Speaker Tag: Politics

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Abhisit Vejjajiva

Abhisit Vejjajiva was Thailand’s 27th Prime Minister at the age of 44. Born in Newcastle, United Kingdom, the Oxford-educated politician had an academic career teaching at Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy before joining politics. Abhisit held the office of Prime Minister from 2008-2011 with a platform revolving around “Putting People...

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Helle Thorning-Schmidt is a former Danish politician and the first female Prime Minister of Denmark, serving from 2011 to 2015. Thorning-Schmidt was a member of the European Parliament for Denmark from 1999 to 2004. In 2005 she was elected to the Danish Parliament and as leader of the Social...

PETER FRANKOPAN

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is Senior Research Fellow of Worcester College and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He works on the history of the Eastern Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East, Central Asia and China. His work on the...

Ong Keng Yong

Ambassador Ong Keng Yong is Executive Deputy Chairman of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Concurrently, he is Director of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) and Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research...

Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant is currently CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI). He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, IAS and is the author of Branding India – An Incredible Story. Kant has been a key driver of the Make in India, Startup India, Incredible India and...

Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey was the UK’s longest-serving Minister for Technology, working for UK Prime Minister David Cameron from 2010-16. During his time as Minister, Vaizey oversaw a major expansion in fixed and mobile broadband coverage; helped the UK become a world leader in tech investment, working with companies such as...

David Davis

David Davis served as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union from July 2016 to July 2018. In 2016, following a referendum in which a majority of those voting supported leaving the European Union, David Davis was appointed by new Prime Minister Theresa May as Secretary of State...

Herman Van Rompuy

Herman Van Rompuy was the first President of the European Council of Heads of State and Government. In December 2009, upon the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, he was appointed as permanent president of the European Council. In 2012, he was re-elected for a second term, which...

Nurul Izzah

Nurul Izzah Anwar is the current Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh. Her political career began with the creation of the People’s Justice Party (KEADILAN) in 1999 where she played a vital role in its establishment. She currently is on her second term as highest ranking Vice President Elect,...

Oliver August

Oliver August has reported from the world’s war zones and financial markets for more than two decades. His specializations include American grand strategy, Chinese development, Middle East conflicts, African and Asian emerging markets and the future of the EU. He has been based in Baghdad, Beijing, Beirut, Berlin, Damascus,...

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