Politics and Peace in the Middle East: H.E. Dr Gholamali Khoshroo

Politics and Peace in the Middle East: H.E. Dr Gholamali Khoshroo

H.E. Dr Gholamali Khoshroo is the Senior Editor of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam and former Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran (2002-2005). Dr Khoshroo discusses the challenges and opportunities of peace in the Middle East. Dr Khoshroo is also a contributing thought leader for Ideapod, creating a “big idea” […]

The Future of US-Sino Relations: Professor Shen Dingli

The Future of US-Sino Relations: Professor Shen Dingli

 Shen Dingli is a professor and associate dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies, to discuss the future of Sino-US relations. Professor Shen Dingli is Vice President of the Chinese Association of South Asian Studies, the Shanghai Association of International Studies, and the Shanghai Association of American Studies.  He received his PhD in physics […]

Professional Networks Solve Long-Term Problems: Professor Len Seabrooke

Professor Len Seabrooke leads the Professions in International Political Economies (PIPES) project at Copenhagen Business School, a project funded by the European Research Council. The key objective of PIPES is to investigate how professional actors coordinate with each other in public and private international arenas to provide solutions to socio-economic problems that extend beyond political […]

Virtual Knowledge Sharing Will Change The Developing World: Steve Glovinsky

Steve Glovinsky has worked as a UN official for more than 35 years, as a manager of UNDP’s development programs and advisor to over thirty governments in public management and reform. He helped create and now advises Solution Exchange, a UN-sponsored knowledge facilitation service for developing country professionals. We asked Steve about Solution Exchange and its potential […]

Long Finance and Creating Change: Professor Michael Mainelli

Professor Michael Mainelli co-founded Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading commercial think-tank and venture firm, in 1994 to promote societal advancement through better finance and technology. At Z/Yen, Michael’s specialty is enhancing the performance of profit-making, charitable and government organizations and investments in conditions of high uncertainty. In 2005 Z/Yen kicked off the Long Finance initiative […]

The Importance Of Education: UNESCO Bangkok Director Gwang-Jo Kim

The Importance Of Education: UNESCO Bangkok Director Gwang-Jo Kim

Mr. Kim holds a B.A. degree in Public Administration from Korea University, Seoul (1978), a Master’s degree (1984) and a Ph.D. (1994) in Education from Harvard University, U.S.A. Mr. Kim has worked in various capacities for the Government of the Republic of Korea. As Deputy Minister of Education and Human Resources, he initiated the “Global […]

The Challenges and Achievements of Humanity: Noam Chomsky

The Challenges and Achievements of Humanity: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist and political activist, and is Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT. Besides his work in linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today. We interviewed Chomsky on humanity’s major challenges and achievements. What do you identify as […]