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Thomas J. Sargent

In the midst of today’s economic crisis, Tom Sargent looks at answering the questions about the role of government policy and regulation. Tom was the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering work in macroeconomics over the last forty years. One of the founders...

Stephen Dalziel

Stephen Dalziel is Russian specialist who started learning the Russian language when he was 13 years old. While studying for his degree in Russian Studies at the University of Leeds he spent a year on a British Council Scholarship at Kiev State University in the USSR, and was there...

Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim is a prominent Malaysian politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1993-1998 and Finance Minister from 1991-1998. Since 1998 he has led Malaysia’s Justice Party in its mission to strengthen democracy and the rule of law in the country. Although he spent over eight of the...

Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan is a Indian film megastar, producer and youth style icon. He has received over 47 awards since his career began in 2000, including three Filmfare awards, six Screen Awards, five IIFA awards, and four Stardust Awards for acting. He also won a National Award as producer for...

Abdullah Gul

Abdullah Gül served as President of Turkey from 2007-14.  He previously served as Prime Minister,  Deputy Prime Minister and as Foreign Minister. Gül maintained a focus on democratic reform.  As prime minister and subsequently as foreign minister, Gül pursued a pro-active foreign policy and largely succeeded in striking a...

Adam Fergusson

Adam is a journalist and former MEP but is now best known as the author of the remarkable bestseller “When Money Dies”, about the crisis of hyper-inflation in Germany in the 1920s, where Germany’s currency became effectively worthless. Adam wrote the book in the early 1970s when the global...

Alexander Stubb

Alexander Stubb has served as Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004-2008 and in the national government from 2008-16 and was the Chairman of the National Coalition Party from 2014-16. Alexander Stubb served as...

Alejandro Toledo

Alejandro Toledo was President of Peru from 2001-06. During this time the Peruvian economy grew at an average rate of 6%, making it one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America. During his five-year term, the central aim of Toledo’s presidency was the fight against poverty through investment...

Alex Perry

Alex Perry is a veteran foreign correspondent who has worked in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia and the Middle East for 15 years, covering business, economics and politics, as well as the occasional war. His third book, The Rift: the Future of Africa, will be published globally in...

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell was Tony Blair’s official spokesman from 1994 to 2003. He is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. Still active in Labour politics, he now splits his time between...

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