Thursday 4 March 2010:
"The role of religious actors in strengthening civil society and democratisation in the European neighbourhood"
Venue: COMECE, Square de Meeûs 19 - 1050 Brussels
Prof. Dr. Klaus Ziemer - German political scientist, former Director of the German Historical Institute Warsaw (DHI), professor at the University of Trier and Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. His main fields of interest are: political, social and economic transformation in Eastern Europe (especially in Poland), Polish-German relations after World War II, politics of memory.
Dr. Thorsten Göbel - German political scientist, head of the Policy Unit of the organisation "Brot für die Welt" (Bread for the World), additional representative to the United Nations of the global United Methodist Church's General Board of Church and Society, Ph.D. thesis "Impact assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in the textile and footwear industry".
Dr. Amr El-Shobaki - Head of the Arab-European Unit at Al-Ahram Center for Politial and Strategic Studies, President of the Arab Forum for Alternatives in Cairo, author of many publications on Arab and Egyptian politics, political Islamic movements, French politics and issues facing European Islam.
Róża von Thun und Hohenstein - Member of the European Parliament (since 2009), Head of the Representation of the European Commission to Poland (2005-2009), General Director and Chairwoman of the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation (1992-2005). She was involved in the democratic movement and Solidarnosc during communist time in Poland.
Simultaneous translation: English/French/German
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