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Experts and Speakers

Dr. Bahman Nirumand

Iranian-German author, journalist and translator of Persian literature. Established expert for political and social Iran, leading opposition member during the Shah regime, many books, among others biography of Khomeini, author of the monthly Iran report of the Heinrich-Böll foundation.

Helena Henneken

Creative Coach, communication consultant and author. Travelled through Iran for two months during Ahmadinechad’s presidency. She documents her surprising and refreshing travel experiences in „They would rock“.

Dr. Christian Hofmann

Wrote his doctoral thesis on „Globalisation and culture from the point of view of Hegel’s philosophy“. He teaches practical philosophy (ethics and legal philosophy) at the correspondence university Hagen.

Prof. Dr. Robert Kappel

President Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg and Berlin. Conducted research on the history and present of the business and politics of African countries at the Universities of Leipzig and Hamburg. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Frankfurt.

Dr. Margarete van Ess

Director of the orient department of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut and head of the Bagdad branch. Dedicated to the maintenance of cultural heritage in Iraq and the entire Middle East. Worked as a rapporteur for the special committee Iraq of the UNESCO.