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Founder and President, African Center for Economic Transformation, Ghana
In his service as ECA’s Executive Secretary from 1995-2005, K.Y. Amoako’s vision was for the commission to better respond to African policy-makers and to amplify Africa’s voice internationally.Dr. Amoako began his career in 1974 at the World Bank, becoming the Bank’s Director for Education and Social Policy from 1992 to 1995 before joining ECA.Among many other assignments,...
Former British Ambassador to Sudan and Tunisia
Alan Goulty retired in 2008 after 40 years service in the British Diplomatic Service, including postings as Ambassador to Tunisia (2004-8) and Sudan (1995-9), and as the UK Special Representative for Sudan (2002-4) and Darfur (2005-6), when he led the UK team in the Naivasha and Abuja peace talks.  He was Director (Assistant Secretary-equivalent) for the Middle East and North Africa in t...
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa
Francis Kornegay, a native of Detroit, Michigan is a permanent resident in South Africa. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Dialogue, University of South Africa. One of South Africa’s renown students of global geopolitical and strategic trends, Kornegay is a long-term analyst of global South and emerging power dynamics and US foreign policy. As such, he recently produced...
Former Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.
As a Foreign Service Officer from 1970-80, McDonald served as Political Officer in the U.S. Embassies in Uganda and South Africa and as the Desk Officer for Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe. He also was support staff for negotiated settlements in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and Namibia in the late-1970s and did conflict resolution work in Northern Ireland and Burundi.From...
Founding Director of the Intrastate Conflict Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Robert Rotberg is the Founding Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Intrastate Conflict and President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation. He was President of Lafayette College and Academic Vice President of Tufts University, and Professor of Political Science at MIT. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was Fulbright Research Professor at the Paterson...
Member of the Administrative Council, International Fund for Promotion of Culture, UNESCO
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
James A. Schear of Maryland served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations from 2009-2013. He led efforts to help foreign partners build effective and accountable security forces, to reshape U.S. investments in stabilization missions post-Afghanistan, to navigate war-to-peace transitions, to prevent mass atrocities and to provide life-saving aid t...
Associate Professor of International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University
 Paul D. Williams is Associate Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of the Security Policy Studies Program. Dr. Williams previously taught at the Universities of Aberystwyth, Birmingham, and Warwick in the United Kingdom and has been a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University and the University of Queensland, Australia. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at the I...

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