid, Egypt
Professor at American University at Cairo and former Member of Parliament. She is Chairperson, Education Development Society. She is a recipient of International Hall of Fame Award in 1998.
- Amb. Abdel Raouf El Reedy, Egypt
Chairperson of the Egyptian Council on Foreign Relations. He has been Egypt's Ambassador to United States.
- Prof. Akiko Yamanaka, Japan
Member of Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Peace and Disarmament. She is a former member of House of Representatives (Diet). She is Visiting Professor at the United Nations University in Tokyo and Visiting Scholar at the Japan Institute of International Affairs.
- Amb. Sastrohandoyo Wiryono, Indonesia
Senior Fellow at Centre for Strategic and International Studies and Negotiator for Aceh, Indonesia. He has held positions in Austria, Australia, France and the United Nations
- Prof. Mahmood Sariolghalam, Iran
Professor of International Relations, National University, Tehran
- Dr. Xi Laiwang, China
Director and Research Professor, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations
- Dr. Belaid Nejib, Tunisia
Professor of Public Law.
- Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar
Member of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on New Threats and Challenges. He has been the Commander of UNPROFOR and has held key positions in the Indian army. He is the Director of the United Services Institute.
- Maj. Gen. Afsir Karim
Editor, AAKROSH - Asian Journal on Terrorism and Internal Conflicts. He was earlier a Member of the National Security Advisory Board. He has held key positions in the Indian army.
- Hon. K. Jana Krishnamurthi
Member of Parliament and former National President of Bharatiya Janata Party. He has been a cabinet minister in the Government of India.
- Mrs. Prabha Rau
Former Member of the Parliament's Standing Committee on External Affairs, former Regional President of the Congress Party. She has led Indian delegations to various UN conferences.
Mr. Sundeep Waslekar, President, Strategic Foresight Group