Youth & Leaders Summit 2021 Guest Speakers
PSIA is honored to present the guest speakers of the sixth edition of the Youth & Leaders Summit, as well as the student greeters and speakers.
Liz Alderman is the Paris-based chief European business correspondent for The New York Times, covering economic and inequality challenges around Europe.
From Greece to Sweden, she chronicles the hit to societies from weak growth and joblessness, and reports on emerging innovations to address inequality. Her coverage has included Europe’s refugee crisis and the Paris terrorist attacks. Along the way, she has profiled numerous European movers and shakers in policy making and business.
In 2013, Ms. Alderman received The Times’s Nathaniel Nash Award for her “excellence in business and economics journalism.” She was part of a team honored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for international breaking news coverage of the financial crisis in Cyprus in 2013.
From 2008 to 2010, she was an assistant business editor for The Times in New York, editing coverage of Wall Street and the financial crisis. Before that, she spent five years as the business editor of what was The International Herald Tribune, overseeing European economic, policy and business news.
Ms. Alderman was previously the Paris bureau chief of the financial news agency BridgeNews, directing coverage of the birth of the euro and the European Central Bank, and reporting on the European economy. She was the chief Federal Reserve correspondent from 1995 to 1999 in Washington, covering the United States economy and monetary policy.
Niagalé Bagayoko, PhD, is a political scientist. Her dissertation, completed at the Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, was awarded the first prize of the French Institut des Hautes Études de la Défense Nationale (IHEDN). She since has done extensive field research on security systems in African Francophone countries, Western security policies in Africa (France, United States, European Union) and African conflict-management mechanisms, focusing on the interface between security and development. A Research Fellow at the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD, France) and then at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of the University of Sussex, she also taught at Sciences Po. From 2010 to 2015, she headed the “peacekeeping and peacebuilding programme” at the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF). She is now the Chair of the African Security Sector Network (ASSN)
Dean of Sciences Po College (undergraduate studies), Professor at PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs), Research Director at CERI, founding member of ESDI (European Science Diplomacy Initiative), member of the scientific committees of IHEDN (Institut des hautes études de Défense nationale) and EURICS (European Institute of China Studies) as well as vice-president of ECLS (EU-China Law Studies Association).
Formerly in charge of the research program "Law, Justice and Society in China" and research associate at the French Ministry of Justice's Think Tank IHEJ (Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice). Former Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK, 2003-200§) then at Tsinghua University Law School in Beijing (2006 to 2012), Stéphanie Balme has also taught in New Delhi (Ashoka University), Montréal (UQAM), Vancouver (UBC) and at Columbia University Law School under the Alliance Program Fellowship (2014-15).
Thierry Balzacq is Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po and Professorial Fellow at CERI-Sciences Po, Paris. He is the director of graduate studies in international relations at the School of Research at the same university. He has held teaching and research appointments at the London School of Economics and Political Science, The Australian National University, McGill and the National University of Singapore. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and completed his postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. He has published over a hundred and fifty books, articles and book chapters on comparative grand strategy, theories of security, EU security, and diplomatic studies. He is currently preparing two books, one on grand strategy and the other on the ethics of multilateralism.
Danka Bartekova is a professional athlete, three-times Olympian in skeet shooting (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016) and an Olympic bronze medalist from London 2012. She is currently preparing for her participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. She was elected as a member of IOC Athletes Commission and became an IOC member in 2013. She became vice-chair of the IOC Athletes Commission in 2018 and currently serves in several IOC Commissions, as well as the WADA Athlete Committee, the WADA Executive Board and WADA Foundation Board as an athlete representative. She also serves as a member of the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee Executive Board.
Danka Bartekova studied International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Matej Bel in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia) and received a PhD. in International Relations in May 2020.
Taeho Bark is currently President of the Global Commerce Institute (GCI) of Lee & Ko, a leading global law firm in Korea, and Professor Emeritus (former professor and Dean) of the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Seoul National University. Professor Bark served Minister for Trade of the Korean government (from December 2011 to March 2013). In the spring of 2013, Dr. Bark was in the race for the Director-General position of the WTO as the Korean candidate. He also served the Chairman of the International Trade Commission of the Korean Government. Prior to coming to Seoul National University, Professor Bark taught international economics as assistant professor at Georgetown University, worked as senior research fellow of the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and served the Vice President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).
During 2000-2002, Dr. Bark worked as Chair of the Investment Expert Group (IEG) of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). He gave lectures at PSIA Sciences Po, Stanford University and the University of Washington as a visiting professor. In addition, he was a visiting scholar at the IMF and consulted for the World Bank and the Asia Development Bank. He has authored books and articles on international trade, foreign direct investment and the Korean economy. He was awarded “the Order of Service Merit, Yellow Stripes” (second highest grade) by the Korean government. Professor Bark received his BA from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Carl Bildt is Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, contributing columnist to Washington Post as well as columnist for Project Syndicate. He serves as Senior Advisor to the Wallenberg Foundations in Sweden and is on the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation in the US. He has served as both Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden. Subsequently he served in international functions with the EU and UN, primarily related to the conflicts in the Balkans. He was Co-Chairman of the Dayton peace talks on Bosnia and become the first High Representative in the country. Later, he was the Special Envoy of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to the region.
Borrell Fontelles, Josep
Josep Borrell Fontelles is, since December 2019, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. He previously served as Spanish Foreign Minister (2018-2019) and as President of the European Parliament (2004-2007), of which he was a Member from 2004-2009. Having initially been trained as an aeronautical engineer and economist before his entry into politics, he became Spanish State Secretary for the Treasury (1984-1991), before being elected as a Member of the Parliament of Spain (1986-2003), and serving as Spanish Minister of Public Works, Transport, Telecommunications and the Environment (1991-1996). From 2010-2012, Josep Borrell was President of the European University Institute (EUI) and held the Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Integration at the Complutense University of Madrid (2013-2016).
Pascal Brice is the president of the Federation of Solidarity Actors (FAS), which brings together more than 850 charities and other French institutions fighting against poverty and for economic and social inclusion. A former diplomat and councilor of various French governments, he used to be the Head of the French Agency for Refugees (Ofpra) from 2012 to 2018.
Gabriela Bucher is Executive Director of Oxfam International, a global network which fights inequality to end poverty and injustice. Ms Bucher is an experienced social justice leader and deeply committed to gender equality and human rights, and to tackling economic inequality.
Ms Bucher, who grew up in Cali, Colombia, is a champion for feminist leadership and believes in the power of collaboration. She worked alongside children and communities affected by Colombia’s decades-long armed conflict and contributed to peace building and youth active citizenship, influencing the country’s approach on restorative justice for children. Prior to Oxfam, Ms. Bucher was the Chief Operating Officer at Plan International, and led Fundación Plan Colombia.
After 36 years in uniform in the French Air Force and now a retired Major General, Bruno Caïtucoli joined EDF-Renewables in January 2020 to contribute to the development of renewable energies, essential in view of the climate emergency. Advisor to the Director of the company on a wide range of national and international issues, he also makes sure that EDF-Renewables’ projects fully comply with civil and military aviation regulations and the requirements of air safety.
For five years, he previously was Director of the “State Accidents Air Investigation Bureau” (in French the “Bureau Enquêtes Accidents pour la sécurité de l’aéronautique d’État” or BEAÉ). Earlier in his professional career, he was mainly involved in operational activities before focusing in political-military affairs.
A graduate of the French Air Force Academy and an aeronautical engineer, he received his fighter pilot wings in 1988. Since then, he has logged a little over 3,000 flight hours. As a Jaguar then Mirage 2000D pilot, Bruno Caïtucoli has held command duty at flight, squadron, and base levels. His operational overseas assignments have included 119 combat missions in the Persian Gulf, Africa, the Balkans and Afghanistan from 1991 through 2002. Moreover, in 2009, he was appointed for one year as Joint Force Commander in Chad and French Representative to the U.N. mission in Chad Central African Republic.
Additionally, Bruno Caïtucoli has extensive expertise in political-military affairs at the national, UN, NATO and EU levels, having first held the position of head of the Peace-keeping and Crisis Management Office in the Strategic Affairs Directorate in Paris, then of Strategic Issues Team Leader in the Plans and Policy Division on the NATO International Military Staff in Brussels.
He was then given the responsibility to lead the French interagency delegation to Nimble Titan Missile Defense International Experiment conducted by US STRATCOM, which drove him to be directed exposed to international relationships realities in Asia and the Middle East, in addition to the NATO/Europe area.
From 2011 to 2014, he was posted to Washington, D.C. (United States) as Defense Attaché. In this capacity, he was the representative of the French Ministry of Defense in the United States, and therefore the essential link between the French and American Defense authorities, as well as the adviser to the French Ambassador in defense matters.
In 2014, upon his return from the United States, Bruno Caïtucoli began teaching American foreign and defense policy, Crisis Management, Missile Defense, and Political-Military strategy. He teaches mainly at the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Strasbourg, and at Sciences Po (PSIA) in Paris. He also decided to commit as a volunteer in a program to prepare candidates for the ENA, hosted by the ENA herself in Paris and called CP’ENA (“Égalité des chances” or Equal opportunities).
Bruno Caïtucoli is commander of the Légion d’Honneur and Ordre national du mérite. He is married and father of three children.
Sergio Carrera is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs unit at CEPS. He is also Professor at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) in the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (Italy). Sergio is Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po (France) and Honorary Professor at the School of Law in Queen Mary University of London (UK). His main research interests are on EU justice and home affairs (JHA) law and Area of Freedom, Security and Justice policy, with particular focus on human rights and migrations.
Roger Cohen joined The New York Times in 1990. He was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001, and foreign editor six months later.
Since 2004, he has written a column for The International New York Times, formerly known as The International Herald Tribune. In 2009 he was named a columnist of The New York Times. His columns appear every Wednesday and Saturday.
Mr. Cohen has written “Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo,” an account of the wars of Yugoslavia’s destruction, and “Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble.” He has also co-written a biography of Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, “In the Eye of the Storm.” His family memoir, “The Girl From Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family,” was published in January 2015. Raised in South Africa and England, he is a naturalized American.
Pamela Coke-Hamilton has served as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre since 1 October 2020. She joined ITC from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), where she was Director of the Division on International Trade and Commodities.
Ms. Coke-Hamilton has a breadth of experience and expertise in trade-related capacity-building and sustainable development. She served with the Jamaican Government, the Caribbean Forum in trade negotiations, and multilateral institutions, including the Organization of American States and InterAmerican Development Bank. She previously served as Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency, strengthening the private sector and micro, small and medium enterprises through investment promotion.
She has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable economies such as the small island developing States and least developed countries. Ms. Coke-Hamilton has worked extensively with the private sector across African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and academia to build trade-related institutional strength within member States. She also established the Women Empowered through Export (WeXport) platform to address the disadvantages that women-owned firms experience in accessing markets.
Ms. Coke-Hamilton holds a Juris Doctor in Law from the Georgetown University School of Law in Washington, DC, and a BSc in International Relations and Economics from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.
Sir Paul Collier is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and a Director of the International Growth Centre, and the ESRC research network, Social Macroeconomics. His research covers the transformation from poverty to prosperity; state fragility; the implications of group psychology for development; migration and refugees; urbanization in poor countries and the crisis in modern capitalism, which is the subject of his book, The Future of Capitalism. Paul’s most recent book “Greed is Dead” with John Kay was published in July 2020. Sir Paul received a knighthood in 2014 for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa and has been listed as one of the hundred most influential public thinkers.
Alioune Diagne is a multidisciplinary artist, visual artist, choreographer and dancer, living between Senegal and the Netherlands, and is represented by OH Gallery in Dakar and Leonore CACHAT Paris and Geneva.
He was a student at the School of Visual Arts in Dakar (ENA) from 2006 to 2007.At the end of 2007, he decided to devote himself to contemporary dance and continued to practice drawing and take an active interest in the visual arts by collaborating with visual artists by creating performances around works that inspire him. After many years devoted to dance, Alioune returned to the visual arts. In 2017, he created the video-performance about identity "J'EXISTE", a project designed with kraft paper covered with the testimonies of stateless persons testimonies in their own countries, especially in Mauritania. This performance was presented at the university Cheikh Anta Diop from Dakar, Bilbao in Spain and Brazil as part of the festival Ars Sales in Tiradentes.
Since 2018, Alioune has started a series of paintings and drawings on the facial expressions of the Senegalese soldier (Les Tirailleurs) massacred at the Thiaroye camp on December 1, 1944. This Tirailleurs series has caught the attention of professionals in the arts and sciences. Historian Jean-François Leguil-Bayart devoted the article "Alioune Diagne, or the just memory of the tirailleurs”in which he considers that the works restore “the correct memory, a critical presence of the past, stripped of all resentment, of all hate, of all anger, but reminiscent of what was and should not have been."
Durante Mangoni, Alfredo
Alfredo Durante Mangoni, minister plenipotentiary, is Chair of the G20 Anticorruption Working Group for the Italian Presidency since December 1, 2020 and Coordinator for Anticorruption at the Italian Foreign Ministry since June 2016. In this capacity he partakes in the main multilateral fora active on anticorruption, integrity and compliance as part of the global agenda (UNCAC, OECD, GRECO CoE; G20 and G7).
At national level, Alfredo steers the Tavolo inter-istituzionale di Coordinamento anticorruzione, a national coordination mechanism on global anticorruption policies. More than 20 institutional bodies are members. The Tavolo has been acknowledged as a best practice in the UNCAC Second cycle review Report on Italy (2019) also for its capacity to dialogue and cooperate with the civil society and the private sector.
He launched the project Italian Business Integrity Days, to accompany major industrial groups to present their compliance programs abroad. He is also partnering with the civil society in the framework of the Milan-based Fondazione Premio Giorgio Ambrosoli., as well as with Transparency International Italia.
Alfredo deals with legal diplomacy and civil and criminal justice since 2013, when was appointed diplomatic adviser to the Justice Minister. He is a contributor to reviews on legal affairs and lecturer in these matters at Italian Universities, High School of the Judiciary, specialized Masters. He has occupied the following foreign posts: Moscow (1995-99), first secretary; Benghazi (1999-2002), consul general; Tokyo (2008-2012) as Minister and deputy Head of Mission. In 2012 he authored a study on the Japanese Yakuza for the Italian review Gnosis.
In Rome he previously worked on development cooperation, economic affairs, EU issues (including Justice and Home Affairs), deputy Asia director and as diplomatic adviser to the Labor and Welfare Minister.
In 2019 Alfredo edited the book La diplomazia giuridica, with a preface by Paola Severino.
Member of the scientific board of the review Il Diritto Penale della Globalizzazione, in May 2020 he edited the article La Misura della corruzione: come andare oltre l’approccio della percezione, sostenendo la reputazione del Paese e la capacità di attrarre investimenti. Commento alla Risoluzione 8/10 UNCAC.
His last article Multilateralismo e compliance al tempo del Covid-19 was published last August in the book of Palmieri G. (curator) Oltre la pandemia. Società, salute economia e regole nell'era del post-COVID, Centro di Ricerca Governance e Public Policies, Università del Molise.
Uschi Eid served 10 years on the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), as vice chair and chair.
At present she is Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück, teaches at the Free University in Berlin and serves as President of the German Africa Foundation.
She was Member of the German Parliament for 20 years and Deputy Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development from 1998 to 2005. From 2001 2005 she was the G8-Personal Representative of the Federal Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, for Africa.
Prior to her election to the German Parliament in 1985 for the German Green Party, she worked as researcher and teacher at the University of Hohenheim/Stuttgart.
For three years (1992-1995) she has been working in Eritrea/ East-Africa on behalf of the KfW, German Bank for Reconstruction.
Steven Erlanger is the chief diplomatic correspondent in Europe for The New York Times, a position he assumed in 2017. He is based in Brussels.
Mr. Erlanger was previously the bureau chief in London, from 2013 to 2017; in Paris, from 2008 to 2013; in Jerusalem, from 2004 to 2008; in Berlin, from 2001 to 2002; in Prague, from 1999 to 2001; in Moscow, from 1994 to 1996; and in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1988 to 1991.
Mr. Erlanger has also served as the newspaper’s editor of cultural news, from 2002 to 2004; as the chief diplomatic correspondent in Washington, from 1996 to 1999; and as a Moscow correspondent, from 1992 to 1994. He joined The Times in 1987, as a metro reporter.
Before coming to The Times, Mr. Erlanger worked for The Boston Globe for 11 years. At The Globe, he was a European correspondent, based in London, from 1983 to 1987, and the deputy national and foreign editor for three years before that. He also served as assistant national editor and assistant foreign editor, and reported from Eastern Europe, Canada and revolutionary Iran.
From 1975 to 1983, Mr. Erlanger was a teaching fellow at Harvard University, first in the College and then at the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He also was the assistant editor of the Nieman Reports, the journal of Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, in 1975.
Mr. Erlanger shared the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for a series about Russia, and was part of a team awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting, for his work on Al Qaeda. In 2016, Mr. Erlanger was made a chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur by the French government for his long career in journalism. He shared and received the American Society of News Editors’ Jesse Laventhol prize for deadline reporting on 2001 for his work in the former Yugoslavia. He received the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize in 2000 for excellence and originality in reporting and analyzing European and transatlantic affairs and the Robert Livingston Award for international reporting in 1981 for a series of articles about Eastern Europe.
Mr. Erlanger graduated from the Taft School in Watertown, Conn., and received an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard College in 1974. He majored in political philosophy in the government department. He also studied Russian as a senior fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford.
Mr. Erlanger has published articles in The Economist, The Spectator, The New Statesman, The New Republic, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, the Columbia Journalism Review and other publications. He wrote a monograph, “The Colonial Worker in Boston, 1775,” for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1975.
Professor Evers is a Professor of Socially Intelligent Systems at the School of Computer Science and Engineering and she is the Founding Director of NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH).
She established to study the impact of technology on human society, and to bring industry, government and academia together to find ways to enhance the use of technology for the betterment of humanity. In addition, she is a chair and Professor of Human Media Interaction, University of Twente, the Netherlands. She is also the Scientific Director and founder of the DesignLab in the Netherlands, a centre for multidisciplinary projects with societal impact based on 'Science to Design for Society'.
Prof Evers studied Information Systems at the University of Amsterdam, Business Information Science at UNSW, Sydney and has a PhD from the Open University UK. Previously, she worked for the Boston Consulting Group and was a visiting Scholar at Stanford University.
Prof Evers’ work exists at the intersection of Computer Science, Psychology, Design, and Electrical Engineering and focusses on human interaction with artificially intelligent systems and cultural aspects of Human Computer Interaction. It covers design of Artificially Intelligent systems that are able to interpret human social behaviours and respond to people in a socially acceptable way as well as the evaluation of the impact of such technology on people and society. She is a frequent public speaker in the media and at international fora such as the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Filiu, Jean Pierre
Jean-Pierre Filiu, a historian and an arabist, is professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). He has held visiting professorships both at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and at Georgetown School of Foreign Service (SFS).
He served also as an adviser to the Prime Minister (2000-2002), to the Minister of Defense (1991-93), and to the Minister of Interior (1990-91). Prof. Filiu was a career diplomat from 1988 to 2006, following humanitarian missions in Afghanistan (1986) and Lebanon (1983-84). He was assigned to Amman, before becoming Deputy Chief of mission in Damascus and Tunis.
His book Apocalypse in Islam (University of California Press, 2011) was awarded the main prize by the French History Convention. Hurst (London) and Oxford University Press (New York) published his Arab Revolution, ten lessons from the democratic uprising in 2011, Gaza, a History in 2014 (Palestine Book Award by the Middle East Monitor) and From Deep State to Islamic State : the Arab counter-revolution and its jihadi legacy in 2015. His works about contemporary Islam and the Arab world have been published in more than fifteen languages, including Arabic.
Alexandra Geese (born 1 July 1968) is a German politician of the Alliance 90/The Greens who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2019.
From 1987 until 2010, Geese lived and worked in Italy.
From 2015 until 2019, Geese worked as interpreter at the European Parliament.
Geese has been a Member of the European Parliament since the 2019 European elections. She has since been serving on the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. In 2020, she also joined the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age.
In addition to her committee assignments, Geese is part of the Parliament's delegation for relations with Iraq. She is also a member of the European Internet Forum.
Grifoni Winters, Elena
Since April 2016, Elena Grifoni Winters is the Head of the Cabinet of the Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Secretary of the ESA Council on behalf of the Director General.
Born in Pisa (Italy), graduated from the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Pisa with a Master in Computer Sciences, in 1987 she started to work at the research and development center of the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. Between 1991 and 1995 she worked in the United States, at NASA’s International Space Station Office in Reston (Virgina) and then at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston (Texas). Back to Europe, she managed the Education and Strategy Office of ESA’s Human Spaceflight Directorate. From 2007 to March 2016, she was responsible for the institutional relations of the Human Spaceflight Directorate at ESA’s Headquarters in Paris.
Elena Grifoni Winters speaks Italian, English, French and Dutch..
Jyoti Hosagrahar is Deputy Director for the World Heritage Centre at UNESCO. Among other responsibilities, she leads the implementation of the Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation, the Cities Programme, policies for cultural and natural heritage for the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda, the Earthen Architecture Program, and the World Heritage Fund as well as the development and implementation of Thematic Indicators for Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals across the Culture Sector. From May 2016-November 2018, she served as Director of the Division for Creativity at UNESCO.
Prior to joining UNESCO, she was a professor and Director of the SUI Lab at GSAPP, Columbia University, New York; UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology in Bangalore, India where she was also Chair of the Ph.D. program; and Founder-Director of Sustainable Urbanism International (SUI), an NGO in Bangalore, India. She has a Ph.D in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Naoko Ishii joined the University of Tokyo on August 1st 2020 as a Professor, Executive Vice President, and inaugurating Director for Center for Global Commons, whose mission is to catalyze systems change so that human can achieve sustainable development within planetary boundaries. The Center aims at playing a much more active role in mobilizing movements of multi-stakeholders towards a shared goal of nurturing stewardship of Global Commons.
Prior to joining the university, she served the GEF (Global Environment Facility) as CEO and Chairperson from 2012 to 2020. She formed GEF’s first mid-term strategy, GEF 2020, with strong focus on transformation of key economic systems.
She entered the Ministry of Finance, Japan, in 1981 and served as Deputy Vice Minister of Finance, Japan for 2010-2012. She also worked at the IMF and the World Bank.
She obtained BA in economics and Ph. D in international studies, both from the University of Tokyo.
Merit E. Janow is an internationally recognized expert in international trade and investment, with life-long experience in the Asia-Pacific. Professor Janow became Dean of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in July 2013 and serves as a Professor at SIPA and Columbia Law School. She has written three books and numerous articles. Janow has had several periods of government service including: four years as one of the seven Members of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body, which is the court of final appeal for adjudicating trade disputes; Executive Director of the first antitrust advisory committee to the Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust (1997-2000; Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China (1989-93). She negotiated more than a dozen trade agreements with Japan and China. Janow serves on the Board of Directors of Mastercard and the American Funds and previously Chair of the Nasdaq Stock Market. She is a member of the international council to China’s sovereign wealth fund, CIC. Early in her career, Professor Janow specialized in cross-border M&A with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York. Fluent in Japanese, she has a JD, Columbia Law School and a BA in Asian Studies, University of Michigan.
Angela Kane spent over 35 years working for the United Nations, both in New York and in the field (Thailand, Indonesia, Ethiopia-Eritrea, Democratic Republic of the Congo). Her last UN positions were Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Under-Secretary-General for Management, and High Representative for Disarmament.
She resides in Vienna and is Vice President of the International Institute for Peace in Vienna and Senior Fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.
Ms. Kane teaches at the Paris School of International Affairs/Sciences Po and at Tsinghua University/Schwarzman Scholars in Beijing. She is the Chair of the United Nations University Council in Tokyo and the Co-Chair of the Regional Council on the Korean Peninsula of the World Economic Forum. She is a member of the Group of Eminent Persons, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, as well as a Member of the Group of Eminent Persons for Substantive Advancement for Nuclear Disarmament (Japan). She is also a Member of the European Leadership Network; and chairs and serves on NGO Boards in Europe, United States, and Asia.
Fabienne Keller is a graduate of Polytechnique and the University of Berkeley. She began her career at the Ministry of Finance and at the Crédit Industriel d'Alsace et Lorraine. She became involved in politics in 1998 and was elected Mayor of Strasbourg from 2001 to 2008.
In order to best defend the territories, she became Senator of the Bas-Rhin in 2004. Vice-President of the Senate's Finance Committee and European Affairs Committee, she is passionate in these two functions about Official Development Assistance, Transport, ecology and the Brexit negotiations.
Very committed to transport and the environment, she specializes more particularly in railways. In 2009, the Prime Minister entrusted her with a mission on the concept of a contemporary railway station. It is in this context that it is writing a report on the Grande gare, a new urban center that will better link means of transportation with each other to facilitate user mobility.
In May 2019, she was elected as a Member of the European Parliament on the Renaissance list, leaving her Senate mandate to join the European Parliament. She is a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee on Budgets (BUDG). This new mandate allows her to bring her favourite subjects to the European level and to work on the reform of the Asylum and Migration Pact.
Casper Klynge is Microsoft’s Vice President for European Government Affairs with responsibility for all of Microsoft’s government affairs and public policy work across the continent. He serves on the senior leadership team of Microsoft’s CELA group. Prior to joining Microsoft, Casper most recently served as Denmark’s (& the world’s first) Ambassador to the global tech industry. Previous posts include: Ambassador to Indonesia, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea & ASEAN (2014-2017), Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus (2013-2014), Deputy Head of NATO’s Provincial Reconstruction Team in Helmand Province, Afghanistan & Head of Mission of the EU’s civilian crisis management planning mission in Kosovo (2006- 2008). Casper holds a M.Sc. in Political Science and is a 2009 Marshall Memorial Fellow.
Ivan Krastev is the Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, IWM Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Crisis Group and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He is the author of "Is it Tomorrow, Yet? How the Pandemic Changes Europe" (in German by Ullstein, June 2020; in English by Penguin, October 2020); The Light that Failed: A Reckoning (Allen Lane, 2019), co-authored with Stephen Holmes - won the 30th Annual Lionel Gelber Prize; “After Europe” (UPenn Press, 2017); “Democracy Disrupted. The Global Politics on Protest” (UPenn Press, 2014) and “In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders?” (TED Books, 2013). Ivan Krastev is the winner of the Jean Améry Prize for European Essay Writing 2020.
Pascal Lamy (pascallamy.eu) is the President of the Paris Peace Forum and Brunswick Europe Chair. He is special advisor to the European Commission.
He shares his other activities between the Jacques Delors think tanks (Paris, Berlin, Brussels), the presidency of the UNWTO ethics of tourism committee, of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC), and the Musiciens du Louvre orchestra (Marc Minkowski). He is also holds positions in various French, European, and global boards or advisory boards (Mo Ibrahim Foundation, IFPRI, CERRE, TMEA, Transparency International, Alpbach Forum, Beijing Forum, World Trade Forum, WEF global risks, Europaeum, Collegium international etc). He is affiliate Professor at the China Europe International Business School CEIBS, Shanghai, and at HEC (Paris).
From 2005 to 2013, Pascal Lamy served for two terms as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WT0). He previously was European Commissioner for trade (1999-2004), CEO of Crédit Lyonnais (1994-1999), Chief of Staff to the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors and his G7 sherpa (1985-1994), Deputy Chief of Staff to the French Prime Minister (1983-1985) and to the French Minister for Economy and Finance (1981-1983).
His latest publications include Strange new world (Odile Jacob 2020), Où va le monde ? (Odile Jacob 2018).
Christian Lequesne, holds BA and MA degrees from Sciences Po Strasbourg and the College of Europe, Bruges. He then got his Ph.D.Christian Lequesne, holds BA and MA degrees from Sciences Po Strasbourg and the College of Europe, Bruges. He then got his Ph.D. in political science and his Habilitation in Sciences Po Paris (Supervisor: Professor Alfred Grosser). Assistant, Department of Political and Administrative Studies of the College of Europe (1986-1988). Research fellow and then Professor at Sciences Po since 1988, he was deputy director of CERI from 2000 to 2003, and director of CERI from 2009 to 2013. Director of the Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES) in Prague from 2004 to 2006, LSE-Sciences Po Alliance Professor at the European Institute of the London School of Economics from 2006 to 2008, member and vice-president of the Board of Directors of Sciences Po from 2007 to 2013. He is a regular visiting professor at the School of Government of LUISS University and the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.
Since 2015, Enrico Letta is the Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po in Paris and since 2016, the President of the Jacques Delors Institute. In June 2019, Enrico Letta has been appointed President of APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs).
He was the Prime Minister of Italy (2013-2014). Before he served as Minister for EU Affairs (1998-1999), as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts (2000), as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts and Foreign Trade (2000-2001), and as Undersecretary of State to the Prime Minister of the centre-left government led by Romano Prodi from 2006 to 2008.
Between 2001 and 2015, he was Member of the Italian Parliament, excluding between 2004 and 2006 when he was Member of the European Parliament.
He was born in Pisa in 1966 and he spent the first years of his life in Strasbourg. He graduated in International Law at the University of Pisa and obtained a PhD in European Union Law at the School for Advanced Studies “Sant’Anna” of Pisa (Italy).
Lucile Maertens is lecturer in political science and international relations at the Institute of Political Studies of the University of Lausanne and co-director of the Centre of International History and Political Studies of Globalization (CRHIM). She is also a research fellow at CERI, Sciences Po, where she co-supervises a research seminar on environment and international relations. Her research focuses on international organizations’ action, especially in the field of global environmental politics and international security. Her new book Why International Organizations Hate Politics. Depoliticizing the World will be published by Routledge in the Spring 2021 (co-written with Marieke Louis).
Born in 1978 in Cameroon, Nadine Machikou is a full professor of political science, Director of seminars at the International War College of Cameroon, and Director of the Center for Study and Research in International and Community Law (University of Yaoundé II) and President of the 2019 agrégation jury of the "Political Section" at the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES).
Her work today focuses on the practical and symbolic expressions of violence, the political and moral economy of emotions (compassion for Africa, anger in the context of the Anglophone crisis or the Islamist sect Boko Haram, etc.), public policy and community integration in Africa.
She has been a visiting Professor at the University of Nanterre, the University of Dauphine, the International Institute of Francophonie of the University of Lyon and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam as well as the University of Lomé, Abomey Calavi, Kara, Abidjan. She has also undertaken collaborations with the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, and is a member of the research group "Contending Modernities Project" of the University of Notre Dame of Indiana, USA.
Susana Malcorra became Dean of the IE School of Public and Global Affairs in March 2020. She was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic from December 2015 to July 2017. After her resignation as Foreign Minister, she was appointed Minister Advisor by President Mauricio Macri and, in that capacity, she was the Chairperson of the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) hosted by Argentina in December 2017. She became Dean of the IE School of Public and Global Affairs in March 2020.
Minister Malcorra holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Rosario and has 25 years’ professional experience in business in technology sector (IBM and Telecom Argentina). She began her corporate career as a Systems Engineer at IBM eventually moving up to CEO at Telecom Argentina, the third-largest company in Argentina at the time.
Undertaking these responsibilities gave her deep insight into the management of large organizations, and she successfully led complex change processes at the same time. Ms. Malcorra left Telecom in 2002 after deciding to seek opportunities in the field of non-profit organizations, which she achieved in early 2004 by joining the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). She served as COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the WFP—an opportunity to put her experience and energy at the service of a new cause, superior in meaning and in magnitude.
In May 2008, United Nations Secretary-General appointed Ms. Malcorra UnderSecretary-General for the recently created Department of Field Support, where she was charged with providing logistical, communications, personnel, and financial support services to Peacekeeping Operations overseeing a budget of eight billion dollars.
In April 2012, Ms. Malcorra was appointed Chief of Staff to the Secretary-General. Thus, in addition to her long career as an executive, she has invaluable experience in the diplomatic field including a range of activities from handling negotiations with various countries (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Chad, Somalia or Afghanistan, among others) to the approval by the General Assembly of strategic, financial and budgetary matters involving over 9 billion dollars. Among other specific tasks, Ms. Malcorra coordinated the Mission on the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons and the first Health Mission for Ebola Emergency Response in West Africa. After leaving the Government of the Argentine Republic, Ms. Malcorra has been affiliated with multiple Think-tanks, Foundations and NGO’s related to matters of democracy, global governance, leadership and gender.
She’s a member of several Boards of both business and non-profit organizations.
Peter Maurer is the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (appointed in 2012). Under his leadership, the ICRC carries out humanitarian work in over 80 countries. As President, Mr Maurer has a unique exposure to today's main armed conflicts and the challenges of assisting and protecting people in need. He travels regularly to the major conflict theatres of the world including Syria, Iraq, Yemen, South Sudan and Myanmar. As the ICRC’s chief diplomat, and through the ICRC’s principled, neutral approach, Mr Maurer regularly meets with heads of states and other high-level officials as well as parties to conflict, to find solutions to pressing humanitarian concerns. Mr Maurer has served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Switzerland as well as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York. As a diplomat he worked on issues relating to human security, including mine action, small arms and light weapons as well as on the responsibility of states in the implementation of international humanitarian law.
Mohamedou, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould
Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou is Professor of International History and Chair of the International History Department at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Previously the Associate Director of the Harvard University Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was Visiting Professor at the Doctoral School at Sciences Po Paris. He is the author notably of a trilogy on the post-September 11 era: Contre-Croisade – Le 11 Septembre et le Retournement du Monde (2004), Understanding Al Qaeda – Changing War and Global Politics (2011), and A Theory of ISIS – Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order (2018). He is the co-editor of Democratization in the 21st Century – Reviving Transitology (2016). He is the recipient of the 2021 International Studies Association Global South Distinguished Scholar Award.
The English author Kate Mosse, OBE FRSL, is a multi-million bestselling novelist, non-fiction writer and playwright of works including Labyrinth, The Burning Chambers and The City of Tears and plays including The Taxidermist's Daughter and The Queen of Jerusalem.
Her award-winning historical fiction, inspired by the history and culture of Languedoc, has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide and is published in 37 languages. Kate is the Founder Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction — the biggest annual celebration of women's writing in the world — and is a Trustee of Women of the World.
A Visiting Professor in Creative Writing and Contemporary Fiction at the University of Chichester, she was awarded an OBE for Services to Literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Mrs. Charlotte Osei is a UN International Elections Commissioner and a former chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Ghana. An impact-led Executive and Administrator, leveraging over 25 years of experience including senior-level leadership covering both public and private sectors — spanning international and domestic experience in election administration, voter and civic education, academia, private and public sector partnership, corporate and regulatory compliance, dispute resolution, institutional management and transactional expertise.
She became the first woman to serve in the office of the Electoral Commission of Ghana since the independence of Ghana. Before her appointment, she was the chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education. In May 2019, she was appointed by the United Nations to join a team of international advisors to assist in managing the 2019 presidential elections in Afghanistan.
She obtained her LLB at the University of Ghana and was called to the bar at the Ghana School of Law in 1994. She also holds a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa, Pretoria (2006) and a Master of Laws, (LLM), from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Florence Parly was born in Boulogne-Billancourt in May 1963. She has been Minister of the Armed Forces since 2017.
After graduating from Sciences Po and the National School of Administration (class « Fernand Braudel »), she joined the civilian administrative corps of the Budget Directorate.
In 1997, she served as Advisor for budget affairs in Prime Minister Lionel Jospin's Office. She was then appointed Secretary of State for Budget in 2000, a post she vacated in 2002.
After her Government career, Florence Parly took on the responsibilities of Mission Head in the France Trésor Agency (2003 – 2004), before becoming Chairwoman of the board, Regional Development Agency of Ile-de-France, until 2006.
She then chose to work with national companies and joined France's largest industrial and transport corporations.
In 2006 she joined Air France and took up the position of Director for Investment Strategy (2006-2008), then Deputy Director General in charge of Cargo (2008-2012), before becoming Deputy Director General in charge of short-haul activities (Orly and Escales France) in 2013.
Florence Parly joined SNCF in 2014, first as Assistant Director General, then as Director General, "SNCF Voyageurs", in 2016.
On June 21, 2017, Florence Parly was appointed Minister for the Armed Forces.
Florence Parly initiated and led several major modernization projects for the Ministry of the Armed Forces, including the 2019-2025 Military Programming Law, which provides for a large increase of the ministry’s budget (295 billion) and the renewal and modernisation of equipments and facilities. In 2019, as part of a global effort to meet new security challegens, Florence Parly announced the creation of the Space Command aimed to improve French space defence capabilities and publicizes a Cyber Strategy for the Armed forces.
Kati Piri (1979) is the S&D Group Vice-President in charge of foreign affairs, human rights, security and defence, and development cooperation. Piri is a full member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee as well as a substitute member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee. Trained in international affairs at the University of Groningen, she currently holds the office of International Secretary on the board of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) and serves as the Committee on Foreign Affairs standing rapporteur on the future EU-UK partnership. Piri was the Parliament' standing rapporteur on Turkey during the previous mandate.
Susan Rose-Ackerman is Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science, Emeritus, Yale University and Professorial Lecturer, Yale Law School. She is the author of Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences and Reform (1999, 2d edition with Bonnie Palifka, 2016); Due Process of Lawmaking: The United States, South Africa, Germany, and the European Union (with Stefanie Egidy and James Fowkes, 2015); From Elections to Democracy: Building Accountable Government in Hungary and Poland (2005); Controlling Environmental Policy: The Limits of Public Law in Germany and the United States (1995); Rethinking the Progressive Agenda: The Reform of the American Regulatory State (1992). She is also an editor of several volumes dealing with corruption and with comparative public law. Her book, Democracy and Executive Power: Policymaking Accountability in the US, the UK, Germany, and France, is forthcoming in 2021.
She is currently serving as a member of the Financial Accountability, Transparency Initiative, operating under UN auspices. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University; her research interests include the political economy of corruption, comparative administrative law and regulatory policy, and law and economics.
Caitlin Ryan is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for International Relations at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her work focuses on the gendered political and economic dynamics of postwar recovery, and draws from feminist and postcolonial security studies. In recent years she has focused on the politics of land deals for agribusiness in northern Sierra Leone. Her current project, made possible with funding from Folke Bernadotte Academy, examines the implementation of land reform in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and what this means for women’s participation in decision-making around land issues and their land rights.
She has published recent articles in the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, International Political Sociology and the European Journal of International Relations and has a chapter in the forthcoming textbook on International Relations in the Anthropocene (Palgrave)
Santos, Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel Santos was the President of Colombia from 2010 to 2018, where he managed to significantly improve his country’s social and economic indicators. He was one of the initial promoters of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that became the world agenda in 2015 (he officially proposed them in the Rio+20 Summit in 2012). He also led the process to convene a special session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGASS 2016) to discuss more effective ways to face the world drug problem. He was one of the founders and architects of the Pacific Alliance, the most successful economic integration process in Latin America.
He was the sole recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for “his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end”, according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. He was also awarded the Lamp of Assisi by the Catholic Church and the Tipperary International Peace Award in Ireland for his efforts to bring peace to his country and the region.
For his aggressive environmental policies to protect his country’s biodiversity and fight climate change, he was awarded the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew International Medal and the Wildlife Conservation Society Theodore Roosevelt Award for Conservation Leadership. In addition, the National Geographic Society honored him for his for unwavering commitment to conservation and Conservation International awarded him the Global Visionary Award.
His innovative and successful policies to fight poverty and inequality earned him the appointment as co-founder of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), along with his former professor and inspirer of his policies, Economics Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.
Before being President, he was Minister of Foreign Trade (April 1991) responsible for inserting his country in the global economy. At that time, he was also elected by Congress as the equivalent of Vice-president (Presidential Designate) of the country. He was later Minister of Finance (February 2000) in charge of lifting his country out of the worst recession Colombia had experienced in 80 years, which he did. He was also Minister of Defense (July 2006 – May 2009) where he was able to inflict the severest blows to the FARC guerrillas in their 50 years of existence and bring them to the negotiating table.
In 2005, Santos founded a new political party (The U Party). Just one year after its foundation, it obtained the largest majority in the legislative elections putting an end to one hundred and fifty-seven years of bipartisan dominance of the Congress by the Liberal and the Conservative parties.
He worked in London for nine years as the Chief of the Colombian Delegation to the International Coffee Organization. Before going into public life, he was a deputy publisher and editorial writer for eight years in the newspaper El Tiempo. He won the King of Spain Prize for Journalism for a series of chronicles that exposed the corruption of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. He has always been a staunch defender of the freedom of the press.
Santos graduated with honors from the Colombian Naval Academy in Cartagena. He holds a Business and Economics degree from the University of Kansas (1969) and did post-graduate studies in the London School of Economics (1973-1974), in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and in Harvard University as a Fulbright fellow, where he obtained a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government (1981). He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard (1987-1988) and after his presidency, he was named as the Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow also at Harvard (2018-2019). He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees in various universities, including La Sorbonne and the London School of Economics.
The World Economic Forum distinguished him as Young Global Leader and years later
presented him with an exceptional Global Statesman Award in recognition of his leadership and contribution to peace.
Santos was awarded the Chatham House Prize in 2017 in recognition of his role in formally ratifying a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group and bringing an end to the armed conflict in Colombia.
He was on the cover of Time Magazine and appeared twice on the list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
He has written several books: one of them with British Prime Minister Tony Blair on “The Third Way”; “The Battle for Peace” on the peace process with the Farc; and most recently “An optimistic message for a world in crisis”, which shows the progress Colombia has made in the past 30 years.
Santos is currently the Chairman of the Board of COMPAZ Foundation, which he created to promote peace, protect the environment and fight poverty, mainly through grassroot leadership. He is also part of The Elders and the Global Commission on Drug Policy, as well as a member of the board of the International Crisis Group and the Wildlife Conservation Society. He is a visiting professor at Oxford University.
In addition, he was recently elected as a member of the Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees, and he was appointed as Arnhold Distinguished Fellow by Conservation International.
Santos is married and has two sons, one daughter, one granddaughter and one grandson.
Ghassan Salamé is Professor of International Relations Emeritus at Sciences Po Paris and the founding dean of its Paris School for International Affairs/PSIA (2010-2015). He served as Minister of Culture in the Lebanese Government (2000-2003). He was the UNSG Kofi Annan special advisor (2003-2007) . He also served as member of the Annan Rakhine State Commission (2016-2017) . His most recent assignment was as the United Nations Secretary- General Special Representative in Libya (2017-2020). He serves on the board of a number of international NGOs and is the author/editor of a dozen books.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. In 1982, she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, in close partnership with local communities and social movements.
In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. In 2004 she started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K.Dr. Shiva combines the sharp intellectual enquiry with courageous activism.
Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental “hero” in 2003 and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators of Asia.Forbes magazine in November 2010 has identified Dr. Vandana Shiva as one of the top Seven most Powerful Women on the Globe. Dr. Shiva has received honorary Doctorates from University of Paris, University of Western Ontario, University of Oslo and Connecticut College, University of Guelph.Among her many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of UN and Earth Day International Award. Lennon ONO grant for peace award by Yoko Ono in 2009, Sydney Peace Prize in 2010, Doshi Bridgebuilder Award, Calgary Peace Prize and Thomas Merton Award in the year 2011,the Fukuoka Award and The Prism of Reason Award in 2012, the Grifone d’Argento prize 2016 and The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016, Veerangana Award 2018, The Sanctuary Wildlife Award 2018 and the International Environment Summit & Award 2018.
Stagno Ugarte, Bruno
Bruno Stagno Ugarte is Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy at Human Rights Watch and Affiliate Professor at Sciences Po-PSIA. He was formerly Foreign Minister of Costa Rica from 2006-2010, Ambassador to the United Nations from 2002-2006 and Chief of Staff of the Foreign Ministry from 1998-2000, among other foreign service postings. He also served as President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court from 2005-2008 and Co-President of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Article 14 Conferences from 2007-2009, and as co-facilitator of the United Nations 2005 World Summit Outcome Document. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, the Sorbonne and Princeton University. In 2011 he was made an Officier de la Légion d'Honneur.
Jens Stoltenberg became NATO Secretary General in October 2014, following a distinguished international and domestic career. As a former Prime Minister of Norway and UN Special Envoy, Mr. Stoltenberg has been a strong supporter of greater global and transatlantic cooperation. Mr. Stoltenberg’s mandate as NATO Secretary General has been extended until the end of September 2022.
Before coming to NATO, he was the UN Special Envoy on Climate Change from 2013 to 2014. He has also chaired UN High-level Panels on climate financing and the coherence between development, humanitarian assistance and environmental policies.
As Prime Minister of Norway, Mr. Stoltenberg increased the defence spending and transformed the Norwegian armed forces with new high-end capabilities and investments. He also signed an agreement with Russia on establishing maritime borders in the Barents and Polar Sea, ending a 30-years dispute.
Mr. Stoltenberg was also Prime Minister during the deadly terrorist attacks, which killed 77 people in Oslo and Utøya on 22 July 2011, urging in response, “more democracy, more openness, and more humanity, but never naïvete”.
Mr Stoltenberg holds a postgraduate degree in Economics from the University of Oslo. After graduating in 1987, he held a research post at the National Statistical Institute of Norway, before embarking on a career in Norwegian politics.
- 2005-2013: Prime Minister of Norway
- 2002-2014: Leader of the Norwegian Labor Party
- 2000-2001: Prime Minister of Norway
- 1996-1997: Minister of Finance
- 1993-1996: Minister of Industry and Energy
- 1991-2014: Member of Parliament
- 1990-1991: State Secretary at the Ministry of the Environment
- 1985-1989: Leader of the Norwegian Labour Youth
Jens Stoltenberg was born in Oslo on 16 March 1959. He is married to Ingrid Schulerud. They have two grown-up children.
Jamie Susskind is a barrister and author of the award-winning bestseller Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech (Oxford, 2018). Future Politics was an Evening Standard and Prospect Book of the Year, and received the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize. A graduate of the University of Oxford, Jamie has held fellowships at Cambridge and Harvard Universities. He writes about the intersection of technology, politics, and law. He appears regularly on the broadcast media and his work has featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, and the New Statesman. He speaks and advises around the world, working with governments, tech companies, universities, and NGOs.
Sébastien Treyer is Executive Director of IDDRI, since January 2019 (he joined the institute in 2010 as Director of Programmes). He is also Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) and member of the Lead Faculty of the Earth System Governance Network. A graduate from École Polytechnique, chief engineer of the Corps of Bridges, Water and Forests, and PhD in environmental management, he was in charge of foresight studies at the French Ministry of the Environment, and played an active role in leading the interface between science and policy and scientific programming at the European Commission, the French National Research Agency, and territorial actors such as the Seine Normandy Water Agency.
Sébastien Treyer speaks French, English, German, Spanish and Arabic.
Natacha Valla is an economist and Dean of Sciences Po’s School of Management and Innovation. Until 2020, she was Deputy Director-General for Monetary Policy at the ECB. Between 2015 and 2018 Natacha Valla was Head of the Policy and Strategy Division of the EIB and a permanent member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique (CAE). She was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Global Economic Research between 2008 and 2014. Natacha Valla worked as an economist at the ECB between 2001 and 2008, seconded in 2005 to the Research Directorate of the Banque de France. She has also been a consultant for the IMF and the OECD, and lectured at New-York University and the Universities of Florence, Paris-Dauphine, H.E.C. and Sciences-Po Paris. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the groups LVMH, Scor, and ASF/Cofiroute.
Natacha Valla received a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute (Florence) in 2003.
Pierre Vimont is a French diplomat who served as the Executive Secretary-General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) from 2010 until 2015.
He was former French ambassador to the European Union (1999-2002) and to the USA (2007-2010).
He is a senior fellow at Carnegie Europe.
António Vitorino has over 27 years of international and national political and academic experience, which brought him consistently in touch with the migration context.
He served as European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs, from 1999 to 2004. Prior to joining the European Commission, António Vitorino served as Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal, from 1995 to 1997.
His solid political background includes tenures as Portugal’s State Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs (from 1983 to 1985), member of the Government of Macau in charge of Administration and Justice (from 1986 to 1987), member of the Portuguese Parliament (from 1980 to 2007), member of the European Parliament (from 1994 to 1995), where he chaired the Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs Committee in charge of Migration, Asylum, Justice and Fundamental Rights. During these years António Vitorino crafted leadership, management and negotiation skills at the highest level and developed in-depth knowledge of global and national migration contexts and related policy challenges.
He served as Judge of the Portuguese Constitutional Court from 1989 to 1994. Aside from the extensive political and public service experience, António Vitorino is also an experienced lawyer and a renowned academic. For more than 25 years he served as Assistant Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, European Union Law on Justice and Home Affairs at the Lisbon Law School and Lisbon Nova University.
A fond promoter of civil society and private sector engagement, António Vitorino contributed to the work of prestigious think tanks and foundations. He was President of Notre Europe/Jacques Delors Institute in Paris (from 2011 to 2016), Board member of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, D.C. (from 2005 to 2013) and chaired the New York based Advisory Board of the International Migration Initiative (from 2015 to 2017). In Portugal, António Vitorino was Commissioner of the Gulbenkian Foundation Forum on Migration and the Civil Society Platform for the Integration of Migrants (from 2005 to 2007). Currently António Vitorino is a member of the Washington D.C. based Transatlantic Council on Migration (since 2007).
In all these activities he has always been engaged in promoting ethic employment of migrants, as well as consistently advocating against inequalities, discrimination, violence and social exclusion endured by migrants, thus providing critical contributionsto the development of comprehensive and inclusive public policies on migration.
António Vitorino was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1957 and holds a Master’s degree in Law and Political Science from the Lisbon Law School (1986). He is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1982 and is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
António Vitorino is married and has two sons.
Wihtol de Wenden, Catherine
A researcher on international migrations, Catherine Wihtol de Wenden has written over 20 books and over 200 articles on migrations studies. She is a former President of the research group Migrations of ISA, a member of the Scientific committee of the Museum of Immigration in Paris. She is a Professor at Sciences Po Paris and Lille and is also teaching at University La Sapienza in Rome.
Diplomas : Sciences Po Paris and Droit Public (Panthéon Sorbonne). PhD in Political Sciences at Sciences Po (1986)
Cornelia Woll is the President of Sciences Po’s Academic Board, Co-Director of the Max Planck Sciences Po Center (MaxPo) and Professor of Political Science at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE). Previously, she has served as Sciences Po’s Vice President for Studies and Academic Affairs (2015-18), founding Co-Director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (2011-14) and as Associate Dean for Research (2008-12). She holds degrees from the University of Bremen (habilitation, 2013), the University of Cologne and Sciences Po (PhD, 2005) and the University of Chicago (MA, 2000; BA, 1999).
A scholar in international political economy, she is the author of The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparative Perspective (Cornell, 2014) and Firm Interest: How Governments Shape Business Lobbying on Global Trade (Cornell, 2008). Her research examines the politics of the recent financial crisis, business-government relations in Europe and the United States, economic patriotism, trade and industrial policies, and Europeanization.
Student Greeters and Speakers
Miriam is a first year student at PSIA pursuing a Master's degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action. She completed a Bachelor's in International Relations at King's College London with an exchange at the University of Hong Kong. Her current academic concentrations are in Diplomacy and Middle Eastern Studies and she speaks English, German, French, intermediate Mandarin and basic Arabic. She has experience writing and editing for several student journals. Moreover, since 2014, she has been engaged in youth empowerment and the fostering of international cooperation and intercultural exchange through the Europe-wide youth-led organisation European Youth Parliament. She currently presides the European Youth Parliament Switzerland, working in informal youth education and fostering active citizenship.
Amanda Alden is a Master's student in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at Sciences Po Paris. Originally from Houston in the US, Amanda has worked on refugee resettlement and integration in partnership with local NGOs and non-profits. She recently completed an internship with France Terre d'Asile, where she designed digital tools for social workers assisting refugees during COVID-19.
Prior to joining PSIA, Amanda graduated from St. Edward's University with honors and holds a graduate certificate in Intercultural Mediation from the University of Lille-III.
Currently enrolled in her second year within the Human Rights and Humanitarian Action master in PSIA, Sciences Po, Louise-Anne is also working part-time for the Homeland Security Unit of the French Embassy in Tunisia. The missions of this unit are to cooperate with the Tunisian authorities to strengthen their capacities to tackle terrorism, organized crimes, or irregular migration.
Louise-Anne’s interest in security issues and global risks started during her first year in Sciences Po and were confirmed throughout her gap year (2019-2020).
Indeed, she first joined the International Cooperation Section of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court which allowed her to better understand international criminal justice. Then, Louise-Anne had the opportunity to work for the French Red Cross with which she carried out actions of prevention and awareness-raising in Calais with exiled people.
Finally, Louise-Anne also decided since March 2020 to become a volunteer contributor for «L'Observatoire des camps des réfugiés » (research on the living conditions in MENA refugee camps).
These diverse experiences have made her discover the different approaches to the question of migration, their foundations, and their logic. In her opinion, they are not contrary or irreconcilable.
Passionate about conflict resolution, mediation, sustainable peace, and foreign languages, Moritz Bender is currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Governance and Diplomacy at PSIA.
Following one year as a development volunteer at an NGO in South Africa, Moritz completed his undergraduate studies at Sciences Po’s Undergraduate College in Menton, where he specialized in the Middle East and Mediterranean. He spent his third year abroad in a selective, yearlong Arabic program at the French Institute of the Near East in Jordan.
Specializing in Diplomacy and in the Middle East at PSIA, Moritz is looking forward to talks and discussions on new (and old) challenges to peacebuilding and how innovative approaches can help overcome them at the Youth & Leaders Summit.
Esther is Franco-American and has worked in Paris, London, New York City and Ho Chi Minh City. She’s produced tv series and documentaries for channels such as Netflix, TruTV, OWN, PBS, Comedy Central, etc. She won an Emmy Award as a supervising producer for ‘Black Women Own The Conversation’, on the topic of motherhood. She heads the US and French program of French In Motion, an organization that builds bridges between the French and American tv and film industries. Her work focuses on LGBTQ+ stories, women and minorities always with heart and often with a touch of humour. She’s passionate about sustainability and creates environmentally-friendly sets.
Mathea Bernhardt is a Master’s student in International Development and International Relations at Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She graduated in International Business Management at Lancaster University Management School in the United Kingdom and ESB Business School in Germany. Miss Bernhardt gained professional experience in the German Embassy in the Dominican Republic, in a human rights NGO in Nicaragua and as a consultant for a microfinance NGO in Tanzania. Moreover, Miss Bernhardt worked in the private sector in Germany, China and the United Kingdom, among others in a technology start-up and a management consultancy.
Jean-Michel is a French and Congolese first year student at PSIA – Master in International Security. He was born in the French Alps and grew up in the coastal city of Pointe-Noire, in the Republic of Congo, where he graduated from high school before pursuing his Bachelor Degree at Sciences Po’s campus of Reims, under the Euro-African program. He is now interested in working in the field of security, peacebuilding and diplomacy on the African continent.
Jakob is a 23-year-old Double Master student at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po) and the University of St Gallen, specialising in International Economic Policy and International Affairs and Governance. He completed his Bachelor's degree with majors in Economics and Finance at the Universities of Frankfurt and Zurich. A deep personal interest connects him to the soft powers of arts, culture and sports. Until 2017, he was an internationally competing athlete in Artistic Roller Skating which, he hopes, will become Olympic at some point. His greatest achievement was a 5th place at the Junior European Championships in 2016. After his own skating career, he remains committed to his discipline and has started qualifications as a roller-skating coach and adjudicator. Additionally, art and literature are among his favourite endeavours. Writing book reviews engages him privately and during his time at Sciences Po he also rediscovered his passion for painting.
Aji Fajri is an M1 student majoring International Energy at Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po. He is also a Junior Researcher at Abdurrahman Wahid Centre for Peace and Humanity Universitas Indonesia. His research mainly focuses on international political economy, regionalism, energy affairs, and peace studies.
Aside from his academic endeavours, Aji also co-founded an organisation called Adidaya, a youth initiative that aims to promote the utilisation of renewable energy in Indonesia through popular media and pilot projects in rural areas located in East Java, Indonesia. Together with his organisation, Aji has been selected as one of Student Energy Leaders Fellows 2021 Cohort. His main aspiration is to use his expertise to develop a sustainable and just energy governance in Indonesia.
Martha Fiehn graduated with Honors in Economics from UC Berkeley and is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Economic Policy at Sciences Po. She is passionate about ensuring sustainable and equitable economic growth for all through sound, data-driven policymaking. Martha is a Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholar and is particularly interested in international trade and development policy in the Latin American context.
Jose Devasia, Akshaya
Akshaya is a first year master student of International Security at PSIA, pursuing concentrations in Global Risks and Diplomacy. A large part of her research has been centred around the politics of South Asia, specifically diplomatic practices, and gender policy. She completed my bachelors in Psychology and International Relations from Ashoka University, India where she developed a keen interest to study international politics from a psychological perspective. Her current research on non-violent resistance has been inspired by the citizenship protests in India that started in 2019.
Before joining Sciences Po PSIA, Lu Xinqing led the China-Africa Agricultural Cooperation Program at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a non-profit organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya aiming to accelerate African agriculture transformation. Her work focuses on developing and implementing strategic partnerships between China and 11 African countries to promote exchange of agricultural technologies, products, learnings and mobilize more funding. Prior to AGRA, she worked as an associate strategy officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Beijing office to drive the innovation and China-Africa strategy. Xinqing also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company's Shanghai office focusing on public and social sector engagements. She holds a MSc Financial Economics from University of Oxford, and Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University.
Stefan Maukner is interested in the mechanics of weaponized interdependence, concepts of power as well as great power competition. His previous work has focused on the EU as an actor in power competition and its position(ing) in structures of interdependence. Additionally, he has gained insight and experience in mechanisms of financial markets and is interested in their power structures and political economy.
Currently, Stefan is completing his degree in International Economic Policy at PSIA, focusing on European Studies, joint with a master in finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. He holds a bachelor in business, economics, and social sciences from previous studies in his hometown Vienna.
Sophia is from Ghana and is currently a 2nd year Master in International Development student at PSIA, with concentrations in Diplomacy and European Studies.
She completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science at the University of Ghana, where she graduated in 2019 as the Best Female Student in the Bachelor of Arts Programme. She also did an Erasmus Exchange Programme at the Hradec Kralove University in Czech Republic in 2018.
Passionate about student involvement in leadership activities, Sophia was a member of the PSIA Student Association Communications team during her 1st year in Sciences Po. She also served as the Communications Director for the student think tank group on campus known as Human Development Research Initiative. In addition, she was a member of the PSIA team for the 2020 edition of the Youth and Leaders Summit as a Special Guest Escort.
Sophia aspires to be a career diplomat and looks forward to working with an international organisation after her studies.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, travelling, photography and cooking.
Perez Raynaud, Ollin
Ollin is currently studying a Master in International Public Management at PSIA. She previously studied Politics, International Relations and Criminology at The University of Auckland, worked as an Engagement Advisor for the Auckland City Council and has spent the last five years advancing the empowerment of women, youth and people of colour both in her work and through multiple volunteer activities. Her main career focus is to engage those who have the least political representation, including youth and minority groups, to take part in the government decision-making processes that affect them by rethinking democracy from a more equitable perspective.
Mareike Peschau is a second year Master’s student in International Security at PSIA where she specialises in diplomacy and East Asia, and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Maastricht. Her research interest lies in the role of the arts, specifically music, in international relations. In her Master’s thesis she therefore explored the use of music as an object of research and practice in peacebuilding. Mareike has gained practical experience in cultural diplomacy by supporting the Orchestre National d’Ile de France in the creation of a European network of orchestras (SCOrE) as well as by interning with the Jamaican National Commission for UNESCO. Moreover, she regularly joins international music projects, such as the German-French-Hungarian Philharmonics, and has her own chamber music ensemble. Mareike is a current Carlo-Schmid Fellow and plans to pursue a career in cultural diplomacy upon graduating from Sciences Po.
Rios Maya, Paulina
Paulina Rios Maya is a Mexican graduate student in the International Security programme at PSIA. She recently completed an internship with the Anti-Corruption and Integrity Programme at the World Customs Organisation (WCO). Where she was selected to be the project facilitator for the Working Group tasked with revising the Integrity Development Guide. As an undergraduate, Paulina presented her dissertation on criminogenic politics and organised crime in various platforms, including Transparency International Summer School on Anti-Corruption. Amidst these projects, she co-founded the ‘Correctional Integrity Curriculum’ - an initiative to foster healthy relations between inmates and correctional staff in Belgium. Paulina is eager to learn about trans-Pacific cooperation, law enforcement, and everything related to transnational crime. And she hopes to bring her personal experiences encountering organised crime to the debate.
Maruša Rus is a Master student in International Public Management at Sciences Po Paris. She has concluded an undergraduate degree at European-American Campus at Sciences Po Paris and spent an exchange year at Vassar College in the US. Her academic interests lie in the role of corporations in a society. She is writing a master thesis on the political power of Big Tech. Her research goes beyond traditional corporate political action mechanisms of lobbying and campaign finance, focusing on the alternative channels of political influence unique to Big Tech. She is currently working part time at the OECD focusing on mobilization of private finance for sustainable development.
Eli Scher-Zagier is a Master in International Security student at Sciences Po’s PSIA, where he is specializing in Asian studies and human rights. He attended Washington University in St. Louis for his undergraduate degree in political science and economics. As an undergraduate, Eli was active in student government, volunteered in the admissions office, and wrote for the university’s political review. His senior honors thesis - “When Two Likes Are Alike: Revisiting Media Bias Using Facebook Likes” - curated millions of social media interactions to provide a novel ranking of media outlets’ ideological slant and won a departmental prize for the best senior thesis in political science.
Jelena is a second-year Master’s student in International Security at Sciences Po. She has previously been deployed to work on the border with Syria as an international NGO contractor where she managed the rule of law programme, conducted security situation assessments, and co-authored the Syria Criminal Defender Manual which has been recognised and adopted by three major bar associations in northern Syria. Prior to that Jelena gained experience with the Public Defender Service in Washington D.C. where she worked on criminal cases, particularly involving drug offences. She also worked with the Prosecutor General’s Office in Lithuania and the Vilnius District Attorney’s Office on international organised crime, ECHR cases and drafted international arrest warrants. While in Brussels Jelena worked with various EU institutions to promote the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court around the globe.
Jelena has authored several articles covering topics from NATO and security to human trafficking for Al Jazeera and IQ.The Economist. She has further contributed to a Columbia FDI Perspectives, Columbia University article conceptualising a legal mechanism to bring business-related human rights abuses to arbitration.
Jelena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics with Middle Eastern Studies and Law from Sciences Po, campus de Menton. She is currently an Ambassador for the Global Pact for the Environment.
Kathrin Walter is a Dual Degree Graduate Candidate of Human Rights & Humanitarian Action (Sciences Po) and International Peace & Security (King’s College London). Kathrin is multi-lingually skilled and has professional experience in the fields of human rights, migration, and asylum. She conducted several internships in an international environment, for example with the UNHCR, the OSCE, the German Embassy in Kazakhstan, and the UNDP Health and Development Team. Currently, she volunteers for the women’s team of the student association “Sciences Po Refugee Help” and is part of the PSIA Capstone Clinic which is trying to establish accountability of the EU for its migration and asylum policy causing the loss of migrants’ lives in the Mediterranean Sea and human rights violations in Libya. As a trained paramedic she is currently employed in a hospital’s emergency unit to assist the medical personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zhang, Connie Yiyin
Connie Yiyin Zhang is a student of the Dual Degree in International Affairs at Sciences Po and LSE. She joined the Human Rights and Humanitarian Action master’s program at PSIA and is currently spending her second year at LSE for a master’s in International Relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Government from Smith College, USA. She conducted social psychology research on topics including racial politics, stereotype formation and gender discrimination, and had experience in UN advocacy on the elimination of racial discrimination and in planning for campus-wide initiative on promoting diversity, inclusion and equity