Mary Robinson - first woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; a passionate, forceful advocate for gender equality, women’s participation in peace-building and human dignity. President of Ireland 1990-1997, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 1997-2002, an institutional reformer who brought the human rights agenda into the core of United Nations activities, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa 2013-2014 and the current UN Envoy on Climate Change (source: The Elders, 2015).
Peter Sutherland is a UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, former Director General of the WTO, European Commissioner, Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and Chairman of the LSE Court of Governors, Peter Sutherland has been the leading voice calling for urgent action on migration at the European level and in the United Nations.
Zainab Salbi is an Iraqi-American humanitarian, entrepreneur, author, and media commentator who has dedicated herself to women’s rights and freedom. At the age of 23, she founded Women for Women International—a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving women survivors of war (source: Women for Women International, 2016).
Professor Erik Berglof became the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) on 1 February 2015. He joined the School as a Professor in Practice in the Department of Economics. Previously he was the Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Mohamed Okda (the Presidential Team for President Morsi, a Chief of Foreign Policy for the Assistant President of Egypt) talking about ISIS, international terrorism and the Middle East for the Global Affairs Summit together with Professor Erik Berglof and Alexander Lushnikov.