Paolo Petrocelli

Cultural and Music Diplomacy Officer

Dr. Paolo Petrocelli serves as the Cultural and Music Diplomacy Officer for the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
He is a cultural manager driven by the belief that culture, arts education are a major force for growth, development and change globally.
As per 2023, Petrocelli serves as the Head of Dubai Opera House in the United Arab Emirates.
An active global citizen with passion for non-profit activity, he has become a leading member of some of the most prestigious international organizations, including the United Nations, UNESCO, and the World Economic Forum.
Dr. Petrocelli is the Co-Founder and Honorary President of the Youth Committee of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO.
As a Music Diplomacy Ambassador, he serves in institutional roles to forge bonds through music in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the US. Dr. Petrocelli is the founder and President of EMMA for Peace (Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy for Peace).
In 2023, he has been recognized as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for continued contributions to arts and cultural development internationally.
Favorite quote: “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom. Of course the task will not be easy. But not to do this would be a crime against humanity, against which I ask all humanity now to rise up.” – Nelson Mandela

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