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Rüdiger von Fritsch

Rüdiger von Fritsch was Germany’s ambassador in Moscow. For five years he was the highest representative of Germany and also represented German interests towards Russia’s President Putin. The exceptional diplomat retired in the summer of 2019. After studying History and German philology in Erlangen and Bonn, Rüdiger von Fritsch...

Samantha de Bendern

Samantha de Bendern is an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House specialised in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. She has worked for NATO HQ as the Political Officer for NATO – Ukraine relations and in NATO’s Public Diplomacy Department as Information Officer for partner...

Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is the author of the remarkable memoir The Uncaged Sky, which details the two years and three months she spent as a political prisoner in Iran. An expert in Middle East history and politics, Kylie travelled to Iran to take part in an academic conference, only to...

H.E. Jusuf Kalla

His Excellency Mr. Jusuf Kalla served as the 10th and 12th Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia leaving office in 2019. Previously, he held the position from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Kalla was born in Watampone, South Sulawesi, on 15th of May 1942 in the big family of...

Phil Hogan

Phil Hogan is an Irish Fine Gael politician who served as European Commissioner for Trade between 2019 and 2020, and previously European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development between 2014 and 2019. He previously served as Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government from 2011 to 2014...

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...

Sohail Inayatullah

Professor Sohail Inayatullah, a political scientist and futurist, is the inaugural UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies. He is also Professor at Tamkang University, Taiwan and Associate, Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne and teaches from metafutureschool.teachable.com. Before this, he was Adjunct Professor at the Center for Policing, CounterTerrorism,...

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...

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