Tuesday 06 December 2016, 18:00 - 18:45

Transcending influence – Global advocacy in motion


Ever wondered how advocacy works in practice? What about when the issues at stake are global in scope? Who are the actors and who are the influencers? What works, what doesn’t?

Join our panel of experts to hear about the winning ingredients of successful campaigns and transformative approaches that move beyond being part of the picture to framing the debate itself. Bring your own questions and insights to the table for this enlightening discussion on advocacy in international affairs.


Tuesday 06 December 2016, 18:00 - 18:45 (UTC+01)

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  • Prof Davide Rodogno, CO-DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE ADVOCACY IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & Head of Dept of International History, Graduate Institute, Geneva



  • Dmitry Vishnyakov, ADV ‘12, Head of Gov Relations (Russia and Eurasian Economic Union), Nike
  • Deana Jordan Sullivan, ADV ‘13, Global Health Advisor, Washington D.C., Previously U.S. Department of State, U.S. Mission Geneva, Permanent Mission of Canada to the OAS
  • Habib Turki, ADV ‘13, Project Coordinator, Africa & the Middle East at International Road Transport Union (IRU)





Deana Jordan Sullivan is an experienced international advocate, negotiator, and communications and outreach professional, with global and domestic experience in the private and public sector (30+ years of experience). Recognized leader in global health diplomacy, international advocacy, partnership development, network building, relationship and project management, research and writing. Previous extensive work in documentary film production. Knowledge of global health, bilateral and multilateral relations, and international organizations’ policy-making processes. Fluent in English, French, and Spanish.


Habib Turki is an International trade and transport facilitation specialist with experience in management of development projects in Africa and the Middle East.
Efficient team leader with capabilities in improving productivity, he has consulted for various UN agencies on trade and transport topics and technical assistance projects.
Globetrotter, Habib has lived and worked in Tunisia, Switzerland, Jordan and Syria where he successfully implemented development projects.  Expertise combining Advocacy, Project management and ICT, well rounded knowledge in various topics including: Middle Eastern changing political and business environments, project management, strategic planning.




Dmitry Vishnyakov manages government relations and public affairs for Nike in Russia and Eurasian Economic Union. He is responsible for overall strategy of engagement with governments in the region, including parliaments, executive agencies, federal and regional authorities. Prior to his current role Dmitry worked for Visa Inc. successfully leading the company’s GR strategy in Russia and CIS over 7 years shaping the industry regulation in many countries, including EU. He has extensive professional experience working with federal and regional governments in Russia, European Union, and the USA. He has also worked with international organizations such as WTO, UN, Olympic Committee, charitable foundations and civil society organizations.
He received his Masters in Public Policy Administration from University of Missouri as a Senator Edmund Muskie fellow and Masters in management of social sphere in Russia.  He also graduated from Stanford University as a fellow of Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law in 2006. Additionally he graduated from executive education programs from INSEAD and Graduate Institute of Geneva.

Learn more about the Executive Education Programmes in Advocacy in International Affairs.