Dr. Dewi Fortuna Anwar
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Indonesia

Dr. Dewi Fortuna Anwar

National Security Expert

Dr. Dewi Fortuna Anwar

Dr. Dewi Fortuna Anwar

National Security Expert

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Indonesia

Dr. Dewi Fortuna Anwar is a research professor at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences’ Center for Political Studies. She has served in an advisory capacity to several vice presidents of Indonesia, including as the deputy secretary for political affairs for Vice President Boediono, and deputy for government policy support to Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla. In 1998-1999, Anwar served as assistant minister of state secretariat for foreign affairs under President B.J. Habibie. She is also the chairman of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at the Habibie Center, a private think tank in Jakarta, and has been a member of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences since 2015.

Anwar received her Ph.D. from the department of politics and history at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked as a Congressional fellow at the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission from 2004 to 2008, and a member of the UN Secretary General’s advisory board on disarmament matters from 2008 to 2012. She is also a member of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Dr. Jacques Attali
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France

Dr. Jacques Attali

National Security Expert

Dr. Jacques Attali

Dr. Jacques Attali

National Security Expert

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France

Dr. Jacques Attali is the CEO of the international consulting firm Attali & Associates and president of the advisory board of the Positive Planet Foundation, a nonprofit economic aid organization. He served as an advisor to French President Francois Mitterrand from 1981 to 1991. He later became the first president of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he served from 1991 to 1993. During his political career, Attali acted as an advisor to the secretary-general of the United Nations on the issue of nuclear weapons and founded efforts to alleviate suffering in developing nations such as Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger). He went on to found PlaNet Finance, a nonprofit organization that promotes development through microfinance. In 2011, he was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.

Attali is a member of the Global Zero Commission.

Dr. Greg Austin
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Australia

Dr. Greg Austin

National Security Expert

Dr. Greg Austin

Dr. Greg Austin

National Security Expert

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Dr. Greg Austin is a professorial fellow with the East West Institute, where he is working to identify and produce policy papers on new and emerging areas of global risks, threats and challenges as head of the Policy Innovation Unit. He was awarded the fellowship after serving five years as vice president of program development and rapid response at the Institute.
Dr. Austin’s career in international affairs spans thirty years and consists of several senior positions in academia, government and policy organizations, including the International Crisis Group and the Foreign Policy Centre, London.

Austin holds a doctorate in International Relations and is the founding chair of the Asian Century Institute in London. He has authored dozens of books and articles on topics ranging from global security threats to Chinese foreign policy.

Dr. Kanti Bajpai
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Dr. Kanti Bajpai

National Security Expert

Dr. Kanti Bajpai

Dr. Kanti Bajpai

National Security Expert

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India

Dr. Kanti Bajpai is a senior professor and director of the Center on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Previously, Bajpai was a professor in politics and international relations of South Asia at Oxford University. He was headmaster of The Doon School, Dehradun, India from 2003 to 2009 and professor of international politics in the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament at the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi from 1994 to 2003. Bajpai has held a wide range of fellowships with organizations such as the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and the Brookings Institution.

Mr. Samuel Berger
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Mr. Samuel Berger

National Security Expert

Mr. Samuel Berger

Mr. Samuel Berger

National Security Expert

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Samuel Berger served as national security advisor to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. He was pivotal in shaping the U.S. role in the post-Cold War era, and led efforts to build relations with China, manage financial crises in Asia and Latin America, drive critical peace negotiations in the Balkans and the Middle East, and expand foreign trade. He was co-chairman and co-founder of Stonebridge International, LLC. Berger passed away on December 2, 2015.

Dr. Barry Blechman
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Dr. Barry Blechman

National Security Expert

Dr. Barry Blechman

Dr. Barry Blechman

National Security Expert

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United States

Dr. Barry Blechman is co-founder of the Stimson Center, a nonprofit institution focused on enhancing international security and reducing global risks in the form of transnational threats and weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Blechman served as chair of the board of the Stimson Center from 1989 to 2007, and is currently a distinguished fellow focused on nuclear disarmament.

With more than forty years of experience in the field of national security, Dr. Blechman is an expert on political and military policy, military strategy and defense budgets. In addition to positions in the Departments of State and Defense and the Office of Management and Budget, he served on the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the U.S., the Defense Policy Board and the Department of State Advisory Committee on Transformational Diplomacy. Blechman received his doctorate in political science from Georgetown University and has taught at several leading universities. He has authored dozens of articles, books and papers including “Elements of a Nuclear Disarmament Treaty” and “Unblocking the Road to Zero.”

Dr. Hans Blix
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Sweden

Dr. Hans Blix

National Security Expert

Dr. Hans Blix

Dr. Hans Blix

National Security Expert

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Dr. Hans Blix is a Swedish diplomat and politician, and current head of the advisory board for the United Arab Emirates’ nuclear program. Blix taught international law before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, first as head of department, then under-secretary of state, and finally as minister of foreign affairs. He was also a member of Sweden’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly and a member of the Swedish delegation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. He served as director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1981 to 1997 and as executive chairman of the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission between 2000 and 2003. Blix was also the chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission.

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski
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Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski

National Security Expert

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski

National Security Expert

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United States

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski was national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. In 1981, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.S.-China relations and for his contributions to the human rights and national security policies of the United States.

Brzezinski served as a counselor and trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a U.S. think tank, and was a professor of U.S. foreign policy at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. Brzezinski received his doctorate from Harvard University (1953) and was a member of the faculties of Columbia University (1960–1989) and Harvard University (1953–1960).

Brzezinski passed away on May 26, 2017.