Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012)

Before his death in 2012, Carlos Fuentes wrote more than twenty books, including Destiny and Desire, Happy Families, The Eagle’s Throne, The Death of Artemio Cruz, and The Old Gringo. He served as Mexico’s ambassador to France from 1975 to 1977. He received many awards and honors, including the Rómulo

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Geoff Gallop

Emeritus Professor Dr Geoff Gallop was born in 1951 in Geraldton, Western Australia. He attended local primary and high schools before studying Economics at the University of Western Australia from 1968 to 1971. After winning a Rhodes Scholarship he attended Oxford University from 1972 to 74 and again from 1977

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César Gaviria

César Gaviria is known in Latin America as a conflict mediator, advocate of democracy, staunch supporter of regional integration and defender of human rights. He served as President of Colombia from 1990 to 1994, and was then elected Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1994. He

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Anand Grover

Anand Grover is a designated Senior Advocate, practicing in the Supreme Court of India and the Director of the Lawyer’s Collective (India), with offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. He was the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical

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Asma Jahangir (1952-2018)

Asma Jahangir was an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and was been twice elected as Chairperson of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) which was set up in 1986. She was also one of the Directors of AGHS Legal Aid Cell, established in 1980, providing free legal assistance

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Michel Kazatchkine

Michel D. Kazatchkine was Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria from 2007 to 2012. The Global Fund, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is the world’s leading multilateral financier of programs for the three diseases and one of the major financiers of health systems strengthening. Dr

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Aleksander Kwaśniewski

Aleksander Kwaśniewski is the former President of the Republic of Poland (1995 – 2005). He was born on 15 November 1954 in Białogard, Poland. He participated in the famous “Round-Table” negotiations in Poland that finally brought the peaceful transformation of Poland and the whole Central and Eastern Europe from communism

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Ricardo Lagos

President of Chile (2000 – 2006) – Former President of the Club of Madrid Education: Degree in Law from the University of Chile in 1960, Doctor in Economy from Duke University in North Carolina (U.S.A.) in 1966. Professional Experience: Ricardo Lagos worked as a Professor of Economy in the School

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Kgalema Motlanthe

Mr Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe was born to a working class family on 19 July 1949 in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg. He was elected by Parliament on 25 September 2008 as President of the Republic of South Africa. He served until 9 May 2009. After his retirement as President, Mr Motlanthe was

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Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo served as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 1999 until 2007. Upon leaving office, he oversaw the first civilian handover of power in Nigeria from one democratically-elected leader to another. President Obasanjo’s administration tackled corruption as a major priority, establishing dedicated bodies and strengthening existing ones.

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