2010 Brussels

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Speakers

Andrew Ekonomou

Dr. Ekonomou currently serves as senior counsel to both the American Center for Law and Justice in Washington, D.C., and the European Centre for Law and Justice in Strasbourg, France, where he...

Angela Wu Howard

Angela Wu Howard served as International Law Director at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty from 2005-2010. The Becket Fund is a public interest law firm whose clients have included Buddhists,...

Anthony J. Limberakis, M.D.

Dr. Limberakis, an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate since 1987 and a member of the Archon National Council since 1988, is a practicing radiologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A former page...

Dilek Kurban, MA, JD

Former Director of the Democratization Program, Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation
Dilek Kurban received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from...

Dogan Bermek

Mr. Bermek’s education includes degrees in architecture, business administration as well as being a graduate of the Harvard School of Business. He began his career as an architect in 1971, but also...

Dr. Bican Sahin

Dr. Sahin is an associate professor of political science in the department of Political Science and Public Administration at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. He is the president of the...

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou

Dr. Prodromou is a retired, senior U.S. diplomat, having served (2004-2012) as vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Since 2011, she is a member of the U.S....

Dr. Otmar Oehring

Dr. Otmar Oehring was born in 1955 in Saulgau, Germany, and lived from 1955 to 1971 in Ankara, Turkey. From 1975 to 1981 he studied Middle Eastern Culture and History in Munich, where he also read...

Dr. Pieter Omtzigt

Dr. Omtzigt has been a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2004. As vice president of the committee on Social Affairs and Health, he initiated research into child...

Dr. Renate Sommer

Dr. Sommer, born in Bochum, Germany, has been a member of the European Parliament since 1999 and since 2009 has been a member of the Bureau of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats).

Dr. Steven Ealy

Dr. Ealy, who received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Georgia in 1979, taught at various colleges in the southeastern United States for fourteen years before joining the staff of Liberty...

Emre Öktem

Emre Öktem is an associate professor of international law and the head of the International Law Department at the Faculty of Law of Galatasaray University, Istanbul.

Fr. Dr. Claudio Monge

Father Dr. Monge, born in Saluzzo, Italy, is superior of Istanbul's Black Friars since 2007. He is also president of the Union of Religious in Turkey, the founder and animator of an Ecumenical...

George C. Rockas, Esq.

Mr. Rockas is a member of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He was the conference planning chairman for the religious freedom conference the Order...

Gregor Puppinck

Dr. Puppinck was appointed director of the European Centre for Law and Justice after serving on the board for seven years. From 2003 to 2008, he taught Human Rights, International Law and...

His Eminence Archbishop Aram Ateshian

Archbishop Aram Ateshian (baptismal name Artin (Haroutiun)) was born on 1 January, 1954 in Tigranakert, where he received his primary education. He received his secondary education at the Holy...

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

Archbishop Demetrios (Trakatellis) of America was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 1950 he graduated with distinction from the University of Athens School of Theology. He was ordained a deacon in...

His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France

His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France (Adamakis) was born December 19, 1958 in Crete. His advanced studies in Philosophy and Theology were at the Faculty of Humanities of the Catholic...

His Excellency Egemen Bağiş

Egemen Bağiş was first elected to Parliament in 2002 as a deputy of Istanbul. He was appointed as Minister for EU Affairs on January 2009 and has been working for full membership negotiations of...

James J. Silk

Professor Silk is clinical professor of law at the Yale Law School, where he directs the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. He is also executive director of the Law...

Jamie Mayor Orega

Mr. Oreja has been active in Basque political activities for many years. After graduating in agronomic engineering, he joined the Union de Centro Democrático in 1977 and from 1979 to 1982...

Johny Messo

Mr. Messo was born in 1978 and raised in the Netherlands, but lives currently in Sweden. His roots lie in the ancient Syriac Orthodox region in Southeast Turkey called Tur-Abdin, which is Aramaic...

Kezban Hatemi

Mrs. Hatemi graduated from Istanbul University School of Law in 1972. After finishing her internship, she, as a registered lawyer to the Istanbul Bar Association, started working as an independent...

Konrad Szymanski

Mr. Szymanski, who was born in Kalisz, Poland, in 1969, is a member of the European Parliament with the Polish Law and Justice Party. He is also a member of the European Conservatives and...

Metin Tarhan

An attorney, Mr. Tarhan is the founder and the chairman of many associations working in the field of environment, culture, and sports.

Mine Yildirim

In addition to being head of the Freedom of Belief Initiative Monitoring Project, Ms. Yildirm is a researcher at Abo Akademi University Institute for Human Rights.

Muna Ndulo

Muna Ndulo graduated L.L.B. (Zambia), L.L.M. (Harvard) and Ph.D. (Oxford). He is a professor law at the Cornell Law School and director of Cornell University’s Institute for African Development.

Mustafa Akyol

​Mr. Akyol is a columnist for two Turkish newspapers, Hürriyet Daily News and Star.

His articles also have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post,...

Odysseus F. Sassayiannis

Mr. Sassyiannis is president of the Brotherhood of Pammakaristos, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate who reside outside the United States.

Orhan Kemal Cengiz

Mr. Cengiz is a human rights lawyer, columnist and former president of the Human Rights Association, a Turkish NGO that works on human rights issues ranging from the prevention of torture,...

P. Lakis Vingas

Pandeli Laki Vingas is an entrepreneur managing his own export-import business since 1983. As a member of the Greek minority of Istanbul, he has been very active in the social affairs of his...

Prof. Dr. Huseyin Hatemi

Dr. Hüseyin Hatemi was born in 1939 in Istanbul and graduated from the Faculty of Law, Istanbul University in 1960. In the same year he started to work in the university as an assistant.

Rabbi Arthur Schneier

Rabbi Schneier is president and founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and is the senior rabbi at Park East Synagogue in New York City. He is internationally known for his ecumenical work...

Riza Turmen

Dr. Türmen, a native of Istanbul, Turkey, graduated from the English High School for Boys in 1964 and the Istanbul University Law Faculty in 1964. He completed his lawyer’s training in the Istanbul...

Rodi Kratsa Tsagaropoulou

Ms. Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou is a member of the European Parliament and in particular the Group of the European People's Party and European Democrats - New Democracy. In 2007, she was elected...

W. Cole Durham, Jr.

A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was a note editor of the Harvard Law Review and managing editor of the Harvard International Law Journal, Durham has been heavily...

Speeches & Addresses

A Valuable New Resource to Help You Understand and Explain the Ukrainian Controversy

As Archons being armed with the truth is our most important weapon for defending the Mother Church. That’s why I’m delighted to be able to bring you a unique and powerful resource to equip you to...

Public Orthodoxy reports on 'IOCC and the Ecumenical Patriarchate's lifeline to Russia'

Over the course of the last few years, the relationship between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Moscow Patriarchate has been severely strained. Disputes involving Ukraine; the Great and Holy...

George E. Safiol

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A Valuable New Resource to Help You Understand and Explain the Ukrainian Controversy

As Archons being armed with the truth is our most important weapon for defending the Mother Church. That’s why I’m delighted to be able to bring you a unique and powerful resource to equip you to...

Public Orthodoxy reports on 'IOCC and the Ecumenical Patriarchate's lifeline to Russia'

Over the course of the last few years, the relationship between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Moscow Patriarchate has been severely strained. Disputes involving Ukraine; the Great and Holy...

George E. Safiol

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