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Lakhdar Brahimi

Lakhdar Brahimi was foreign minister of Algeria (1991-93) and prior to that ambassador to the UK (1971-79). He mediated the end of the Civil War in Lebanon (1988-91) and headed UN Missions in South Africa, Haiti, Afghanistan and Iraq. In between his Afghanistan assignments, he served as Under Secretary-General for Special Assignments in Support of

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Professor Ruti G. Teitel

An internationally recognized authority on international human rights, transitional justice, and comparative constitutional law, Ruti Teitel is the Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Her path-breaking book, Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press, 2000), examines the 20th century transitions to democracy

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Dr Narcís Serra

Narcís Serra has been the Chairman of the Board of CIDOB, since 2000. During this time, he has been the driving force behind the creation of the Barcelona Institute for International Studies (IBEI), which was founded with the desire to turn Barcelona into a centre of reference in the study of this discipline. Narcís Serra

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Ivan Vejvoda

Ivan Vejvoda is the Vice President for Programs of the German Marshall Fund of the United States since 2010. He was the Executive Director of the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund, (based in Belgrade since June 2003). He has served as the Senior advisor on foreign policy and European

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Dr Javier Solana

Javier Solana is president of ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Barcelona-Madrid). He is also distinguished senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution, chairman of the Aspen Institute España, honorary president of the Centre for Human Dialogue (Geneva), member of the board of the International Crisis Group, the European Council on Foreign Relations,

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Dr Ekaterina Stepanova

Dr Ekaterina Stepanova heads Peace and Conflict Studies Unit and is a lead researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow. In 2007-2009, she was on leave from IMEMO to lead the Armed Conflicts and Conflict Management Program at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). She also teaches at the European

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Dr Klaus Reinhardt

Klaus Reinhardt (70) served in the German Armed Forces for 41 years, 21 of which he was with the German mountain forces. He commanded every level from platoon to company, battalion, brigade and Army Corps. He was Senior Military Assistant to the then Minister of Defence, Dr. Manfred Woerner. In 1990, as deputy Chief of

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Dr David Kilcullen

Dr David Kilcullen is the founding President and CEO of Caerus Associates LLC, a strategic design consultancy with a focus on the overlapping problems of conflict, climate change, energy, health and governance. Caerus operates in challenging environments worldwide, from the field to the policy level, with a presence on four continents, and provides design solutions

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Professor Ulrich Beck

Ulrich Beck is Professor for Sociology at the University of Munich, and has been the British Journal of Sociology LSE Centennial Professor in the Department of Sociology since 1997. Professor Beck is co-editor of Soziale Welt and editor of the Edition Second Modernity at Suhrkamp (Berlin). He was founding director of the research centre at

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Major General Andy Salmon

Major General Andy Salmon CMG OBE has been in the Royal Marines since 1977. His operational service includes several tours of Northern Ireland, the Falklands War (1982), Northern Iraq (1991), Angola (1992), Sierra Leone (twice in 2000), Baghdad (2003) and latterly as Commander of Coalition Forces in Basra, South East Iraq (2008/9).  Recently, he was