Editorial Board

Professor Ann Florini
Dr Ian Goldin
Thomas Hale
Parag Khanna
Dr Mathias Koenig-Archibugi
Charles A. Kupchan
Kate Macdonald
Professor Anthony McGrew
Dr Eva-Maria Nag
Danny Quah
Professor Dani Rodrik
Antonio Savoia
Anmol Saxena
Dr Hackan Seckinelgin
Dr Jill Stuart
Andy Sumner
Professor Laurence Tubiana

Advisory Board

Professor Tim Besley
Professor Jagdish Bhagwati
Professor John Braithwaite
Professor Mick Cox
Professor Geoffrey Garrett
Professor Takatoshi Ito
Professor Mary Kaldor
Professor Inge Kaul
Professor Robert Keohane
Professor Sir David King
Andreas Klasen
Professor Julian Le Grand
Professor Sebastiano Maffettone
Professor John Ruggie
Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern
Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Vinod Tare
Professor Shang-Jin Wei
Professor Ngaire Woods
Professor Tianbiao Zhu

Practitioners' Board

Sanmit Ahuja
Mr Lakhdar Brahimi
Richard Burge
Augustin Carstens Carstens
Howard Davies
Mr Kemal Dervis
Bill Emmott
Pascal Lamy
Chris Miller
Alastair Newton
James Orbinski
Mr Romano Prodi
Mr Jean-Michel Severino
Javier Solana
Theo Sommer
George Soros
Mr Peter Sutherland
Professor Muhammad Yunus

John Ruggie

Professor John Ruggie
Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs Kennedy School of Government Harvard University
Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University


John G Ruggie is the Berthold Beitz Professor of International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government; and an Affiliated Professor in International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. Trained as a political scientist, Ruggie has made significant intellectual contributions to the study of international relations,focusing on the impact of economic and other forms of globalization on global rule making. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts& Sciences, and a recent survey published in Foreign Policy magazine identified him as one of the 25 most influential international relations scholars in the United States and Canada. He has won awards from the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association.

Apart from his academic pursuits, Ruggie has long been involved in practical policy work, initially as a consultant to various agencies of the United Nations and the United States government. From 1997-2001 he served as United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning a post created specifically for him by then Secretary-General Kofi Annan. His areas of responsibility included establishing and overseeing the UN Global Compact, now the worlds largest corporate citizenship initiative;proposing and gaining General Assembly approval for the Millennium Development Goals; advising the Secretary-General on relations with Washington; and broadly contributing to the effort at institutional renewal for which the Secretary-General and the United Nations as a whole were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.

In 2005, responding to a request by the UN Commission on Human Rights (nowHuman Rights Council), Annan appointed Ruggie as the Secretary-Generals Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, a post he continues to hold in the new UN administration of BanKi-Moon. In that capacity, his job is to propose measures to strengthen the human rights performance of the business sector around the world.