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The M100 Sanssouci-Colloquium is accompanied by
a (mainly journalistic) advisory board. The members
meet periodically in Potsdam and plan and discuss
together the topics and participants of the M100
conferences. The advisory board acts also as jury
for the M100 media award.

Chairmen of the board are the British publisher
Lord Weidenfeld and Potsdam’s Lord Mayor,
Jann Jakobs. 

Further members are:

Jann Jakobs, Chairman
Lord Weidenfeld, co-chairman
Stefan Aust
Boris Biancheri
Dr. Hugo Bütler
Ulrich Deppendorf
Kai Diekmann
Dr. Mathias Döpfner
Prof. Ernst Elitz
Dr. Peter Frey
Dr. Alexander Gauland
Hans-Ulrich Jörges
Baroness Kennedy QC
Hans Werner Kilz
Roger Köppel
Christoph Lanz
Giovanni di Lorenzo
Dr. Klaus Rost
Dr. Rachel Salamander
Stephan Sattler
Dr. Frank Schirrmacher
S.D. Karl von Schwarzenberg
Louis Schweitzer
Andrea Seibel
Dr. Wolfram Weimer
  Baroness Kennedy QC

Helena Ann Kennedy,
Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

1972 Called to English bar
1991 Appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC)
1997 Awarded life peerage
1999 Elected to ‘Gray’s Inn’ (one of the
four Inns of Court)

Baroness Helena Kennedy has been Chair of the
British Council, the United Kingdom's international
organisation for educational and cultural relations,
since 1998.
Her other high-profile public appointments include
Chair of the Human Genetics Commission.
Baroness Kennedy practises predominantly in the
criminal law and has acted in many leading cases
including the Brighton Bombing Trial and the
Guildford Four Appeal.
She is currently chairing an inquiry for the Royal
College of Pathologists and the Royal College of
Paediatrics and Child Health into sudden infant death,
in the aftermath of miscarriages of justice where
mothers were wrongly convicted of murdering their
babies. As a life peer, Baroness Kennedy also
participates in the House of Lords on issues concerned
with human rights, civil liberties, social justice and
Other current appointments include:
President of the National Children's Bureau and School
of Oriental and African Studies, London University Vice
president of the Association of Women Barristers
Trustee of the Club of Three, KPMG Foundation and
Tablet Trust Fellow of Royal Society of Arts and City
and Guilds London Institute Member of the Foreign
Policy Centre:
advisory council, Independent News & Media: board
and Académie Universelle des Cultures,
Paris (elected)

Past appointments include:
1992–1997: Chair of Charter 88
1994–2001: Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University
1994–2002: Chair of London International Festival
of Theatre
1995–1997: Member of the committee on widening
participation in further education
British member of the recent International Bar
Association Task Force on Terrorism.
Chair of the Human Genetics Commission.