Nicholas Ashford is Professor of Technology & Policy and Director of the Technology & Law Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches courses in Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics; Law, Technology, and Public Policy; and Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development. Dr. Ashford is a Faculty Associate of the Center for Socio-technical Research and the Engineering Systems Division in the School of Engineering; the Institute for Work and Employment Research in the Sloan School of Management; and the Environmental Policy Group in the Urban Studies Department. Dr. Ashford is a visiting scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health and teaches intensive courses in sustainable development, and European & Iinternational environmental law at Cambridge University, UK, and at the Cyprus University of Technology.

Eric Brousseau is Professor of Economics and Management at the University Paris-Dauphine; a founding member of PSL Research University.  He is the Scientific Director of the Chair “Governance and Regulation” and of the “Club des Régulateurs”. Eric Brousseau is also involved with the European University Institute in Florence. His research focuses on economic governance and market regulation. He is interested in how the strategies of actors influence the organization and evolution of institutions shaping economic activities; hence researches on how regulatory frameworks emerge, evolve and perform in various contemporary or historical, national or transnational contexts; as well as on the interactions between self- and public regulations. He has published nearly a hundred scientific papers and has edited about fifteen books and symposia. He has been involved in researches funded by the French Government, the European Commission, the US National Science Foundation, the UN, and the OECD.

James Dator is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Department of Political Science, and Adjunct Professor in the College of Architecture, of the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Co-Chair and Core Lecturer, Space Humanities, International Space University, Strasbourg, France; Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Futures Strategy, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Daejeon, Korea, and former President, World Futures Studies Federation.  He is editor-in-chief of the World Futures Review. He also taught at Rikkyo University (Tokyo, for six years), the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, the University of Toronto, and the InterUniversity Consortium for Postgraduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia.He received a BA in Ancient and Medieval History and Philosophy from Stetson University, an MA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Political Science from The American University. He did post-graduate work at Virginia Theological Seminary (Ethics and Church History), Yale University (Japanese Language), The University of Michigan (Linguistics and Quantitative Methods), Southern Methodist University (Mathematical Applications in Political Science).

Nicolas Davis is a strategy professional and scenario expert focused on links between the private sector, non-profits and public policy in economic development, stakeholder management, organizational performance and risk management. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as Solicitor and Barrister and before joining the World Economic Forum has worked as a Commercial Lawyer and Director of the Oxford Investment Research. Since 2006 his work at the World Economic Forum focuses on catalysing responses to global, regional and industry challenges. Currently as Head of Society and Innovation he oversees a team responsible for engaging the Forum’s Civil Society communities of global NGO, labour and faith leaders and leads the theme of “the Fourth Industrial Revolution” for the World Economic Forum, developing and managing activities and initiatives that explore how society, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation co-evolve.

Enrico Giovannini is an Italian economist and statistician, full professor at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He was Minister of Labour and Social Policies (2013-2014), President of the Italian Statistical Institute (2009-2013), Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (2001-2009). He is the founder and director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, a coalition established to implement in Italy the UN 2030 Agenda 2030. He is President of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board, member of the Global Commission on the future of work at the ILO and of boards of several Italian and international institutions. In October 2014, the President of the Italian Republic made him “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica”, the highest ranking honour of the Italian Republic. He is the author of more than 100 articles on statistical and economic topics, as well as of five books.

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Sohail Inayatullah is a political scientist and Professor at Tamkang University, Taiwan and Adjunct Professor, the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Dr. Sohail helds the UNESCO chair in Futures Studies at USIM, Malaysia and is the Director of Meta Future (

Yang Jian Yang Jian is Vice President and Senior Fellow at the SIIS. He is Professor of Political Science and PhD supervisor at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Director of the Institute for International Organization and Global Governance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Deputy Director of the China-Nordic Arctic Research Center, and Vice Chairman of the Pacific Society of China. His areas of specialization include: the International political economy (IPE), China’s regional strategy in polar affairs and cyber governance. His previous positions include: Executive Vice-Chairman at Shanghai Institute for International Strategic Studies, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Society of Taiwan Studies, researcher at the Cross-Strait Relations Research Center, a member of the editorial board for the Arctic Yearbook, a member of the editorial board for Review of Policy Research, and deputy director of the department of IPE in the Institute of World Economy, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). He received his doctorate in economics from SASS, and his master’s degree in history from Soochow University. Yang Jian’s recent books include: New Perspectives on the Arctic Governance (Current Affairs Press, 2014), and Power and Wealth in Cyberspace (Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2012; First Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Book Category in the 12th Shanghai Municipal Philosophy and Social Sciences Award). He was also listed as a “Shanghai Leading Talent” in 2016.

Donald Kalff, after receiving his PhD from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, spent most of his professional life as a manager at Royal Dutch Shell and as a member of the Executive Board of KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines. During the last 15 years, he co-founded AIMM Therapeutics, a biotech company that generates antibodies against infectious diseases and cancer with unique proprietary technologies and he also founded MondialDx, a company which markets and develops diagnostic tests for tropical diseases. Moreover, he participates in two companies that develop more effective formulas for medicines for skin diseases and women’s health in the tropics. He has also invested in two companies in the field of cyber security. Donald Kalff is the author of two books and numerous articles on the governance and management of large enterprises and on the competitiveness of Europe. His latest book, “The European Enterprise, value creation for society” will appear in 2018. He is a member of the board of the Dutch chapter of Transparency International, the largest anti-corruption network in the world.

Céline Kauffmann joined the OECD in 2000. She is Deputy Head of the Regulatory Policy Division in the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, where she leads the work on international regulatory cooperation and on the OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook. Previously, she was with the Investment Division of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprises Affairs, responsible for the work on private sector participation in infrastructure and on private investment and green growth. Before that she was responsible for coordinating the OECD work on the annual African Development Bank / OECD African Economic Outlook Report. Before the OECD, Céline Kauffmann contributed to the 2000 Transition Report of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and worked at the London School of Economics. Céline holds a PhD in Economics from the Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Peter Ladegaard is the Global Lead on Regulatory Policy and Management for the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. He has more than 15 years of experience with different aspects of regulatory governance and reform. While at the OECD’s Regulatory Policy division, Peter led a number of benchmarking studies and country reviews of OECD Member Countries’ regulatory management systems. At the World Bank Group, since 2005, he has developed and directed the Better Regulation for Growth Program, which has adapted developed-country tools and experiences in regulatory reform to transition economies. He has also headed up the International Finance Cooperation (IFC)/World Bank Group’s Investment Climate Program in East and Southern Africa, and has been working as the Global Lead for the newly established Regulatory Policy and Management business line at the World Bank. Prior to joining the OECD and the World Bank, Peter worked in management consulting and for the Danish Ministry of Finance. He holds an MA in Political Science.

INGEBORG NIESTROY is senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, working with the ‘Science Platform Sustainability 2030‘ and on ‘a geography of sustainability governance’. She has longstanding experience in the multi-sector, – level and –actor arenas of sustainable development, at EU level, in European and international cooperations, in the civil society alliance SDG Watch Europe and the European Commission’s multi-stakeholder platform on Agenda 2030. She has (co-)authored, lead and collaborated in a number of studies on governance for sustainable development, including the recent study of the European Parliament on SDG implementation in all EU member states. Ingeborg is geographer and received a PhD in planning from the TU Berlin, on decision-making processes with strategic environmental assessment.

Beth Simone Noveck is the Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor at NYU’s Tandin School of Engineering. She served as the deputy chief technology officer for open government under President Barack Obama until 2011. Afterwards, she was recruited to the government of the United Kingdom. She currently directs the Governance Lab and the MacArthur Research Network on Open Governance and is a commissioner for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. She is the author of Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Government, Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful, and co-editor of the State of Play: Law and Virtual Worlds. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, received a Ph.D. from the University of Innsbruck, and received a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Andrea Ordóñez is Director of Southern Voice and has been part of the initiative since inception in 2012. She leads the implementation of the network strategy and programmes. She co-edited the book “Southern Perspectives on the Post-2015 International Development Agenda” with Debapriya Bhattacharya. Her work focuses on better fostering better knowledge systems to support sustainable development. Andrea has developed research projects for the public sector and numerous international organizations.

Kenneth Oye is a Professor of Political Science and Data Systems and Society and Director of the Program on Emerging Technologies, with work on international relations, political economy and technology policy.  His work in international relations includes Cooperation under AnarchyEconomic Discrimination and Political Exchange, and four “Eagle” monographs on American foreign policy, and advisory work for the Petersen Institute, UNIDO and US Treasury, Commerce and EXIM.  His work in technology policy has focused on adaptive management of risks associated with synthetic biology, pharmaceuticals, the internet and nuclear energy, with papers in Nature, Science, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Politics and the Life Sciences and Issues in Science and Technology.

Jacques Pelkmans studied economics at Tilburg University, International Relations at Johns Hopkins and gained his Ph. D. in economics from Tilburg. Previously, he was a professor of economics at the European University Institute in Florence, at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht and at Maastricht University. Jacques also held the Jan Tinbergen Chair at the College of Europe in Bruges. He has published research with the Council on Foreign relations, Chatham House, WRR (the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy) and the European Institute for Asian Studies (of which he is founding director). He has also been an advisor to several Asian and European governments, as well as the OECD, the European Commission (was a member of the Cecchini group), ASEAN and UNIDO. He has authored and co-authored a number of studies for the European Parliament and for the European Commission and published extensively on EU economic integration, ASEAN economic integration, world trade, regulation and technical standards.

Ingo Peters studied political science at Freie Universität Berlin (Dr. Phil., 1987) and at the University of Lancaster (UK; MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies, 1983). He joined Freie Universität Berlin in 1985, teaches and does research on: German foreign policy, European security and EU foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European security institutions, and IR theory. Is currently associated professor at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science of Freie Universität Berlin and Dean of Studies of the Department of Political and Social Sciences.

Claudio M. Radaelli is Professor of Public Policy at UCL. Previously, Claudio was Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for European Governance at the University of Exeter (2004-2018) and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Bradford, where he started his academic career. In 2014 he was full-time IdEx chair at the Centre Emile Durkheim at the University of Bordeaux, and before that part-time Professor at the University of Agder (Kristiansand) and Sciences-Po Paris. Claudio was also honorary Adjunct Professor in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen for four years and part-time Professor the European University Institute. Claudio is visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. He holds a BA in Economics and Social Sciences (Bocconi University) and a PhD in Political Science (Florence). Before starting his academic career, Claudio worked for seven years in research institutes, consultancy firms and associations of firms in Milan and Rome.

Ivo Slaus is Honorary President of the World Academy of Art and Science, Dean of Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations (Zagreb) and a former President of WAAS. He is also Member of the international advisory council of the Club of Rome and a former president of the Croatian Association of the Club of Rome. His many scientific and diplomatic roles include: Founding Fellow of Academia Europea; Member of the Pugwash Council and former president of Croatian Pugwash; Member of the managing board of the Balkan Political Club; Chairman, International Network of Centers for Sustainable Development; Founder and former Executive Committee member of the European Physical Society; Fellow, World Innovation Foundation. As a former Member of the Parliament of Croatia (2000- 2003), he served on board of the Committee for Education, Science and Culture, and in the role of the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Higher Education.

Luc Soete is a Belgian economist, Rector Magnus and professor of International Economic Relations at the Dutch School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University. He is a member if the Dutch scientific advisory body and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He studied at Ghent University and received a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex. In 2006, he was awarded the Belgian Commander of the Order of the Crown.

Jonathan B. Wiener the William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law at Duke Law School, Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, at Duke University.  Since 2015 he is the Co-Director of the Rethinking Regulation program at Duke.  From 2007-15 he served as the director of the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law at Duke Law School.  From 2000-05 he was the founding Faculty Director of the Duke Center for Environmental Solutions, now expanded into the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, of which he served as chair of the faculty advisory committee from 2007-10. Before coming to Duke, he worked on U.S. and international environmental policy at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and at the US Department of Justice, serving in both the first Bush and Clinton administrations. He helped negotiate the Framework Convention on Climate Change, and attended the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.

Fang Xiao is currently the Director of Department for General Affairs, research fellow of Institute for International Strategic Studies and Centre for European Studies at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). She served as the deputy director of Department of Research Management and International Exchanges, Deputy Director of Center for European Studies at SIIS. Her research mainly focuses on EU external policy, neighborhood policy and China-Europe relations. She received her Bachelor degree from Wuhan University, M.A. in Asian Studies at University of Birmingham (UK), Doctorate from Institute of Middle East Studies, Shanghai International Studies University.

Yeo Lay Hwee is Director of the European Union Centre in Singapore. She is also Council Secretary and Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA),  Adjunct Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and Adjunct Faculty at the Singapore Management University. Since 2011, she is the Co-Editor in Chief for the Asia Europe Journal. Lay Hwee sits on several Academic Advisory Boards including Centre for European Studies at the Australian National University (ANUCES), the KU Leuven’s Master in European Studies (MAES) Programme; and as an International Advisory Council member of LeidenAsiaCentre in Leiden University. An international relations expert, her research interests revolve around comparative regionalism, principles of multilateralism and governance networks. She has written extensively on issues pertaining to Asia-Europe relations in general, and in particular, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process and relations between the European Union and ASEAN. She participates actively in both policy dialogues and academic exchanges and contributes regularly commentaries and essays in the media and journals. For her exemplary record in research and policy work on issues pertaining to Southeast Asia and Europe, she was awarded the Nakasone Yasuhiro Award and ASEF Diversity Creates Award. She has also been awarded short term visiting fellowships and grants taking her to Brussels, Leiden, Aalborg and Melbourne.

Xue Lan  is a Cheung Kong Chair Professor and Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) at Tsinghua University in China. He has worked extensively in areas including public policy analysis, innovation policy, and crisis management. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of Brookings Institution. His many public service appointments include a member of the Expert Committee on Emergency Management of the State Council of China, Vice President of China Association of Public Administration, a member of the Visiting Committee for Harvard Kennedy School, a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, and a member of the Governing Board of International Development Research Center (IDRC). Dr. Xue has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and taught at the George Washington University before returning to China in 1996. He is a recipient of the Fudan Distinguished Contribution Award for Management Science in 2011.

John Zysman received his B.A at Harvard and his Ph.D. at MIT. He has written extensively on European and Japanese policy and corporate strategy; his interests also include comparative politics, Western European politics, and political economy. Professor Zysman’s publications include The Highest Stakes: The Economic Foundations of the Next Security System (Oxford University Press, 1992), Manufacturing Matters: The Myth of the Post-Industrial Economy (Basic Books, 1987), and Governments, Markets, and Growth: Finance and the Politics of Industrial Change (Cornell University Press, 1983).

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Christian Bason is the chief executive of the Danish Design Centre. His role is to set the strategic direction for the organisation, and to govern the most demanding initiatives and activities. Christian is also CEO of Design Society, a foundation which is the parent company of the Danish Design Center, INDEX: Design to improve life, Global Fashion Agenda and Copenhagen Fashion Week.

From 2007 to 2014, he was Director of MindLab, the Danish government’s innovation team. From 1998 to 2006, he was a consultant and business manager with the international advisory group Rambøll Management, heading the organisation and management practice.

Christian is a prolific contributor to blogs and magazines, including Harvard Business ReviewStanford Social Innovation Review and the Danish weekly business and political magazine Mandag Morgen. He is the author of seven books on design, innovation and management, most recently Leading Public Design (2017), Form Fremtiden (Shape the future; 2016), Design for Policy (2014) and Leading Public Sector Innovation (2010). Christian is a visiting associate professor at several executive educations, including Oxford Saïd Business School, the European School of Administration, Copenhagen Business School and Aarhus University.

Christian is a member of the board for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK), a member of The Rockwool Foundation’s Research Programme Committee, and also member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future on Agile Governance Council. He is a former Chair of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Public Sector Innovation and a former member of the European Design Leadership Board. Currently, he is a member of the SIRI Commission and the Danish government’s challenge panel on public innovation and digitization. Christian holds an M.Sc. in Political Science from Aarhus University and a Ph.D. from Copenhagen Business School, CBS.

Christian is in high demand as a speaker and inspires and advises business leaders and governments in Denmark and abroad.

Gianluca Misuraca is a former Senior Scientist at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Seville, where, from January 2009 until August 2020, coordinated research in the area of Digital Governance and Social
Innovation, leading policy support in the field of Digital Government
Transformation, and acting as AI Watch Task Leader on Artificial Intelligence for the Public Sector.

Gianluca is currently a strategic policy advisor on Digital Governance, Technology Diplomacy and Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence, and an Associate Research Fellow at the Department of eGovernance and Public Administration, Faculty of Business and Globalization, of the Danube University in Krems (DUK), Austria.