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Keynote Addresses

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Plenary / Panel
European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels
Former President, Republic of Estonia, Tallinn

Dr. Benita FERRERO-WALDNER

European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels

University of Salzburg, study of law (Dr. Iuris) Paul Kiefel, Freilassing/Germany (1971-72), Export Department; Gerns and Gahler, Freilassing/Germany, Director for Export Promotion P. Kaufmann Inc., New York, Sales Director for Europe Gerns and Gahler, Freilassing/Germany, Chief Management Assistant Austrian Embassy, Madrid, Spain Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Political Affairs, Department of Consular Affairs Austrian Embassy, Dakar, Senegal, First Secretary Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Co-operation Austrian Embassy, Paris, Counsellor for Economic Affairs Austrian Embassy, Paris, First Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Chargé d'Affairs a.i. Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Chief of Protocol UN Chief of Protocol State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria
1966-1970
1971-1978
1978-1981
1981-1983
1984
1984-1986
1986
1986-1987
1987-1990
1990-1993
1993
1994-1995
1995-2000
2000-2004

Lennart MERI

Former President, Republic of Estonia, Tallinn

graduated from the Faculty of History and Languages of Tartu University wrote his first book after trip to Central Asia and old Islamic centrs in the Kara-Kum Desert founded non-governmental Estonian Institute to promote cultural contacts with the West & send Estonian students to study abroad
 worked as dramatist and producer of radio plays in the Estonian broadcasting
1953
 many books and films on more travels followed and were translated into a dozen languages
 significantly contributed to the preservation of the Estonian national identity; first to take protest abroad against Soviet plan of mining phosphate in Estonia (later: the "Singing Revolution")
1958
1988
 participated in the CSCE Conferences in Copenhagen, New York,