Saturday, August 19, 2017

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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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Roderick Abbott

Roderick Abbott is a former deputy director-general at the WTO and a former deputy director-general at the European Commission Directorate-General for Trade.

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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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Fazle Hasan Abed

Fazle Hasan Abed is Founder and Chairperson of BRAC and the recipient of the inaugural WISE Prize for Education.

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Abdul Abiad

Abdul Abiad is Economic Adviser at the Asian Development Bank.

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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 is Director of the Latin America Program and regional director of Latin America and the Caribbean at the Open Society Foundations.

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Marek Abramowicz

Marek Abramowicz is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Göteborg University, Sweden.

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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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Viral Acharya

Viral Acharya is Professor of Economics at NYU's Stern School of Business.

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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 Chairman…

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Justin Adams

Justin Adams is Global Managing Director for Lands at the Nature Conservancy.

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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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Adebimpe Adebiyi

Adebimpe Adebiyi is Director of Family Health at the Nigerian Ministry of Health.

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Irma Adelman

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

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Jeremy Adelman

Jeremy Adelman is Director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University.

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Babafemi Adenuga

Babafemi Adenuga is an associate professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Howard University Hospital.

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Joshua Adeoye

Joshua Adeoye is a lecturer of Dental Public Health at Bayero University, Kano.

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Ann Aerts

Ann Aerts is Head of the Novartis Foundation.

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Nana Afadzinu

Nana Afadzinu is Executive Director of the West Africa Civil Society Institute.

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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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Philippe Aghion

Philippe Aghion is Professor of Economics at Harvard University, College de France, and the London School of Economics.

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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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Kamal Ahmad

Kamal Ahmad is President and CEO of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation.

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Mahfuz Ahmed

Mahfuz Ahmed is an adviser at the Asian Development Bank on agriculture, rural development, and food security.

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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 and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is a member of the Independent Commission on Turkey.

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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 engage…

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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: How…

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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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Muna Al Gurg

Muna Al Gurg, a businesswoman and philanthropist, is the chairwoman of Young Arab Leaders UAE, a member of the board of the Al Gurg Foundation, and a founding board member of the nonprofit initiatives…

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Fahd Al Rasheed

Fahd Al Rasheed is Managing Director and Group CEO of King Abdullah Economic City.

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Ohood Al Roumi

Ohood Al Roumi is Minister of State for Happiness of the United Arab Emirates.

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Ali Al Shihabi

Ali Al Shihabi is the executive director of the Arabia Foundation, a new think tank that will focus on the geopolitics of the Arabian Peninsula. He is the author of The Saudi Kingdom: Between the Jiha…

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Jim Al-Khalili

Jim Al-Khalili is Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey. He is a speaker at the World Government Summit, Dubai, February 8-10.

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Gassan Al-Kibsi

Gassan Al-Kibsi is Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, Saudi Arabia.

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Arib Ali Al-Mandhari

Arib Ali Al-Mandhari is a senior official at the Ministry of Education, Sultanate of Oman.

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Yasser Al-Saleh

Yasser Al-Saleh is a faculty member at the MBRSG (formerly the Dubai School of Government). He has published several books and academic papers on the Middle East, and is the author of The Prospects fo…

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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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Abdullah M. Al-Shehri

Abdullah M. Al-Shehri is Governor of the Electricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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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 Resea…

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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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Chris Alden

Chris Alden is Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a senior researcher with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).

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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 Director of Economic Governance at the Heinrich Boell 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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Anas Alhajji

Anas Alhajji is an energy economist and the former 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 is an LGBT advocate, an HIV activist, and the first person to come out as gay on Nigerian television. 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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Koffi Alle

Koffi Alle is Senior Adviser to the International Monetary Fund’s Executive Director for Africa and former Economic Adviser to the Minister of Economy and Finance of Côte d’Ivoire.

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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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Myles Allen

Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science and Leader of the Climate Research Program at the School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford.

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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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Alissa Amico

Alissa Amico is Managing Director of GOVERN, the Economic and Corporate Governance Center.

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Adnan Amin

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

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Sajeda Amin

Sajeda Amin is a senior associate at the Population Council in New York City.

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Saifedean Ammous

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

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K.Y. Amoako

K.Y. Amoako is the founder of the African Center for Economic Transformation, a Ghana-based think tank.

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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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Akwe Amosu

Akwe Amosu is Regional Director for Africa at the Open Society Foundations.

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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

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Esenam Amuzu

Esenam Amuzu is a European Development Days 2017 Young Leader.

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Carlos F. Amábile-Cuevas

Carlos F. Amábile-Cuevas is Director of the Lusara Foundation, a private, nonprofit research institution in Mexico City.

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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 Econo…

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Susan Leigh Anderson

Susan Leigh Anderson is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut.

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John Andrews

John Andrews, a former editor and foreign correspondent for The Economist, is the author of The World in Conflict: Understanding the World’s Troublespots.

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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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Helmut K. Anheier

Helmut K. Anheier is President and Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

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Kofi A. Annan

Kofi A. Annan, a former secretary-general of the United Nations and Nobel Peace laureate, is Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, which mobilizes political will to overcome threats to peace, developmen…

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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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Rabah Arezki

Rabah Arezki is Chief of the Commodities Unit in the IMF Research Department.

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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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Saïd Amir Arjomand

Saïd Amir Arjomand, the founder of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies, is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies at the State University…

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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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Adriana Arreaza

Adriana Arreaza is Director of Macroeconomic Studies at CAF–Development Bank of Latin America.

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Kenneth J. Arrow

Kenneth Arrow, a Nobel laureate in economics, is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research at Stanford University.

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Benito Arruñada

Benito Arruñada is a professor in the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

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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 (

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Alexios Arvanitis

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

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M Niaz Asadullah

M Niaz Asadullah is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, and Visiting Fellow at the Center on Skill…

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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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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 States.

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Simplice A. Asongu

Simplice A. 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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Robert D. Atkinson

Robert D. Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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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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Johan Aurik

Johan Aurik is Managing Partner and Chairman, Global, at A.T. Kearney.

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Danforth Austin

Danforth Austin is a former vice president of The Wall Street Journal and a member of the Press Start advisory board.

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Noni Austin

Noni Austin is an Australian lawyer in Earthjustice’s International Program.

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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 ministry un…

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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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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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Gulrez Shah Azhar

Gulrez Shah Azhar is an Aspen New Voices fellow, an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, and a PhD candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

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Nadezda Azhgikhina

Nadezda Azhgikhina is Vice President of the European Federation of Journalists in Russia.

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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 from 2004 to 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 agenc…