Speakers to the Civitatis Forum

Sir Peter Marshall KCMG CVO 

Former Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth and United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva. (Chair of several Civitatis Policy Seminars).


Former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, Chairman of Lambert Energy Advisory Ltd. and Gatehouse Advisory Partners.

Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones DCMG PC

Former Minister of State for Security and Counter Terrorism and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom's Special Representative to Business on Cyber-security.

Professor Sir Roger Cashmore CMG

Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.


Knight Principal of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor.

Edward Mortimer CMG

Former Director of Communications in the Executive Office of the United Nations and speech writer to the UN Secretary General.

Major General Andrew Ritchie CBE

Former Commander of the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst.

Professor Alan Lee-Williams OBE

Member of the Trilateral Commission.

Geoffrey Robertson QC

Founder and Joint Head of Doughty Street Chambers.

The Honourable Anne Marie Lizin

Honorary President of the Royal Senate of the Kingdom of Belgium.

H.E. President Mikhail Gorbachev

Former President of the USSR (via a written address).

H.E. Andrii Kuzmenko

Ambassador of Ukraine.

His Holiness Radhanath Swami

Monk and Author of The Journey Home.

Professor Federico Mayor Zaragoza

Former Director-General of UNESCO and Chairman the Foundation for a Culture of Peace.


Senior Policy Advisor to the UN Secretary General.

Professor Maurice Fraser, Chevalier de Legion d'Honneur

Special Advisor to three successive British Foreign Secretaries and former Head of the LSE European Institute.

Professor Michael Cox

Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics.

Professor Christopher Coker

Director of LSE IDEAS and Council Member of the Royal United Services Institute.

Professor Hall Gardner

Professor of International and Comparative Politics and former Chair of Department at the American University of Paris.

Professor Tom Spencer

Vice Chairman of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change and former President of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Daniel Ottolenghi

Head of the London Office of the European Investment Bank.

Christopher Drennen

Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets and Advisory Solutions for BNP Paribas.

Patrick Cockburn

Journalist and Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times since 1979 and, from 1990, The Independent.

Mark DubrUllE

President of the European Union Chapter of the Club of Rome.

The Civitatis Forum for international peace, prosperity and security convenes policy seminars for Heads of Diplomatic Missions.