Bernard Kouchner, French minister of foreign and European Affairs until November 2010, has played an important role in European politics for many decades. Having been a minister in different French administrations for a…
Legendary Two-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
Author Associate Editor, The Washington Post
Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wished he’d recruited Woodward into the CIA, “His ability to get people to talk about stuff they shouldn’t be talking about is just extraordinary…
Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994).
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014). Co-Chair European Council on Foreign Relations.
Carl Bildt is Co-Chair of the European Council of Foreign Relations, an award-winning international think-tank that aims to conduct cutting-edge independent research on European foreign and security policy and to provide a safe meeting space…
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
President of Brazil (1995 - 2003)
One of the most important global thinkers by Foreign Policy.
Fernando Henrique Cardoso was President of the Federative Republic of Brazil from January 1995 to January 2003, winning two elections by an absolute majority. Since 1960, he was one of the most influential figures…
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Former Prime Minister of Norway (1990-1996) Former Director-General, World Health Organization (1998-2003)
Deputy Chair of The Elders (Independent Global Leaders Working Together For Peace an Human Rights)
An energetic blend of stateswoman, physician, manager, politician, and international activist, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland has always led the world on issues of global significance. For over four decades, she has been dedicated…
SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATO (1995-1999).
HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY OF THE EU (1999-2009).
Javier Solana is one of the world's most prominent diplomats and one of the most significant political figures in the international arena for his vital role in the development of international relations for…
MAYOR OF BARCELONA (1997–2006). MINISTER OF INDUSTRY, COMMERCE AND TOURISM OF SPAIN (2006-2008).
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAM FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS (UN-HABITAT) (2010-18).
Joan Clos was Mayor of Barcelona from September 1997 to September 2006. From 2006 to 2008 he was Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain and later was Ambassador of Spain in…
Former EU Ambassador to the U.S. & Former Prime Minister of Ireland
A dynamic visionary, Ambassador John Bruton has held the fate of European countries in his hands. From his success as the prime minister of Ireland who turned around the country’s economy, to his…
FORMER GERMANY´S MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS & VICE CHANCELLOR (1998-2005).
Joschka Fischer served as Germany's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice Chancellor from 1998-2005. Throughout his seven-year tenure as Foreign Minister he was arguably the most popular politician in his nation and one…
Jose Manuel Durao Barroso
“WHY EUROPE MATTERS.”. PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMISSION (2004-2014).
CHAIR, GAVI BOARD - THE VACCINE ALLIANCE. PRESIDENT NON EXECUTIVE, GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL.
Jose Manuel Durao Barroso was President of the European Commission from 2004-14 and previously Prime Minister of Portugal from 2002-04. From January 2021, he is Chair of Gavi Board, one of the leading…