In February 2018, Kay Goldsworthy was ordained Archbishop of Perth, and became the world’s first female archbishop in the Anglican Communion. In March, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by the Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury; the was the first time a chemical weapon has been used in Europe since the WWII. In April, Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to cross the Demilitarized Zone since its creation in 1953. His meeting with Donald Trump in June, was the first time in history a US president met a North Korean head of state. It was also in June that women in Saudi Arabia were for the first time permitted to drive. Distressingly, in August, the strongest sea ice in the Arctic was observed to be breaking up for the first time.
José Ángel GurríaSecretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Martin Selmayr7th Secretary-General of the European Commission
Dimitris AvramopoulosEuropean Commissioner for Migration
Gordon D. SondlandUnited States Ambassador to the European Union.
Giovanni ButtarelliEuropean Data Protection Supervisor.
David HuntleySenior Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of AT&T Inc.
Adina VăleanMember of the European Parliament since 2007
Julia HarrisonSenior Managing Director at FTI Consulting.
Erica LutesExecutive Director of the Fulbright Commission
Gordon BrownFormer Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom
Alexandros KoronakisEditor of Our World, and Editor of New Europe newspaper.
The European Union: Past, Present, Future
Jean-Claude JunckerPresident of the European Commission.
Antonio López-Istúriz WhiteSecretary General of the European People’s Party.
David McAllisterMember of the European Parliament for the Christian Democratic Union of Germany.
Czesław SiekierskiMember of the European Parliament since 2004
Cecilia WikströmMember of the European Parliament since 2009
Louka T. KatseliCo-Chair of the Independent Commission on Sustainable Equality (ICSE).
Alberto AlemannoJean Monnet Professor of EU Law at HEC Paris
Emma BrownPresident of ecpa2.0 (European Centre of Public Affairs 2.0) .
Peter Alexiadis & Tony ShortallPeter Alexiadis is the founding partner of the Brussels office of Gibson, Tony Shortall is Director of Telage, a consultancy in the field of telecommunications economics and regulation.
Javier ZarzalejosDirector for the Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies, FAES
Francisco Jaime QuesadoGeneral Manager of the Innovation and Knowledge Society in Portugal
Federica MogheriniBy Mark Leonard, Mark Leonard is Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Social Evolution: From Humanity to Society
Dan ArielyAuthor and the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University.
Ai WeiweiArtist based in Berlin.
Jimmy JamarHead of the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium
Silvana Koch-Mehrinresident and Founder of the Women Political Leaders (WPL),
Alexander AlemisCEO of Family Dental Care, one of the largest dental groups in Chicago.