Dr Harry Hagopian, KSG is a lawyer with a Masters in Alternative Dispute Resolution and a Doctorate in Public International Law. He is an independent Consultant on legal, political & ecumenical issues, advising institutions & individuals from the EU to foreign ambassadors & the Press.
Between 1985 & 2002, he was Legal Counsel for Intellectual Property Rights (Patents & Trademarks) for the MENA & Gulf regions, before joining the Middle East Council of Churches as Assistant General Secretary.
He later became involved in Track-2 negotiations during the Oslo chapter of negotiations between Israelis & Palestinians and was also appointed Executive Secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Committee. He represented the 13 traditional Churches of Jerusalem during the negotiations.
Harry has authored 2 books, one on the Armenian Church in the Holy Land, and another on Israel-Palestine. His website is www.epektasis.net and he also has a You-Tube channel focusing on the MENA & Gulf issues, on Armenian issues and on COVID-19. His Twitter handle is @harryhagopian.
Harry speaks 6 languages, is a classical pianist who has given recitals in many countries and was (when he was young & crazy!) an amateur rally driver. He grew up in France and now lives in the United Kingdom.