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Geopolitical paradigm shifts

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Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union, Brussels
Editor and Publisher, Himal Southasian, Kathmandu
Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates, Washington, D.C.
Abbot, Shaolin Temple China, Dengfeng
Director, CAP - Center for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich
Ambassador ret.; President, Austrian UNESCO Commission, Vienna

H.E. Vladimir CHIZHOV

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union, Brussels

Embassy in Athens, Greece 5th European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus Counsellor, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Head of UK/Ireland Division, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Director, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Head, Russian delegation to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria Deputy High Representative for Bosnia Peace Implementation, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Director, 3rd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Russian Special Representative for Cyprus Director, European Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Russian Special Representative for the Balkans Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Communities, Brussels
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 Conducted analytical research work on European security, OSCE, Russia-EU and Russia-NATO relations, Mediterranean, Balkans, problems of Cyprus and Northern Ireland, UN peace-keeping operations.

Kanak Mani DIXIT

Editor and Publisher, Himal Southasian, Kathmandu

Bachelor of Arts, Tri Chandra College, Kathmandu Bachelor of Laws, Delhi University Master of International Affairs, Columbia University Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University Journalist United Nations Secretariat, New York Editor, Himal (Himalayan magazine) Editor, Himal (South Asian)
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Ph.D. M.A. B.A. Michael HALTZEL

Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates, Washington, D.C.

Tutor and Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, Massachusetts Assistant Professor of History, Hamilton College, New York Deputy Director, Aspen Institute Berlin Vice President for Academic Affairs, Longwood College, Virginia Senior Vice President, International Management and Development Institute, Washington, D.C. Director, West European Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. Member of the U.S. delegation to the Copenhagen CSCE Conference Guest Professor at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ebenhausen Chief, European Division, Library of Congress Democratic Staff Director for European Affairs, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senior Advisor to U.S. Vice President (then-Senator) Joseph R. Biden, Jr. , 2000, 2006 Member of the U.S. delegation to the Wehrkunde Security Conference, Munich Speech at Assemblée Nationale, Paris Member of the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of Boris Tadic as President of Serbia Speech at Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin Speech at NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Copenhagen Senior Foreign Policy Advisor and Principal, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary U.S. LLP Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates (formerly Kissinger McLarty Associates), Washington, D.C. Speech at OSCE Permanent Council, Vienna Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 2009 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw
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Yongxin SHI

Abbot, Shaolin Temple China, Dengfeng

 Grandmaster Shi Yongxin was born in 1965 and ordained in 1981. He began to preside over the world famous Shaolin Monastery in 1987 and took office as abbot in August 1999.
 As the Representative Inheritor of the Shaolin Culture, the Abbot has made invaluable contributions in the revival, preservation and promotion of the Shaolin legacy. His Shaolin Charitable Welfare Foundation has actively conducted poverty and disaster relief campaigns such as caring for thousands of orphans. As a member of the National People's Congress of China, he has made many proposals for improving the situation of Buddhists. In the year of 2000 he was chosen by the Chinese media as one of the hundred leaders of China who are influencing the future of the country in the 21st century.

Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner WEIDENFELD

Director, CAP - Center for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich

Studies of political sciences, history and philosophy, University of Bonn Graduation ad Ph.D. Habilitation, Political Sciences Professor of Political Sciences, Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz Professeur associé, Sorbonne, Paris Coordinator, German-American Cooperation in the German government Director, Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP), University of Munich Professor for Political Systems and European Integration, Geschwister-Scholl-Institut, University of Munich permanent Guest-Professor, Remnin University of Peking
1966-1971
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since 1995
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Dr. Eva NOWOTNY

Ambassador ret.; President, Austrian UNESCO Commission, Vienna

Student of history and German philology and literature at the University of Vienna, 1968 Promotion to Doctor of Philosophy (major in modern European history) Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna Entry into the Austrian Foreign Service Minister Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations, New York Foreign Policy Advisor to the Austrian Federal Chancellor Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to France Ambassador of the Republic of Austria at the Court of St. James Director General for European Integration and Economic Affairs in the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the United States of America, Permanent Observer of the Republic of Austria to the Organization of American States (OAS), Non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Appointment as President of the Austrian UNESCO Commission
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