Antoni Estevadeordal is Special Advisor and Head of the Migration Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) since October 2018, where he coordinates IDB’s strategic and operational agenda on migration issues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), as well as IDB’s Regional Public Goods Initiative. He was previously the Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector of the IDB since 2007. He has expertise in regional cooperation, economic integration and trade policy in LAC, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Before joining the IDB he taught at the University of Barcelona and Harvard University. He has published widely in major journals such as American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, Review of World Economics, Journal of Economic Integration, World Economy. He has authored and edited several books such as 21st Century Cooperation: Regional Public Goods, Global Governance, and Sustainable Development (Routledge); The Sovereign Remedy: Trade Agreements in a Globalizing World (Oxford UP), Regional Rules in the Global Trading System (Cambridge UP), The Emergence of China: Opportunities and Challenges for Latin America (Harvard UP), The Origin of Goods: Rules of Origin in Preferential Trade Agreements (Oxford UP), Regional Public Goods: From Theory to Practice (IDB/ADB), Integrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond (Harvard UP). He is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution. He is a Spanish citizen and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Barcelona.
International Advisory Board
Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
Sharon Friel is Professor of Health Equity and Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University. She is also Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy ANU. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia. She is Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity. Between 2005 and 2008 she was the Head of the Scientific Secretariat (University College London) of the World Health Organisation Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Her interests are in the political economy of health; policy, governance and regulation in relation to the social determinants of health inequities, including trade and investment, food systems, and climate change.
With two decades of experience in international and domestic executive policy making Connie Hedegaard is today assuming several key positions in support of a low-carbon and green economy. Ms. Hedegaard is the chair of the Board for the KR Foundation, a large Danish climate and sustainability foundation operating globally. She is also the current chair of OECD’s Round Table for Sustainable Development and chair of the Board for the green think tank, CONCITO. Ms. Hedegaard is furthermore chair of the Danish Government’s Committee on Public Service; chair of the Board of Aarhus University; member of the European Climate Foundation; member of the Nordex Supervisory Board; member of the Danfoss A/S Board; and member of the Sustainability Council of Volkswagen.
Ms. Hedegaard was the European Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 to 2014, during which she led the negotiations towards the adoption of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. As EU Commissioner, she was also responsible for the 2050 Roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy and represented the EU in the international climate negotiations.
Prior to the appointment as EU Commissioner, Ms. Hedegaard served as Minister for Climate and Energy in 2007-2009 and as Minister for Environment in 2004-2007. She was elected Member of the Danish Parliament from 1984 to 1990 and again in 2005-2009.
She is educated in literature and history and has a professional background as a journalist at the Danish National Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and at a number of Danish national newspapers. She has also authored and contributed to several publications and columns.
He served as Russia’s Ambassador to Spain (1991-1993), as Foreign Minister (1998-2004) and as Secretary of the Security Council (2004-2007).
Mr. Ivanov is member of the think tanks’ boards, including the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), European Leadership Network (ELN), Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe.
Mr. Ivanov has Ph.D. in history and is corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A visiting professor at MGIMO (Moscow State Institute for International Relations), he is undertaking research projects and actively involved in academic activities. He authored a number of books and articles on foreign affairs and foreign policy.
Mr. Ivanov has been the recipient of Nunn-Lugar Award 2015 for Promoting Nuclear Security.
Miles Kahler is Distinguished Professor at the School of International Service, American University and Senior Fellow for Global Governance at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D. C. Previously, he was Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) and the Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
He is a member of the editorial boards of International Organization, Global Governance, and Global Summitry. Kahler has been a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto (2018), and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2012-2013) and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (2007-2008). He has published widely in the fields of international politics and international political economy, including articles and books on global governance, international financial institutions, and Asia-Pacific regionalism. His current research projects include the development of institutions of complex global governance, the changing role of emerging economies in world politics and global governance, and the sources of cosmopolitanism and parochialism in contemporary politics.
Founder of Amicus Europae Foundation
Born on 15 November 1954 in Białogard (Poland), he studied Economy at the University of Gdańsk from 1973 to 1977. He was activist in students organization, Editor-in-Chief of the student weekly “ITD” (1981-1984) and co-founder of the first polish computer magazine “Bajtek”.
Mr. Kwaśniewski was member of PZPR Party (Polish United Workers' Party) and Minister in the Government of Poland from 1985 to 1990. He was President of the Polish Olympic Committee from 1988 to 1991. He was Co- founder and first chairman of the Social Democracy of Poland in 1990.
Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm) from 1993 to 1995, he was Chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the National Assembly. Mr. Kwaśniewski is co-author of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, which was adopted in 1997. In 1995 he was appointed President of Poland (against Mr. Wałęsa) and was reelected in 2000. He is the only President who was reelected in 25 years of the Polish democracy.
Mr. Kwaśniewski was a great advocate of Poland membership in NATO (achieved 1999) and European Union (Poland joined the EU in 2004).
An active spokesman and inventor of many initiatives for regional cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe, Mr. Kwaśniewski gave a longstanding support of Ukrainian independence. He was a mediator on behalf of UE during the Orange Revolution in 2004 and Special envoy of EP in Ukraine (together with Pat Cox) in 2013-2014. He is also author of numerous initiatives for reconciliation between Poles and the German, Jewish, and Ukrainian people.
After the Presidency he lectured in many Universities, like the Georgetown University. He is member of several Advisory Boards and Councils.
Samuel Sidique Sam-Sumana (born April 17, 1962) is a politician and former Vice President of Sierra Leone. Sam-Sumana stood as the vice-presidential candidate of the All People's Congress (APC) in the 2007 presidential election, alongside presidential candidate Ernest Bai Koroma. The APC ticket defeated the Sierra Leone People´s Party (SLPP) presidential candidate Solomon Berewa and vice presidential candidate Momodou Koroma. Sam-Sumana took office as Vice President on September 17, 2007. The two won a second five-year term in 2012.
Before joining politics, Sam-Sumana served as the managing director of the United Diamond Mining Company based in Koidu Town, Kono District, Sierra Leone. He also served as the regional manager for C-12 International, a Texas based mining company engaged in diamond production in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
Sam has gone through the full trajectory of politics; from managing complex social issues, economic recovery, to using legal means to address daunting political challenges which bore potential of escalated conflicts. His approach to solving complex problems with dialogue and rule of law has become a monumental precedent in Africa.
He continuously advocates for peace and non-violence as a panacea for Africa’s economic recovery and development. He advises a number of international bodies on peace building, rule of law, governance and democracy.
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is the chief executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs, which she has led since 2005. With more than 26 years of experience in the field of politics and international relations, Elizabeth’s expertise lies in South Africa’s foreign policy, South-South Cooperation and the role of emerging powers in Africa.
She is a regular commentator in South African and foreign media. She has published on various aspects of South Africa’s foreign policy including on its peace-making model as a key dimension of its soft power, its development diplomacy and edited a volume on SA’s foreign policy in the first decade of democracy – Apartheid Past, Renaissance Future (SAIIA, 2004). She has also co-edited two books exploring the rise of the new development cooperation providers: Development cooperation and emerging powers: New Partners or Old Patterns (Zed Books, 2012) and Institutional Architecture and Development: Responses from Emerging Powers (Jacana, 2015). She is the editor-in-chief of the DHET accredited South African Journal of International Affairs.
She is the co-chair of the Think 20 Africa Standing Group, one of the task forces of the Think 20, which is one of the engagement groups of the G20.
She is currently co-editing a volume on ‘A SA foreign policy for the 2020s’, which will be published in 2019.
Professor Anna Triandafyllidou holds a Robert Schuman Chair at the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies) where she directs the Cultural Pluralism Research Area. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Chair of the IMISCOE Editorial Committee, and member of the IMISCOE Board of Directors. She has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges between 2002 and 2018.
She is the Scientific Coordinator of two major Horizon projects: The GREASE project (started in October 2018) studies European and Asian approaches on governing religion and addressing religiously-legitimated radicalization, while the BRaVE project (launched in January 2019) analyses wider processes of polarization and violent extremism towards both the far right and Islam, with a view of elaborating policies and practices that build resilience towards such phenomena. Anna Triandafyllidou also leads the EUI team in the SIRIUS project on the drivers and barriers towards migrant and asylum seeker integration in European labour markets.
Anna’s recent books include: Migration and Globalisation Handbook (E. Elgar, ed. 2018); The Problem of Religious Diversity: European Challenges, Asian Approaches (with T. Modood, ed. Edinburgh University Press, 2018); Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World (ed. Edinburgh University Press, 2018), Global Governance from Regional Perspectives (Oxford University Press, ed., 2017); The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies (Routledge, ed. 2016); High Skill Migration and Recession: Gendered Perspectives (with I. Isaakyan, ed. Palgrave, 2015). She is the author of What is Europe? (with R. Gropas, Palgrave, 2015), Migrant Smuggling. Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe (with T. Maroukis, 2015, Palgrave), and Immigrants and National Identity in Europe (Routledge, 2001).