Presenting Our Speakers
We are honoured to be able to welcome several experts from multiple disciplines and walks of life as our esteemed speakers at the TEIMUN 2021 conference. Our speakers will present keynote speeches and address delegates at the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as throughout the TEIMUN week.
Dr. Florian Bieber
Dr. Florian Bieber is a renowned political scientist and historian working in the areas of international relations, inter-ethnic relations, ethnic conflict and nationalism, focusing primarily on the Balkans in his studies. Currently, Dr. Bieber is Director of the Center for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz. Likewise, he has been a visiting fellow and professor at various universities, such as New York University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Bieber will be our first opening ceremony speaker at the TEIMUN conference.
Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu
Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu is Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). Initially, Ms. Nakamitsu served as a member of the Reform Team of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and as a member of the Office of the United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Between 2005 and 2008, Ms. Nakamitsu was Professor of International Relations at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and served on the Foreign Exchange Council of Japan’s then Foreign Minister. Prior to leading UNODA, Ms. Nakamitsu served as Assistant Administrator of the Crisis Response Unit at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), amongst other appointments within and outside the United Nations.
With a wealth of experience in academia and international organizations, we are honoured that Ms. Nakamitsu will be joining us with an address as the third guest at our opening ceremony.
Photo by UNODA.
Mr. Didier Herbert
Mr. Didier Herbert is Belgian and has a background in law and economics. Initially involved in business and the legal profession, Mr. Herbert spent most of his career working for the European Commission in Brussels, in various policy areas. After being Director of the Regulatory Scrutiny Board of the European Commission, he is now Head of the Representation of the European Commission to the Netherlands.
Mr. Herbert will be presenting a guest lecture on the third day of our conference.
Photo by Naldo Paverelli for the Diplomat Magazine.