United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Doctor at Law, Louvain. Career mostly in human rights protection and international cooperation, including conflict prevention. Coordinated the early response to 9/11 of the Council of Europe; helped develop intercultural and inter-religious dialogue. Served as Chief of Staff for the European Human Rights Commissioner. Lecturer at various universities. Since September 2008, Director, Secretariat of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, New York.