In the third session, politicians at both local and international levels address the implications and consequences of collaboration between their countries and China and the subject of national sovereignty. At the core of this session is advocacy, sharing information, and defense of human values and ethical norms.
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Ann-Sofie Alm
Member of Parliament
Ann-Sofie Alm, is a Swedish politician and member of Parliament since 2018.
She is also a Member of IPAC Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China.
Andrè Gattolin, PhD
Senator Haut de Seine, Paris
André Gattolin is a French politician (La République En Marche) and an academic. Since October 2011, he has been a member of the French Senate, currently serving as vice-chair of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee and also vice-chair of the European Affairs Committee. He is also member of the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and of the Democracy and Human rights Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Andrè Gattolin is co-chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC). He has defended democracy movements in both Europe and Asia through individual activism and as an elected official.
John Hoffman
Minnesota State Senator
John Hoffman was first elected in 2012 in Minnesota and is the current Senator for Senate District 36. Senator Hoffman is currently serving on the following committees, Human Services Reform as Ranking Minority Member and Aging and Long-Term Care Policy. Before being elected to the Minnesota Legislature, Hoffman served as a member of the Anoka-Hennepin School District Board, beginning in 2005. Prior to that he was appointed by US Secretary of Education Rodney Paige to the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council, assisting and advising Cabinet members on their response to children and families, birth to eight, specifically those with special health care needs. Senator Hoffman lives in Champlin with his wife, Yvette and daughter Hope.
Françoise Hostalier
Former Minister, Member of Parliament
Françoise Hostalier is a French politician, the former Minister of Education, and twice elected as deputy of the Nord.
She is an Honorary Inspector General of the French Ministry of Education. She is human rights advocate and a specialist on Afghanistan.
Steve Chabot
US House Representative
Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH) has served Ohio's First Congressional District for 25 years. Since becoming a Member of Congress, Congressman Chabot has served on the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
House of Lords, London
Philip Hunt, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, is a former Health Minister and is a Labour member of the House of Lords.
Hermann Tertsch del Valle-Lersundi
Member of European Parliament
Mr. Tertsch is currently Vice President of the Eurolat Delegation and a member of the Foreign Affairs and Environment Committees of the European Parliament.
As a journalist, envoy and foreign correspondent he worked extensively in news media, and received numerous awards, including the European Parliament's award.
Robert Spalding
Ret. Brig. General USAF, Sr. Dir. National Security Council
Robert Spalding retired from the U.S. Air Force as a brigadier general after more than 25 years of service. He is a former China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, as well as a senior defense official and defense attache to China.
He earned his doctorate in economics and mathematics from the University of Missouri and is fluent in Mandarin.
Sophia Bryskine
Sophia Bryskine is an optometrist and primary healthcare practitioner in Sydney, and a senior researcher in Australia for Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, DAFOH.
A key liaison officer for government and media efforts on the topic of forced organ removal from prisoners of conscience in China, she is an advocate for ethical transplantation practices within the medical community.
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