“The significance of this Conference is that it provides valuable opportunity to work together to further enhance the positive aspects of globalization, while rectifying the negative aspects.”
Yohei Sasakawa, President of the Nippon Foundation, 2003
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Karel Schwarzenberg


Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Czech Republic

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the TOP 09 party. He has already served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007–2009) and was a member of the Senate of the Czech Parliament (2004–2010). During the first half of 2009, he also served as the President of the Council of the European Union. He was President of the International Helsinki Committee for Human Rights (1984–1991) and former Chancellor to President Václav Havel. In 1991, he was awarded, together with Lech Walesa, the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Award.


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National Endowment for Democracy


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