Just Governance for Human Security 2017

Speakers 2017

Christian Picciolini (USA)

Christian Picciolini
After leaving the American, white supremacist skinhead movement he helped build in the 1980s and 90s, Christian Picciolini (USA)  graduated from DePaul University and became a respected entrepreneur. He launched Goldmill Group, a global entertainment media firm, and won an Emmy Award in 2016 for his role directing and producing an anti-hate advertising campaign that helped disengage several youth from white supremacist groups. Most notably, in 2010 he co-founded Life After Hate, a nonprofit dedicated to helping others gain the knowledge necessary to implement long-term solutions that counter racism and violent extremism. In 2015, Christian published his memoir, Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead, where he details his involvement in the early American white power skinhead movement. (Pillar - meta theme extremism, training)

Jean-Pierre Méan (Switzerland)

Jean-Pierre Méan
Jean-Pierre Méan holds a doctorate in law from the University of Basel, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He is also a graduate from the College of Europe in Bruges and is admitted to the bar in Switzerland and Canada. He has occupied various legal positions with the Alcan Group in Switzerland and Canada and has been General Counsel of Landis & Gyr, an international manufacturer of electrical equipment based in Switzerland, Chief Compliance Officer of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and General Counsel of Société Générale de Surveillance in Geneva.

He is currently in private practice specializing on corporate governance and anti-corruption and advising corporate clients on anti-bribery prevention as well as conducting audits of anti-bribery management systems. He is the author of several publications in the field of international commerce, especially in the field of anti-corruption. He is currently chairing a working group following up on the implementation of the standard.

Further info:  www.anticorruptionexperts.com end eigenmann-avocats.ch.  (Pillar- good governance, inclusive economics)

Robert Sandy Wade (UK)

Diplomat, Head of Political, Press and Information Section in EU Delegation to Ethiopia at EU

Dr Ed Mabaya (Zimbabwe/USA)

Food Security Expert, Associate Director, Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development. Founder of The African Seed Index.  Aspen Fellow 2016  and 42 African Innovators to Watch. (Pillar- food security)

Kristin Weis (USA)

Sustainable Development and Peacebuilder, Master of Resource Management from the University of Akureyri, Iceland. Kristin was a 2015 VIP Fellow for waste management and eco-tourism in northern Malaysia and a 2013 Startingbloc Fellow for social innovation. (Pillar- sustainability)

Rado Harilala Razafindrakoto (Madagascar)

Charge d'etudes, National Coordination of Inclusive Finance (Pillar- inclusive economics)

Haydee Dijkstal (The Hague, Netherlands)

Lawyer, International Criminal Court, US Federal Courts, African Court (represented 529 individuals sentenced to death in Egypt, team representing Sudanese victims and Milan Lukic). (Pillar good governance, healing memory)

Aurora Martin (Romania)

Professor, International Relations at Russian Presidential Academy for National Economy and Public Administration. (Pillar- good governance, healing memory)

John Franklin (USA)

Senior Manager, National Museum for African American History and Culture Witness them in part 2 of the Race and Healing dialogue. (Pillar- healing memory)

Susan Savage (USA)

Former Mayor, City of Tulsa, USA Witness them in part 2 of the Race and Healing dialogue. (Pillar- healing memory)