Meet the Participants

Speakers & Panelists for G20 IF 2019

Keynote Speakers

The Rt Hon David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Her Excellency Graça Machel
Stateswoman,  First Education Minister of Mozambique; International advocate for women’s rights and child welfare
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Sir John Phillip Key

38th Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Enda Kenny TD

13th Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland

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Greeting Remarks

Dr Haruhisa Handa
Forum Patron, Chairman, Worldwide Support for Development, Trustee World Faiths Development Dialogue

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Lord Carey of Clifton

103rd Archbishop of Canterbury

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Katherine Marshall
Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University; Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD)
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W. Cole Durham
Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
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Faisal bin Muaammar
Founding Secretary General, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)
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Kōichi Hagiuda 

 Member of the House of Representatives; Executive Acting Secretary-General, LDP

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Katsuei Hirasawa

Member of the House of Representatives; Acting Chairperson of General Council, LDP

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Messages to the Forum from Religious Leaders

Message to the Forum from His Holiness Pope Francis,  read by The Most Reverend Joseph Chennoth, Apostolic Nuncio to Japan

Video Message from
His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople—New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch 

Main Speakers and Panelists

Mohamad Abou Zeid
Senior Judge, Family Court of Saida [Sidon] in Lebanon

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Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Senior Advisor, KAICIID; Member G20 Interfaith Forum Organizing Committee
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Brian Adams
Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University; Founding Committee Member, G20 Inferfaith Forum

Osama Al Azhari

Inter-Parliamentary Union; Member of Egyptian Parliament; Professor at Al Azhar University

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Álvaro Albacete

Deputy Secretary General, KAICIID

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Mustafa Y. Ali

Global Network of Religions for Children

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James Alexander

Policy Advisor, US State Department Office of Religon and Global Affairs

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Desi Anwar

News Director and Senior Anchor, CNN Indonesia

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Raymond Ambray
Environmental advocate, human rights activist, Catholic priest Diocese of Tandag, Philippines

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Amer Bani Amer

InternationaFounder and Director, Hayat Center – RASED

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Bernard Timothy Appau

Asian Rural Institute; Pastor, All African Baptist Fellowship

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Nobuyuki Asai

Director, Soka Gakkai International

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Judd Birdsall
Managing Director, Cambridge Institute on Relgion & International Studies

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Jasmina Bosto

External Relations Officer, (KAICIID)

Kiran Bali

Global Chair, United Religion Initiative

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Francesca Cadeddu

Secretary General, European Academy of Religion

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Denise Coghlan RSM

Leads Jesuit Refugee Service Cambodia; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate,

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Somboon Chungprampree 
Executive Secretary, International Network of Engaged Buddhists
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Xin Hui Chan

Clinical Research Fellow, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU)

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James T. Christie

Professor of Whole World Ecumenism and Dialogue Theology, University of
Winnipeg; G20 Interfaith Forum Organizing Committee

David Cohen 
Director, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University

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Ralph Cossa

President, Pacific Forum CSIS, Honolulu

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Ahmad S. Dallal 

Dean, Georgetown University, Qatar

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PL de Silva
Director, Institute for Strategic Studies and Democracy (ISSD) Malta

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Jean Duff

President, Joint Learning Initiative for Faith and Local Communities

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Jonathan Duffy

President, Adventist Development and Relief Association (ADRA)

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Bani Dugal
Principal Representative at the United Nations (New York) for the Bahá’í International Community

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Ganoune Diop
Director Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, Seventh-day Adventist Church; General Secretary, International Religious Liberty Association
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Wayne Eagleson

Former Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister of New Zealand

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David Eades

Chief Presenter and Senior Broadcaster, BBC

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Sharon Eubank
President, Latter-day Saint Charities; Presidency, Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Mahmood Fawzy

Vice-President, State Council of Egypt, and Head of the legislative research unit of the IPU-UNODC-UNOCT

Ján Figeľ
Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the EU

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Séamus Finn
Chair of the Board, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), OIP Investment Trust
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Chris Fergsuson

General Secretary, World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)

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Atallah Fitzgibbon

Policy & Strategy Manager, Islamic Relief Worldwide

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H.E. Metropolitan Emmanuel of France

President, Orthodox Bishops of France

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Rabbi Diana Gerson

Associate Executive Vice President, New York Board of Rabbis

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Elder Gerrit W. Gong

Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Nedžad Grabus
Grand Mufti of Ljubljana;  Co-Chair, Muslim Jewish Leadership Council (MJLC)

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Dahlia Hammouda

Founder, Cairo Nutritional Therapy Centre in Egypt

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Fletcher Harper
Executive Director, GreenFaith; Global Steering Committee, Interfaith Rainforest Initiative 

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Kevin Hyland
Ireland’s elected member, Council of Europe Independent Group of Experts for Trafficking

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Christian Morimoto Hermansen
Professor, School of Law and Politics, Kwansei Gakuin University

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Mokhtar Omar Ibrahim

Ambassador, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Middle East Roundtable

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Hind Kabawat

President, Tastakel Women’s Organization

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Vishwanath D. Karad

UNESCO Chair Holder for Human Rights, Democracy and Peace

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Rahul Karad

Executive President, MAEER’s MIT World Peace University

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Azza Karam

Chair, UN Inter-Agency Working Group on Religion and Development

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Nobuhiko Katayama

Executive Advisor, World Vision Japan

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Audrey Kitagawa

Chair, Parliament of the World’s Religions

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Elizabeta Kitanovic
Executive Secretary,  Conference of European Churches

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Christian Krieger

President, Conference of European Churches

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Joshtrom Kureethadam
Coordinator of “Ecology and Creation”, Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
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Thomas Lawo

Senior Advisor, Myanmar Specialist, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) 

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Jónatas Machado

Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidade de Coimbra

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Asher Maoz

Dean, Peres Academic Center Law School; G20 Interfaith Forum Organizing Committee

Mari Miura
Professor, Law Faculty, Sophia University, Tokyo; Carnegie Pacific Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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John McCaffrey

President, Galileo Foundation

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John McCarthy QC
Former Australian Ambassador to the Vatican; Chairman, Sydney Archdiocese Antislavery Working Group
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David Moore

General Counsel, U.S. Agency for International Development

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Paul Morris
UNESCO Chair in Interreligious
Understanding and Relations in New Zealand and the Pacific
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Daniela Muhaj

Research Fellow, Center for International Development Growth Lab, Harvard University
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Hisae Nakanishi
Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University Japan
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Dan Moynihan

Young Leaders Mentoring Program Coordinator, Sports at the Service of Humanity

Kevin O’Brien

Executive Director, The Handa Foundation

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Juan G. Navarro Floria
Law Professor, PUC Argentina; Past President, Latin American Consortium for Religious Liberty
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Ishmael Noko
Founder and President, Interfaith Action for Peace in Africa, Former General Secretary, Lutheran World Federation
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Melissa Nozell

Program Director, United States Institute for Peace

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Liviu Olteanu
Secretary General, International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty (IADRL/AIDLR)
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Sir Timothy O’Shea

Honorary Professor, University of Ediburgh and Open University

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Yutaka Osakabe

Faith & Engagement Coordinator, World Vision Japan

Hajime Ozaki

Senior Editor, Management & Planning Office, Kyodo News

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Norberto Padilla

President, Latin American Consortium for Religious Liberty; Member, G20 Interfaith Forum Organizing Committee

James Patton

President and CEO, International Center for Religion & Diplomacy

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Marie Juul Petersen

Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for Human Rights

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Peter Petkoff
Director, Religion, Law, & Int’l Relations Programme, Regents Park College, Oxford; Brunel Law School

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Renata Simril

President & CEO, LA84 Foundation

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Miguel Ángel Schiavone

Rector, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina Santa María de los Buenos Aires

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Raúl Scialabba
President, Argentine Council for Religious Liberty (CALIR); G20 Interfaith Forum
Organizing Committee

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Paul Rausenbush

Senior Vice President and Editor of Voices at Auburn Seminary

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Federico Ruozzi

Deputy Secretary General, Foundation for Religious Studies

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Gunnar Stålsett

Bishop Emeritus of Oslo, Church of Norway

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Sherrie Steiner
Assistant Professor, Purdue University Fort Wayne; G20 Interfaith Forum Special Rapporteur

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Secretary-General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance

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Dicky Sofjan

Core Doctoral Faculty in the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies

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Brendan Scannell

Former Irish Ambassador to Japan and to Denmark

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Sulak Sivaraksa

International Network of Engaged Buddhists

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Dinesh Suna

Coordinator, Ecumenical Water Network, World Council of Churches

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Kazuo Takahashi

President, Liberal Arts 21; Advisor, the Library of Alexandria

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Rabbi Carlos Tapiero

Deputy-Director General and the Director of Education, Maccabi World Union

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Yoshiaki Terumichi

Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology and 16th President of Sophia University

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John Tibbs OBE

Founder/Chairman, Jon Tibbs Associates (JTA)

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Rick Torfs

Former Member, Belgian Senate; Chairman, Faculty of Canon Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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Kim Linh Tran

Fridays for Future Core Member

William Vendley

Secretary General, Religions for Peace

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Marco Ventura
Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Fondazione Bruno Kessler; Prof. of Law and Religion, University of Siena
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Minori Watanabe

Co-founder of Fridays for Future Tokyo

Naoto Yoshikawa
Former President, Hawaii Tokai International College; Professor, Deparment of International Studies, Tokai University
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Michael Young
President, Texas A&M University, Former Chair, US  Commission on International Religious Freedom
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Xinping Zhuo
Director, Professor, Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

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Xiayoun Zheng
Deputy Director, Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of the Social Sciences

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Maria Luisa Marella-Sulit 

General Manager, Programs and Communications, Sport at the Service of Humanity

Shahid Bishara

Sport at the Service of Humanity Delegate

John Paul Masubay

Sport at the Service of Humanity Delegate

Martin Rotjkes

Sport at the Service of Humanity Delegate

Mpai Tshidisegang Tshwaro Rampou

Sport at the Service of Humanity Delegate

Chantal Sathi 

Sport at the Service of Humanity Delegate

Chen-Sheng Hong

Resident WSD-Handa Fellow, Pacific Forum

Yuki Moritani

Master’s Student, Hitotsubashi University

Nicholas Rachmat

Graduate Student, Kyoto University School of Management

Wrenn Yennie Lundgren

Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

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