Mr. Sven Speer has taken part both as a panelist and main speaker at several local and international events to talk about religious diversity and tolerance. He is founder and chairman of the Open Religious Policy Forum. He has been a fellow at renowned international institutions such as the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the Rhenian Leadership College, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he has worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) in Osnabrück (Germany) and the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” in Münster (Germany). He was a policy advisor for integration and Islam issues as part of a team for a Member of the German Bundestag. Currently, he is policy advisor for religion, education and science.