Prof. Massimo Introvigne

Professor Massimo Introvigne is the founder and managing director of the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR). He is an Italian sociologist and leading scholar of new religious movements. In 2011, he served as the Representative of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) for combating racism, xenophobia, and religious intolerance and discrimination. Between 2012-2016 he was the Chairperson of the Italian National Observatory of Religious Liberty, instituted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. So far, he has published sixty-one books on sociology of religions and new religious movements, including the widely reviewed “Satanism: A Social History”

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Ms. Rosita Šorytė

Ms. Rosita Šorytė is a Lithuanian diplomat currently enjoying a sabbatical from her work. Graduated from the University of Vilnius, she has served on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania at the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to UNESCO, the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the Council of Europe, the Permanent Mission of Lithuania at the United Nations, and worked as the representative of the Lithuanian Chairmanship of the OSCE at the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. She was the chairperson of the European Union Working Group on Humanitarian Aid on behalf of the Lithuanian pro tempore presidency of European Union in 2012-2013. As a diplomat, Ms. Rosita Šorytė specialized in humanitarian aid and peacekeeping issues, with a special interest in the Middle East. She also served in elections observation missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Belarus, Burundi, and Senegal. 

Nam Kwangkyu

Professor Nam Kwangkyu is a research professor at Korea University, specializing in human rights and North Korean issues. He is also the representative of the Maebong Institute for One Korea.

Kim Taesan

Mr. Kim Taesan is a former North Korean diplomat in the Czech Republic and a former director of a Czech-North Korean joint venture company. After defecting to South Korea, he has lectured extensively on North Korean issues.