Speaker Profiles

Alain Fohr (source El Adelantado.com)

Alain Fohr

Director, Institut Français Madrid & Institut Français Spain

Alain Fohr joined the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in 1978. Since 2010, he has been Cultural Councillor and Director of the French Institute in Madrid and of the French Institute of Spain.

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Alban Corbier-Labasse (source Thierry David / Sud Ouest)

Alban Corbier-Labasse

Director, Institut Français Dakar
President, EUNIC Senegal

Alban Corbier-Labasse has spent all his career in the cultural sector, alternating positions in French local authorities, in the French external cultural network and as head of cultural institutions in France and French overseas territories.

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Alexander Graf Lambsdorff (c)Bernhard Ludewig/Allianz Kulturstiftung/More Europe

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff

Member of the European Parliament

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

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Alexander Rinnooy Kan

Professor of Economics & Business, University of Amsterdam

Alexander Rinnooy Kan is University Professor of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam since September 1, 2102. Prior to this, from August 2006 till September 2012, he was the President of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands.

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Ana Paula Laborinho

Professor, University of Lisbon
former President, EUNIC Global

Ana Paula Laborinho is the President of the Camões Institute and held the Presidency of EUNIC from July 2011 to June 2012. She also coordinates a research line on Orientalism at the Centre of Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon.

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André de Margerie

Director of International Relations, ARTE France & ARTE Global

André de Margerie has been working at ARTE France since 1991, where he has been successively Official Representative of the Presidency, Cultural Development Officer, Deputy Director and Director of International Relations. Since February 2011, he has also been responsible for the International Relations of ARTE Global.

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Andrew Senior

Expert in creative economy - Director, Andrew Senior Associated Ltd.

Andrew Senior established the Creative Industries Unit (CIU) at the British Council in 1999. Over the next decade, Andrew drove the strategic development of the creative economy agenda within the British Council. In 2008 it became one of the three principal platforms of the British Council activity.
Andrew left the British Council in 2010 to set up Andrew Senior Associates Ltd (ASA).

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Charles Esche

Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Charles Esche is a curator and writer. Since 2004 he is Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Editorial Director of Afterall Journal and Books at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London. He is an advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam and Board Member of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, Basel and MUSEON, Bolzano. He lectures extensively at art colleges and institutions around the world.

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Corina Suteu (c) Isabelle Arnold/More Europe

Corina Şuteu

President, FilmETC, Making Waves Film Festival NYC

Corina Şuteu is president of FilmETC (New York-Bucharest) and Making Waves Film Festival NY and former Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.

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Damien Helly

Visiting professor, College of Europe

Damien Helly has been a specialist on the cultural dimensions of the external action of the European Union since 2006, which saw his first collaboration with Palmer/Rae Associates. He worked from 2008 to 2012 at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), where he coordinated and participated in the work on sub-Saharan Africa-Europe relations and security and defence policy. His research activities included conflict prevention and crisis management, and links between security, development and governance.

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