Members of the Advisory Committee of Experts

The Advisory Committee is made up of the following 15 experts from various professional backgrounds, reflecting a balance between geo-cultural sensitivities and multi-disciplinary expertise:

  • Mr Neville Alexander (South Africa), Director of PRAESA and member of the Academy of African Languages (ACALAN)
  • Mr Arjun Appadurai (India), Professor and former Provost, The New School, New York City
  • Ms Lourdes Arizpe (Mexico), Professor of Anthropology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Ms Lina Attel (Jordan), Director, Queen Noor Foundation Center for Performing Arts
  • Mr Tyler Cowen (USA), Professor of economics at George Mason University and at the Center for the Study of Public Choice
  • Ms Biserka Cvjeticanin (Croatia), Former Minister, director of CULTURLINK
  • Mr Philippe Descola (France), Professor at the Collège de France, Director, Laboratory of Social Anthropology
  • Ms Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (Japan), Professor, The New School, Former Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP
  • Mr Jean-Pierre Guingané (Burkina Faso), Vice-President, Institut International du Théâtre
  • Mr Luis Enrique Lopez (Peru), Asesor Principal, Programa de Formación en Educación intercultural Bilingüe, Bolivia
  • Mr Tony Pigott (Canada), CEO, J. Walter Thompson Advertising
  • Mr Ralph Regenvanu (Tuvalu), Director, Vanuatu National Cultural Council and Cultural Center
  • Mr Anatoly G. Vishnevsky (Russian Federation), Director, Institute for Demography, Russian State University
  • Mr Mohammed Zayani (Tunisia), Associate professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Ms Benigna Zimba (Mozambique), Head of the History Department, University Eduardo Mondlane
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