Supporters of IDA

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Sophie Zeitz

Literary Translator

Nina George

Bestseller Author and President of Honor of the European Writers’ Council

Dr Michael Seemann


Isabel Fargo Cole

Writer and Translator

Claudia Hamm

Literary Translator, Author, and Theater Director

Professor Dr Roman Zinigrad

The American University of Paris

Dr Maria del Rocio Franch

Journalist and Researcher, Law, Media and Children Rights, Alan Watson Group-Universidad de Valencia, University of Zurich

Dr Şule Şahin Ceylan

Department of Public Law, Marmara University

Professor Dr Elena Namli

Professor of Theological Ethics, Uppsala university; President of Societas Ethica

Professor Dr Cristina L.H. Traina

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. Chair of Catholic Theology, Fordham University

Professor Dr Inge Herrmann

Head of Nanoparticle Systems Engineering Laboratory, ETH Zurich

Dr. Susan Linn

Harvard Medical School

Professor Dr Philip Jaffé

Member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Professor Dr Bruno Bioni

Founder Data Privacy Brasil

Michael Mrak, Board of Directors

Association of Austrian Data Protection Officers

Professor Dr Stephen Edgar Little

Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Professor em. Dr Philippe Mastronardi

Professor Emeritus of Law, University of St Gallen

Professor Dr Adrian Loretan

Professor for Canon Law & Law and Religion, University of Lucerne

Professor Dr Georges Enderle

Professor Emeritus of International Business Ethics, University of Notre Dame

Dr Andreas Alois Reis, MD, MSc

Co-Unit Head, Ethics & Governance Unit, World Health Organization WHO

Shamira Ahmed

Executive Director Data Economy Policy Hub (DepHUB), South Africa

Professor Dr Catrin Misselhorn

Professor of Philosophy, University of Goettingen

Professor Dr Katharina Pistor

Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law, Columbia University

Professor Dr Damian Okaibedi Eke

De Montfort University, UK and Zambia

Mama Fatima Singhateh

UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children

Professor Dr Fernand de Varennes

UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

Jayashri Wyatt

Chief Education Outreach, Department of Global Communications, United Nations

Dr Thomas Wallimann-Sasaki

Director of ethik22

Professor Dr Dr h.c. Mary Patricia McAleese

former President of Ireland

Dr Cosmas Gitta

Consultant International Development Policy & South-South Cooperation

H. E. Prelate Franz Lackner

Archbishop of Salzburg and President of the Austrian Bishops' Conference

Professor Dr Miroslav Volf

Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology, and Founding Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture, Yale University

Jéronimo Calderón

Social Entrepreneur, Co-Explorer Amanitas, Ashoka Fellow, Alumni of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum WEF

Christian Goeckenjan

H.E. Mgr. Felix Gmuer

Bishop of Basel and President of the Swiss Bishops' Conference

Professor Dr Jeffrey D. Sachs

Columbia University, USA; Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the objectives of sustainable development

Professor Dr Jacqueline Bhabha

Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Professor Dr Thomas Pogge

Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University, USA

Rafal Blechacz

Star Pianist

Professor Dr Sev Ozdowski AM OAM FRSN

Professor and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, Western Sydney University; Honorary Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney

Dr Katiúscia Ribeiro

Researcher and University Lecturer of African Philosophy and Ethics, Women’s Thoughts and Community Relations, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gwendolyn Burchell

Founder of Braille Teach (Horizon Next) and UAFA - United Aid For Azerbaijan's Director

Simone Molteni

Scientific Director of LifeGate

Silvio Napoli

Chairman and CEO of the Schindler Group

Professor Dr Jennifer A. Herdt

Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics, Yale Divinity School; President of the Society of Christian Ethics

Shylaja Santosh

Journalist, State of Karnataka, India

Julian Fifer

Member of the Executive Committee of Musicians for Human Rights, former Managing Director of The Learning Maestros; former General Management of Venice Baroque Orchestra; Founder and former Executive Director of the Orpheus Chamber, USA

Ani Zonneveld

Singer and Songwriter, Founder and President of Muslims for Progressive Values, USA

Shams Asadi

Human Rights Commissioner and Head of the Human Rights Office of the City of Vienna, Austria

Professor Dr Insok Ko

Professor of Philosophy, Inha University, Korea

Professor Dr Felix Wilfred

Founder and Director of the Asian Centre for Cross Cultural Studies, Chennai, India

Professor Dr Linda Hogan

Chair of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; representative of the Irish government at the UNESCO negotiations that resulted in the Recommendations on the Ethics of AI in 2021

Dr Eleni Spyrakou

Senior Researcher at the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Professor Dr Martin M Lintner

Professor for Moral Theology, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen, Italy; former President of the Internationale Vereinigung für Moraltheologie und Sozialethik

Professor Dr Arne Manzeschke

Professor of Anthropology and Ethics for Health Professions, Evangelische Hochschule Nuernberg, Germany; formerPresident of the European Research Society for Ethics Societas Ethica

Professor Dr Wolfgang Palaver

Professor of Christian Social Teaching, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Professor Dr Christine Abbt

Chair of Political Philosophy, University of Graz, Austria

Professor Dr Felisa Tibbitts

UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Higher Education and Chair in Human Rights Education in the Department of Law, Economics and Governance at Utrecht University, Netherlands and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, USAand

Professor Dr Nina Burridge

Honorary Professional Fellow, School of International Studies and Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Professor Dr Ulrich Hemel

Director of the Global Ethics Institute Tuebingen, Germany; Deputy Spokesperson and Member of the CyberValley Public Advisory Board; President of the Federation of Catholic Entrepreneurs in Germany

Professor Dr Germàn Bula

Professor of Philosophy, Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Bogota, Colombia

Professor Dr Hyeoung Joo Kim

Chung-Ang University, Humanities Research Institute, HK+ Artificial Intelligence Humanities, Seoul, Korea

Professor Dr Chan Kyu Lee

Director Chung-Ang University, Humanities Research Institute, HK+ Artificial Intelligence Humanities, Seoul, Korea

Professor Dr Kutoma Wakunuma

De Montfort University, UK and Zambia

Professor Dr İoanna Kuçuradi

UNESCO Chair of Philosophy of Human Rights and Director of the Centre for Research and Application of Human Rights at Maltepe University, Turkey; President of the Philosophical Society of Turkey, Turkey

Professor Dr Thomas Beschorner

Professor for Business Ethics and Director of the Institute for Business Ethics, University of St Gallen, Switzerland

Professor Dr Georges Enderle

Professor Emeritus of International Business Ethics, University of Notre Dame, USA

Professor Dr Charles Foster

Fellow of Exeter College, Visiting Professor at the Oxford Law Faculty, Senior Research Associate at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Research Associate at the Ethox Centre, Research Associate at the Health, Law and Emerging Technologies Centre, Associate at the Oxford Human Rights Hub, UK

Professor Dr Migle Laukyte

Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona; Member European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), Spain

Dr Precious Oghale Diagboya

Research Fellow, the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA, Nigeria), University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Dr Nelly Corbel

Senior Strategic Advisor and Co-Founder at Lazord Foundation, Boston, USA; Founding Executive Director of Global Civic Consulting, Paris, France; Executive Board Member of the Networking Arab Civic Education Founding Committee, Belgium; and Member of the Advisory Board of Networking European Citizenship Education, Germany

Professor Dr Josef Trappel

Professor of Communication Policy and Media Economics, University of Salzburg, Austria

Professor Dr Dr h.c. Werner Weidenfeld

Director of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) of the University of Munich, Germany

Professor Dr Connie de la Vega

Professor and Academic Director of International Programs, School of Law, University of San Francisco, USA

Professor Dr Matthias Mahlmann

Chair of Philosophy and Theory of Law, Legal Sociology and International Public Law, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Professor Dr Maria Zanichelli

Professor of Philosophy of Law and Legal Informatics, University of Parma, Italy

Professor Dr Gunoo Kim

Professor of Law, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Professor Dr Morten Kjaerum

Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sweden; former Director of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

Professor Dr Laura Pineschi

Professor of Law and International Studies, University of Parma, Italy

Professor Dr Miro Cerar

Law Professor, Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; former Slovenian Prime minister (2014-2018) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2018-2020), Slovenia

Judge Daniel David Ntanda Nsereko

Ugandan Judge and Legal Scholar; Judge on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Member of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from 2008 to 2012; Uganda

Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG

past Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009) and Chair of the OECD expert groups on the protection of privacy and of security of information systems (1980 and 1992); Co-Chair, International Bar Association, Human Rights Institute (2017-2021), Australia

Dr Mutuma Ruteere

Former UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Kenya

Professor Dr Manfred Nowak

Executive Director of the Global Campus of Human Rights; former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Robin Cornelius

Founder of Switcher SA; Founder and CEO of Product DNA SA

Patrick Hohmann

Founder and Chairman of the Remei AG

Peter Rudin

Visionary Entrepreneur and CEO of

Dr Dorian Selz

Serial Entrepreneur; CEO & Co-Founder of Squirro

Dr Pascal Kaufmann

Neuroscientist and Entrepreneur; Co-Founder of the Software Company Starmind International; Founder of the Mindfire Foundation

Professor Dr Stefan Boeschen

Chair “Society and Technology” at Human Technology Center (HumTec), RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Dr Yuri Lima

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Professor Dr Muhammad Ibrahim

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Bangladesh

Professor Dr Dr h.c. Guenter Mueller

Emeritus of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Freiburg and former Director of the Institute of Informatics and Society, Germany

Dr Sungjin (James) Kim

AI Researcher; Senior Research Fellow, VP, LG Electronics, Korea

Professor Dr Felix A. Wichmann

Full Professor and Group Leader “Neural Information Processing Group”, Faculty of Science, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Professor Dr Dr h.c. Frank Kirchner

Director Robotics Innovation Center, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI, Germany

Professor Dr Benjamin Grewe

Full Professor of Systems and Circuits Neuroinformatics, Institute of Neuroinformatics UZH/ETH Zurich, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Susanne Giger

Member of the Board of Directors of the Coop Group

Professor Dr Leoluca Orlando

Mayor of Palermo, Italy