The Power of Africa

"Africa as a Stronger Actor on the International Stage"

(Paris, May 2nd - 4th, 2012)

Conference Speakers

The speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board please click here.

Speakers for the conference include:
  • H.E. Amb. Albert Agossou,
    Ambassador of the Republic of Bénin to France
  • H.E. Amb. Agron Budjaku,
    Ambassador of Macedonia to France, Permanent Delegate to UNESCO
  • Dr. Damien Helly,
    Senior Research Fellow, EU Institute for Security Studies
  • H.E. Amb. Dolana Msimang,
    Ambassador of South Africa to France
  • Eugen Brand,
    Director General, ATD Fourth World
  • H.E. Amb. Jacques Kabale,
    Ambassador of Rwanda to France
  • H.E. Amb. Jean-Christophe Belliard,
    Ambassador of France to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union
  • Jean-Louis Christ,
    Member of the French National Assembly
  • The Hon. Prof. Khalid Naciri,
    Director of the Higher Institute of Administration, Former Minister of Communications and Moroccan Government Spokesperson
  • Prof. Dr. Léon Koungou,
    Tocqueville Chair Professor in Security Policies, University of Namur FUNDP
  • Prof. Dr. Marie-Soleil Frère,
    Professor, Department of Philosophy, Free University of Brussels
  • H.E. Amb. Muhamedin Kullashi,
    Ambassador of Kosovo to France
  • Nathalie Goulet,
    Member of the French Senate
  • Nicolas de Rivière,
    Assistant Secretary for United Nations Affairs for the French Foreign Ministry
  • H.E. Amb. Teshome Toga,
    Ambassador of Ethiopia to France