7th February 2017, Movenpick Hotel Karachi, Pakistan

Maria Nadotti is a filmmaker, essayist, journalist, free-lance editor and a translator. She writes about theatre, culture, arts, cinema. Ms. Nadotti has produced two documentaries namely Against All Odds and Under Truce - Gaza. Among the Italian and foreign magazines and newspapers, she has collaborated with Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore, Artforum, Lo Straniero, Conjonctures, Internazionale. Ms. Nadotti is the author of several books including Off Screen: Women and Film in Italy, Necrologhi. Pamphlet sull’arte di consumare, Raccontare John Berger and other publications.

Her Excellency Margaret Adamson is High Commissioner of Australia to Pakistan. Ms Adamson is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, having served previously as Ambassador to Poland and Ambassador to Cambodia. Most recently, she was Deputy High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea. In Canberra, Ms. Adamson’s appointments have included Head of Public Diplomacy Branch, European Union and Western Europe Branch, and Pacific Islands Branch.

Fauzia Kehar is Director and Cluster Legal Head, Citibank NA UAE, Bahrain, Qatar & NPC. Previously she worked as Legal Counsel at Citibank NA Pakistan till 2009 after serving as Legal Affairs Manager at Pakistan PTA (member of ICI Worldwide Group). She also worked at Shell Pakistan and Haidermota & Co. She did her post graduate LL.B from University of Karach followed by LL.M from University of London, UK.

Her Excellency Ms. Jeannette Seppen is the current Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Islamabad after serving as Ambassador of Netherlands to Iraq. She has previously represented Netherlands as Deputy, Political and Security Committee, Ambassador at the European Union, Brussels, Belgium. Ms. Seppen earned a Master’s in Political Sciences, from Leyden University, The Netherlands.

Dr. Eleni Rossides studied Adapted Physical Education and Special Education and Educational Psychology (MA, PhD) in the US. She has worked under the former president of Cyprus, recommending suggestions for an updated Special Education Law in Cyprus. In 1994, Dr. Rossides was elected as a board member of Special Olympics Cyprus and has served in various positions. She has held the position of the Cyprus Special Olympics National Director.

Dr. Fan Wei is Director ERP Lab and Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Guangxi Business School. She attained her PhD in Techno-economy and Management from the South China University of Technology. Dr. Fan Wei has participated in more than 10 scientific research projects and published more than 20 papers.

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Her Excellency Sewa Lamsal Adhikari is Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan. She has previously served as Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations. Ms. Adhikari was also Chair of the Commission for Social Development under the United Nations.