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Keynote Speaker in 2021

PROF. DR. HEINO FALCKE

Radboud University Nijmegen,
Netherlands
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Keynote Speaker in 2021

PROF. DR. HEINO FALCKE

Radboud University Nijmegen,
Netherlands

Heino Falcke studies black holes. He combines theoretical, experimental, and observational astronomy in order to test Einstein’s general theory of relativity. He is one of the founders of the EHT (Event Horizon Telescope) consortium, which published the first picture of a black hole.

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Keynote Speaker in 2021

PROF. DR. CEES DEKKER

Delft University of Technology,
Netherlands
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Keynote Speaker in 2021

PROF. DR. CEES DEKKER

Delft University of Technology,
Netherlands

Cornelis “Cees” Dekker is a Dutch physicist and Distinguished University Professor at the Technical University of Delft. He is known for his research on carbon nanotubes, single-molecule biophysics, and nanobiology.

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Keynote Speaker in 2020

JÁN FIGEL’

former EU Commissioner,
Slovakia
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Keynote Speaker in 2020

JÁN FIGEL’

former EU Commissioner,
Slovakia

Ján Figeľ is a Slovak politician. Figeľ served as European Commissioner from 2004 to 2009, then as Slovak minister of Transports from 2010 to 2012. From 2016 to 2019 he was European Commission special envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion outside the EU.

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Keynote Speaker in 2019

DAVID BEASLEY

Executive Director of the
World Food Programme
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Keynote Speaker in 2019

DAVID BEASLEY

Executive Director of the
World Food Programme

David Muldrow Beasley (born February 26, 1957) is an American politician. He is the executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme. He is a member of the Republican Party and was the 113th governor of South Carolina from 1995 until 1999.

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Keynote Speaker in 2019

KEES VAN DER STAAIJ

Member of the Parliament,
the Netherlands
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Keynote Speaker in 2019

KEES VAN DER STAAIJ

Member of the Parliament, the Netherlands

Cornelis Gerrit “Kees” van der Staaij is a Dutch politician serving as a member of the House of Representatives since 1998 and Leader of the Reformed Political Party (Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij, SGP) since 2010. As a parliamentarian, he focuses on matters of judiciary, home affairs, Kingdom relations, foreign policy, the European Union, development aid, defense, public health, welfare, sports, immigration, and political asylum. Since 2017 Van der Staaij has been the longest-running current member of the House of Representatives.

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Keynote Speaker in 2018

MR TIMO SOINI

Foreign Minister,
Finland
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Keynote Speaker in 2018

MR TIMO SOINI

Foreign Minister, Finland

In the 2011 parliamentary election, his party won 19.1% of the votes, which was described as “shocking” and “exceptional” by the Finnish media. Soini himself won the most votes of all candidates, leaving behind the Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb and the Minister of Finance Jyrki Katainen in their Uusimaa electoral district. Helsingin Sanomat concluded that “Timo Soini rewrote the electoral history books”.

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Keynote Speaker in 2018

DR GUDRUN KUGLER

Member of Parliament,
Austria
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Keynote Speaker in 2018

DR GUDRUN KUGLER

Member of Parliament, Austria

Kugler is known for her involvement in the anti-abortion movements and her work on combatting human trafficking, the abolition of the death penalty, preserving marriage as the union between men and women, and on combating social discrimination and persecution of Christians and other faith groups in Europe and worldwide.

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Keynote Speaker in 2017

MARI-ANN KELAM

Former Vice-President of the
Parliament of Estonia
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Keynote Speaker in 2017

MARI-ANN KELAM

Former Vice-President of the Parliament of Estonia

From 1950, Mari-Ann Kelam lived as a refugee in the United States, first in Ohio, and later in Washington.

She started her political activities as the secretary of the committee for helping imprisoned freedom fighters in Estonia from 1984–1989. She has been living in Estonia since 1993. From 1993 to 1996, she was the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson; from 1996 to 1999, the foreign secretary of the Fatherland Union.

She was a member of the IX Riigikogu from 1999 to 2003 and the XI Riigikogu from 2009 to 2011.

Kelam has also been a member of the board of Isamaaliidu and the board of Isamaa Viimsi district and vice-chairman of Viimsi municipal council.

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Keynote Speaker in 2017

TUNNE KELAM

Member of European Parliament,
Estonia
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Keynote Speaker in 2017

TUNNE KELAM

Member of European Parliament, Estonia

Tunne Kelam has been decorated with the Estonian Order of the Coat of Arms, 1st class (2005), with the French Grand Officier de l’Ordre National du Merité (2001), with Robert Schuman medal and honorary diploma (2006), with the Baltic Parliamentary Assembly’s Diploma and the Sash of Honour for the outstanding contribution to the restoration of independence (1999), with Rotary International Paul Harris award (1990) etc. He is honorary citizen of the State of Maryland (1991).

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Keynote Speaker in 2016

TAMRAT LAYNE

Former Prime Minister,
Ethiopia
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Keynote Speaker in 2016

TAMRAT LAYNE

Former Prime Minister, Ethiopia

Tamrat Layne Admassu (born 1955) is an Ethiopian former politician and a converted born-again Christian. He had served as Prime Minister of Ethiopia during the Transitional Government of Ethiopia after the end of the Derg regime. Previously during the 1980s, he was a leader of the Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement, one of the groups that fought against dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in the Ethiopian Civil War.

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Keynote Speaker in 2016

PRINCESS MARGARETHA

von Liechtenstein,
Princess of Luxembourg
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Keynote Speaker in 2016

PRINCESS MARGARETHA VON LIECHTENSTEIN

Princess of Luxembourg

Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein (born Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg; 15 May 1957) is the fourth child and second and youngest daughter of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium. As the sister of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and the sister-in-law of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein, she is a princess of two current realms and a member of the Luxembourg and Liechtenstein reigning dynasties.

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Keynote Speaker in 2015

TOVE VIDEBAECK

City Councillor,
Danemark
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Keynote Speaker in 2015

TOVE VIDEBAECK

City Councillor, Danemark

Tove Elisabeth Videbæk (born 7 December 1945 in Haderslev) is a director and former member of parliament for the Christian Democrats. She was a candidate in the 2009 and 2014 European Parliament elections as well as in the 2009 and 2013 city council elections.

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Keynote Speaker in 2015

BEN ONI ARDELEAN

Senator,
Romania
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Keynote Speaker in 2015

BEN ONI ARDELEAN

Senator, Romania

In the Romanian Parliament Ben-Oni Ardelean has been engaged in the Prayer Group and helped organize the Balkan Gathering Prayer Breakfast (2015) and also yearly the National Prayer Breakfast. He was also a key speaker for the European Parliament’s Prayer Breakfast (2017), Austrian Prayer Breakfast (2018), Korean Prayer Breakfast (2006-2014), and also USA Congress & USA Senate Prayer Breakfast.

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Keynote Speaker in 2014

GERT-JAN SEGERS

Member of Parliament,
the Netherlands
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Keynote Speaker in 2014

GERT-JAN SEGERS

Member of Parliament,
the Netherlands

A native of Lisse, Segers studied political science at Leiden University and obtained a master’s degree in Western–Islamic relations and the Middle East at Johns Hopkins University. From 2000 to 2007 he was a Christian missionary in Egypt. From 2008 to 2012, he was the chairman of the Christian Union think tank Mr. G. Groen van Prinsterer Stichting.[2] He is also a columnist for the Dutch newspaper Nederlands Dagblad; he wrote two books criticizing political Islam, as well as two novels.

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Keynote Speaker in 2014

FLORICA CHERECHES

Member of Parliament,
Romania
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Keynote Speaker in 2014

FLORICA CHERECHES

Member of Parliament,
Romania

With a background in mechanical engineering, Florica was asked almost four years ago to found and register Integra Romania and become its Director. She lives in Oradea, Romania, where the program was supposed to start. After three years of activity, Integra Romania became one of the best partner agency within Integra network, has a very efficient lending activity, hired and formed 11 young women, trained almost 900 persons and disbursed 500 loans of a total value that exceeds half million dollars.

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Keynote Speaker in 2013

FRIGIDE BARJOT

Humorist, Columnist, Social Activist,
France
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Keynote Speaker in 2013

FRIGIDE BARJOT

Humorist, Columnist, Social Activist,
France

Virginie Tellenne better known by her alias Frigide Barjot, is a French humorist, columnist, and political activist. A former socialite of the Parisian nightlife, who organized events defending the Catholic faith in the 2000s, Barjot rose to prominence in the early 2010s in France as a vocal campaigner against same-sex marriage and LGBT adoption.

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Keynote Speaker in 2013

JOHANNES SELLE

Member of Parliament,
Germany
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Keynote Speaker in 2013

JOHANNES SELLE

Member of Parliament,
Germany

Johannes Selle (born 13 January 1956) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who served as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Thuringia from 1994 to 1998 and again from 2009 to 2021. Selle became a member of the Bundestag in the 2009 German federal election. He was a member of the Committee on Culture and Media and the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Keynote Speaker in 2012

HERMAN VAN ROMPUY

President of the European Council,
Belgium
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Keynote Speaker in 2012

HERMAN VAN ROMPUY

President of the European Council,
Belgium

Van Rompuy served as the 49th prime minister of Belgium from 30 December 2008 until Yves Leterme (who was also his predecessor) succeeded him on 25 November 2009. On 19 November 2009 Van Rompuy was selected by the members of the European Council, which is the institution of the European Union (EU) comprising the heads of state or government of the EU member states, as the first full-time President of that Council under the Treaty of Lisbon. He was appointed for the period from 1 December 2009 until 31 May 2012, though he only took up his position officially on 1 January 2010.

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Keynote Speaker in 2012

INESE SLESERE

Former Member of Parliament,
Latvia
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Keynote Speaker in 2012

INESE SLESERE

Former Member of Parliament,
Latvia

Inese Šlesere is a Latvian politician and former model and beauty queen. She was the runner-up in the 1999 Mrs. World and a contestant in Miss World 1991. She was a member of the Latvian Parliament from 2002 to 2011. Since 2010, she is the main organizer of the annual Latvian Prayers breakfast.

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Keynote Speaker in 2011

JERZY BUZEK

President of the European Parliament,
Poland
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Keynote Speaker in 2011

JERZY BUZEK

President of the European Parliament,
Poland

Jerzy Karol Buzek is a Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament from Poland. He has served as Prime Minister of Poland from 1997 to 2001, since being elected to the European Parliament in 2004, he served as President of the European Parliament between 2009 and 2012.

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Keynote Speaker in 2010

PRINCE NIKOLAUS

former Ambassador
of Liechtenstein
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Keynote Speaker in 2010

PRINCE NIKOLAUS

former Ambassador
of Liechtenstein

Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (Nikolaus Ferdinand Maria Josef Raphael; born 24 October 1947) is a Liechtensteiner lawyer, diplomat and member of the Liechtenstein princely family. He is a younger brother of the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans-Adam II. He is also the non-resident Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the Holy See.

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Keynote Speaker in 2009

ANDRÉ ROUVOET

Deputy Prime-Minister
of the Netherlands
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Keynote Speaker in 2009

ANDRÉ ROUVOET

Deputy Prime-Minister
of the Netherlands

Ari Pieti Uolevi Vatanen is a Finnish rally driver turned politician and a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2009. Vatanen won the World Rally Championship drivers’ title in 1981 and the Paris Dakar Rally four times. In addition, Vatanen won the 1997 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.

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Keynote Speaker in 2002

TONY HALL

U.S. Ambassador to the
U.N. Food & Agriculture Agencies
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Keynote Speaker in 2002

TONY HALL

U.S. Ambassador to the
U.N. Food & Agriculture Agencies

Mr. Hall has been an outspoken advocate for fighting domestic and international hunger and he has initiated legislation enacted into law to fight hunger-related diseases in developing nations. He was the sponsor of a successful 1990 emergency measure to assist state Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs and legislation to establish a clearinghouse to promote gleaning to provide poor people with food. Mr. Hall has worked to promote micro-enterprise to reduce joblessness.

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Keynote Speaker in 2007

JAN PETER BALKENENDE

Prime Minister
of the Netherlands
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Keynote Speaker in 2007

JAN PETER BALKENENDE

Prime Minister
of the Netherlands

Balkenende studied History and Law at the Free University Amsterdam obtaining a Master of Arts and law degrees and worked as a legal counsel for the academic council of his alma mater before finishing his thesis and graduating with a Ph.D. in governmental studies and working as a professor of Christian theology at his alma mater from April 1993 until May 2002. After the election of 1998 Balkenende was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives on 19 May 1998 and served as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Finances and as deputy parliamentary leader.

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Keynote Speaker in 2006

MICHEL CAMDESSUS

former Director of the
International Monetary Fund, France
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Keynote Speaker in 2006

MICHEL CAMDESSUS

former Director of the
International Monetary Fund, France

Michel Camdessus is a French economist who served as the seventh managing director of the International Monetary Fund from 1987 to 2000. He is also the longest-serving managing director of the IMF. Among the most important events of his tenure was the 1997 East Asian financial crisis.

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Keynote Speaker in 2005

DANIEL LIPSIC

Minister of Justice & Deputy
Prime Minister of Slovakia
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Keynote Speaker in 2005

DANIEL LIPSIC

Minister of Justice & Deputy Prime Minister
of Slovakia

Daniel Lipšic is a Slovak politician and Jurist. He is a former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and former Minister of Interior. Until 28 May 2012 he was a member of the Christian Democratic Movement, in which he served as vice-president and a Member of Parliament.

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Keynote Speaker in 2004

ARI VATANEN

Member of European Parliament,
Finland
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Keynote Speaker in 2004

ARI VATANEN

Member of European Parliament,
Finland

Ari Pieti Uolevi Vatanen is a Finnish rally driver turned politician and a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2009. Vatanen won the World Rally Championship drivers’ title in 1981 and the Paris Dakar Rally four times. In addition, Vatanen won the 1997 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.

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Keynote Speaker in 2003

MART LAAR

former Prime Minister
of Estonia
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Keynote Speaker in 2003

MART LAAR

former Prime Minister
of Estonia

Mart Laar is an Estonian politician and historian. He served as the Prime Minister of Estonia from 1992 to 1994 and from 1999 to 2002. Laar is credited with having helped bring about Estonia’s rapid economic development during the 1990s. He is a member of the centre-right Isamaa party.

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