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Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost social, political and security-focused American conservative thinkers today. Gingrich is well known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the US House of Representatives for the first...

Sir Iain Duncan Smith

Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP was first elected as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green in London on 1st April 1992. In his first Parliament, June 1992-97, he opposed the Maastricht Treaty believing that if it passed, it would over a period of...

Michael Hirson

Michael Hirson is Practice Head for China and Northeast Asia at Eurasia Group, leading the company’s coverage of China, with a focus on macroeconomic and financial policies, economic reforms, and political developments affecting foreign firms and investors. Prior to joining the firm, Michael served three years as US Treasury’s...

Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad is a Malaysian politician who is the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia. He had also previously been the prime minister from 1981 to 2003. With a career spanning over seven decades, he is one of the most respected political figures in Malaysia. During his previous tenure as...

Michael Dobbs

Michael Dobbs – Lord Dobbs of Wylye – is Britain’s best-known political novelist and an active member of the House of Lords. He has enjoyed a ringside seat on many historic occasions. He was with Margaret Thatcher when she walked into Downing Street as Prime Minister and was with...

Nick Clegg

Sir Nick Clegg served as Deputy Prime Minister in the UK’s Coalition Government from 2010-15. He was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007-15 and was Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam for 12 years before the 2017 General Election. Clegg now holds the position of the Vice President...

Gro Harlem Brundtland

Considered the “mother” of sustainable development, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland attributes her passions for public health, the environment, and political activism to her father, a doctor and cabinet minister. At the tender age of seven, Dr. Brundtland joined the children’s organisation of Norway’s Labour Party, and has been a...

Tom Loosemore

Tom Loosemore founded the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS), and served as its deputy director until 2015. More recently he has been supporting one of the world’s largest retail co-operatives in its digital transformation GDS was established to make sure that the UK government offers world-class digital services that...

Ilaria Capua

An internationally renowned virologist, Dr. Ilaria Capua’s unwavering passion and unique training led her to also serve as a Member of the Italian Parliament from 2013 to 2016. Dr. Ilaria Capua, DVM, PhD is a veterinarian by training and for over 30 years she has led research groups in...

John Tsang

Born and raised in Hong Kong, John emigrated to the United States when he was a Form II student at La Salle College. He continued his education at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to complete...

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