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Dr. Oleg Manyuta (PhD, Austria/Ukraine/The USA) is a Swiss Institute of Cultural Diplomacy Co-Founder is a legal and financial advisor and an attorney-at-law. He graduated from Odessa Mechnikov National University (Odessa, Ukraine), Faculty of Economics and Law, LLM, and International Open University (Belmont, California, USA) with a PhD in Law. Oleg has been working as an international financial and legal advisor for more than 20 years in Ukraine, Austria and Switzerland. He is also a university lecturer, the author of numerous scientific articles, programs and courses for the International Open University, Moscow Humanitarian Economic Institute, Odessa Mechnikov National University, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding and Swiss Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. In 2006 Oleg established the Ukrainian Maecenas International Charitable Foundation bridging Eastern and Western cultures and businesses. For outstanding service to society he was awarded a Cavaleiro Honorário Da Real Irmandade De Sao Miguel da Ala and Cavalieri dell`Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro title (Honorary Knight of the Royal Brotherhood of Sao Miguel da Ala, House of Braganza, Portugal and Knight of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, House of Savoy, Italy).
Karina, Princess Bagration, PhD (also known as H.E. Princess Karina Bagration) is the Rector and Co- Founder of Swiss Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. With more than 20 years of teaching and scientific experience at university level, Karina has made a name for herself in the field of humanities. The Rector is a CELTA Cambridge University (United Kingdom of Great Britain) and Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University (Ukraine) graduate. She also attended Nice Summer University (France) and holds Longman and British Council diplomas. Karina actively contributes to the development of British, American and Swiss cross - cultural projects. In addition, she has contributed to numerous philanthropic pursuits connecting the world of sport and school education, including the Special Olympics. She also developed the Peace and Sport Educational Kit project concept, (Peace and Sport International Organization, Monaco), Karina is also the author of the "Olympic Games Workbook" (an innovative English Grammar and Vocabulary Project) Which gradually grew into a sustainable humanitarian project helping to develop education, peaceful dialogue and cultural diplomacy. She also designed a set of educational workshops involving the peaceful legacy of the London Marathon for young language learners in Donbass region of Ukraine. Karina is a member of the Bagrationi Descendants Association (since 2017 y. ) and is the President and Founder of the Princess Carina Organization (Swiss based NGO, Under Patronage of Geneva Canton and United Nations partner). The Princess is a board member of Global Process Magazine ( World Diplomacy and Politics), an Honorary Member of The Diplomatic Society of St. Gabriel ( the fraternity of international Diplomats) and is permanent PR advisor and volunteer to the Diplomatic Mission Embassy of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta in Ukraine.
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