The International Youth to Youth Summit’s Team is working hard to bring the most inspiring and innovative young speakers, significant scientists and outstanding experts in the field. Stay tuned for the lineup of 6th International Youth to Youth Summit! The list is being constantly updated.

Speakers

Nora Rahimian
Nora Rahimian
Nora Rahimian is creative consultant and founder of #CultureFix, a global collaborative network of creatives & cultural producers who use arts & culture for social impact. She has helped artists tour internationally, earn placements in national and international outlets, secure dream collaborations, and develop effective arts-for-change campaigns. With a unique perspective on conscious business-building for creatives, Nora has been invited to speak at places like SXSW, A3C, and several universities; partnered with organizations like ONE, BBC, #HipHopEd, and AJ Stream; and consults for several popular hip hop and afrobeats artists around the world. Most recently, she has been working with MI Abaga to establish TASCK, a creative agency based in Lagos. She is a UNAOC Fellow, was recognized as a Trailblazer by VoyageLA, and was named one of iStandard’s Women Who Run The Music Industry. Connect with Nora on Twitter and Instagram at @norarahimian.
Bjørn Ihler
Bjørn Ihler
Bjørn Ihler is an international counter-extremism expert, technologist and human rights activist working to develop spaces for dialogue and peace-building between people and communities. In 2016 Ihler co-founded the Khalifa Ihler institute which works for peace through knowledge, technology and design. Since 2016 Ihler has also been part of the Kofi Annan Foundation initiative Extremely Together and explored means of countering violent extremism as one of ten young leaders in the field from across the world. Ihler is building his work on a foundation in communication, technology, data and sociology as well as his academic background in peace and conflict studies.
Liana Kartsivadze
Liana Kartsivadze
Liana Kartsivadze specialized in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. With more than 10 years’ experience, she is now managing a joint project for the development of mediation and arbitration in Georgia, funded by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Her experience ranges from practice to academia, both in Europe and in Georgia. She is accredited mediator and is included in the Unified Roster of Mediators of Georgia. She has taught ADR in Georgian universities for past several years. Liana considers that a perk of being a mediator is seeing people’s transformation though mediation on their own path of looking for solutions.
Tornike Phulariani
Tornike Phulariani
Tornike Phulariani has more than a decade of professional experience in the field of environment protection. A lawyer by training, he has joined the Ministry of Environment in 2007 and since that his career evolved around various positions in the field. He worked on different sectoral policy documents, participated in inter-state negotiations and coordinated ongoing international initiatives. He then joined UNDP Georgia Environment Team, where he managed projects on biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation. He is also a certified mediator and takes pro bono cases at the several city courts in Georgia.
Taras Dzyubanskyy
Taras Dzyubanskyy
Taras Dzyubanskyy holds a B.A. in Philosophy and studied at various papal institutes in the Vatican. In 2010, he received a prestigious Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies, which enabled him to pursue his doctoral degree and to obtain his PhD in Theology and Interreligious Dialogue in 2012. Since October 2012, Taras has been working as an adviser for religious and ecumenical issues to the Mayor of Lviv. In May 2013, he inaugurated an interfaith centre, “Libertas,” the first of its kind in Ukraine. Since its creation, the centre has held over 50 ecumenical and interreligious events to promote dialogue and understanding among different religious groups. Taras has been awarded with several distinctions related to his innovative approach on interfaith dialogue and social issues. For the past four years, he served as an adviser to the President of the Lviv Chamber of Commerce and Industry on social issues. He now oversees the Institute of Religion and Society of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine and he coordinates an international group of alumni of the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue. Author of four books, Taras is strongly committed to promoting interfaith and intercultural dialogue as he believes that people of different faiths have a lot to offer to humanity through their religious experiences and traditions which are an invaluable source of wisdom, prudence, love and respect. A motto that Taras identifies with is “Seek the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Trainers

Christina Sciabarra
Christina Sciabarra
Christina Sciabarra is a Political Science PhD candidate in the School of Government and Public Policy. Her research interests include post-conflict reconstruction, conflict resolution, and peace-building strategies. Her case study work includes assessments of post-conflict peace-building strategies in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, and Lebanon. She has a B.S. in History from the United States Naval Academy, B.A. in Russian from the University of Arizona, and an M.A. in Diplomacy from Norwich University. Christina is a program director with Civil Vision International, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting, informing, and inspiring individuals to achieve peace and cultural understanding through collaboration and dialogue. She has facilitated a number of video dialogues between students in the U.S. and Afghanistan as well as hosted a number of educational and artistic events.
Fabian Otte
Fabian Otte
Fabian Otte is a young social entrepreneur, working in the field of intercultural exchange through sports and playing. In 2019, at the age of 19, he has founded the “Global Sports & Play Initiative”, which is promoting intercultural and intergenerational exchange through playful sporting events and international sports-related exchanges. He is studying Sport Science at the German Sport University Cologne with a research interest in Sport Cultures, Traditional Sports, Human Play and Play Psychology. Due to his research interest for Sport Cultures and Traditional Sports he has started a global research approach on Cultural Sports and Games which are used for local sports event with his organisation. Moreover, Fabian is dedicated to various sports such as swimming, dancing, gymnastics, functional training and movement, though he also works as a movement and functional training coach.