Opening Speeches

2020

2019

Professor Saskia Sassen

Professor of Sociology
Columbia University
USA

2018

John Kornblum

Political commentator
Former US Ambassador to Germany

2017

Can Dundar

Editor-in-chief Özgürüz
former editor-in-chief Cumhuriyet
Turkey/Germany

2016

Professor Dan Diner

Historian
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

2015

Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Former Vice Chancelor and Foreign Minister of Germany

2014

Professor Shoshana Zuboff

Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
USA

2012

Robert Menasse

Essayist
Austria

2011

Christopher Walker

Vice President for Strategy and Analysis (2011)
Freedom House
USA