Scientific Council

The Scientific Council advises the Steering Committee on the orientation and outline of the report. It also assists in coordinating author appointments, and comments on the draft of the report in preparation for the final draft.
Council Chairs
Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser

Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Science, New School, New York
Ravi Kanbur

Ravi Kanbur

Professor of Economics, Cornell University
Helga Nowotny

Helga Nowotny

Professor of Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich
Council Members
Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester
Ash Amin, 1931 Chair in Geography and Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge University
Ernest Aryeetey, Professor of Economics and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana
Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
Tito Boeri, Professor of Economics and Dean for Research, Bocconi University
Gustavo Cardoso, Professor of Media, Technology and Society at ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute
Barbara Czarniawska, Torsten & Ragnar Söderberg Professor of Management Studies, University of Gothenburg
Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
Gerald Davis, Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management, University of Michigan
Ahmed Galal, Managing Director, Economic Research Forum (ERF), Cairo
Robert Goodin, Professor, School of Philosophy, Australian National University
Peter Hedström, Professor of Analytical Sociology and Director of the Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University
Torben Iversen, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
Katsuhito Iwai, Visiting Professor at ICU, Distinguished Fellow of the Tokyo Foundation, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo
Hans Joas, Ernst Troeltsch Professor, Faculty of Theology, Humboldt-Universität
Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance, London School of Economics
Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History (in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower), Columbia University
Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Global Health Programmme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
Venni Krishna, Professor in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Will Kymlicka, Professor of Philosophy and Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen’s University
Claudio Lopez-Guerra, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, CIDE, Mexico City
Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University
Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard University
Aihwa Ong, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Berkeley
Philip Pettit, Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University
Edgar Pieterse, South African Research Chair in Urban Policy & Director of African Center for Cities, Cape Town
Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Deborah Posel, Professor of Sociology, University of Cape Town
Elisa Reis, Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University
John Roemer, Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics, Yale University
John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs, Harvard University
Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
Kim L. Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Princeton University
David Schkade, Jerome Katzin Endowed Chair, Rady School of Management, UC-San Diego
Johan Schot, Director of the Science Policy Research Unit, Professor of History of Technology & Sustainability Transition Studies, University of Sussex
Seteney Shami, Director General, Arab Council for the Social Sciences, Beirut
Petra Sijpesteijn, Professor of Arabic language and culture, Director of the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society
Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University
Paul Slovic, President, Decision Research, Eugene, Oregon and Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon
Dennis Snower, Professor of Economics, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel and President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra
Marcel Van der Linden, Research Director, International Institute of Social History, University of Amsterdam
Philippe Van Parijs, Hoover Chair in Economic and Social Ethics, Catholic University of Louvain
Leela Visaria, Honorary Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research
Erik Olin Wright, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Xiaobo Zhang, ‘National 1000-Talent Program’ chair professor of economics and deputy dean, National School of Development, Peking University