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About the Global Panel
Global Panel Foundation was founded in the Netherlands in 1989 by billionaires Bas Spuybroek and Frans Lurvink, with the support of Dutch Foreign Minister Hans van den Broek.
It is known for its work – behind the scenes – in conflict zones around the world. Long before it was politically correct, the Global Panel was supporting Cuban dissidents and other political economic initiatives.
The Global Panel is a respected institution which takes no government funding thereby avoiding conflicts of interest and potential manipulation.
The Global Panel
The list of guests is long and includes the names of many of the most important statesmen, business-leaders, and scientists of the last decades. In addition, ministers, secretaries of state, CEO’s, lobbyists, scientists, and entrepreneurs have been involved with Global Panel. Such a wide variety of internationally renowned guests, meeting together, off the record, may explain why Global Panel serves as a venue where international cooperations, investments, and bilateral relations begin.
Hanno R. Ellenbogen
The annual award recognizes high achievement in public service, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. Recipients include Václav Havel, Madeleine Albright and the Dalai Lama.