Speaker Profiles

Laurent Burin des Roziers

Director, Institut Français UK

Laurent Burin des Roziers has been the Cultural Councillor and Director of the French Institute of the United Kingdom since the 1st of September 2010.

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Leila Shadid

Leila Shahid

Ambassador of Palestine to the EU, Belgium & Luxembourg

Leila Shahid is a patron of More Europe - external cultural relations.
General Delegate of Palestine at the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg since December 2005, Leila Shahid previously served as General Delegate of Palestine in France between 1993-2005, UNESCO in 1993-1996, the Netherlands in 1990-1993 and Ireland in 1989 - 1990.

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Luc Lévy (source Consulat Général de France à Thessalonique)

Luc Lévy

Head of International Relations, Shoah Memorial, Paris

Since 2011, Luc Lévy has been on secondment from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs to the Shoah Memorial, where he is Head of International Relations.

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Mais Irqsusi (c) Isabelle Arnold/More Europe

Mais Irqsusi

Member, Arab Education Forum

Mais Irqsusi is currently a board member at the Arab Education Forum and a founding member of Raneen - an initiative that aims to create interactive Arabic audio content for children.

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Malte Bergmann (source www.dgtf.de)

Malte Bergmann

Sociologist & Urbanist

Malte Bergmann is a sociologist specialised in the creative industries and urban research. His main research interest has been on every day practices in the city, social innovation and “bottom up” urban development.
Read the presentation he gave in Paris here!

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Marietje Schaake (c)Maarten van Haaff/More Europe

Marietje Schaake

Member of the European Parliament

Marietje Schaake (Twitter: @MarietjeD66) is a Member of the European Parliament with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group. She serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs,  the Committee on Culture, Media, Education, Youth and Sportsand the Committee on International Trade.

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Markus Appenzeller (c)Maarten van Haaff/More Europe

Markus Appenzeller

Director & founding partner of MLA+

Markus Appenzeller is an architect, he is a regular guest critic at the AA School of Architecture in London, has lectured at several schools across Europe and has been teaching at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He also writes on various topics of contemporary urbanism and advises companies in how to operate in other countries and cultural environments.

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Michael Reiterer (c)Maarten van Haaff/More Europe

Michael Reiterer

Senior Advisor, Asia & Pacific Department, European External Action Service

Michael Reiterer became Senior Advisor, Asia and Pacific Department, European External Action Service, Brussels in 2012.
Prior to this position, he was EU-Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Bern, between 2007-2011, and Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan from 2002 to 20006.

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Michel Le Bris (c) M, Pelletier - Corbis

Michel Le Bris

Writer, Philosopher & Director, Festival « Étonnants Voyageurs »

Michel Le Bris founded the festival Étonnants Voyageurs (Astonishing Travelers) in 1990, to promote the idea of "world literature", and he is also at the origin of the movement known as the "travel writers".

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Moukhtar Kocache (c)Martin Thorup Nielsen/DKI Benelux/More Europe

Moukhtar Kocache

member of Team Culture 2012, art historian & curator

Moukhtar Kocache is a curator and arts manager. He recently worked on the development and sustainability of arts and cultural spaces, networks and service infrastructure as a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation's Cairo office.

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