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Goodwill Ambassadors

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157 global leaders from the political, academic, entertainment, and business sectors have joined the Aurora Forum Goodwill Ambassadors. It is a diverse network of leaders who have a shared commitment to tackling some of the most pressing global challenges facing current and future generations. Spanning 39 countries, the Goodwill Ambassadors will come together at the Forum to find solutions to issues in sectors ranging between humanitarianism, health, technology, education, arts, and ecology.

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Fartuun Adan

LocationSomalia

Founder, Elman Peace and Human Rights Center; 2017 Aurora Humanitarian

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Anna Afeyan

LocationUnited States

Co-Founder, Noubar & Anna Afeyan Foundation

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Jamila Afghani

LocationAfghanistan

Founder and Chairperson, Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO); 2017 Aurora Humanitarian

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María Elena Agüero

LocationSpain

Secretary General, Club de Madrid

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Ido Aharoni

LocationUnited States

Global Distinguished Professor, New York University; Member, International Advisory Council, APCO

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Marine Ales

LocationArmenia

Composer; Author; Theater Critic; Member, Aurora Prize Creative Council

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Seda Ambartsumian

LocationUnited Kingdom

Partner, Strategic Communications & External Affairs, Kamet Ventures

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Mohamed Amersi

LocationUnited Kingdom

Founder and Chairman, Inclusive Ventures Group; Founder, Amersi Foundation

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Garabed Antranikian

LocationGermany

Head, Institute of Technical Microbiology, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH); Chairman, Advisory Board, FAST

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Simon Appleby

LocationHong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the PRC)

Chairman, Yu Feng Nong Holdings Limited

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Fr. Mesrop Aramian

LocationArmenia

Co-Founder, Ayb Educational Foundation; Co-Founder, FAST

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Judit Arenas

LocationUnited States

Senior Director & Senior Adviser (International Relations), Office of the Executive Chairman, APCO Worldwide

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Levon Aronian

LocationArmenia

Chess Grandmaster

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Deana Arsenian

LocationUnited States

Vice President, International Program and Program Director, Russia and Eurasia, Carnegie Corporation of New York

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Henri Arslanian

LocationHong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the PRC)

FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, PwC; Chairman, FinTech Association of Hong Kong; Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong

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Lilit Asiryan

LocationSweden

Founder, Studio Lilit Asiryan

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Luna Atamian Hahn-Petersen

LocationUnited States

Head of Business Development North America, Salterbaxter

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Kyaw Hla Aung

LocationMyanmar (Burma)

Lawyer and Rohingya Leader; 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate

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Vladimir Avetissyan

LocationRussia

Deputy Chairman, Executive Board, RUSNANO Management Company LLC

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Richard Azarnia

LocationFrance

Founder, Good Investors

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Nicolas Aznavour

LocationFrance

Co-Founder, Aznavour Foundation

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Ido Baba Sheikh

LocationGermany

Civil Activist; Parliamentarian; Former Presidential Adviser

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Laura E. Bailey

LocationUnited States

Lead Social Development Specialist of Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience (SURR) Global Practice, World Bank

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Peter Balakian

LocationUnited States

Poet; Writer; Academic; Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in Humanities, Colgate University; The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Poetry

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Julia Balandina Jaquier

LocationSwitzerland

Founder, JBJ Consult – Impact Investment Solutions; Co-Founder, NextGen Impact Leadership Accelerator

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John Balian

LocationUnited States

CEO and board member, FMD K&L; Board of Director, DataFoundry Labs

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Marguerite Barankitse

LocationRwanda

Founder, Maison Shalom; 2016 Aurora Prize Laureate

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Archbishop Khajag Barsamian

LocationVatican

Pontifical Legate of Armenian Church in Western Europe, Representative of Armenian Church to the Holy See, Vatican; President, Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR)

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Eben Bayer

LocationUnited States

CEO and Co-Founder, Ecovative Design

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Timur Bekmambetov

LocationRussia

Director; Producer; Screenwriter

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Gladys Berejiklian

LocationAustralia

MP, Premier of New South Wales, Australia

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Stephen Berenson

LocationUnited States

Managing Partner, Flagship Pioneering

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Kenneth Blackwell

LocationUnited States

Author; Chairman, International Foundation for Electoral Systems

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Ruma Bose

LocationUnited States

CEO and Managing Partner, Humanitarian Ventures

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Piers Bradford

LocationUnited Kingdom

Managing Director, Project Everyone

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Paata Burchuladze

LocationGeorgia

Operatic Bass; Civil Activist

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Kenneth A. Carlson

LocationUnited States

Film Producer

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Jared Carney

LocationUnited States

Founder and CEO, Lightdale LLC

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Tom Catena

LocationSudan

Medical Director of Mother of Mercy Hospital, Nuba Mountains; Chair, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

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Sasha Chanoff

LocationUnited States

Founder and Executive Director, RefugePoint

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Harout Chitilian

LocationCanada

Executive Director, CDPQ Infra

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Caroline Cox, of Queensbury

LocationUnited Kingdom

Member, House of Lords; Founder and CEO, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

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Nicola Crosta

LocationThailand

Founder and CEO, Impact46

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Ahmed Anwar Dezaye

LocationIraq

President, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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Aliona Doletskaya

LocationRussia

Journalist; Writer; Head, AsD Consultancy; Adviser to Director, Tretyakov Gallery; Creative Consultant, Flacon Magazine

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Richard Edelman

LocationUnited States

President and CEO, Edelman

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Ilwad Elman

LocationSomalia

Director of Programs and Development, Elman Peace and Human Rights Center; 2017 Aurora Humanitarian

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Elisabet Engellau

LocationFrance

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Management, INSEAD; Program Director, INSEAD Global Leadership Center

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Comfort Ero

LocationKenya

Program Director, Crisis Group Africa

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Helen Evans

LocationUnited States

Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art, Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Jonathan Fanton

LocationUnited States

President, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Syeda Ghulam Fatima Gilani

LocationPakistan

General Secretary, Bonded Labor Liberation Front; 2016 Aurora Humanitarian

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Abigail Flynn

LocationUnited Kingdom

Head of Marketing, Flint Global

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Mark Fuller

LocationUnited States

Chairman and CEO, Rosc Global LLC

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Vahé Gabrache

LocationSwitzerland

CEO, Cofinor SA; Co-Owner, Société Gabrache SA

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Fr. Bagrat Galstanyan

LocationArmenia

Bishop; Primate, Diocese of Tavush; Director, Conceptual Affairs Office, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

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Rebecca Garcia

LocationUnited States

Co-Founder, CoderDojo in New York City

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Salpi Ghazarian

LocationUnited States

Director, Institute of Armenian Studies, University of Southern California (USC)

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David Giampaolo

LocationUnited Kingdom

Founder and CEO, Pi Capital

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Héctor Tomás González Castillo

LocationMexico

Founding Director, La 72; 2018 Aurora Humanitarian

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Pierre Gurdjian

LocationBelgium

Founder, IDeA Europe Foundation

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Lamya Haji Bashar

LocationGermany

Yazidi Human Rights Activist

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Narek Hakhnazaryan

LocationRussia

World-Known Cellist

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Anna Hakobyan

LocationArmenia

Wife of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia; Chairman of Board of Trustees, My Step Foundation; Chairman of Board of Trustees, City of Smile Foundation

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Ingrid Hamm

LocationGermany

Co-Founder and CEO, Global Perspectives Initiative

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Andreas Heinecke

LocationGermany

Founder and CEO, Dialog in the Dark

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Wolfgang Huber

LocationGermany

Bishop Em.; Former Chair, Council, Evangelische Kirche Deutschland (EKD)

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Garik Israelian

LocationSpain

Astrophysicist; Founding Director, Starmus Festival

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Karl Johansson

LocationUnited States

Adviser

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Gregory Jones

LocationUnited States

Dean, Duke Divinity School; Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Distinguished Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry

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Musimbi Kanyoro

LocationKenya

President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

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Cornelius Kerwin

LocationUnited States

President Emeritus and Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University

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Manfred Kets de Vries

LocationFrance

Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change, INSEAD

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Karen Khachanov

LocationRussia

Professional Tennis Player

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Sergey Khachatryan

LocationGermany

World-Known Violinist

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Chulpan Khamatova

LocationRussia

Actress; Co-Founder, Gift of Life Foundation

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Arsinée Khanjian

LocationCanada

Actress; Producer; Public Figure

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Deepali Khanna

LocationThailand

Managing Director, Asia Regional Office, Global Policy and Advocacy, The Rockefeller Foundation

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Fr. Bernard Kinvi

LocationCentral African Republic

Director, John Paul II Hospital of Bossemptele; 2016 Aurora Humanitarian

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Wendy Kopp

LocationUnited States

Co-Founder and CEO, Teach for All

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Sunitha Krishnan

LocationIndia

Social Activist; Co-Founder, Prajwala; 2018 Aurora Humanitarian

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Meelis Kubits

LocationEstonia

Managing Partner, Corpore

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Siva Kumari

LocationNetherlands

Director General, International Baccalaureate (IB)

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Stephen Kurkjian

LocationUnited States

Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner; founding member, The Boston Globe's Spotlight Team; investigative veteran reporter, Boston Globe

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Mikhail Kusnirovich

LocationRussia

Founder and Chairman of Board of Directors, Bosco Di Ciliеgi

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Michael Madnick

LocationUnited States

Senior Adviser, Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG)

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Christian Madsbjerg

LocationUnited States

Co-Founder and Partner, ReD Associates

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Marjorie Margolies

LocationUnited States

President, Women's Campaign International

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David McKenzie

LocationUnited States

President, Associated Television International

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Mhitar Mhitaryan

LocationLatvia

Chairman of the Shareholders Councils, JSC Siltumelektroprojekts

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Julia Middleton

LocationUnited Kingdom

Founder and Innovation Officer, Common Purpose

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Svetlana Mironyuk

LocationRussia

Professor, Business Practice, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

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Mark Momjian

LocationUnited States

Attorney, Momjian Anderer LLC

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Andrew Moore

LocationUnited States

Director, Private Fundraising and Communications, Halo Trust

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Pedro Mouratian

LocationArgentina

Member, Presidency Council, Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (APDH); Diversity Director, Center for Studies on Governance of the Argentine Republic

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Gor Nakhapetian

LocationRussia

Professor, People Management, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

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Aryeh Neier

LocationUnited States

President Emeritus, Open Society Foundations

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Archbishop Yezras Nersisyan

LocationRussia

Patriarchal Exarch; Head, Russian and Nor Nakhichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church

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Simon O'Connell

LocationUnited Kingdom

Executive Director, Mercy Corps

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Umra Omar

LocationKenya

Founder and Executive Director, Safari Doctors; 2016 CNN Hero

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Hasso Osman

LocationNetherlands

President, Yazidi Foundation in the Netherlands

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Sara Pantuliano

LocationUnited Kingdom

Acting Executive Director, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

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Mikhail Piotrovsky

LocationRussia

Director, Hermitage Museum

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Dimitri Pirbari

LocationGeorgia

Orientalist; Head, Spiritual Council of Yazidis in Georgia; Researcher, Giorgi Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies, Ilia State University

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Mikhail Pogosyan

LocationRussia

Rector, Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI)

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Sam Potolicchio

LocationUnited States

Founder and President, Preparing Global Leaders Forum; Director, Global and Custom Education, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

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Kamal Rahman

LocationUnited Kingdom

Partner and Head of Immigration, Mishcon de Reya

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Ken Robinson

LocationUnited States

Author; Speaker; Education and Creativity Expert

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Jörg Rocholl

LocationGermany

President, ESMT Berlin

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Peter Sands

LocationUnited Kingdom

Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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Kanako Sekine

LocationJapan

CFA; Former Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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Lara Setrakian

LocationUnited States

Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Editor, News Deeply

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Andrei Sharonov

LocationRussia

President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

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Bhav Singh

LocationUnited Kingdom

Co-Founder and Partner, Sandbox & Co (SBX)

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Hratch Tchilingirian

LocationUnited Kingdom

Associate, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

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Serge Tchuruk

LocationUnited States

Adviser

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Mégo Terzian

LocationFrance

President, MSF France

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Dickran Tevrizian

LocationUnited States

Former United States Federal Judge

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Cynthia Tusan

LocationUnited States

CEO, Chairman of the Board and Senior Portfolio Manager, Strategic Global Advisors (SGA)

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Vahe Vartanian

LocationUnited Kingdom

Founder and CEO, Global Family Office Community (GFOC)

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Robert von Rekowsky

LocationUnited States

Private Investor; Independent Strategist

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Arman Voskerchyan

LocationUnited States

Global Healthcare Industry Expert

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Sherrie Westin

LocationUnited States

President, Social Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop

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Sarah Leah Whitson

LocationUnited States

Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

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Ed Williams

LocationUnited Kingdom

CEO, Edelman UK and Ireland

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Derek Yach

LocationUnited States

Global Health Expert; President, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World; Member, International Advisory Council, APCO

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Yan Yanovskiy

LocationRussia

Co-Founder, Druzya (Friends) Foundation; Founder and Managing Partner, First Nation Société Bancaire; Co-Founder, BioEnCo Bioenergy Corporation

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Ralph Yirikian

LocationArmenia

General Manager, VivaCell-MTS

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Veronika Zonabend

LocationRussia

Co-Founder, RVVZ Foundation; Co-Founder, IDeA Foundation; Founding Partner and Chair of the Board of Governors, UWC Dilijan

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Jussi Bioern

LocationNorway

Independent Adviser

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Antonio Batista

LocationBrazil

FDC Business School, Executive President

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Pekka Viljakainen

LocationFinland

Senior Adviser to the President, Skolkovo Foundation

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Richard Ogdon

LocationUnited Arab Emirates

Senior Executive Officer, RS Capital Limited

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Vasken Yacoubian

LocationArmenia

President, AGBU Armenia

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Armine Barkhudaryan

LocationArmenia

Doctor, Humanitarian Worker

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Georgie Benardete

LocationUnited States

Align17, CEO and Co-Founder

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Carma Elliot

LocationSingapore

President, UWCSEA

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Grigoriy Gabrielyants

LocationArtsakh

Geologist; Honorary Doctor, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia; Academician; Russian Academy of Natural Sciences

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Soulaima Gourani

LocationUnited States

Author; Motivational Speaker; Philanthropist

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Wali M. Hamad

LocationIraq

President, Koya University

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Hayk Hovhannisyan

LocationArmenia

Doctor; Deputy Chief of General Surgery Unit, Central Clinical Military Hospital, Ministry of Defense of the RA

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Drue Kataoka

LocationUnited States

Founder and CEO, Drue Kataoka Studios

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Dana Leong

LocationUnited States

Grammy award-winning musician, composer, producer

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Anna Lord

LocationSingapore

Council Member – Chair, UWC South East Asia (UWCSEA)

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Jane L. Mahakian

LocationUnited States

Alzheimer's Care Armenia, Founder and President

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Karin Markides

LocationArmenia

AUA, President

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Andrea Montalbano

LocationUnited States

Author, Soccer Sisters series; Co-Founder and Board Chair, GOALS Armenia

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Peter Musurlian

LocationUnited States

Journalist; Videographer, Globalist Films

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Ambassador Karl-Erik Norrman

LocationSweden

Founder, European Cultural Parliament

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Olivier Oullier

LocationUnited States

President, EMOTIV

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Bruno Sánchez-Andrade Nuño

LocationSpain

Founder and CEO, Impact Science

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Wei Shyy

LocationHong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the PRC)

President, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

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Pär Stenbäck

LocationFinland

Honorary Minister

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Asadur Tchekmedyian

LocationUruguay

President, Interamerican Society for Digestive Endoscopy (SIED)

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Evgenii Vodolazkin

LocationRussia

Writer, Literary scholar

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Gevorg Voskanyan

LocationArmenia

Doctor; Head, Thoracic Surgery Department, Astghik Medical Center

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Alan Whitehorn

LocationCanada

Emeritus Professor, Department of Political Science, Royal Military College of Canada