Professor Andrews is Dean at the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining UCT, she was the President and Dean at Albany Law School, USA and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the City University of New York. Penelope’s research is focused on equality and human rights.
Suzanne is Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University is an historian of African art and architecture in both the History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies Departments. She also is a member of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Her new book, Picasso’s Demoiselles: Africa, Sex, Origins, and Creativity, now in press, will appear in late 2017.
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was named a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s 2002 Birthday Honours List for services to economics. He has the rare distinction of being a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. Sir Partha divides his time between New College of the Humanities and Cambridge, where he is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics.
Michal Feldman is a Professor of computer science in the Blavatnik School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University and a researcher at Microsoft Research (MSR) Herzliya. Her research focuses on the intersection of computer science, game theory and microeconomics.
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Patrick is Andrew W. Mellon Professor at Princeton, Patrick Geary’s work extends over a vast range of topics in medieval history, both chronologically and conceptually—from religiosity and social memory to language, ethnicity, social structure, and political organization.
2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Professor Gross is Permanent Member and holder of the Chancellor's Chair Santa Barbara, U.S.A. and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Professor Gungwu is an internationally renowned historian famed for his scholarship on the history of the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia, as well as the history and civilisation of China and Southeast Asia. He was a history professor at the University of Malaya and the Australian National University and the vice-chancellor at the University of Hong Kong. He is currently a professor emeritus at the Australian National University, and University Professor of the National University of Singapore.
Professor Julius is a highly regarded litigation lawyer – currently Deputy Chairman of Mishcon de Reya (UK) and an acknowledged legal expert on defamation, privacy and reputation management. He is also a noted scholar and author who has written extensively on law, literature, art, and culture. Professor Julius has recently joined UCL as the inaugural Chair in Law and the Arts.
Gil Kalai is the Henry and Manya Noskwith Professor of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Professor of mathematics and of computer science at Yale University.
Professor Lehn is 1987 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, together with Donald Cram and Charles J. Pedersen. Jean-Marie is Professor at the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS), Honorary Professor at the Collège de France in Paris and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg.
Professor Rank conducts research on numerical mechanics and building informatics. He is Director of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of TUM Munich having been First Vice President of TUM from 2002-8, founding Director of the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) (2006), Chairman of the University Council of TU Dortmund (2007) and Director of the TUM Graduate School from 2008-13.
Professor Rothstein is an internationally acclaimed Swedish political scientist who is a Professor of Government and Public Policy at University of Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government. Until 2015 he held the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at University of Gothenburg.
Professor Spiro is director of the Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics in the French Ministry’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), President of the French Physical Society and President Designate of IUPAP (International Union for Pure and Applied Physics). Research in particle physics led him to participate in the discovery of intermediary W and Z bosons (UA1 experiment) and he was also involved in the study of particles from the cosmos, participating in the Gallex experiment detecting solar neutrinos and searching for dark matter (Eros) in the brown dwarf experiment.
Professor Yonath is the director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science. She is 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry for her studies on the structure and function of the ribosome.