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Biographies and Abstracts

Tariq Ali
born in 1943 in Lahore, in what was then British-controlled India. He was educated in Pakistan and then at Oxford. His opposition to the military dictatorship in Pakistan during the 1960s led to permanent exile in Britain. He was active in the anti-war movement in Europe during the late 1960s. Ali is a longstanding editor of New Left Review and has written more than a dozen books on history and politics. His forthcoming book is The Clash of Fundamentalism: Crusades, Jihad, and Modernity (Verso, 2002). Ali's creative output extends to scripts for stage and screen. A short play of his on Iraq was recently performed at Cooper Union in New York. A veritable "all 'rounder," as they say in South Asia, he is currently working on an opera on Ayatollah Khomeini.

Ulrich von Alemann
born 1944, is professor of Political Science at the University of Duesseldorf. His research focuses on European integration, political parties, political corruption, democracy theory and organized interests. He serves in a number of political advisory committees of the government and of NGOs. He has published more than 25 books and numerous articles in scientific journals and public media. Concerning Europe he published two books: Ulrich von Alemann/ Rolf G. Heinze/ Bodo Hombach eds.: Die Kraft der Region: Nordrhein-Westfalen in Europa (1990), Bonn, J.H.W. Dietz Nachf. and Ulrich von Alemann/ Claudia Münch eds.: Handbuch Europa in NRW. Wer macht was in NRW für Europa? (2003), Opladen, Leske + Budrich.

Péter Balázs
born in Kecskemét (Hungary), 5 December 1941. Graduated in Economics at the Budapest School of Economics (1963), Dr. habil of the Budapest School of Economics (2000), Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2003); 1969-1982 Ministry of Foreign Trade: Desk Officer, Director, 1982-1987 Hungarian Embassy, Brussels: Counselor in charge of the EC, 1987-1988 Prime Ministers Office: responsible for international economic organisations, 1994-1996 Hungarian Embassy, Copenhagen: Ambassador, 1997-2000 Hungarian Embassy, Bonn-Berlin: Ambassador, 2000- 2002 Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration: Professor, 2002-2003 Ministry of Foreign Affairs: State Secretary for Integration and External Economic Relations, since 2003 Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union: Ambassador (Coreper II.).

Sergio Benvenuto
born in Italy in 1948. He resides in Rome (Italy). Laurea in Sociologia (Degree in Sociology) at University of Urbino (Italy) and Maitrise en Psychologie (Degree in Psychology) at the University of Paris VII. He is Member of the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Psychanalyse. Since 1984 he has been Ricercatore (researcher) at C.N.R. (National Council for Scientific Research); currently at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies in Rome. Since 1995 he is Editor-in-chief of the semiannual "Journal of European Psychoanalysis" (in English) published in New York and Rome and also since 1995 he is Columnist of the quarterly "Lettre International" (Berlin). He has taught (Philosophy, Psycholinguistics and Psychiatry) in the Universities of Siena-Arezzo, Trent, Chieti-Pescara and Catania.
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    Paul Berman
    is a long-time writer on and observer of American foreign policy. Paul Berman is the author or editor of five books, including A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968; Blacks and Jews; Debating P.C.: The Controversy Over Political Correctness on College Campuses; Make-Believe Empire: A How To Book; Quotations from the Anarchists. He was a MacArthur Fellow from 1992-1996. He contributes a monthly TRB column for The New Republic,and is a member of the editorial board of Dissent Magazine. Formerly he was a regular contributor to The Village Voice in the 1970s and The Nation magazine in the 1980s. He was a Fellow of the New York Public Library´s Center For Scholars and Writers (1999-2000).

    Abbas Beydoun
    is a Lebanese poet who was born in Sûr (Tyre) in Lebanon. He graduated in Arabic Literature from the Lebanese University and started writing on political affairs, but later turned to writing solely poetry. He has six collections of poetry and is very well known in the Arab world. He is presently Cultural Editor of As-Safir newspaper in Beirut.

    Justin Kalulu Bisanswa
    born in Kasongo, Kivu (East of Congo-Zaïre), in 1959. Professional Experience: Director of works at National University of Zaïre (1987-1994), Invited teacher at Bayreuth University, Germany (1996), Teacher – researcher at Bayreuth University, Germany (1996-1999), Permanent teacher at Laval University, Canada (2001), Hold the research Chair of Canada in african literatures and Freanch-speaking (Chaire de recherche du Canada en littératures africaines et francophonie) (since 2001). Research project about contemporary Africa financed by the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 2002-2003, which gather 19 distinguished teachers from different Occidental universities. Administrative Experience: French and linguistic department´s chief, National University of Zaïre, Institut Pédagogique de Bukavu, financed by the german cooperation (1986-1989), Chief editor, journal Nouvelles de l´ISP/Bukavu (journal of general informations), 1985-1988. Learned Societies: Permanent member of Alexander foundation during my whole university carreer, Permanent member of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. 1995: Doctorate in Philosophy and Letters (the most important distinction), romane philology section, Université de Liège, Belgium.
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    Yann Moulier Boutang
    professor of economics. He teaches economics at the University of Bretagne du Sud in Vannes. He teaches also human ressources management at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, and economic analysis of local social policies in the University of Caen in Normandy. From 1981 to 1999, he was assistant professor and worked with Georges Tapinos at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and in the DEA of Demography and economics. His Phd (1997) From slavery to waged Labour published at the Presses Universitaires de France reexamine all forms of bound-labour (indentured servant, colonial slavery, coolies) with special attention to caribbean, North America, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, to understand the role of immigration labour force in industrial societies.
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    András Bozóki
    has been teaching at Central European University since 1994. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science. He has also taught at universities in his native Hungary, Britain, Germany, and the United States. His main fields are democratization, political ideas, and political and cultural elites. He has published on post-communist transition, comparative democratization, anarchist ideas and movements, transformation of political elites, and intellectuals in politics. His publications include four books in Hungarian (one of them co-written), one in English (co-written), fourteen edited volumes in Hungarian (nine of them co-edited), and six edited volumes in English (four of them co-edited), and many shorter pieces in periodicals and collective volumes in several languages and countries. He is elected member of the executive council of the European Political Science Network and member of the editorial assciates of the quarterly journal, European Political Science.

    Rémi Brague
    born in 1947, studies philosophy and classical languages, later Hebrew and Arab. Since 1990 professorship for mediaeval and arabian philosophy in Paris, since 2002 professorship for religious studies, European religious studies and Christian philosophy at the University of Munich. Several publications including six translations from German, English, Hebrew and Arab.

    Michael von Brück
    Michael von Brück, born 1949. Professorship for religious studies at the University of Munich. Studies in evangelic theology, sanskrit and indian philosophy in Rostock, Bangalore and Madras. Assistant professor in India, apprenticeship in Zen and Yoga in India and Japan. Guest professorship for several times in the USA, member of different scientific bodies all over the world, adviser of the Goethe - Institute. Several publications with topics as Buddhism, Hinduism and cross - cultural dialogue.
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    Ramón del Castillo (Madrid, 1964), is Permanent Professor of Contemporary Philosophy and Cultural Studies in the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spanish Open University). He has published Conocimiento y acción (1995) on the relationships between European and American philosophies and many works on classic and contemporary American thinkers, editing and translating into James´ Pragmatism, J. Dewey´s Old and new Individualism and Rorty´s Achieving our Country. Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America). Among his late works are included: "The Varieties of American Ecstasy" (Boston); "The Glass Prison" (Leuven); "El amigo americano" (Barcelona); "Ideologías postmodernas" (Madrid) and "Cultural supplements", in Dörfler, T. (hg.) Postmodern Practices, (Münster). He has also translated works by post-Marxist thinkers as F. Jameson (Postmodernism) and T. Eagleton (The Idea of Culture) and collaborates regularly with the Spanish Feminist Institute and with the Fundación de Investigaciones Marxistas de Madrid. From time to time he writes on contemporary music for some magazines and newspapers.
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    Lynn Chisholm
    lives in southwest Germany, is currently research professor at the University of Newcastle (UK) and also works on lifelong learning at CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki) following five years working at the European Commission´s Directorate-General for Education and Culture in Brussels on prospective policy development. Before this, she spent twenty years in research and teaching at universities in Northern Ireland, England, Canada and Germany. Fluent in English, German and French, she is a widely published specialist in education, training and youth transitions in comparative and intercultural research and policy context, was 1998-2002 President of Research Committee 34 (Sociology of Youth) of the International Sociological Association and contributes regularly to Council of Europe activities in the education and youth fields, in particular on education for democratic citizenship, European youth research and training for non-formal educators.
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    Pierre-Henri Deleau
    is the founder of a number of French film festivals which today belong to the major events in the international festival calendar. Among others, he contributed to the establishment of the Director's Fortnight at Cannes in 1969 and was its General Delegate for 30 years, until 1998. He also co-founded the FIPA (Festival International des Programmes Audiovisuels) of which he is currently General Delegate since 1987, and the Strasbourg European Film Forum that he managed from 1996 until 2001. Deleau also worked as a publisher for several cinema books, for example the collection "Cinéma & Litérature" by Edition Jean-Claude Lattès. He has been a member of the EFA Board since 1998.

    Andrea Ernst
    born 1957, studies in sociology in Vienna. She worked as a journalist and author with numerous publications concerning the social politics. She worked as a freelancer at the ORF in Vienna. Since 1997 she works as a cultural editor at the WDR. Ernst is responsible for the telecasts "Willemsen Thema" and "Amado & Antwerpes".
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    Ulrich Felsberg
    since the early Eighties, he has produced and co-produced more than 60 films. His feature credits include 9 films directed by Wim Wenders, amongst them The Million Dollar Hotel (Silver Bear, Berlin 2000). Buena Vista Social Club, received The European Film Award 1999 and in 2000, Ulrich Felsberg was nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar). Ulrich Felsberg´s producer credits include 6 Ken Loach films, among them Land And Freedom which received The European Film Award 1995. He has worked with directors such as Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Stephen Frears, Gerardo Herrero, Robert Lepage, Paul McGuigan, Manuel Gómez Pereira, Carlos Saura, Julien Temple and Juanma Bajo Ulloa. In 2002, Sweet Sixteen, by Ken Loach, as well as Bend It Like Beckham by Gurinder Chadha, in 2002/2003 7 films about The Blues directed by Charles Burnett, Mike Figgis, Marc Levin, Richard Pearce, Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders and - in preparation - Clint Eastwood´s Piano Blues. Ulrich Felsberg has been a member of the EFA Board since 1998.

    Christian Hacke
    born 1943, since 2000 Professor of Political Science and Contem-porary History at Bonn University. Hacke teaches history and theory of International Politics and has published several books mainly on American and German Foreign Policy. Titles: Die Außenpolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Von Konrad Adenauer bis Gerhard Schröder; Zur Weltmacht verdammt. Die amerikanische Außenpolitik von J.F. Kennedy bis G.W. Bush; or Amerikanische Nahost-Politik, Kontinuität und Wandel von Nixon bis Reagan, Schriften des Forschungsinstituts der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik.
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    Klaus Harpprecht
    Writer and Journalist. Born in 1927. After military service during the war and times as a POW he started his apprenticeship in the weekly publication "Christ und Welt", became Commentator at RIAS Berlin and went on as head of the Bonn office of SFB (Sender Freies Berlin). Editor of WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk). Was the first America-Correspondent of ZDF (Second German Public TV Channel). Head of the Publishing House S. Fischer co-publisher and executive editor of the International liberal Magazine "Monat". Head of the speechwriting-office, special assistant and advisor to Chancellor Willy Brandt. Before and after these activities always the United States of America, about which he wrote one his most successful books: "Der Fremde Freund". Author of the weekly "Die Zeit", the "Süddeutsche Zeitung", occasionally the "New York Times", the "Washington Post", "Le Monde". Co-publisher of the monthly "Neue Gesellschaft / Frankfurter Hefte". For his work Harpprecht was awarded the Theodor Wolf Price, the Josef Drexel Price and the Price for Linguistic Culture given by the Institute for the German language.

    Agnieszka Holland
    was born 28 of November 1948 in Warsaw but went to Czechoslovakia to study film directing at FAMU in Prague. She began her film career working in Poland with Krzysztof Zanussi as assistant director, and Andrzej Wajda as her mentor. She wrote several scripts with Wajda before directing her own films, which were soon winning awards at festivals - [ Cannes (1980), Gdansk, Berlin (1981), Montreal (1985,1987), Golden Globe Award (1991)] - and gaining notoriety as part of the Polish New Wave.

    Holland is best known in the United States for her Oscar-Nominated "Angry Harvest", "Europa, Europa", and Warner Bros. films: "Olivier, Olivier" and the "The Secret Garden". In 1994 she has directed "Red Wind" in the United States, a thriller for television produced by Sydney Pollack, which was aired on Arte in the series Fallen Angels. A year later she made "Total Eclipse". In 1996 she has directed "Washington Square" in the United States, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Albert Finney, and in 1999 she has directed "The Third Miracle" with Ed Harris. Her latest movies are "Golden Dreams" for Disneyland, "Shot in the Heart" for HBO, and "Julia Walking Home"(2001).
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    Pascale Hugues
    born 1959 in Straßburg, from 1986 - 1989 she worked as a correspondent for the daily newspaper Libération in Great Britain, afterwards until 1995 in Germany. Since 1995 she lives in Berlin.

    Stephan Hutter
    is Chairman of the present Prokino Group who in the past 27 years has transformed the entity into one of the most significant independent companies in Germany. The Group's activities cover the whole spectrum of film business from development, production and theatrical distribution to exploitation in the video, TV and future markets. Prokino was not only involved in production and/or distribution of the most important trend-setters in European Cinema such as "Trainspotting", "Run Lola Run" and "Amélie", but just recently has also contributed to the huge success of extraordinary American films like "Bowling for Columbine". Stephan Hutter is also Vice President of FIAD, a board member of the European Film Academy and of the VdF (German Association of Theatrical Distributors) as well as guest lecturer at the Hochschule für Fernseh und Film (Academy for Television and Film), the Bayerische Akademie für Fernsehen (Bavarian Academy for Television) in Munich and the German-French Film Academy in Ludwigsburg. He has also been awarded "Chevalier des arts et des lettres" for his achievements in the promotion of French films.

    Klaus Keil
    studied economics, history of fine arts and political sciences at the universities of Stuttgart and Munich. Since 1965 he is working within the film and TV business sector, starting as an assistant director. From 1973 he works as a production manager, line producer, producer of high budget feature film and TV productions. Collaborating with directors as Volker Schlöndorff, Carl Schenkel, Fred Zinnemann, Alexander Kluge, Andrew McLaughlin, John Hough, and others. In 1983 he became Managing Shareholder of Metropolis Worldsales GmbH. In 1985 he became Head of Departement "Production Corporate Videos" of Neue Constantin Film GmbH, Munich. In 1987 Appointment to Deputy Head of Production of the Bavaria Film Studios. In 1989 Appointment to Professorship for Production and Media Economics of the Munich based Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (film academy). Since 1990 Founding Chairman of the Federal Association for Film and TV Production, Member of the Board of the European Film Academy, Berlin, Co-Initiator of the commercial contest of Film-schoolstudents (‘Hennessy-Price´), Member of the European Producers Club.
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    Ademir Kenovic
    born 1950 in Sarajevo. Has realized lots of programs and films for Sarajevo Television since 1976. His first feature film "A Little Bit of Soul" realized in 1986 was presented at the Cannes Film Festival during the Fortnight Directors´ Days. His second movie "Kuduz" was nominated for "Felix" (Award of European Academy of Film). These films took part at many festivals such as: Berlin, Strasbourg, Montreal, Madras and Alger.

    In 1990 Ademir Kenovic together with Ismet Arnautalic created SaGA (Sarajevo Group of Authors) which gathers most of Sarajevo film makers, professionals and students as well as a great number of writers, poets, painters, creators in different fields whose first vocation is to defend artists´ interests. He is one of the authors of "MGM-Sarajevo" feature film. In 1997 Ademir Kenovic finished feature film "Perfect Circle" which had its premiere in Sarajevo. Right after that it was shown at the Cannes film festival in the selection Quinzaine des Realisateurs.

    Dieter Kosslick
    born in Pforzheim on May 30th 1948, Dieter Kosslick studied Communication, Politics and Education in Munich. In 1983, he became involved in film funding, firstly as managing director of Hamburg's cultural film fund (Hamburg Film Office) and then from 1988 as managing director of the city's economic film fund (Hamburg Film Fund). The same year, he was a co-founder of EFDO (European Film Distribution Office) and became the president of this European organisation, a post he held until EFDO's dissolution in 1996. In 1992, he became executive director of the Filmstiftung NRW. In July 2000 the Land of Berlin and the Federal Government of Germany appointed him director of Germanys prestigious international film festival in 2001. Dieter Kosslick took up his new position in the capital as head of the Berlinale on May 1, 2001.

    Dieter Kosslick is a Member of the European Film Academy (EFA) which annually awards the "European Film Award". He is a member of the board and administrative council of the Federal German Film Board (FFA) and initiated the North Rhine-Westphalian training initiatives: IFS International FilmSchool Cologne and AIM (Training in Media Professions). He is also member of the newly founded German-French Film Academy. He was also awarded the "Goldene Leinwand" by the Association of German Cinemas (HDF).

    Thomas Krüger
    Born 20 June 1959, married, two children, President of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung), Studied theology in Berlin and Eisenach, Vicar in Berlin and Eisenach, 1989 Founding member of the Social Democrat Party (SDP) of the GDR, 1990 Member of the East German Parliament in the GDR, 1991 - 1994 Senator for Youth and Family in Berlin, 1994 - 1998 Member of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag), 1998 - 2000 Parental leave, since 14 July 2000 President of Federal Agency for Civic Education

    President of the German Child Support Organisation (Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk) since 1995; Board member of the Cultural Forum of the SPD (Kulturforum) since 1997; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Culture Foundation (Stiftung Neue Kultur) 1998 – 2000; Member of the International City Castle Commission, Berlin (Internationale Stadtschlosskommission) 2000 – 2002; Member of the Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media (KJM – Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz) since 2003; Member of the Advisory Board of the Federal President's History Competition (Geschichtswettbewerb des Bundespräsidenten) since August 2003.
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    Andrej Kurkow
    born 1961 in Leningrad, spend his childhood in Kiew. Kurkow studied at the Institute of foreign languages in Kiew. He was a cameraman and began to write scripts. He published four novels and four children books.
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    Jörg Lau
    born 1964 in Aachen. Lau studied philosophie und German philology in Bochum. From 1993 he worked for the taz in Berlin as editor of literature. Since 1997 he is cultural correspondent at the Berlin office of the ZEIT magazine. In 1999 he published the biography "Hans Magnus Enzensberger. A public life".

    Matthias Lilienthal
    born 1959 in Berlin, raised in Neukölln. Since 1978 Study of "Sciences of Performing Arts", History and German Philology. 1985/87 working as a journalist at "taz" ("Tageszeitung"), the city magazine "Zitty" and "Süddeutsche Zeitung". 1987 Directorial assistance for Achim Freyers production of "Metamorphosis" by Ovid at Burgtheater Wien. 1.5.1988 – 31.10.1991 Literary manager at Theater Basel under directorship of Frank Baumbauer. Dramatic productions: Schiller´s "Robbers" (Antje Lenkheit, opening production under the directorship of Frank Baumbauer), "Ankunft Badischer Bahnhof" – Christoph Marthaler, "Aias" by and after Sophokles (Frank Castorf), "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett (Werner Düggelin), June 2000 Assistant director of "Performing Arts Division" and being called a member of "Akademie der Künste, Berlin". 1.8.2000 Director of "Theater der Welt 2002" in Bonn, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Duisburg.

    Zülfü Livaneli
    Born 20 June 1946, founded the Greek-Turkish Friendship Committee together with the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. Livanelli was appointed the Goodwill Ambassador to Unesco and the Special Advisor to the Director General in 1996 in recognition of his contributions to world peace. He was elected Deputy for Istanbul in the Turkish National Assembly in 2002. He is also a member of the Turkish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Livaneli has published over 9 books translated into various languages. He has recorded 30 albums and written about 300 songs sung by Joan Baez, Maria Del Mar Bonet, Udo Lindenberg, Maria Farandouri, Haris Alexiu, Kate Westbrook, Lisbeth List, and various Turkish artists. Livaneli has also directed 3 feature films: "Iron Earth, Copper Sky", "The Mist", and "Shahmaran". He has been writing columns for various major Turkish daily newspapers since 1989.

    Livaneli has received a number of awards from around the world for his books, films, and music. Among these awards are "The Golden Palm Award" (1989) for best director at the Valencia film festival, "The Golden Antigone Award" at the Montpellier film festival, 'Best Song Writer of the Year' (1999) Award in the Luigi Tenco Awards in San Remo, "Yunus Nadi Literary Award" for best novel of the year (2000, Turkey), "Balkan Literary Award" for best book of the year, "Best Musician of the year" (1984,Turkey), "Best Soundtrack of the Year" (1978 and 1982, Turkey), "Best Album of the Year" (1982, Greece), and numerous Gold Records Awards to name a few.
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    Abbas Maroufi
    born 1957 in Teheran, studies in dramatical literature at the University of Teheran. 1987 – 1990 he worked in the Department of Music at the City Hall in Teheran. Subsequent he founded the journal Gardun. He belongs to the Iran authors of the new generation, who started to write and publish after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. His first narrations he wrote in 1976 and 1977, afterwards he published among other things three plays, in 1989 his novel Die Symphonie der Toten was published, making him one of the leading authors of the Iran. In January 1996 he was jugded to six month in jail and twenty whippings. Publishing and sale of his collected works is prohibited. He drops out of the Iran in the spring of 1996, since that time he lives in Germany.

    Gilli Mendel
    Current Positions: Jerusalem Cinematheque: Director of the Department of Media and Film Education, Jerusalem Film Festival: Director of Special Projects, member of the programming committee, Member of the Board. Education: Hebrew University: Art History and Theatre University of Pittsburgh, USA: Theatre and Creative Drama, University of Tel Aviv: Art Management. 1984 – Present: Director of the Education Department, Israel Film Archive, Jerusalem Cinemathque, Member of the programming Comity, Omanut La´am, Member of the Forum for Mediterranean cultures, Van leer Foundation, Member of the advisory comity for the Ministry of Culture and Science on Schools for the Arts, Film, Music and Dance, 2002 Artistic Adviser for the Fund for Israeli Cinema 1998-2000, Twice recipient of a grant from the United States government: International Cinema Delegation to the USA 1991, Salzburg Seminar: Do Films Matter 1994, Representing the Jerusalem Cinematheque in Film Festivals all around the world, Adviser, Trento Religious Film Festival from 2000

    Susan Neimann
    Education: Ph.D. Philosophy, Harvard University, 1986, A.M., Philosophy, Harvard University, 1981, A.B., General Studies, Harvard University, 1977, 1982-86, Graduate study at the Freie Universität-Berlin, Germany; Professional Background: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, 1996-2000, Assistant and Associate Professor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1989-1996. Books: Evil in Modern Thought, Princeton University Press, 2002, The Unity of Reason: Rereading Kant, Oxford University Press, 1994, Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin, Schocken Books, 1992. Professional Memberships: Board Member, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften Kant Kommission to oversee the completion of the Akademie Ausgabe, Kants Gesammelte Schriften, elected 2001; Project Director, German-Israeli Foundation grant for the study and publication of the Margherita von Brentano Nachlass Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, since 1996.

    Wolfgang Nowak
    is Spokesman of the Executive Board of the Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue, Deutsche Bank´s socio-political think tank. Until October 2002, he was Director General for Political Analysis and Planning at the German Federal Chancellery. A law graduate of the University of Tübingen and of Lausanne, Wolfgang Nowak became State Secretary for Culture and Education in Saxony, immediately after German unification. From 1990 to 1994 he represented Germany in its cultural and scientific relations to Israel and the Czech Republic. He has held various senior positions in state and federal administrations in Germany, in the French "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" in Paris, and in UNESCO. He lectures and publishes widely on political issues. He is founder of the Erich Pommer Institute for Media Law and Media Management at the University of Potsdam. and he is a member of the board of Trustees of the Lee and Lawrence Ramer Center of the American Jewish Commitee in Berlin. Wolfgang Nowak advises a number of European governments.

    Claus Offe
    born 1940, studies in sociology, economics and philosophy at the University of Cologne and Berlin. 1965 Degree in sociology, FU Berlin. 1968 Graduation at the faculty of economy and socio-scientific at the University of Frankfurt. 1975 – 88 Professorship for political sciences and sociology at the University of Bielefeld. 1988 – 95 Professorship for political sciences and sociology at the University of Bremen, Head of the Department "Theorie und Verfassung des Wohlfahrtsstaates" at the Centre for Social Politics, University of Bremen. Since 1995 professorship for political sciences, several habitations and fellowships in the USA, the Netherlands and Australia.

    Nikolaus G. van der Pas
    born in Munich, Germany, 11 June 1943. University studies in Brussels (St. Aloysius: degree in trade and consular studies, 1980). Career at the European Commission: From 01/2000: Director-General of the Education and Culture Directorate-General; 10/99-12/99: Director-General of the Enlargement Directorate-General; 04/98-09/99: Head of the Task Force "Accession Negotiations"; 01/95-03/98: Spokesman for the European Commission and its President, Jacques Santer, 04/94-01/95: Director for relations with the New Independent States, External Economic Relations Directorate-General, 03/93-03/94: Director for the Swedish accession negotiations and for the European Economic Area, Task Force "Enlargement".

    Antonio Perez Perez
    After studies in engineering, biology and music, Perez has been involved in the writing, producing and directing of numerous TV commercial, short subjects and TV documentaries. He was a founding member and shareholder of the production companies Videoplaning in 1983 (leader of Andalusian TV studios). In 1989, he founded Maestranza Films, his film production company, producing, amongst others, Solas (Alone) which won the Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1999 and 5 Goya Awards, Fugitivas (2 Goya awards) and Seville Southside (Berlin Panorama 2003). Santa Isabel Fine Arts academic, board member of Egeda (spanish producers ass.) and vice-president of Spanish Media Desk Fund, he was selected by Variety as one of the Ten Producers to Watch 1999 in Cannes. Antonio Perez Perez has been a member of the EFA Board since 2000.

    Jean-Paul Picaper
    born 1938, studies German language and literature and political sciences in Bordeaux, Berlin and Paris. Graduation in Strassburg, assistant professor for political sciences at the Free University of Berlin. Postdoctoral lecture qualification in Berlin. Since 1977 correspondent in Germany of "Le Figaro". Numerous publications, 1983 winner of the German - French journalist award, 1990 European decoration for his contributions to the French - German understanding, 1997 winner of the French - German award for economic journalism.

    Nik Powell
    In the early 1970s he set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson and in the space of ten years the pair turned a small mail-order record operation into a multi-million pound conglomerate. In 1982 Powell formed Palace Productions together with Stephen Woolley and acted as Executive Producer on all of Palace's productions including Neil Jordan's award winning Company of Wolves, Jordan's Oscar-nominated and Cannes award-winning Mona Lisa, Neil Jordan's Oscar winning The Crying Game. In 1992 Powell and Woolley formed Scala Productions where they produced Terence Davies' The Neon Bible, the Oscar nominated and golden globe winning Little Voice by Mark Herman, with Michael Caine, Brenda Blethyn and Ewan McGregor, and Fred Schepsi's Last Orders with Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Ray Winstone. From September 2003 on, Nik Powell takes over as director of the National Film & Television School (NFTS) in London. In April of 1996 he was elected Chairman of the European Film Academy, and has since twice been re-elected.

    Avi Primor
    born 1935 in Tel Aviv. Education: BA Political Science and International Relations,Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Military Service (IDF), MA International Relations, City College, New-York and D.E.A. Sorbonne, Paris (Diplome d´etudes approfondies) Diplomatic Service and assignments Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, 1969-1975 Minister-Counselor Embassy of Israel, Paris (France). 1977-1980 Director of the Department of International Organizations (UN), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, Vice President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. Since 1999 Vice President of the Tel-Aviv University, Chairman of the Israel-European Forum Tel-Aviv University and since 2000 Member of the Executive Board of the German Foundation "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft" (for the compensation of forced laborers in World War II); President of the Israeli German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the "Koteret" School of Journalism, Tel Aviv; Member of the University Council of the Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg; Adviser to the Peres Center for Peace. Awards: May 1998 Recipient of the European Culture Prize for 1998, in July 1998 Recipient of the Medal "Pour le mérite Européen" in gold, for European Excellence.

    Rainer Rother
    born 1956. graduation in 1988, assistant professor at the University of Hannover. Since 1991 Head of the Cinemathek of the German Historical Museum (Berlin), were he also works as a curator of exhibitions. Essays among others in Merkur, Freibeuter, Filmdienst and Filmwärts, texts for different newspapers, several articles in books and insertions in encyclopaedias.

    Mikhail Ryklin
    born in Leningrad in 1948. Studied at the Moscow State University (B.A.in Philosophy and Aesthetics) and at the Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences (Ph.D. in History of Philosophy) in Moscow. Works as senior researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Is specialised in newest trends in Philosophy (deconstructivism and schizoanalysis). He visited Germany, France, USA, Canada between 1991 and 1997 as a guest lecturer and is correspondent to the "Lettre International" in Moscow. He has produced numerous publications on contemporary Russian art and literature.

    Dilip Simeon
    taught at the History Department of Ramjas College, Delhi University from 1974 till 1994. His doctoral dissertation on the labour movement of southern Bihar (now Jharkhand), was published in 1995 under the title "The Politics of Labour Under Late Colonialism: Workers, Trade Unions and the State in Chota Nagpur, 1928-1939". In 1988 Dilip was elected to the Academic Council of Delhi University, and chaired the DU Teachers Association Committee on Accountability. Dilip has been a visiting scholar in the Centre for Social Studies, Surat (Gujarat), the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton, the University of Chicago, and the Institute on Asian Studies in Leiden, Holland. In 1994-95 he was Visiting Fellow at the Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University. He also delivered a paper at the Center´s seminar on corruption in 1999. From 1998 till 2003 he worked as senior research fellow on conflict issues with Oxfam (India) Trust in Delhi, and has recently been appointed the Director of the Aman Trust, which works to understand and reduce violent social conflict.
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    Joshua Sobol
    Born in Israel, Tel Aviv, 1939, Playwright, writer and director at theatres in Israel and abroad. Joshua Sobol studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, and graduated with a diploma in philosophy. His first play was performed in 1971 by the Municipal Theatre in Haifa, where Sobol worked from 1984 to 1988 as a playwright and later as assistant artistic director. The performance of his play The Jerusalem Syndrome, in January 1988, led to widespread protests across the whole country, whereupon Sobol resigned from his post as artistic director and turned to devoting himself exclusively to writing. Between 1983 and 1989 Sobol wrote three related plays: Ghetto, Adam and Underground which constitute together The Ghetto Triptych.

    Since 1995 Sobol cooperated with Viennese director Paulus Manker on a number of projects exploring new forms of the theatrical experience. In 1996 they have created for the Wiener Festwochen the polydrama Alma based on the life of Alma Mahler - Werfel. In 2000 they created F@lco - A Cyber Show, a multimedia musical about the Austrian pop singer Falco.
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    Christoph Stölzl
    born 1944 in Westheim, studies in history, sociology and literature in Munich and Saarbrücken. Graduation in 1970. 1980 – 1987 Head of the City Museum in Munich. 1987 – 1999 Head of the German Historical Museum. 1999 – 2000 assistant chief editor and Head of the feature pages of the daily newspaper "Die Welt". April 2000 - June 2001 Senator for culture, research and science in Berlin. Since March 2001 Member of the CDU. Since 29 November 2001 Member of the Parliament of Berlin. Vice-president of the Parliament of Berlin. Mai 2002 – Mai 2003 Chairman of the CDU in Berlin. Since November 2002 Member of the Board of Directors of the CDU.

    Daniel Tarschys
    born 1943, studies in law- and political sciences in Stockholm. Leningrad and Princeton. 1972 – 1976 assistant professor for political sciences in Stockholm, from 1983 – 1985 professorship for soviet and East European studies in Uppsala. Since 1985 professorship for political sciences and public administration at the University of Stockholm. From 1976 – 1983 he was adviser at the Swedish Ministry of Finance. Tarschys published numerous books and essays about political philosophy, public adminstration and comparative politics.

    Rainer Traube
    born in 1960 in Freiburg (Breisgau). From 1980 to 1985 he studied politics, history of eastern europe and communication sciences in Munich. Graduate of the German School of Journalism in Munich (DJS) in 1985. In 1986 he graduated from the Institut d´Etudes Politiques de Paris (DEA in international politics). From 1986 to 1993 staff member of RIAS Berlin as presenter, editor and reporter. From 1993 till 1997 the focus was on media consulting and freelancing acitvity as reporter and author. In 1997 he joined the Newsdesk of Germany´s International Broadcaster Deutsche Welle-TV (DW-TV) where he worked as editor and as senior business correspondent. Since 2003 he is head of the arts & culture-section at DW-TV.

    Els Vandevorst
    born in 1962 and studied at the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. During her studies, she produced two films: Alaska (1989), which received an academy award for best foreign student film by Mike van Diem, and Het Nadeel Van De Twijfel (1990) by Maarten Treurniet. After her graduation, Els worked as a producer in training with Allarts B.V. and Added Films International. In 1997, Els Vandevorst and Wilfried Depeweg founded Isabella Films in Amsterdam. Isabella Films focuses on the production of feature films which have commercial potential and which appeal to an international audience because of their artistic value and accessibility. Under the label of Isabella Films, Els (co-) produced various national and European feature films such as FL. 19,99 by Mart Dominicus (1998), The Crossing by Nora Hoppe (1999) or Dancer In The Dark by Lars von Trier (2000). Her latest project, The South by Martin Koolhoven, is currently in post-production. Els Vandevorst became a member of the EFA Board in 2002.

    Hans Vorlaender born in 1954 in Wuppertal. He studied Law, Political Schience and Philosophy in Bonn and Geneva. He received his doctorate from the University of Bonn and his Habilitation from the University of Essen. Since 1993 he has been Professor of Political Science and Chairholder for Political Theory and the History of Political Thought at the University Dresden. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (1997-2000) and member of the Senate of TU Dresden. He is member of the Dresden Sonderforschungsbereich (DFG) on Institutional Analysis and History and the Europaeische Graduiertenkolleg Dresden-Paris.

    His fields of research include political theory, history of political thought, constitutionalism, party politics and comparative politics. Vorlaender's book publications include Verfassung und Konsens (1981); Sozialer Liberalismus (ed.) (1986); Verfall oder Renaissance des Liberalismus (ed.) (1987); Liberale Demokratie in Europa und den USA (ed.) (1990); Integration durch Verfassung (ed.) (2002). Professor Vorlaender is President of the German Political Science Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft). He is Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and Vice-Chairman of the President-Theodor-Heuss-Foundation, Stuttgart.

    Dittrich van Weringh, Kathinka
    Education: studied History, Political Science, English, graduated in 1966. Doctorate in 1987. Professional activities: From 1994-1998 Department Head for Cultural Affairs of the City of Cologne. Since 1998 free lance cultural adviser. Since 2003 chair of the excecutive committee of the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam. Publications: From 1975-1994 correspondent for the "Börsenblatt für den deutschen Buchhandel". Co-author and editor of various books on German-Dutch relations in the twenties and thirties of the 20th century. Speciality:film .Author of "Der niederländische Spielfilm der dreißiger Jahre und die deutsche Filmemigration" (1987) and "Abenteuer Moskau" (1994/95). Numerous articles on the history of film, on the role of culture, on German, foreign and European cultural policy and on German -Russian relations.

    Vibeke Windeløv
    began her career in 1975 and has worked with various different directors, among them Bille August on In My Life, Gabriel Axel on Christian, and Kristian Levring on The King Is Alive (Dogma 4). She has worked for Zentropa Productions since 1992, and has produced all of Lars von Trier´s films since 1993. Their co-operation started with the big international succes Breaking The Waves, and the winner of Palme D´or at Cannes Film Festival 2000 Dancer In The Dark. Vibeke Windeløv´s latest films are Susanne Bier´s audience success Open Hearts (Dogma 9) and Lars von Trier´s Dogville. She has also produced a variety of short films and documentaries by and about artists like Per Kirkeby,Karin Westerlund and Asger Jorn. Since November 2002, she´s been in pre-production for van Trier´s next film Manderlay, a sequel to Dogville, and on his version of the Wagner opera The Ring for Bayreuth, opening in 2006. She has been a member of the EFA Board since 1998.

    Krzystof Zanussi
    born June 17th 1939 in Warsaw. From 1955 to 1959 studied physics at Warsaw University and attended lectures on cinema at the Institute of Art at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw (1956-57). In 1960 he joined the film direction faculty at the Lodz Film School (grad.1966). Made his first films in Amateur Film Club of Warsaw University in the 50-ies. Since 1966 he has directed many documentaries, features for cinema and TV, in Poland and abroad. He writes or co-writes scripts for his own films (some of them were published in 4 volumes in Poland and in 2 volumes in Italy also in Germany, Russia and Hungary). Since 1978 also stage and opera director.

    From 1974 to 1981 Vice – Chairman of the Polish Film-makers Association. From 1979 chief manager/director of "TOR" Film Unit (now "TOR" Film Studio), in frames of which he has produced a great number of important films, among them the work of his friend, the late Krzysztof Kieslowski. (in 1993-94 co-produced his trilogy "Three Coulours: Blue. White. Red"). Has served as President of FERA (Federation Europeenne des Realisateurs de l´Audiovisuel) and Eurovisioni. Since 1994 member of the Pontifical Commission For Culture in Vatican. Since 1998 columnist in Polish weekly "Polityka". Since 1992 professor of Silesian University in Katowice. Member of Polish PEN-Club. Doctor Honoris Causa of WGIK Moscow, The National University of Drama and Cinematography "I.L. Caragiale" (Bucarest), European Humanities University (Minsk).

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