Hossain B. Danesh | Paolo Flores D’Arcais | John Darnton | Rosa DeLauro | Thérèse Delpech | Julie Denesha | Jackson Diehl | Spencer DiScala | Esther Dischereit | William Drozdiak

Hossain B. Danesh

Dr. H.B. Danesh is the founder and director of the International Education for Peace Institute in Switzerland. Dr. Danesh is also a professor of Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies at Landegg International University. He is an author, international lecturer and consultant, with more than thirty years of academic and clinical experience as a psychiatrist.

Dr. Danesh’s areas of research and expertise include the causes and prevention of violence, marriage and family therapy, death and dying, consultation and conflict resolution, ethics, spiritual psychology and world order and peace studies. Dr. Danesh is the author and creator of the internationally acclaimed Education for Peace Program, first piloted in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (2006)

December 16, 2006

Paolo Flores D’Arcais

Paolo Flores D’Arcais was born in Cervignano del Friuli, Italy, in 1944. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and is now a researcher in the philosophical faculty of La Sapienza University in Rome. He is editor of the magazine MicroMega and has also written for various newspapers, including ‘El País’ and the ‘FAZ’. Several of his texts have been published in German, including ‘L’individuo libertario’ (1997). He is considered one of the most important critics of the Italian left and confirmed this with his book “Il sovrano e il dissidente” (2004; t: The sovereign and the dissident). In this political polemic paper, he pleaded to fully exercise one’s democratic rights. In “Dio esiste?” (2006; t: Is there God?) he and Joseph Ratzinger – before being elected Pope – discuss religion from a theological and left-philosophical point of view. (2008)

April 28, 2008

John Darnton

John Darnton is Associate Editor at The New York Times. He was awarded two George Polk Awards for his coverage of Africa and Eastern Europe, and the Pulitzer Prize for his stories smuggled out of Poland during the period of martial law. (2005)

September 13, 2004

November 14-15, 2005

Rosa DeLauro

Member of Congress, Connecticut, 3rd District (2005)

September 24-25, 2005

Thérèse Delpech

Atomic Energy Commission in Paris (2004)

November 16, 2004

Julie Denesha

Julie Denesha’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, The Economist and The Christian Science Monitor. From 1996 to 2004, Denesha was based in Prague, Czech Republic, where she covered Central and Eastern Europe for a number of newspapers and magazines. Her project on the Roma was a featured photo essay on AOL “Visions in Focus” and was shown at The Half King Gallery in New York. Images from her work are in the permanent collection of The World Bank. She is the recent recipient of both a Fulbright grant and a Milena Jesenská Fellowship from the Institute for Human Sciences. (2007)

February 13, 2007

Jackson Diehl

Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Washington Post (2005)

November 14-15, 2005

Spencer DiScala

Chairman and Graduate Director, Department of History, University of Massachusetts-Boston (2005)

September 24-25, 2005

Esther Dischereit

Esther Dischereit is a prolific writer of poems, novels, plays and essays, and has played a prominent literary and cultural role in Germany since the 1980s. Her work draws on her experience of growing up Jewish in postwar Germany, focusing mainly on the complex relations between perpetrators and victims and the German-Jewish identity of women living under the shadow of the Holocaust. Mit Eichmann and der Börse: In Jüdischen und anderen Angelegenheiten appeared in 2001. (2005)

October 17, 2005

William Drozdiak

William Drozdiak is the President of the American Council on Germany. He was until February, 2005, Executive Director of the Transatlantic Center of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He worked for more than 20 years as an editor and foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, serving as Foreign Editor from 1986 to 1990 and Chief European Correspondent until 2001. (2007)

May 5, 2005

November 14-15, 2005