Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Speakers

Speakers will present in Plenary Sessions in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament. Tickets for these sessions are available via the public ballot and live web-streamed.
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Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão

Prime Minister of Timor-Leste

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Jasleen Dhamija

Philosopher of Living Cultural Traditions

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Richard Harper

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Partners

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit is a collaboration between four partner organisations - the Scottish Government, the UK Government, the British Council and the Edinburgh International Festival - and will be hosted at the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Government - Fiona Hyslop MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs


Scottish Parliament - Tricia Marwick MSP

Presiding Officer and MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes

Policy Discussion Chairs

Policy Discussion Chairs will chair the private sessions in which invited artists and thinkers join the Ministers of Culture and their delegations to explore diverse cultural perspectives on the themes of the Summit.

Alan Davey

Chief Executive, Arts Council England and Chair of IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies)


Andrew Dixon

Chief Executive, Creative Scotland


Sir Vernon Ellis

British Council Chair

Policy Discussion Rapporteurs

Policy Discussion Rapporteurs will report on the Policy Discussions at the final Summit Plenary session.

Martin Davidson CMG

Chief Executive, British Council


Vicky Featherstone

Artistic Director and Chief Executive, National Theatre of Scotland


Sir Peter Housden

Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government

Policy Discussion Contributors

Policy Discussion Contributors will take part in the private sessions in which invited artists and thinkers join the Ministers of Culture and their delegations to explore diverse cultural perspectives on the themes of the Summit.

Nick Barley

Director, Edinburgh International Book Festival


Divya Bhatia

Artistic Director of the Jaipur Virasat Foundation and the Rajasthan International Folk Festival


Dr Jamie Coleman

Director, Turing Festival and Director, Biospoke

About the summit

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2012 will bring together Culture Ministers with prominent artists, thinkers and others responsible for formulating cultural policy. 

They will discuss how the arts enrich the lives of people around the world and contribute to the wellbeing of nations.

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