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International Advisory Board

Antoni Estevadeordal
Antoni Estevadeordal
Special Advisor and Head of the Migration Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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.

Sharon Field
Sharon Friel
Professor of Health Equity and Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at Australian National University

Sharon Friel is Professor of Health Equity and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University.

She was Director of RegNet from 2014-2019. Prof Friel is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and co-Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Health Equity. She was the Head of the Scientific Secretariat (University College London) of the World Health Organisation Commission on Social Determinants of Health between 2005 and 2008. In 2014, her international peers voted her one of the world’s most influential female leaders in global health.

Her research focuses on the political economy of health; governance and policy related to the social determinants of health inequities, including trade, food systems, urbanisation, and climate change. Her 2019 book “Climate Change and the People’s Health” highlights the importance of addressing the global consumptagenic system.

Alicia García Herrero
Alicia García Herrero
Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis

Alicia García Herrero is the Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis. She also serves as Senior Fellow at European think-tank BRUEGEL and non-resident Research Fellow at Madrid- based political think tank Real Instituto Elcano. She is currently Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and member of the advisory board of Berlin-based China think-tank MERICS. Finally, Alicia is advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s research arm (HKIMR) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as well as a member of the board of the Hong Kong Forum and co-founder of Bright Hong Kong.

In previous years, Alicia held the following positions: Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Member of the Asian Research Program at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Head of the International Economy Division of the Bank of Spain, Member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department at Banco Santander, and Economist at the International Monetary Fund. In addition, Alicia has always combines her professional career with academia, having served as visiting Professor for John Hopkins University, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai and Carlos III University in Madrid.

Alicia holds a PhD in Economics from George Washington University and has published extensively in refereed journals and books (see her publications in ResearchGate or Google Scholar). Alicia is also very active in international media (Bloomberg and CNBC among others) as well as social media (Twitter, LinkedIn and Weibo). As recognition of her leadership thoughts, Alicia has recently been nominated TOP Voices in Economy and Finance by LinkedIn.

Connie Hedegaard
Connie Hedegaard
Former European Commissioner for Climate Action

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.

Igos Ivanov
Igor Ivanov
President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC)

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
Miles Kahler
Professor at the American University's School of International Service (SIS)

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. 

Aleksander Kwasniewski
Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Former President of Poland and 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.

Pascal Lamy
Pascal Lamy
Chair of the Paris Peace Forum and former Director-General of the World Trade Organization

From September 2005 to August 2013, Pascal Lamy served for two consecutive terms as General Director- of the World Trade Organization (WTO).  A committed European and member of the French Socialist party, he was Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors from 1985 to 1994. He then joined the Credit Lyonnais as CEO until 1999, before returning to Brussels as European Trade Commissioner until 2004. Mr. Lamy holds degrees from HEC School of Management, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).

Pascal Lamy was appointed in 2019, President of the Paris Peace Forum. He shares his other activities between the Jacques Delors Institute (President emeritus), the presidency of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, the presidency of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and in as well as various mandates or missions related to international affairs. He is also President of the Board of Directors of the Musiciens du Louvre  (Orchestra of Marc Minkowski), member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation nationale des Sciences politiques, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, Transparency International France and the Center on Regulation in Europe (CERRE); senior advisor to the Brunswick Group, to Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) and to the World Trade Board, member of the Advisory Boards of Transparency International, the Oxford Martin School, UNITAID and the Friedland Institute. He is affiliate Professor at HEC. He is currently also member of the Global Future Council on regional Governance at the World Economic Forum.

Pascal Lamy is author of various books and reports on global governance, Europe and international trade. His latest publications are:  Oxford Martin Commission: “Now for the long term (2013); “The Geneva Consensus” (Cambridge University Press, 2013); “Quand la France s’éveillera” (Odile Jacob, 2014), Où va le monde ? (Odile Jacob, 2017).

Pascal Lamy also lectures to the benefit of Institut Jacques Delors among other engagements, on issues related to globalisation, global governance, international trade, international economics, regional integration, European and French issues.

Uttara Sahasrabuddhe
Professor and Head of Department of Civics & Politics at the University of Mumbai

Dr. Uttara Sahasrabuddhe is Professor of International Relations, Department of Civics & Politics, University of Mumbai. She is a visiting Instructor and member of panel of evaluators for the Naval War College, Goa; and has been Visiting Instructor to the Army War College, Mhow.

She is the co-ordinator for the subject International Relations for the Marathi Vishwakosh (Encyclopaedia in Marathi) project of the Pradnya Pathshala, Wai, India. Her major research interests are Foreign and Security Policies of India, Regionalism in IR and Theories of IR. She has contributed over 30 articles to edited books and reputed journals; has co-authored a book in Marathi, Aantarrashtriya Sambandha: Sheetyuddhottar va Jagatikikaranache Rajakaran (International Relations: Politics in the Post Cold War, Post Globalization Era)  (2008: Orient Longman, Mumbai); and edited a book titled Emerging Issues in India’s External Relations (2016: GB Books, Delhi).

Dr. Uttara Sahasrabuddhe is the recipient of the Asia Fellowship, awarded by Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok, under which was a Visiting Fellow to the Centre for International & Strategic Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008; also the recipient of Asia Fellowship Collaborative Grant in 2010. She is also Board Member of editors of Asian Politics and Policy, published by Wiley Blackwell.

She was invited by the European Commission to Brussels, Belgium in April 2010, as an Evaluator for the 7th Framework Research Programme of the European Union.

Samuel Sumana 2
Samuel Sidique Sam-Sumana
Politician and former Vice President of Sierra Leone

Samuel Sidique Sam-Sumana 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.

🎥  Samuel Sam-Sumana on the GLOBE Project

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
Chief executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs

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.

Anna Triandafyllidou
Anna Triandafyllidou
Professor at the Global Governance Programme (GGP) of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration at Ryerson University in Toronto. She joined Ryerson in 2019 and leads a multidisciplinary team of 20 researchers and 15 graduate students examining the governance of migration and integration from Canadian and global perspectives. She was previously Robert Schuman Chair at the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies) where she directed the Cultural Pluralism Research Area.  She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, and chairs the IMISCOE Editorial Committee. She has acted as evaluator of several policy and research programmes in Europe, Australia and North America, and was a member of the OECD network of international migration experts from 2010 till 2019. She taught as Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges between 2002 and 2018.

Anna’s recent books include: Rethinking Migration and Return in Southeastern Europe (co authored with E. Gemi, Routledge, 2021), Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe (co-ed. with S.Spencer, Springer, 2020), Migration and Globalisation Handbook (E. Elgar, ed. 2018); The Problem of Religious Diversity (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). She is also 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).