Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is an honorary body with a diverse group of global leaders from government, academia, and civil society.

  • Chris Patten (Chairman)
    ex European Commissioner, ex Governor of Hong Kong, Chairman of the BBC Trust, Chancellor of the University of Oxford

  • Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel Peace Laureate
    ex Arab Spring revolutionary, ex Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate
    ex revolutionary, ex President, ex Prime Minister, and ex Foreign Minister of East Timor

  • Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate
    ex founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

  • Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Economics Laureate
    ex Senior Vice President and ex Chief Economist of the World Bank, ex Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers of the United States, University Professor at Columbia University

  • Hans Blix
    ex Chairman of the Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission of the United Nations, ex Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, ex Foreign Minister of Sweden

  • Manfred Nowak
    ex Special Rapporteur for the United Nations, Professor at the University of Vienna

  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno
    ex Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

  • Margot Wallström
    ex Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations, ex European Commissioner, Chair of the Board of Lund University

  • Benita Ferrero-Waldner
    ex Chief of Protocol for the Secretary General of the United Nations, ex European Commissioner, ex Foreign Minister of Austria

  • Donald J. Johnston
    ex Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

  • Joseph Nye
    ex Assistant Secretary of Defence of the United States, ex Chairman of the National Intelligence Council of the United States, ex Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, University Professor at Harvard University

  • Joaquín Almunia
    European Commissioner

  • Louis Michel
    ex European Commissioner, Member of the European Parliament, ex Deputy Prime Minister and ex Foreign Minister of Belgium

  • Jacques Barrot
    ex European Commissioner, Member of the Constitutional Council of France

  • László Kovács
    ex European Commissioner, ex Foreign Minister of Hungary

  • Giuliano Amato
    ex Vice President of the Convention on the Future of Europe, ex Prime Minister and ex Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, President of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, ex Professor at University of Rome La Sapienza

  • Elmar Brok
    Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Parliament

  • Stanley Hoffmann
    University Professor at Harvard University

  • Andrew Moravcsik
    Professor at Princeton University

  • Crispin Tickell
    ex Permanent Representative to the Security Council in the United Nations of the United Kingdom, ex Chef de Cabinet to the President of the European Commission, ex Chancellor of the University of Kent at Canterbury, ex Warden of Green College at the University of Oxford, global climate and environment expert

Former Members

  • Joseph Rotblat (1908-2005), Nobel Peace Laureate
    founder of Pugwash, one of the eleven signatories of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, ex Professor at St Bartholomew's Hospital

  • Kim Dae-jung (1925-2009), Nobel Peace Laureate
    defender of democracy, ex President of South Korea