George Papandreou

George Papandreou holds an M.Sc. in Sociology and Development from LSE, and is a fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs. An Member of Parliament since 1981, he served in several government posts before being appointed Foreign Minister from 1999-2004. He has received several honors for his commitment to

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José Ramos-Horta

1975 – 1999: The Occupation Before he was renowned as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr. José Ramos-Horta was known internationally as a fiery advocate for the people of Timor-Leste (then known as East Timor) and at the same time, a highly skilled diplomat, negotiator, and peace maker. In exile

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Jorge Sampaio

Jorge Sampaio was born in Lisbon on September 18th 1939. He is married to Maria José Ritta and has two children. He studied music from a very early age and due to his father’s career – a doctor who specialised in public health – he spent long periods of his

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Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos was born in Bogota on 10 August 1951. He was a cadet at the Naval Academy in Cartagena and studied Economics and Business Administration at the University of Kansas. He has also completed post-graduate studies at London School of Economics and Harvard University. He was Chief of the

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George Shultz

A native of New York, Mr. Shultz graduated from Princeton University in 1942. After serving in the Marine Corps, he earned a PhD at MIT. Mr. Shultz taught at MIT and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he became dean in 1962. He was appointed Secretary of

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Javier Solana

Javier Solana is the former secretary general of NATO, European Union high representative for common foreign and security policy and secretary-general of the Council of the European Union. Solana began his long career in public service when he was elected to the Spanish Parliament in 1982. He held a number

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Thorvald Stoltenberg (1931-2018)

Thorvald Stoltenberg was the Defense and Foreign minister of Norway, Ambassador to the United Nations, UN head representative mediator to Balkan from 93 – 96, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Ambassador to Denmark and President of the Norwegian Red Cross. For the five Nordic Government’s he made a report in

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Cassam Uteem

Cassam Uteem G.G.S.K. was born in Port Louis, Mauritius, on 22 March 1941 and is married with two children. He studied at Paris VII University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Art and a Master’s degree in Psychology. He is the holder of a Certificate in Social Work from

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Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa was born in Arequipa, Peru. He studied two years in Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima after having lived in Bolivia and Peru. While studying at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Vargas Llosa married Julia Urquidi. Vargas Llosa held seven jobs at the same time

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Paul Volcker (1927-2019)

In the course of his career, Mr. Volcker worked in the United States Federal Government for almost 30 years, culminating in two terms as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1979-1987, a critical period which saw an end to several years of high inflation.

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