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

Samir Saran

Observer Research Foundation
Senior Fellow and Vice President
Observer Research Foundation
Senior Fellow and Vice President


Samir Saran is Senior Fellow and Vice President at the Observer Research Foundation, India. He has had a rich and diverse experience in the Indian private sector and was actively engaged with regulators and policy makers during the 1990s as India undertook economic reforms.

He has published widely in reputed journals in India and abroad on issues of interest including Climate Change, BRICS, Non-Traditional Security, Radicalism, Development Policy, Global Governance and Cyber Security. He also authors regular columns in newspapers such as the Global Times, Times of India, the Hindu, the Indian Express and Mail Today.

His latest published work includes, “Attitudes to Water in South Asia”, a joint ORF-Chatham House Report; “A Long Term Vision for BRICS”, a comprehensive vision document submitted to the BRICS Think Tanks Council, and “Privacy, Property and Sovereignty in the Cyber Age.”