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Kemel  Aitzhanov,
Resources Monitoring Analyst, Treasury Department, KazMunaiGas Exploration Production JSC, Astana

Irakli  Alasania,
Senior Partner, SP Consulting, Alexandria, VA; fmr. Minister, Ministry of Defence, Tbilisi

Abdulaziz  Alhies,
Producer, Aljazeera; Researcher, Forum for Arab and International Relations, Doha

Muna A.  Ali,
Professor of Political Science and International Relations; Head, Euro-Gulf Research Unit, College of Social Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait City

Leyla  Aliyeva,
Vice President, Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Baku

Cyril  Almeida,
Assistant Editor; Columnist, DAWN Media Group, Islamabad

Mohammed Khalid  Alyahya,
Editor-in-Chief, AlArabiya.net - English, Dubai

Dmitry  Androsov,
Member, Federal Political Council, People’s Freedom Party (PARNAS), Moscow

Taku  Aramaki,
Deputy Director, National Security Policy Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo

Ali  Aslan,
TV Presenter; Journalist, Berlin

Jurij  Aston,
Head of Political Affairs, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU, Brussels

Majed  Bamya,
Political Coordinator and Legal Advisor, Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the UN, New York City

Ivan  Bartoš, MP,
Chairman, Czech Pirate Party; Member, Deputy Representative in Poslanecka Snemovna (Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic), Prague

Tobias  Basuki,
Researcher, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta

Elena  Beganu,
Counter Terrorism Officer, Advisor and Programme Manager, Science for Peace and Security Programme, Emerging Security Challenges Division, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels

Mantvydas  Bekešius,
Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania, Chicago; fmr. Deputy Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vilnius

Paul  Belkin,
European Affairs Analyst, Congressional Research Service, United States Congress, Washington, DC

Alexandra  Bell,
Senior Policy Director, Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, Washington, DC

Andrea  Berdesinski,
Head, Division 300 (General Issues within the Remit of Directorate-General 3 and Supraregional Issues), Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Ronen  Bergman,
Senior Security and Intelligence Correspondent; Yedioth Ahronot; Staff Writer, New York Times Magazine, Tel Aviv

Benedetta  Berti,
Head, Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels

Bilawal  Bhutto Zardari, MP,
Chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party; Member, Nīšonal Asemblī'e Pākistān (National Assembly of the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan), Karachi

Ireneusz  Bil,
Executive Director, Amicus Europae Foundation of Aleksander Kwasniewski, Warsaw

Andrew  Bishop,
Global Head, Policy Research, Signum Global Advisors, Washington, DC

Jan  Bittner,
Desk Officer, Division 213 (Bilateral Relations Asia), Federal Chancellery, Berlin

Olaf  Böhnke,
Senior Advisor, Rasmussen Global, Berlin

Ivonne  Bollow,
Global Director, Corporate Public Policy, Metro Group, Düsseldorf

Mbarka  Bouaida,
Secretary of State for Marine Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, Rabat

Nasser  Bourita,
Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rabat

Mathieu  Briens,
Head, Cabinet of the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, European Commission, Brussels

Natalia  Burlinova,
Founder; President, The Public Initiative "Creative Diplomacy" (PICREADI), Moscow

Johanna  Bussemer,
Head, Europe Division, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin

Lei  Cao,
First Secretary, Political Section, Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Washington, DC

Sawsan  Chebli,
State of Berlin Delegate to the Federation; Permanent Secretary of Active Citizenship and International Relations, Senate Chancellery, Berlin

Elena  Chernenko,
Head, Foreign Desk, Kommersant, Moscow

Agnes  Ciuperca,
Advisor, Division 411 (Sustainable Trade Policy, Investment, Sustainability Standards), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin

Cathryn  Clüver Ashbrook,
Executive Director, Future of Diplomacy Project; Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

Ahmet Berat  Çonkar, MP,
Member; Chair, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (Parliament of the Republic of Turkey), Ankara

Linda  Curika,
Public Relations Officer, NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (NATO StratCom COE), Riga

Arnaud  Danjean, MEP,
Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs, European Parliament, Brussels

Julia  De Clerck-Sachsse,
Senior Advisor, Strategic Planning, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels

Milica  Delevic,
Director, Governance and Political Affairs, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London

Marko  Djuric,
Director, Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Government of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Reema  Dodin,
Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Democratic Whip, United States Senate, Washington, DC

Julia  Döhrn,
Speechwriter, Office of the Minister, Federal Ministry of Defence, Berlin

Alexey  Dolinskiy,
Partner, Capstone Connections, Moscow

Aaron T.  Dowd,
Principal, Transatlantic Holdings, Washington, DC

Anna Maria  Dowd,
Head, Industry Relations, NATO Communications and Information Agency, Brussels

Naz  Durakoglu,
Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Jeanne Shaheen; Staff Director, NATO Observer Group, United States Senate, Washington, DC

Zyad El Elaimy,
Lawyer, El Elaimy Law Office; fmr. Member, Parliament of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo

Jessica  Elledge,
Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT), United States Senate, Washington, DC

Aykan  Erdemir,
Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), Washington, DC

Dana  Erekat,
International Relations Consultant, Taawon - Welfare Association, Ramallah

Dogan  Eskinat,
Communications Officer, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Ankara

Nicholas  Fang,
Executive Director, Security and International Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Singapore

Sumayah  Fatani,
Specialist, Decision Support Center, The Royal Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

David  Federmann,
Board Member, Federmann Enterprises, Tel Aviv

Shiri  Fein-Grossman,
Head, Foreign Policy Branch for Regional Affairs (Middle East Department), National Security Council, The Prime Minister’s Office, Jerusalem

Beate  Freuding,
Partner, BE-YOND Strategic Consulting, Berlin

Christian  Freuding,
Senior Military Assistant to the Minister, Federal Ministry of Defence, Berlin

Julia  Friedlander,
Fmr. Director, European Union, Southern Europe and Economic Affairs, National Security Council, The White House, Washington, DC

Pia  Fuhrhop,
Head, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg, Berlin

Taro  Fujii,
Deputy Counsellor, National Security Secretariat, Tokyo

Alexander  Gabuev,
Senior Fellow; Chair, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program, Carnegie Moscow Center, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow

Jasmine M. El Gamal,
Non-resident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council, Istanbul

Matthias  Gebauer,
Chief Correspondent, DER SPIEGEL, Berlin

Gowhar  Geelani,
Writer; Columnist, dawn.com; Catch News, Srinagar

Alyona  Getmanchuk,
Director, New Europe Center, Kiev

Fahimeh  Ghorbani,
Research Fellow, Middle East Programme, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran

Janet Dyah Ekawati  Gibson,
Co-Founder; Senior Consultant, Srikandi Adhirajasa Nayyotama (SAN) Consulting Group; Project Manager, PT Datareka Integrasia, Jakarta

Anatoly  Glaz,
Head, Department of Information and Digital Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minsk

Myong-Hyun  Go,
Research Fellow, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Seoul

James  Golby,
Defense Policy Advisor, United States Mission to NATO, Brussels

Christoph  Grams,
Desk Officer, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin

Camille  Grand,
Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels

Sebastian  Groth,
Head, Policy Planning, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Dmitry  Gudkov,
Independent Politician; fmr. Member, Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Policy, State Duma (Parliament of the Russian Federation), Moscow

Axel  Gugel,
First Secretary, Political Section, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN, New York City

Alice  Guitton,
Director General, International Relations and Strategy, Ministry of Armed Forces, Paris

Tim  Gürtler,
CEO, Agora Strategy Group, Munich

Daniela  Haarhuis,
Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf

Jan  Hamáček, MP,
First Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; Minister, Ministry of the Interior, Prague

Melissa  Hanlon,
Deputy Director for North and West Europe, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense, Washington, DC

Hemin  Hawrami,
Deputy Speaker, Kurdistan Region Parliament, Erbil

Martin  Heipertz,
Head, European Policy Division, Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin

Lorenz  Hemicker,
Political Editor, FAZ.NET, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Frankfurt am Main

Ina  Heusgen,
Deputy Political Coordinator and Legal Advisor, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN, New York City

Emile  Hokayem,
Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London

Hanna  Hopko,
Fmr. Member; Head, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Verkhovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine), Kiev

Peer  Horstmann,
Deputy Head, Division 202 (Common Security and Defense Policy of the EU), Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Marko  Horvat,
Counsellor, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Croatia to the UN, OSCE and International Organisations, Vienna

Glori  Husi,
Vice President, Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, fmr. Director, Cabinet of the Chair, Democratic Party of Albania, Tirana

Hamad Al Ibrahim,
Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA

Luukas  Ilves,
Head of Strategy, Guardtime, Tallinn

Fariz  Ismailzade,
Executive Vice Rector, ADA University, Baku

Christoph  Israng,
Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Prague

Abhijit  Iyer-Mitra,
Senior Fellow, Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies, New Delhi

Happymon  Jacob,
Associate Professor of Disarmament, School of International Studies and Disarmament, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Julian  Jakob,
Senior Policy Advisor, European Affairs, FDP Parliamentary Group, German Bundestag, Berlin

Dominik P.  Jankowski,
Political Adviser; Head, Political Section, Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Poland to NATO, Brussels

Jean-Baptiste  Jeangène Vilmer,
Director, Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM), Ministry of Defense, Paris

Lolwa Al Jefairi,
Diplomat, Office of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Doha

Dorothea  Jestädt,
Senior Director; Head, Retail and FMCG, WMP EuroCom AG, Berlin

Sajad  Jiyad,
Managing Director, Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies, Baghdad

Noura Al Jizawi,
Researcher, Reach Project, University of Toronto; Chairperson, Start Point; fmr. Vice President, National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, Toronto

Derek  Johnson,
Executive Director, Global Zero, Washington, DC

Besa  Kabashi-Ramaj,
CEO, B.K.R. and Associates, Pristina

Daria  Kaleniuk,
Executive Director, Anticorruption Action Centre (AntAC), Kiev

Zanda  Kalniņa-Lukaševica,
Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Riga

Giorgi  Kandelaki, MP,
Deputy Chairman, European Integration Committee, Sakartvelos P'arlament'i (Parlament of Georgia) Tbilisi

Michael  Kellner,
Political Director and Secretary General, Alliance 90/The Greens, Berlin

Ronja  Kempin,
Senior Fellow, Research Division EU/Europe, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin

Anton V.  Khlopkov,
Director, Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS); Editor-in-Chief, Nuclear Club, Moscow

Christian  Klein,
Senior Officer, Administration, German Bundestag, Berlin

Benjamin  Knödler,
Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Phnom Penh

Till  Knorn,
Deputy Chief of Protocol; Director for Visit Programmes, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Zeynep  Köksal Yaykiran,
Vice President, PET Holding; President, Köksal Education Foundation (KEV), Ankara

Yosuke  Kon,
Section Chief, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, Tokyo

Konstantin  Kosten,
Consultant, EUTOP, Berlin

Ayse Hilal  Koytak,
Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Kuwait City

Vladislav  Kulminski,
Executive Director, Public Administration Reforms, Institute for Strategic Initiatives (IPIS), Chișinău

Lynn  Kuok,
Senior Research Fellow, University of Cambridge; Associate Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Singapore

Jeanette  Kwek,
Deputy Director, Strategic Futures, Ministry of Defence, Singapore

Agnieszka  Łada,
Director, European Programme, Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Warsaw

Elena  Lange-Bratanova,
Deputy Head, Migration, Refugees and Resettlement Department, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Berlin

Jessica J.  Lee,
Director of Policy and Advocacy, Council of Korean Americans, Washington, DC

Kadri  Liik,
Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Berlin

Oliver  Linz,
Senior Policy Advisor, Security and Defence Policy, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, German Bundestag, Berlin

Joseph Chinyong  Liow,
Associate Dean; Professor of International and Comparative Politics, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Matthias  Lüttenberg,
Deputy Head, Division 212 (Middle, Southeastern and Eastern Europe; Southern Caucasus, Central Asia), Federal Chancellery, Berlin

Merle  Maigre,
Executive Vice President, CybExer Technologies, Tallinn

Alan  Mak, MP,
Member, House of Commons; Parliamentary Private Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK Government, London

Toe Naing  Mann, MP,
Member, Commission for Assessment for Legal Affairs and Special Issues, Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House, Parliament of Myanmar), Naypyidaw

Kholoud  Mansour,
Affiliated Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Lund University, Lund

Aiman  Mansour,
Senior Director for Middle Eastern Affairs; Chief Liaison Officer to Middle Eastern Countries, National Security Council, Office of the Prime Minister, Jerusalem

Hayfa  Matar,
Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Bahrain, London

Ottilia Anna  Maunganidze,
Head of Special Projects, Office of the Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Pretoria

Lindiwe  Mazibuko,
Co-Founder; Executive Director, Apolitical Academy, Johannesburg; Fellow, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

Barbara  Meincke,
Personnel Officer, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Berlin

Dzianis  Melyantsou,
Belarus' Foreign Policy Programme Coordinator, Minsk Dialogue Track-II Initiative, Minsk

Alan  Mendoza,
Executive Director, The Henry Jackson Society, London

Johnny  Mercer,
Minister, Defence People and Veterans, Ministry of Defence, London

George  Messiha,
Fmr. Member, Parliament of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo

Markus  Meyer,
Commander, Parachute Regiment 26, Federal Armed Forces, Zweibrücken

Sven  Mikser,
Fmr. Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn

Efrat  Minivitzki Thein,
Director, Department of Foreign Relations and International Organizations, National Security Council, The Prime Minister's Office, Jerusalem

Sara  Almohamadi,
Associate Fellow, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh

Imen Ben Mohamed, MP,
Member, Majlis Nuwwāb ash-Sha‘b (Parliament of the Republic of Tunisia), Tunis

Tahereh  Mohammadi,
Research Fellow, South and West Asia Studies, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran

Siemtje  Möller, MP,
Member, Defence Committee, German Bundestag, Berlin

Rym  Momtaz,
Correspondent, POLITICO Europe, Brussels

Olga  Mostinskaya,
Councillor, Municipal Council, Moscow

Shafqat  Munir,
Head, Bangladesh Centre for Terrorism Research; Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS), Dhaka

Manuel  Muñiz Villa,
Dean, IE School of Global and Public Affairs, Madrid

Fuad  Muradov, MP,
Chairman, State Committee on Affairs with Diaspora of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Milli Majlis (Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan), Baku

Dominik  Mutter,
Head, Division 211 (Security Policy; Nonproliferation and Arms Control; Bilateral Relations with the USA, Canada, North, West and South Europe as well as Turkey), Federal Chancellery, Berlin

Samer  Naber,
Director, European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amman

Al-Sharif Nasser Bin Nasser,
Managing Director, Middle East Scientific Institute for Security, Amman

Nargis  Nehan,
Acting Minister, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Kabul

Parke Thomas  Nicholson,
Analyst, US Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

Ippeita  Nishida,
Senior Research Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Tokyo

Anjoum  Noorani,
First Secretary; Prosperity Counsellor, Energy and Climate Programmes, Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mexico City

Lana  Nusseibeh,
Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of the United Arab Emirates to the UN, New York City

Delphine  O,
Ambassador-at-large; Secretary General, UN Forum for Gender Equality, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Paris

Serap  Ocak,
Fmr. First Secretary, Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN, New York

Carlos  Oliver Cruz,
Special Assistant to the Deputy Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva

Lesya  Orobets,
Fmr. Member; Secretary, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Verkhovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine), Kiev

Olaf  Osica,
Project Director, Foreign Markets Project, PTWP SA Group, Katowice

Yulia  Osmolovska,
Director General, AB&D Group, Kiev

Igal  Ostanovsky Katz,
Deputy Director, International Law Department, Military Advocate General, Israel Defence Forces (IDF), Tel Aviv

Mohammed Al Otaiba,
Founder, Syndication Bureau; fmr. Editor-in-Chief, The National, Abu Dhabi

Ann-Kristin  Otto,
Desk Officer, Division 232 (Military Aspects of Security Policy), Federal Chancellery, Berlin

Nikolai  Ovsyanko,
Head, Division on International Security and Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minsk

Fulya  Özerkan,
Journalist, Agence France-Presse (AFP), Ankara

Min-Jung  Paik,
Researcher, Center for Security and Strategy, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, Seoul

Shruti  Pandalai,
Associate Fellow, Centre for Military Affairs, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi

Jinho  Park,
Chief of Staff, Office of Representative Baek, Seungjoo, National Defense Committee, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Seoul

Denys  Pashchenko,
Key Expert, EU Project Pravo Justice, Kiev

Gergana  Passy,
President, PanEuropa Bulgaria, Sofia

Şafak  Pavey,
Senior Advisor, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva

Christian  Pernhorst,
Deputy Head, Division 205 (Russia, Belarus, Moldova and Eastern Partnership), Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Hartmut  Philippe,
Advisor, Foreign Affairs Secretariat, German Bundestag, Berlin

Manu S  Pillai,
Historian and Author, London; fmr. Chief of Staff to Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Chair, Standing Committee for External Affairs, Parliament of India, Mumbai

Kati  Piri, MEP,
Member, European Parliament, Brussels

Andrei  Popov,
President, The Institute for Strategic Initiatives; fmr. Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chisinau

Sergejs  Potapkins,
Parliamentary Faction Advisor, Social Democratic Party "Concord"; fmr. Member, Saeima (Parliament of the Republic of Latvia), Riga

Pamela  Preusche,
Head of Division, EUKOR (European Correspondent Basic Issues and Coordination of EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP incl. CSDP); Coordination of PSC and Foreign Relations Counsellors (COREU Management), Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Ruslan  Pukhov,
Director, Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST); Member, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Moscow

Fahim Al Qasimi,
Executive Chairman, Department of Government Relations, Government of Sharjah, Sharjah

Péter  Rada,
Senior Fellow, Nézőpont Institute; Head of the board, Corvinus Society for Foreign Affairs and Culture, Budapest

Roya  Rahmani,
Ambassador, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Washington, DC

Jovan  Ratkovic,
International Secretary, Social Democratic Party (SDS); fmr. Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Oleksiy  Riabchyn, MP,
Member, Verkhovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine), Kiev

Philipp  Rotmann,
Associate Director, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Berlin

Maksim  Ryzhenkov,
First Deputy Head, Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk

Fawaz Meshal Al- Sabah,
Assistant Undersecretary, Info and Security, National Security Bureau, Kuwait City

Styopa  Safaryan,
Founder; President, The Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs (AIISA), Yerevan

Cale  Salih,
Research Officer, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, New York City

Vigen  Sargsyan,
Fellow, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA; fmr. Minister, Ministry of Defence, Yerevan

Ali  Sarikaya, MP,
Member, Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (Parliament of Turkey), Ankara

Marietje  Schaake,
Fmr. Member, European Parliament, Brussels

Michael  Schattenmann,
Head, Communications, Strategy & Marketing, Heraeus Holding GmbH, Hanau

Olexander  Scherba,
Ambassador, Embassy of Ukraine, Vienna

Caroline  Schmutte,
Head, Germany Office, Wellcome Trust, Berlin

Georg  Schulze Zumkley,
Deputy Head, Division 011 (Parliament and Cabinet Division), Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Rolf  Schwarz,
Senior Advisor, Development Cooperation Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris

Christoph  Schwegmann,
Senior Defence Advisor, Policy Planning Staff, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Benedikta von Seherr-Thoß,
Head, EU/CSDP Division, Security and Defence Policy Department, Federal Ministry of Defence, Berlin

Radmila  Šekerinska,
Minister, Ministry of Defence, Skopje

Oleksiy  Semeniy,
Adviser to the Secretary, National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Kiev

Merve  Seren,
Assistant Professor, International Relations, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara

Dahlia  Shaham Brender,
Independent Consultant, Herzliya

Yamei  Shen,
Associate Research Fellow, Department for American Studies, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), Beijing

Jaiveer  Shergill,
Supreme Court Lawyer; Spokesperson, Indian National Congress, New Delhi

Sam Sasan  Shoamanesh,
Chef de Cabinet to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC); Vice President, Institute for 21st Century Questions (21CQ); Managing Editor, Global Brief Magazine, The Hague

Rebecca  Shrimpton,
Counsellor, Defence Strategic Policy, Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC

Artur  Sîrbu,
Fmr. Chief of Staff, Office of the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Chisinau

Alexander  Skiba,
Deputy Head, Division 22 (Africa, Asia-Pacific, International Development), Office of the Federal President, Berlin

Amanda  Sloat,
Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Wawrzyniec  Smoczynski,
Managing Director, Polityka Insight, Warsaw

Hanbyeol  Sohn,
Assistant Professor, Department of Military Strategy, Korea National Defense University, Seoul

Olga  Sõtnik,
Chief Specialist, Ministry of Culture; fmr. Member of Riigikogu (Parliament of the Republic of Estonia), Tallinn

Thomas  Speckmann,
Director, Brunswick Group, Berlin

Maximilian  Spinner,
Deputy Head, Division for Southern Europe, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Léa  Steinacker,
Chief Innovation Officer, WirtschaftsWoche, Düsseldorf

Marik A.  String,
Deputy Assisant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military-Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Melody  Sucharewicz,
Consultant for Political Communication, Tel Aviv

Dmitry  Suslov,
Deputy Director, Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research Univerity Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Ksenia  Svetlova,
Researcher, Mitvim - The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, Ramat Gan

Ashraf  Swelam,
Director General, Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA), Cairo

Almutasem  Alsyoufi,
Executive Director, The Day After Association (TDA), Istanbul

Tomasz  Szatkowski,
Under-Secretary of State; Deputy Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw

Kiwako  Tanaka,
Senior Research Fellow, Office of Policy Simulation, Security Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo

Nawaf Wasfi  Tell,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, The Hague

Şafak  Timur Otru,
Journalist, The New York Times, Istanbul

Stefan  Tinca,
Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest

Eka  Tkeshelashvili,
Head, European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI), Kiev; President, Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies; fmr. Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tbilisi

Adel  Al-toraifi,
Chairman, Castlereagh Associates, London; fmr. Minister, Ministry of Culture and Information, Riyadh

Anton V.  Tsvetov,
Deputy Head, Department for Multilateral Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Economic Development, Moscow

Małgorzata  Twardowska,
Senior Policy Support Officer, Eastern Europe Desk, Conflict Prevention Centre, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna

Uzoamaka  Ugochukwu,
Senior Supervisor, Organization Design, Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja

Sebastian  Veit,
Senior Vice President, Governmental Relations, Uniper SE, Düsseldorf

Ambika  Vishwanath,
Co-Founder; Director, Kubernein Initiative, Mumbai

Mark V.  Vlasic,
Senior Fellow & Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University; Executive Producer, BLOOD & TREASURE; Principal, Madison Law & Strategy Group PLLC, Washington, DC

Feodor  Voitolovsky,
Acting Director, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), Moscow

Maximilian  von Waldenfels,
CFO, Caspar Health, Goreha GmbH, Berlin

Mustakim  Waid,
Office for Strategic Coordination & Support, UN World Food Programme, Rome

Joshua  Walker,
Global Head, Strategic Initiatives, Eurasia Group, Washington, DC

Dong  Wang,
Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Beijing University; Secretary General, Academic Committee, Pangoal Institution, Beijing

Maria  Weimer,
Fmr. Member, Riksdag (Parliament of Sweden), Stockholm

Martin  Wilk,
Advisor to Frithjof Schmidt, MP, Alliance 90/The Greens, German Bundestag (Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany), Berlin

Yael  Wissner-Levy,
Vice President, Communications, Lemonade, Tel Aviv

Kelvin  Wong,
Defence Technology Reporter, IHS Jane’s International Defence Review, Singapore

Ting  Xu,
Co-Founder; Director of Advisory, Aetos Strategy & Advisory, Washington, DC

Hamed  Yaghoubifar,
Research Fellow, West Asian Studies Center, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran

Seyed Hessameddin  Yassini,
Research Fellow, European Studies Department, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran

Merkeb  Yimesel,
Minister Counsellor II, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Addis Ababa

Xue (Tiffany)  Yuan,
Editor, International Desk, Caijing Magazine, Beijing

Alexander  Zaborovskiy,
Advisor to the Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, DC

Mahdi  Zadehali,
Third Secretary, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Beijing

Svitlana  Zalishchuk, MP,
Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Verkhovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine), Kiev

Xizhou  Zhou,
Managing Director & Global Head, Power & Renewables, IHS Markit, Beijing

Igor  Zhovkva,
Head, Department for Foreign Policy and European Integration, Administration of the President of Ukraine, Kiev

Yali  Zhu,
Fmr. Deputy Director, Department of European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Beijing

Sotoudeh  Zibakalam,
Researcher, Department of European Studies, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran

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