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She was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-2016. Assuming responsibility for the international climate change negotiations after the failed Copenhagen conference of 2009, she was determined to lead the process to a universally agreed regulatory framework. Building toward that goal, she directed the successful Conferences of the Parties in Cancun 2010, Durban 2011, Doha 2012, Warsaw 2013, and Lima 2014, and culminated her efforts in the historical Paris Agreement of 2015.Throughout her tenure Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions and communities of faith, think tanks and technology providers, NGOs and parliamentarians, to jointly deliver the unprecedented climate change agreement. For this achievement Ms. Figueres has been credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy.She is currently the convener of Mission 2020, a global initiative that seeks to ensure the world bends the curve on greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 in order to protect the most vulnerable from the worst impacts of climate change and usher in an era of stability and prosperity.In the natural world, a newly discovered tropical moth (Struthoscelis christianafigueresae), a wasp (Pseudapanteles christianafigueresae) and an orchid (Vanilla karen-christianae) have been named after her. Costa Rica has recently issued a commemorative postage stamp in her honor.She has a long trajectory in the field of global climate change, having been a member of the Costa Rican negotiating team 1995- 2009, and having played a number of key roles in the governance of the UNFCCC before formally joining the Secretariat.She initiated her life of public service as Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Bonn, Germany in 1982. Moving to the USA, she was Director of Renewable Energy in the Americas (REIA) and in 1995 founded the non-profit Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas (CSDA) which she directed for eight years.She has an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the London School of Economics, and a certificate in Organizational Development from Georgetown University. Ms. Figueres has received honorary doctorate degrees from University of Massachusetts Boston, Concordia University, Georgetown University, Cranfield University, and Warwick University. She is the mother of two daughters and speaks Spanish, English and German. 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His column, “The Oppenheimer Report”, appears twice a week in The Miami Herald and more than 60 U.S. and foreign newspapers.He is the author of ¡Crear o Morir!: La Esperanza de Latinoamérica y las Cinco Claves de la Innovación (Vintage Español, 2014), Saving the Americas (Random House, 2007) and five other best-selling books, is a regular political analyst with CNN en Espanol, and anchors his own Emmy-winning Spanish-language television show, Oppenheimer Presenta, which airs in the United States and 19 other countries.An authority on the growing dominance of Latin America in the global economy, Andres Oppenheimer is a popular speaker in today’s turbulent environment and provides his expertise and critical analysis of the political and social landscape; and about how countries and organizations can enter the “Knowledge Economy”, generating profitable creativity and collective innovation by sharing innovative and successful experiences in areas such as education, sport, health and technology.His previous jobs at The Miami Herald included Mexico City bureau chief, foreign correspondent, and business writer. He previously worked for five years with The Associated Press in New York, and has contributed on a free-lance basis to The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe New Republic, the BBC, and CBS’ 60 Minutes.He is the co-winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize as a member of The Miami Herald team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. He won the Inter-American Press Association Award twice (1989 and 1994), and the 1997 award of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is the winner of the 1993 Ortega y Gasset Award of Spain’s daily El País, the 1998 Maria Moors Cabot Award of Columbia University, the 2001 King of Spain Award, given out by the Spanish news agency EFE and King Juan Carlos I of Spain, the Overseas Press Club Award in 2002, and the Suncoast Emmy award from the National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences in 2006.Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he studied law, and moved to the United States in 1976 with a fellowship from the World Press Institute. After a year at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, he obtained a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York in 1978. In 2004 he received an Honorary Degree in Education at the Galileo University in Guatemala.He was selected by the Forbes Media Guide as one of the “500 Most Important Journalists” of the United States in 1993, and by Poder Magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful People” in Latin America in 2002 and 2008. 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He teaches two undergraduate courses at Yale, a lecture course on international trade and a seminar on “Debating Globalization.”He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the School of Economics of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale University. He was a Professor at the National Polytechnic Institute and El Colegio de Mexico. From 1978-87 he was with the Central Bank of Mexico; from 1987-88 he served the National Government of Mexico as Undersecretary of Budget; from 1988-1992 as Secretary of Economic Programming and the Budget; and he was appointed Secretary of Education in 1992. In 1994 Zedillo ran for the presidency and won. He served his country as President of Mexico from 1994-2000.He was Chairman of the Global Development Network from 2005 to 2011, an organization that works with developing country researchers and policy research institutes to support the generation and sharing of policy-relevant research on development. He was appointed by the President of the World Bank to chair the High Level Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance. The Commission’s final report, Repowering the Bank for the 21st Century, was launched in October of 2009. During 2007 and 2008 he served on the Commission on Growth and Development, chaired by Nobel Laureate, Michael Spence. The Commission’s final publication, The Growth Report: Strategies for Sustained Growth and Inclusive Development, was launched in May of 2008.He served on the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, which released its final report, Eliminating Nuclear Threats: A Practical Agenda for Global Policymakers, in December of 2009. In 2007 he was appointed by Mohamed ElBaradei to serve as Chair of the Commission of Eminent Persons to recommend the future course of the International Atomic Energy Agency. This Commission presented its report in May of 2008, entitled Reinforcing the Global Nuclear Order for Peace and Prosperity.He co-chaired the Partnership of the Americas Commission with Thomas Pickering which produced its final report, Rethinking US-Latin American Relations, in November of 2008, and the Commission on Drugs and Democracy with former Presidents Cardoso of Brazil and Gaviria of Colombia, producing the final report Drugs and Democracy in Latin America in February 2009. In 2007 and 2008 he served on the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.He currently serves as chairman of the oversight board of the Natural Resource Charter and vice chair with Kofi Annan of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security. He is a Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; the Trilateral Commission; the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations; the G30; the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Economics; and the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Dialogue. In 2011 he was elected an international member of the American Philosophical Society.He is the recipient of honorary degrees from Yale and Harvard Universities, the University of Miami; and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the recipient of the 2011 International Award of Lifetime Achievement by the Cristobal Gabarron Foundation of Spain; the Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom from Fear Award; the Gold Insigne of the Council of the Americas; the Tribuna Americana Award of the Casa de America of Madrid; the Berkeley Medal, UC Berkeley’s highest honor; and the 2006 Sustainable Development Leadership Award presented by the Energy Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi. Two books he edited, Global Warming: Looking Beyond Kyoto (Brookings/YCSG) and The Future of Globalization: Explorations in Light of Recent Turbulence (Routledge) were published in 2008. [post_title] => ERNESTO ZEDILLO [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ernesto-zedillo [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-21 14:32:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-21 14:32:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12581 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12613 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-29 08:14:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-29 08:14:00 [post_content] =>

Ricardo Lagos Speaker Biography

Former President of the Republic of Chile (2000-2006). Ricardo Lagos is a lawyer and PhD in Economics. His professional career starts as professor and officer in different international organizations linked to the United Nations. Between 1973 and 1989 he was a strong opponent to the military dictatorship in Chile, he also founded the Party for Democracy (PPD for its Spanish acronym).In the year 2000 he assumed position as the President of the Republic of Chile. During his time in office, he led changes such as the Constitutional Reform, the improvement of concessions system, and along with it, a substantial improvement of the infrastructure in the country, the creation of a health system which will secure the timely attention known as AUGE. He also made important progress regarding human rights, such as the Valech Report and the compensation to more than 30.000 victims of human right violations during the dictatorship.After the return of democracy in Chile, he was one of the leaders in the transition process being Minister of Education and Minister of Public Works. After his presidential period, he was President of the Club de Madrid, founder of the Consejo de Relaciones Internacionales de América Latina y El Caribe (RIAL) and Professor-At-Large at Brown University in USA, and UN Special Envoy for Climate Change.He currently is part of The Elders Group and President of Fundación Democracia y Desarrollo. 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Championing such issues as human development, democracy, and demilitarization, he has traveled the globe spreading a message of peace and applying the lessons garnered from the Central American Peace Process to topics of current global debate. The New York Times reported that Oscar Arias’s “positions on Central American issues have become the standards by which many people in Congress and elsewhere have come to judge United States policy.” In a similar way, he has come to take a leading position in international forums and discourse.As president, Dr. Arias drafted the Arias Peace Plan, which was signed by five Central American presidents on August 7, 1987, and established peace in the region. That same year, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and used the monetary award to establish the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, which promoted equal opportunities for women in all sectors of Central American society, fostered change-oriented philanthropy in Latin America, and worked for demilitarization and conflict resolution in the developing world.Dr. Arias was a visible president, frequently venturing out in public on his own to listen to the concerns of the citizenry. He remains “a man of the people” today and carries a sincere message of solidarity and partnership, to counter the growing threats faced by all nations today and to initiate an era of peace and prosperity for all humankind. [post_title] => OSCAR ARIAS [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => oscar-arias [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-21 09:42:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-21 09:42:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12632 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12636 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-30 09:09:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-30 09:09:58 [post_content] => Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and the Mosbacher Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). He is also a professor by courtesy in the Department of Political Science. He was previously at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, where he was the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and director of SAIS’ International Development program.Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to questions concerning democratization and international political economy. His book, The End of History and the Last Man, was published by Free Press in 1992 and has appeared in over twenty foreign editions. His most recent book is Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy.Francis Fukuyama received his B.A. from Cornell University in classics, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in Political Science. He was a member of the Political Science Department of the RAND Corporation, and a twice a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State. From 1996-2000 he was Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. He served as a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001-2004.Dr. Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest, which he helped to found in 2005. He holds honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Doane College, Doshisha University (Japan), and Kansai University (Japan). He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Pardee Rand Graduate School, and of the Volcker Alliance. He is a member of the American Political Science Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is married to Laura Holmgren and has three children. [post_title] => FRANCIS FUKUYAMA [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => francis-fukuyama [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-21 10:36:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-21 10:36:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12636 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12650 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-30 09:28:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-30 09:28:19 [post_content] => Haley Van Dyck is the co-founder of the United States Digital Service, a new “start-up” inside the White House building services for the American people that work better and cost less. Launched following the successful rescue effort of healthcare.gov, USDS is bringing the country’s top technology talent into government to fix the highest impact services and reform how our government operates in the digital era.Haley has a passion and track record of using technology to disrupt “business as usual” and democratize problem solving. She has been a key thought leader on President Obama’s technology team since the 2008 campaign, where she helped develop the mobile strategy for the first Presidential campaign in history to use mobile and text messaging to connect with voters. Four days after the election she moved to Washington, D.C. to serve on the Presidential Transition Team with a small group of individuals who set the course for the Administration’s technology strategy, including writing the Open Government Directive and creating the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer position.At the White House, Haley built many of the President’s major technology initiatives including the U.S. Open Data Policy and Executive Order, the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, the Digital Government Strategy, and the United States Digital Service. She is also responsible for the first-ever government policy being developed in the open and online through Github—an effort that WIRED magazine called “remarkable” for giving geeks a seat at the policy table.In 2011 as Director of Digital Strategy at USAID, Haley used innovative technology to engage Americans at home to fight famine in the Horn of Africa through the award-winning FWD campaign. At the Federal Communications Commission in 2009 she worked to disrupt the archaic rulemaking processes, and as part of the landmark Net Neutrality proceedings comments from citizens via social media and other online channels were accepted with the same legal standing as those filed by large corporations such as AT&T and Verizon for the first time.Van Dyck is a native of San Francisco and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 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In 2011, he launched Efecto Naím, an innovative weekly television program highlighting surprising world trends with visually-striking videos, graphics and interviews with world leaders which is widely watched in Latin America today. Dr. Naím gained international recognition with the successful re-launch of the prominent journal Foreign Policy and, over his fourteen years (1996-2010) as editor, turned the magazine into a modern, award-winning publication on global politics and economics.His prize-winning work is highly influential in the world of international politics, economics and business. In 2005, Illicit was selected by the Washington Post as one of the best nonfiction books of the year; it was published in 18 languages and is the basis of an Emmy award-winning National Geographic documentary. Of his recent book, The End of Power, former US president Bill Clinton said it “will change the way you read the news, the way you think about politics, and the way you look at the world.” Arianna Huffington, president of the Huffington Post, said it is, “a compelling and original perspective on the surprising new ways power is acquired, used and lost – and how these changes affect our daily lives.”Dr. Naím’s columns and media commentary have a worldwide audience. He is the chief international columnist and “Global Observer” for El Pais and La Repubblica, the largest daily newspapers in Spain and Italy and an associate editor at The Atlantic. His columns are also carried by all leading newspapers in Latin America, and have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business Week, Newsweek, Time, Le Monde and Berliner Zeitung. In 2011, he was honored to receive the Ortega y Gasset prize, the most prestigious award for journalism in the Spanish language. In 2013, Naim was named one of the world’s leading thinkers by the British magazine Prospect and for the past three years, Dr. Naím has been ranked among the top 100 most influential global thought leaders by GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.Dr. Naím is a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. He is the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Group of Fifty (G50), which brings together top-flight progressive Latin American business leaders, and a member of the board of directors of the Open Society Foundations as well as several global companies.In the early 1990s, Dr. Naím served as Venezuela’s Minister of Trade and Industry, as director of Venezuela’s Central Bank, and as executive director of the World Bank. He was previously professor of business and economics and dean of IESA, Venezuela’s leading business school. Dr. Naím holds MSc and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 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He defended his title five times, including a legendary series of matches against arch-rival Anatoly Karpov. Kasparov broke Bobby Fischer’s rating record in 1990 and his own peak rating record remained unbroken until 2013. His famous matches against the IBM super-computer Deep Blue in 1996-97 were key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream.Kasparov’s was one of the first prominent Soviets to call for democratic and market reforms and was an early supporter of Boris Yeltsin’s push to break up the Soviet Union. In 1990, he and his family escaped ethnic violence in his native Baku as the USSR collapsed. In 2005, Kasparov, in his 20th year as the world’s top-rated player, retired from professional chess to join the vanguard of the Russian pro-democracy movement. In 2012, Kasparov was named chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, succeeding Vaclav Havel. HRF promotes individual liberty worldwide and organizes the Oslo Freedom Forum. Facing imminent arrest during Putin’s crackdown, Garry Kasparov moved from Moscow to New York City in 2013.The US-based Kasparov Chess Foundation non-profit promotes the teaching of chess in education systems around the world. Its program already in use in schools across the United States, KCF also has centers in Brussels, Johannesburg, Singapore, and Mexico City. Garry and his wife Daria travel frequently to promote the proven benefits of chess in education and have toured Africa extensively.Kasparov has been a contributing editor to The Wall Street Journal since 1991 and is a regular commentator on politics and human rights. He speaks frequently to business and political audiences around the world on technology, strategy, politics, and achieving peak mental performance. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford-Martin School with a focus on human-machine collaboration. He’s a member of the executive advisory board of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and a Security Ambassador for Avast Software, where he discusses cyber security and the digital future. Kasparov’s book How Life Imitates Chess on strategy and decision-making is available in over 20 languages. He is the author of two acclaimed series of chess books, My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov’s 2015 book, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped is a blend of history, memoire, and current events analysis.Garry Kasparov’s last book is Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins. (May 2017) It details his matches against Deep Blue, his years of research and lectures on human and machine competition and collaboration, and his cooperation with the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. He says,“AI will transform everything we do and we must press forward ambitiously in the one area robots cannot compete with humans: in dreaming big dreams. Our machines will help us achieve them. Instead of worrying about what machines can do, we should worry more about what they still cannot do.” [post_title] => Garry Kasparov [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => garry-kasparov [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-09-09 15:57:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-09-09 13:57:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12698 [menu_order] => 69 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12764 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-03 11:36:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-03 11:36:35 [post_content] => Thomas G. Weiss holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Princeton University and a B.A. from Harvard University. Between 1998, when he first came to the Graduate Center, and 2014, he served as director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies. 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and the International Studies Association’s 2016 Distinguished IO Scholar, Weiss is a leading expert on the United Nations and on humanitarian intervention. He has written extensively about international organizations, conflict management, humanitarian action, the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, North-South relations, and U.S. foreign policy. He is sole author of ten books, is coauthor or editor of more than forty other books, and has published more than 250 articles and book chapters. His latest authored books are What’s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It (2016); Humanitarian Intervention (2016); Governing the World? Addressing Problems without Passports (2014) and Humanitarian Business (2013). He currently directs two research projects, Wartime History and the Future United Nations, and the Future United Nations Development System.Weiss has held leadership positions and professional posts in academic research institutes and in prominent nongovernmental organizations and think tanks, among them Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, the Academic Council on the UN System, the International Peace Academy, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty. Weiss served as president of the International Studies Association (ISA) (2009–10), editor of Global Governance (2000–05), and director of the UN Intellectual History Project (1999–2010). A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute for Strategic Studies, and ISA, he currently is editor of the book series Global Institutions (Routledge) and serves on eight editorial boards. [post_title] => THOMAS G. WEISS [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => thomas-g-weiss [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-21 14:44:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-21 14:44:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12764 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12766 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-03 11:40:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-03 11:40:50 [post_content] => Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. Parag’s newest book is The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019). He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also author of Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization(2012). His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2008, Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.”Parag has been an adviser to the US National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 program. From 2013-2018 he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. From 2006-2015 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation. During 2007 he served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a senior geopolitical adviser to United States Special Operations Forces. From 2002-5, he was the Global Governance Fellow at the Brookings Institution; from 2000-2002 he worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva; and from 1999-2000, he was a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.A widely cited global intellectual, Dr. Khanna provides regular commentaries for international media. He is currently a CNN Global Contributor. His 2008 cover story for the New York Times Magazine titled “Waving Goodbye to Hegemony,” is one of the most globally debated and influential essays since the end of the Cold War. His articles have appeared in major international publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, TIME, Foreign Affairs, Forbes, The Atlantic, Quartz, Foreign Policy, Harper’s, BusinessWeek, The Guardian, The National Interest, McKinsey Quarterly, The American Interest, Stratfor, Esquire, Slate.com, and Die Zeit. He is a contributing editor to WorldPost and serves on the editorial board of Global Policy and as a consultant to the National Geographic series Origins. [post_title] => Parag Khanna [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => parag-khanna [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-04-04 13:55:39 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-04-04 13:55:39 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12766 [menu_order] => 25 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12774 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-05 09:09:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-05 09:09:19 [post_content] => Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland, Lech Wałęsa is one of the best known Poles in today’s world. He was the leader of the 1980 strike in the Gdańsk Shipyard, which led to establishing of Solidarność (Solidarity) – the first independent trade union in the Soviet bloc. He remains one of the symbols of the fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe.Lech Wałęsa was born on September 29th, 1943. The first mention of Wałęsa’s dissident activities goes back to 1968, when he encouraged his fellow workers at the Gdańsk Shipyard to boycott the official rallies condemning students’ strikes. From that time on, he started to be increasingly active in social affairs in Poland. He actively participated in the Strike Committee during the December 1970 protests and was offered the post of the President of the Committee.He was one of the main instigators of the August protests in 1980 at the Gdańsk Shipyard. His personal stance, tenacious negotiations, and campaigning for the strikers’ demands led to the establishment of the Solidarity Free Independent Trade Union. It was the first bloodless victory in Polish history. This was also the time when the eyes of the entire world were on Gdańsk and Lech Wałęsa. The totalitarian regime reacted to those developments by introducing martial law on December 13th, 1981. Lech Wałęsa was among the first individuals to be interned. Two years later, Lech Wałęsa was awarded 1983 the Nobel Peace Prize.By the end of the 1980s, Lech Wałęsa sat down to negotiate with the Communist authorities at the Round Table as the head of the delegation of the democratic opposition. His determination and courage led to a compromise with the already weak, but still dangerous Communist regime. The compromise resulted in the elections of June 4th, 1989 and the establishment of the first non-Communist government on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain.On December 22nd, 1990 Lech Wałęsa became the first democratically elected President of Poland, in a general election. While in office and after completing his Presidential term, Lech Wałęsa remained the spokesperson for the Polish cause on the international arena.Today Lech Wałęsa continues his mission as the spokesperson for solidarity. He travels around the world, retelling the story of the Polish experience and the non-violent struggle for peace and democracy. Through his lectures and dialogue with young people, he calls for the building of a modern world founded on universal values. Being a supporter of globalization and seeing the opportunities offered by new technologies and the development of civilization, he encourages the establishment of new structures of a peaceful cooperation of nations in the 21st century. 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Assuming responsibility for the international climate change negotiations after the failed Copenhagen conference of 2009, she was determined to lead the process to a universally agreed regulatory framework. Building toward that goal, she directed the successful Conferences of the Parties in Cancun 2010, Durban 2011, Doha 2012, Warsaw 2013, and Lima 2014, and culminated her efforts in the historical Paris Agreement of 2015.Throughout her tenure Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions and communities of faith, think tanks and technology providers, NGOs and parliamentarians, to jointly deliver the unprecedented climate change agreement. For this achievement Ms. Figueres has been credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy.She is currently the convener of Mission 2020, a global initiative that seeks to ensure the world bends the curve on greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 in order to protect the most vulnerable from the worst impacts of climate change and usher in an era of stability and prosperity.In the natural world, a newly discovered tropical moth (Struthoscelis christianafigueresae), a wasp (Pseudapanteles christianafigueresae) and an orchid (Vanilla karen-christianae) have been named after her. Costa Rica has recently issued a commemorative postage stamp in her honor.She has a long trajectory in the field of global climate change, having been a member of the Costa Rican negotiating team 1995- 2009, and having played a number of key roles in the governance of the UNFCCC before formally joining the Secretariat.She initiated her life of public service as Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Bonn, Germany in 1982. Moving to the USA, she was Director of Renewable Energy in the Americas (REIA) and in 1995 founded the non-profit Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas (CSDA) which she directed for eight years.She has an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the London School of Economics, and a certificate in Organizational Development from Georgetown University. Ms. Figueres has received honorary doctorate degrees from University of Massachusetts Boston, Concordia University, Georgetown University, Cranfield University, and Warwick University. She is the mother of two daughters and speaks Spanish, English and German. 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Politics & Government

Christiana Figueres

Executive Secretary UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-16

ANDRES OPPENHEIMER

The Miami Herald Columnist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

ERNESTO ZEDILLO

Former President of México (1994-2000)

Ricardo Lagos

Former President of Chile and Special Envoy on Climate Change for the United Nations

OSCAR ARIAS

Former President of Costa Rica, Nobel Laureate

FRANCIS FUKUYAMA

Political Scientist, Economist

HALEY VAN DYCK

Co-Founder, United States Digital Service (USDS), E-Government guru and disruptor

MOISÉS NAÍM

Internationally-Syndicated Columnist and Bestselling Author, Senior Associate in the International Economics Program

Garry Kasparov

World Chess Champion, Author, Master of Strategy

THOMAS G. WEISS

Presidenial Professor at CUNY, Distinguished Scholar of International Organizations

Parag Khanna

The World’s Leading Geo-Strategist

LECH WAŁĘSA

The legendary leader of “Solidarność”, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, former President of Poland

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