In this third session of the World Summit, politicians and parliamentarians at both local and international levels address a broad scope of implications that come with the collaboration between the region they represent and China. The argument of national sovereignty to justify any domestic affairs will be tested. At the core of this session stands responsibility and care for the people, reflected in advocacy and defense of human values and ethical norms.
September 19, 2021
1. Ann-Sofie Alm
Member of Parliament, Sweden
Ann-Sofie Alm, is a Swedish politician and member of the Swedish Parliament since 2018. She is also a Member of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC).
2. André Gattolin, PhD
Senator Haut de Seine, Paris, France
André Gattolin is a French politician (La République En Marche) and academic. Since October 2011, he has been a member of the French Senate, currently serving as vice-chair of the Foreign Affairs and Defense 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). André 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.
3. John Hoffman
State Senator, Minnesota, USA
John Hoffman was first elected in 2012 in Minnesota and is Senator for Senate District 36. He 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, Senator 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.
4. Françoise Hostalier
Former Minister, Member of Parliament, France
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. Mrs. Hostalier is a human rights advocate and a specialist on Afghanistan.
5. Steve Chabot
Congressman, Member of the House, U.S. Congress, USA
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) has served Ohio’s First Congressional District for 25 years. Since becoming a Member of Congress, Rep. Chabot has served on the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
6. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
House of Lords, London, U.K.
Philip Hunt, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, is a Labour member of the House of Lords. He served as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health from 1999 until 2003. He was President of the Royal Society for Public Health from 2010 to 2018.
7. Hermann Tertsch del Valle-Lersundi
Member of European Parliament, Spain
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.
8. Robert Spalding
Ret. Brig. General USAF, Senior Director National Security Council, USA
Gen. 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. Gen. Spalding earned a doctorate in economics and mathematics from the University of Missouri and is fluent in Mandarin.