Honorary Advisory Committee

The Honorary Advisory Committee is composed of distinguished moral and intellectual leaders who lend their support to the panel. The President of the Committee is Professor Amartya Sen, recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics, and renowned scholar and intellectual.

Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

President of the Committee

Nobel Prize, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University

† Kenneth Arrow

† Kenneth Arrow

Nobel Prize, Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research, Stanford University

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† Anthony Atkinson

† Anthony Atkinson

FBA, former Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford, and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics

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Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells

Holberg Prize, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute at the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona; University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

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Kemal Dervis

Kemal Dervis

Vice-President and Director of the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, former Head of the United Nations Development Program

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James Heckman

James Heckman

Nobel Prize, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago

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Kumari Jayawardena

Kumari Jayawardena

Director of the Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka and co-founder of the Women’s Education and Research Centre

Ira Katznelson

Ira Katznelson

Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University, and president of the Social Science Research Council

Inge Kaul

Inge Kaul

Hertie School of Governance Berlin; former Director, Office of Development Studies, UNDP New York

Edgar Morin

Edgar Morin

Emeritus Research Director, CNRS

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Mustapha Nabli

Mustapha Nabli

former Minister of Tunisia, former Governor of the Bank of Tunisia, former Senior Advisor and regional Chief Economist at the World Bank

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Sunita Narain

Sunita Narain

Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Director of the Society for Environmental Communications, New Delhi

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Julian Nida-Rümelin

Julian Nida-Rümelin

former Minister of the Federal Government of Germany, Professor of Philosophy and Political Theory at the University of Munich

Michael E. Porter

Michael E. Porter

Ph.D., Economist and University Professor, Harvard Business School

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Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of Berkeley. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton

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Youba Sokona

Youba Sokona

Special Advisor on Sustainable Development, South Centre, and former Coordinator, African Climate Policy Center United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Margot Wallström

Margot Wallström

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) of the United Nations on Sexual Violence in Conflict

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