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