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Featured Speakers

avatar for Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
avatar for Maria Leissner

Maria Leissner

Community of Democracies
Secretary General
avatar for Maina Kiai

Maina Kiai

United Nations
Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and...
avatar for Commissioner Reine Alapini-Gansou

Commissioner Reine Alapini-Gansou

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and Chair of the Study...
avatar for Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Executive Secretary
avatar for Laura Abrahams Schulz

Laura Abrahams Schulz

National Security Council, The White House
Director for Global Engagement
avatar for Douglas Rutzen

Douglas Rutzen

International Center For Not-For-Profit Law
President and CEO


avatar for Zunar


Political cartoonist
avatar for Dan Aceda

Dan Aceda

Tama Media Group
Founder and CEO
avatar for Christopher Argyros

Christopher Argyros

Los Angeles LGBT Center
Manager, Anti-Violence Project
avatar for Juan Auz

Juan Auz

Terra Mater
Legal Advisor and Project Coordinator
avatar for Mokhtar Benabdallaoui

Mokhtar Benabdallaoui

Hassan II University
Professor of Islamic Studies
avatar for Kees Biekart

Kees Biekart

Institute for Social Studies
Associate Professor
avatar for Filiz Bikmen

Filiz Bikmen

Constellations for Change
Social Investment and Philanthropy Adviser
avatar for Ligia Bolivar

Ligia Bolivar

Human Rights Center, Andres Bello Catholic University
avatar for Natalia Bourjaily

Natalia Bourjaily

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Vice President – Eurasia
avatar for Oonagh B. Breen

Oonagh B. Breen

Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin
Senior Lecturer in Law
avatar for Barbora Bukovská

Barbora Bukovská

Senior Director for Law & Policy
avatar for Goran Buldioski

Goran Buldioski

Open Society Initiative for Europe

Nilda Bullain

Vice President - Operations
avatar for Agnes Callamard

Agnes Callamard

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression
avatar for Federica Donati

Federica Donati

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Coordinator, Equality, Non-Discrimination and Participation Unit,...
avatar for Julia Duchrow

Julia Duchrow

Bread for the World
Head of Human Rights and Peace Unit
avatar for Claire Ehmann

Claire Ehmann

U.S. Agency for International Development
Civil Society and Media Division Chief
avatar for Karin Fällman

Karin Fällman

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Senior Policy Specialist, Civil Society Unit, Department for...
avatar for Luke Fletcher

Luke Fletcher

Bates Wells Braithwaite
Partner and Head of Social Finance
avatar for John Foley

John Foley

East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project
Advocacy and Research Manager
avatar for Hannah Forster

Hannah Forster

African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS)
Executive Director
avatar for Fawzi A. Guleid

Fawzi A. Guleid

Civic Space Institute
avatar for Cornelius Hacking

Cornelius Hacking

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Senior Policy Officer, Civil Society Division
avatar for Katerina Hadzi-Miceva

Katerina Hadzi-Miceva

European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Executive Director
avatar for Michael Hamilton

Michael Hamilton

University of East Anglia
Senior Lecturer in Public Protest Law
avatar for Thomas Nikolaj Hansen

Thomas Nikolaj Hansen

European Commission
Programme Manager, DG International Cooperation and Development
avatar for Hanna Hansson

Hanna Hansson

Visiting Fellow
avatar for Kathleen Hardy

Kathleen Hardy

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Consultant Researcher
avatar for Eszter Hartay

Eszter Hartay

European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Legal Advisor
avatar for Nabil Hassan

Nabil Hassan

Beyond Reform and Development
avatar for Anna Horvath

Anna Horvath

Country Director - Hungary
avatar for Eleanor Jenkin

Eleanor Jenkin

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Consultant Researcher
avatar for Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Independent Cybersecurity Consultant
avatar for Ryota Jonen

Ryota Jonen

World Movement for Democracy
Senior Manager
avatar for Poonam Joshi

Poonam Joshi

Fund for Global Human Rights
Director of London Office
avatar for Dima Jweihan

Dima Jweihan

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Regional Office
avatar for Suneeta Kaimal

Suneeta Kaimal

Natural Resource Governance Institute
Chief Operating Officer
avatar for Natalia Kaliada

Natalia Kaliada

Belarus Free Theatre
Founding Co-Artistic Director
avatar for Muatar Khaydarova

Muatar Khaydarova

Board Chairwoman
avatar for Maria Kozlovskaya

Maria Kozlovskaya

Russian LGBT Network
Project Manager and Senior Lawyer

Zach Lampell

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Legal Advisor
avatar for Ambassador Gustaf Lind

Ambassador Gustaf Lind

Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Head, Department for International Law, Human Rights and Treaty Law
avatar for Lais de Figueiredo Lopes

Lais de Figueiredo Lopes

General-Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil
Special Adviser to the Minister
avatar for Paul Maassen

Paul Maassen

Open Government Partnership
Chief, Country Support
avatar for Eszter Markus

Eszter Markus

European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Managing Director
avatar for Kristen McGeeney

Kristen McGeeney

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Senior Legal Advisor - Middle East / North Africa
avatar for Usha Menon

Usha Menon

Usha Menon Management Consultancy
Executive Chairman
avatar for David Moore

David Moore

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Vice President of Legal Affairs
avatar for Charlotta Norrby

Charlotta Norrby

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Head of Civil Society Unit, Division of Partnerships and Innovation

Pepe Julian Onziema

Sexual Minorities Uganda
Program/Advocacy Director
avatar for Uygar Özesmi

Uygar Özesmi

Director, Eastern Europe and West Asia
avatar for Taimur Rahman

Taimur Rahman

Lahore University of Management Sciences
Assistant Professor of Political Science
avatar for Vera Masagao Ribeiro

Vera Masagao Ribeiro

Brazilian Association of Non-Governmental Organizations
Member of the Board
avatar for Catherine Shea

Catherine Shea

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Vice President – Programs
avatar for Mark Sidel

Mark Sidel

University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs
avatar for Vanja Škorić

Vanja Škorić

European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Senior Legal Advisor
avatar for Annica Sohlström

Annica Sohlström

Forum Syd
Secretary General
avatar for Jennifer Stuart

Jennifer Stuart

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Program Manager - CSO Sustainability Index
avatar for Emerson Sykes

Emerson Sykes

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Legal Advisor – Africa
avatar for Tomicah Tillemann

Tomicah Tillemann

New America Foundation
Senior Fellow and Director, Bretton Woods II Initiative
avatar for Dzmitry Vaitsiushkevic

Dzmitry Vaitsiushkevic

WZ-Orkiestra (East-West Orchestra)
Leader and Artistic Director
avatar for Miguel de la Vega

Miguel de la Vega

Sustenta Ciudadanía
NGO Consultant

Czeslaw Walek

Open Society p.b.o,
avatar for Aubrey Webson

Aubrey Webson

Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations

Birgitta Weibahr

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Policy Specialist, Human Rights and Democracy