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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...

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...

Professor Benjamin Horton

Professor Benjamin Horton is Director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore and a professor at the Asian School of the Environment in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Prior to joining NTU, Professor Horton was Professor at Rutgers University and Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Horton obtained his...

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...

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