Saturday, November 29, 2014

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Hassan Abbas

Hassan Abbas is a Senior Advisor to Harvard's Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Centre and a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society.

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Ammar Abdulhamid

Ammar Abdulhamid is a Syrian author, blogger and dissident. He runs the Tharwa Foundation, an independent initiative that focuses on diversity issues in the region.

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Saratu Abiola

Saratu Abiola is a writer and a blogger based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Pedro Abramovay

Pedro Abramovay, a former Brazilian secretary of justice (2010-2011) and a professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas School of Law in Rio de Janeiro, is Regional Director for Latin American for the Open…

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Morton Abramowitz

Morton Abramowitz is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation and a former president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Sasha Abramsky

Author of Hard Time Blues: How Politics Built A Prison Nation.

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Mkhaimar Abusada

Mkhaimar Abusada is Professor of Political Science at Al-Azhar University in Gaza.

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Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu is Professor of Economics at MIT and co-author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty.

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Zackie Achmat

Zackie Achmat is Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (South Africa).

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Susan Ackerman

Susan Ackerman is Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and the author of Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences and Reform.

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Josef Ackermann

Josef Ackermann is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board and Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank, where he oversees more than €1.9 trillion in assets. He is also…

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Peter C. Adamson

Peter C. Adamson is Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Irma Adelman

Professor of Economics, Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley.

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Vinod K. Aggarwal

Professor of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley; Director, Asia/Pacific Economic Cooperation Center.

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Sergio Aguayo

Sergio Aguayo is Professor of Political Science at El Colegio de México (the College of Mexico), and is currently a visiting professor at Harvard.

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Adriano Aguzzi

Adriano Aguzzi is a professor of neuropathology at the Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital, Zürich.

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Irene Agyepong

Irene Agyepong is UHC Forward's Regional Director of Health for Greater Accra.

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Urban Ahlin

Urban Ahlin is chairman of the Swedish Parliament's foreign affairs committee.

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Ali Ahmad

Ali Ahmad practices Sharia law in Kano, where he also teaches law at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. He formerly taught law at Emory University in the US.

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Nafeez M. Ahmed

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development in London, and the author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save it.

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Samina Ahmed

Research Fellow, Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and Int. Affairs; Pakistani military specialist.

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Zehra Ahmed

Zehra Ahmed is a Pakistani architect, designer and writer.

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Byung-joon Ahn

Byung-joon Ahn is Visiting Professor of international relations at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan, and a Member of South Korea's National Academy of Sciences.

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Martti Ahtisaari

Martti Ahtisaari, a former president of Finland, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2008.

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Olayide Akanni

Olayide Akanni is Program manager and head of the Abuja office of Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) in Nigeria. She is a researcher for Public Health Watch, which promotes informed civil society…

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Asaf S. Akat

Professor of Economics at Bilgi University in Istanbul, and is a frequent commentator in the Turkish media.

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M J. Akbar

M.J. Akbar, a former member of India's parliament and advisor to the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, was the founding editor of The Asian Age and is an Asia Society Associate Fellow.

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George Akerlof

George Akerlof, a Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book, co-authored with Rachel E. Kranton, is Identity Economics:

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Konstantin Akinsha

Konstantin Akinsha is an art historian and contributing editor to ARTnews magazine.

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Serap Aksoy

Serap Aksoy, Professor of Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, is the co-editor in chief of the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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Tochukwu Akunyili

Tochukwu Akunyili is a graduate student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt.

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Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol is an Istanbul-based political commentator and the author of the forthcoming The Islamic Case for Liberty.

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Rania Al Abdullah

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is UNICEF Eminent Advocate for Children.

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Yasser Al-Saleh

Yasser Al-Saleh is a senior research fellow at INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative. He is the author of The Prospects for Sustainable Energy Innovation within Oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council.…

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Merit Al-Sayed

Merit Al-Sayed is an economist and Strategic Projects Implementation Manager at the Arab African International Bank in Cairo.

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Moshe Alamaro

Moshe Alamaro is a research affiliate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT and Chief Technology Officer of More Aqua, Inc.

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Roby Alampay

Roby Alampay is Executive Director of SEAPA, the Southeast Asia Press Alliance.

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Assia Bensalah Alaoui

Assia Bensalah Alaoui, Professor of International Law at Mohammed V University, co-chairs the High Level Panel of the European Union on Dialogue between Peoples and Cultures in the Euro-Mediterranean …

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Abdu I. Alayash

Abdu I. Alayash is Chief of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Vascular Biology, Office of Blood Research and Review, at the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and…

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Matteo Albanese

Matteo Albanese is a researcher in history at the European University Institute.

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Yevgenia Albats

Yevgenia Albats is Professor of Political Science at The Higher School of Economics and Editor of The New Times Magazine.

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Bruce Alberts

Bruce Alberts is Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, Co-Chair of the InterAcademy Council, Amsterdam, and Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine.

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Lyudmila Alekseeva

Lyudmila Alekseeva, a veteran Soviet Human Rights Activist, is Director of Moscow Helsinki Group.

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Alberto Alesina

Alberto Alesina is Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

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Nancy Alexander

Nancy Alexander is a program officer at the Heinrich Böll Foundation (North America).

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Raúl Alfonsín

Raúl Alfonsín was Argentina’s first democratically elected President after the fall of its military dictatorship.

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A. F. Alhajji

Anas Alhajji is Chief Economist at NGP Energy Capital Management.

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Mohamed Ali

Mohamed Ali is the founder of the Iftiin Foundation, which aims to encourage youth entrepreneurship in Somalia. In 2013, he was named as one of the Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellows.

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Tutu Alicante

Tutu Alicante is the executive director of EG Justice, an NGO dedicated to human rights and the rule of law in Equatorial Guinea.

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Adebisi Alimi

Adebisi Alimi, an LGBT advocate and HIV activist, fled to the United Kingdom after an attempt on his life in Nigeria. He is a 2014 Aspen New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

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Sabina Alkire

Sabina Alkire directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at the University of Oxford.

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Zoubida Allaoua

Zoubida Allaoua is Director of the World Bank’s Urban and Disaster Risk Management Department.

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Ali A. Allawi

Ali A. Allawi, Iraq’s Minister of Trade and Minister of Defense (2003-2004), is Research Professor, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore. His most recent book is Faisal I of Iraq.…

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Ayad Allawi

Ayad Allawi was Iraq’s first prime minister after the fall of Saddam Hussein (2003-2005), and oversaw Iraq’s first free election. He now leads the Iraqiya bloc in the Iraqi parliament.

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Mark Allen

Mark Allen is former Director of Policy Development and Review at the IMF and Senior Regional Representative for CEE.

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Michéle Alliot-Marie

Michéle Alliot-Marie, France's Minister for the Interior. She was French Minister of Defense from 2002 to 2007.

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Graham Allison

Graham Allison is Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

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Mark Almond

Mark Almond is Lecturer in History at Oriel College, Oxford University.

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Joaquín Almunia

Joaquín Almunia is Vice President of the European Commission and EU Commissioner for Competition.

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Mballe M. Alonge

Mballe M. Alonge is a writer and editor at Cosmos Publishers, Limbe, Cameroon.

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Edmond Alphandéry

Edmond Alphandery, a former French finance minister, is Chairman of the Euro50 Group.

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Hakan Altinay

Hakan Altinay is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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Heherson Alvarez

Heherson Alvarez is a former Philippine senator and environment secretary, and is currently Commissioner of the Philippine Climate Commission.

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Yukiya Amano

Yukiya Amano is Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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Giuliano Amato

Giuliano Amato was Italy's Prime Minister from 1994 to 1996.

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Adnan Amin

Adnan Amin is Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency.

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Saifedean Ammous

Saifedean Ammous is a lecturer in economics at the Lebanese American University.

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Celso Amorim

Celso Amorim is Brazil’s Minister of Defense. He was previously Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1994 and from 2003 to 2010.

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Robert Amsterdam

Robert R. Amsterdam, a founding partner of the law firm Amsterdam & Peroff, is international defense counsel for Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, and writes a blog at www.robertamsterdam.com.

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Kym Anderson

Kym Anderson is Professor of Economics and Foundation Executive Director of the Centre for International Economic Studies (CIES) at the University of Adelaide in Australia while on leave as Lead…

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Hannes Androsch

Hannes Androsch is a former Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor of Austria.

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Gilles Andréani

Director of the French foreign ministry’s planning staff from 1995 to 1999.

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Yuen Y. Ang

Ang Yuen Yuen is Professor of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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Marcia Angell

Marcia Angell, is Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine Harvard Medical School and Author of The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It.

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Ignazio Angeloni

Ignazio Angeloni is Deputy Director General of Research at the European Central Bank.

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Nahas Angula

Nahas Angula is Prime Minister, Republic of Namibia.

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William Antholis

William Antholis is Managing Director of the Brookings Institution and the author of Inside Out, India and China.

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Dewi F. Anwar

Dewi Fortuna Anwar is Deputy Chair for Social Sciences and Humanities at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences and Chairman of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at the Habibie Center.

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David Anyaele

David Anyaele is Executive Director of the Amputees Rehabilitation Foundation.

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Bülent Aras

Bülent Aras is Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, and a professor of international relations at Sabancı University in Istanbul.

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Monica Araya

Monica Araya is founder and Executive Director of Nivela and leads the citizens group Costa Rica Limpia.

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Alexei Arbatov

Deputy chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee of the Russian Federation.

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Glauco Arbix

Glauco Arbix, a member of the National Council of Science and Technology of Brazil, is a Professor of Sociology at the Observatory for Innovation of the University of Sao Paulo and a professor at the …

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Louise Arbour

Louise Arbour is United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Lucas Arce

Lucas Arce is a researcher at the Centro de Análisis y Difusión de la Economía Paraguaya (CADEP).

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Nils-Göran Areskoug

Nils-Goran Areskoug is Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and a fellow at Strömstad akademi, Sweden.

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Oscar Arias

Oscar Arias is President of Costa Rica and winner of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Said A. Arjomand

Said A. Arjomand is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Janine Aron

Janine Aron is a research fellow in the Department of Economics at Oxford University.

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Jorge Arrate

Jorge Arrate, a former president of the Socialist Party of Chile and a minister in several post-Pinochet governments, is President of Chile's University of the Arts and Social Sciences (ARCIS).

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Kenneth J. Arrow

Kenneth J. Arrow, Professor of Economics Emeritus and Professor of Management Science and Engineering Emeritus at Stanford University, won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1972.

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Deana Arsenian

Deana Arsenian is Vice President of the International Program at Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Angelika Arutyunova

Angelika Arutyunova is Program Officer for Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) at the Global Fund for Women (www.globalfundforwomen.org).

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Alexios Arvanitis

Alexios Arvanitis is a lecturer in social psychology at the Business College of Athens.

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Yetnayet Asfaw

Yetnayet Asfaw is Vice President of Strategy and Impact at EngenderHealth and an Aspen New Voices Fellow.

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Paddy Ashdown

Paddy Ashdown was the international community's high representative and EU special representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2002 to 2006.

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Omar Ashour

Omar Ashour, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies and Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter and a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, is the author of The De-Radicalization of

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Ronald Asmus

Ronald D. Asmus, a deputy assistant secretary of state in the Clinton administration, is executive director of the Brussels-based Transatlantic Center of the German Marshall Fund of the United…

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Simplice Asongu

Simplice Asongu is Lead Economist in the research department of the African Governance and Development Institute.

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Sian Astley

Dr Sian Astley is a Professor at the Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park Colney, Norwich, UK.

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Luis Astorga

Luis Astorga is a researcher at the Institute of Social Research, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

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Claus P. Astrup

Supervises the World Bank's operations in the West Bank and Gaza.

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Raphael A. Auer

Raphael A. Auer is Deputy Head of the International Trade and Capital Flows Unit of the Swiss National Bank and an LISD Research Associate at Princeton University.

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Shlomo Avineri

Shlomo Avineri, Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, served as Director-General of Israel’s foreign…

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Bassem Awadallah

Bassem Awadallah, a former finance minister of Jordan, is CEO of Tomoh Advisory.

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Ertan Aydin

Ertan Aydin is a senior adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Mohammed Ayoob

Mohammed Ayoob is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Michigan State University and the author of Will the Middle East Implode?

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Alyssa Ayres

Alyssa Ayres is director for India and South Asia at McLarty Associates.

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Fatima Ayub

Fatima Ayub is the Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer at the Open Society Institute.

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Omer Aziz

Omer Aziz, a graduate student at Cambridge University, is a researcher at the Center for International and Defense Policy at Queen’s University.

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Shaukat Aziz

Shaukat Aziz was Prime Minister of Pakistan, 2004-2007.

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Zeti Akhtar Aziz

Zeti Akhtar Aziz has been Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (the central bank) since 2000.

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Ribal al-Assad

Ribal al-Assad is Director of the Organization for Democracy and Freedom in Syria.

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Turki bin Faisal al-Saud

His Royal Highness Turki bin Faisal al-Saud, Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, was the Director General of Al Mukhabarat Al A’amah, Saudi Arabia's intelligence…