Renowned speakers

The Foundation has a proud record of attracting the highest calibre of speakers from around the world, a selection of whom are listed below.

 

Michael Woolcock - Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank, and Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University

 

Jacqueline MinorHead of Representation of the European Commission in the United Kingdom 

 

Professor Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School

 

Michael J C Burgess OBE, Coroner of The Queen's Household and Legal Secretary of the Coroners' Society of England and Wales

 

Judge Jed S. Rakoff, US Federal Court, Southern District of New York

 

Judge András Sajó, European Court of Human Rights

 

Martin Wolf CBE, Chief Economics Commentator, the Financial Times

 

Mark Stephens CBEpartner of Finers Stephens Innocent LLP, former lawyer for Julian Assange

 

Baroness Onora O'Neill, Crossbench peer and political philosopher

 

Graham Avery, Honorary Director-General of the European Commission

 

Max Watson, former Director of the Central Bank of Ireland and Senior Adviser on Economic and Financial Affairs to the European Commission

 

Chibli Mallat, human rights lawyer and former Presidential candidate for Lebanon

 

Terry Davis, former Secretary General of the Council of Europe

 

Lance Price writer, political commentator, and former UK government Director of Communications

 

Sir Mark Potter former President of the Family Division of the High Court, Lord Justice of Appeal, and Chairman of the Lord Chancellor’s Legal Services Advisory Panel

 

Charles Clarke former UK Home Secretary

 

Aharon Barak former President of the Supreme Court of Israel

 

Chief Justice Pius Langa, former Chief Justice of South Africa

 

Amitai Etzioni founder of the Communitarian Network and former Senior Advisor to the White House

 

Professor Cass Sunstein Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Chicago

 

Lord Raymond Plant of Highfield Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy, King's College London

 

Minxin Pei Senior Associate and Director of the China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC

 

Professor Douglass North Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics at Stanford University and Washington University, St Louis