The Global Diplomatic Forum has announced the names of its new Advisory Board. Members of the Advisory Board present a high level panel of experts that support the senior management team in setting the Global Diplomatic Forum's programmes, shaping its strategic directions and promoting the Forum globally.
These members represent the wide geographic and expertise varieties illustrated in the Global Diplomatic Forum's activities.
Please find below the list of Members of the Advisory Board:
Dr Tara Mukherjee, Chairman, European Multicultural Foundation
Johan Obdola, President, International Organization for Security and Intelligence
Dr. Hans-Jacob Schindler, Coordinator of ISIL (DA'ESH) & Al-Qaida and Taliban Monitoring Team, United Nations Security Council
Jonathan Fryer,Writer, Broadcaster, Lecturer and Politician
Dr Maria Fola, Nation Branding Expert and Communications Adviser
Raphael Obonyo, Africa Representative to the World Bank's Global Coordination Board of Youth Network on Anti-Corruption
Ambassador Dr Peter Poptchev, International Consultant and a retired long-time Bulgarian Ambassador-at-large of Energy and Climate Change
Dr Dionysia Theodora Avgerinopoulou, Chair, Circle of the Mediterranean Parliamentarians on Sustainable Development
Professor Abdeli-Ilah Bennis, Academic and Former Director of Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of London
Jonathan Paris, Senior Adviser, Chertoff Group
Alisa Lockwood, Head of Europe and CIS at IHS
Bill Farren-Price, Chief Executive Officer, Petroleum Policy Intelligence
Quintin Oliver, Chief Executive, Stratagem International
The Global Diplomatic Forum maintains its aim in pursuing global peace and prosperity through expanding access to expertise and knowledge in the ﬁeld of international affairs and diplomacy. Enhancing shared values and appreciating different perspectives lead to a broader understanding, partnerships and global unity. Furthermore, the Global Diplomatic Forum has developed programmes that trigger further engagement of youth and women in International Affairs
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