Speakers and moderator at the TTIP and Culture Conference

  

Short presentations

 
Mogens Jensen is Denmark’s Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation. Member of Parliament Parliament for the Social Democratic Party since 2007. Has been spokesperson for culture and media, member of a.o. the committees for Cultural Affairs, Foreign Policies and Legal Affairs and chair of the Danish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Before his parliamentary career he worked in the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions LO and as a consultant on culture and on developing countries in the Workers’ Education Association.

Tarja Cronberg was Member of the European Parliament for the Finnish Green Party until July this year. Member of the Finnish Parliament (2003-07) and Minister of Employment (2007-09). A degree in engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology (1968), doctorates in technology from the Department of Architecture of Lund University (1973) and in business studies from Copenhagen Business School (1988). Has researched and taught at universities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the United States and Finland. Has been commissioned on various EU projects, especially on matters related to foreign policy and technology.

Ségolène Bunel, since 2013 European affairs officer at Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, the leading organisation of the French Coalition for Cultural Diversity. Master in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Lille and in European studies from the College of Europe. Traineeship at the cabinet of the European Commissioner for culture, Androulla Vassiliou.

Peter Schønning is a leading expert in copyright in Denmark, with his own law firm (www.ophavsretsadvokaten.dk). Author of The Copyright Act with Commentary (5th edition, 2011), co-author with Jørgen Blomqvist of International Copyright (2011). Has also written in international journals and other publications: in particular he supplied the Danish contribution to the book Copyright in the Information Society (2011). Head of the Copyright Office in the Danish Ministry of Culture (2002-2008) and former legal adviser and deputy director in the Danish performing rights society KODA (1992-1999).

Ludwig Laher is an Austrian novelist, poet, essayist. Born in Linz, he lives in St.Pantaleon and Vienna. Involved in the process of developing the Unesco Convention on Cultural Diversity both (at an early stage) on behalf of global and European cultural NGOs and (in the final years) as an adviser to the Austrian government. His literary work has been translated into several languages including French, Spanish and English. Recent English editions of his novels: Heart Flesh Degeneration (2006), And Take What Comes (2013).

Håkan Bjerking is a director, producer and writer. Chair of the Federation of European Film Directors (FERA) and also chair of Film Directors of Sweden. Started as a director of theatre 1982 at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and is still directing both theatre, film and TV. Wrote a musical together with the Swedish musician Orup: Snow-white, the original.

America Vera-Zavala is a playwright, activist and writer. Assistent for the Swedish Left Party at the European Parliament 1995-1999, one of the co-founders of the Swedish Attac Movement in 2000. In 2003 she published the book Participatory Democracy. 2006 she wrote her first play upon a request from Lars Norén. Is currently working on the play Rött Kort /Red Card for Backa Teater about an 11 year old boy who has lived in Sweden undocumented for more than seven years.
 

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