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World Policy Institute Boards


Board of Directors 2017

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, cultural critic and Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University

Ambassador Magid Yousif Yahya Elhag, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Sudan to Eritrea

Glenn Erikson, Founder and President, Integral Companies, former head of Acquisitions and Development at Time Equities Inc., professor at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY

Oliver Niedermaier, Chairman & CEO, Tau Investment Management

Brooks Preston, former Vice President and Head of Investor Funds for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

George Sampas, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell; Co-head of S&C's private equity group

John H. Watts, Founder, Fisher Francis Trees & Watts (Global Bond Managers) and Chair, Sequel Energy Solutions, Inc. 


World Policy Council 2017

Michael Drexler, Head of Investor Industries, World Economic Forum (Chair, Advisory Council)

James L. Abernathy, The Abernathy MacGregor Group Inc.

Henry Arnhold, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc.

Kieron Boyle, Guy's & St Thomas' Charity

Carroll Brown, US Diplomat and American Council on Germany (retired)

Lan Cai, Millennium Partners

F. Samuel Eberts III, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

Brendan M. Foo, Partner, Forward Risk 

Diana Glassman, Integration Strategy -- Energy, Environment & Sustainability

David Golub, Golub Capital

Nadine Hack, beCause Global Consulting

Jonathan Hughes, Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Anja Kaspersen, World Economic Forum

Tik Keung, Ruton Capital

Peter Marber, Loomis Sayles & Co.

Colin Morris, First Eagle Investment Management

Michael D. Patrick, Fragomen (retired)

Ludovica Rossi Purini, Italian Journal

Melinda Sarafa, Select Equity Group, L.P.

Robyn Scott, aPolitical

Jonathan Shafter, Ankarana, LLC

Andrew Weinberg, Brightstar Capital Partners


In Memoriam

Bob Alexander

Walter Eberstadt

David Londoner

Jack Rivkin

W. Dieter Zander





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