8 November 2017 - 9.00-10.00 / Council of Europe Hemicycle

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World Forum for Democracy 2017: Times for Facts and Plenary Sessions 1 and 2
Hemicycle of the Council of Europe 8 November 2017 - 9.00-13.15
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moderator moderator


Director of Democratic Governance and Anti-Discrimination, Council of Europe

Claudia Luciani worked in the Directorate General of Political Affairs for a number of years as Director of Political Advice and Co-operation, she was appointed Director of Democratic Governance in September 2012 in the Directorate General of Democracy. Her work goes directly to the challenges of democracy on the continent and their impact on European citizens.
Presenters Presenters


Director of Publishing, Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index


Andreas is the publishing director, principal of the Sture Academy, and is part of Timbro's management team. He has a file as Dr. in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg with a dissertation on ‘How much diversity can withstand democracy? Democratic dilemma in multicultural Sweden’ (Gleerup publishing house).He is a demanded commentator on issues of multiculturalism, integration and citizenship. He has previously worked as a teacher and researcher at the University of Gothenburg.



Quantitative sociologist and data scientist, Hertie School of Governance

Russian Federation

Olga Kononykhina is a quantitative sociologist and Data Scientist at the Hertie School of Governance. Her current work centres on national and international data-driven research projects in the fields of culture, civil society, governance and development. She has also worked at Heidelberg University, Johns Hopkins University, and the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia as well as in the non-profit sector, and she has consulted for various organisations in Africa and Europe, including UNESCO and the Council of Europe. She holds degrees in sociology and in applied mathematics and computer science and is completing her PhD at the Heidelberg University, Germany.

SCHULZ Wolfram

Wolfram SCHULZ

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement


Dr Wolfram Schulz, International Study Director, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Dr Wolfram Schulz has been working at ACER since 2001. He has ample experience with the analysis of large‐scale survey data, sampling procedures and item response modelling methods. He holds a degree in Political Science and a doctorate degree in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Rostock.

WIKE Richard

Richard WIKE

Director of Global Attitudes Research at Pew Research Center

United States of America

Richard Wike is director of global attitudes research at Pew Research Center. He conducts research and writes about international public opinion on a variety of topics, including America's global image, the rise of China, and views in predominantly Muslim nations. Previously, he was a senior associate for international and corporate clients at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Wike received a doctorate in political science from Emory University. He is an author of numerous Pew Research Center releases, including studies on international views of the U.S., the Arab Spring, and social networking around the world, as well as public opinion in China, Pakistan and Egypt.