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Lord Chris Patten

Lord (Chris) Patten (Chair) was educated at St Benedict’s School, Ealing and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. In 1974 he was appointed the youngest ever Director of the Conservative Research Department, a post he held until 1979. After the 1983 general election, he was appointed Minister in Northern Ireland Office, in 1985 Minister at the Department of Education and Science. In 1986 he became Minister for Overseas Development at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. In 1989 he joined the Cabinet of Mrs Thatcher as Secretary of State for the Environment. In 1990 John Major appointed him Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Chairman of the Conservative Party. He was appointed Governor of Hong Kong in April 1992, a position he held until 1997, overseeing the return of Hong Kong to China. He was Chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland set up under the Good Friday Peace Agreement, which reported in 1999. From 1999 to 2004 he was European Commissioner for External Relations. He was elected Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 2003. In 2005 he took his seat in the House of Lords. In 2006 he was appointed Co-Chair of the UK-India Round Table. He joined the Europaeum Board of Trustees in 2009 when the new Board was set up. He is an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. He has published many books including What Next ? looking at global problems.

Professor José Manuel Barroso

Professor José Manuel Barroso studied law at the University of Lisbon, and then Political Science and European Studies at the University of Geneva. He started his academic career in the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, then in Political Science at Geneva, before going as a Visiting Professor to Georgetown University. In 1979, he founded the Portuguese University Association for European Studies and in 1980 he joined the Portuguese Social Democratic Party (PSD). He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1992-95) and in 1995, became Head of the International Relations Department of Lusíada University, Lisbon. In 1999, he became President of the Social Democratic Party, and Vice-President of the European People’s Party. In 2002, he was elected Prime Minister of Portugal, until 2004 when he became President of the EC. The Treaty of Lisbon was signed and ratified during his presidency, and he is only the second EC President to serve two terms, after Jacques Delors. He is the recipient of numerous academic distinctions, including the Plus Ratio Quam Vis Gold Medal from our fellow member, the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, last year during its anniversary celebrations attended by Europaeum members. He is currently Visiting Professor of International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. He will head the Centre for European Studies at IEP and also teach at the Catholic University of Portugal and the Graduate Institute in Geneva, both Europaeum partners.

Andrienne d’Arenberg

Andrienne d’Arenberg started her career in Vienna with Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch in private banking. She then moved to Geneva as a partner in a consultancy firm for 10 years, developing trusted relationships with a variety of high-level stakeholders from business, politics, international organizations, NGOs as well as academia and advising them on strategy, communication and stakeholders’ engagement. She pursued her career at the World Economic Forum as Head of its Family Business Community, where she worked with leading multigenerational families globally on issues related to the success during times of disruption and engaged some of the world’s largest family enterprises in initiatives aimed at creating positive social and environmental change. Andrienne holds a BSc. in international relations from London School of Economic and Political Sciences and completed different Executive Certificates from the IMD Business School, MIT, Harvard, the Graduate Institute, the Oxford Saïd Business School and London School of Economic and Political Sciences. She has recently joined the Oxford Saïd Business School as an Executive in Residence and sits on their Advisory Council of The Ownership Project. She also sits on the boards of several other institutions.

Professor Isabel Capeloa Gil

Professor Isabel Maria De Oliveira Capeloa Gil is the Rector of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) since 2016 and President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) since 2018. Professor Gil is a Full Professor of German and Culture Studies at UCP’s School of Human Sciences, and holds a PhD in German Studies. She is member of the board of the European Women Rectors Association (EWORA), and a member of the Academia Europea. She is the President of UCP Foundation. Pope Francis appointed her to serve in the Scientific Council of the Holy See’s Higher Education Accreditation Agency (AVEPRO), and more recently as consultant for the Holy See’s Congregation for Catholic Education. In addition, Isabel Gil is Advisory Board Member for the Edmond de Rothchild Board (Europe) and member of the Board of Directors of AmCham (Portugal). She holds an advisory role with the European Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Gil is recipient of Fullbright; DAAD and FLAD fellowships and holds Honorary Doctorate from Boston College and Institut Catholique de Paris. Prof. Gil is the author of over 140 publications, bridging cultural theory, interarts studies, visual culture, culture and conflict.

Dr Andrew Graham

Dr Andrew Graham was Executive Chair of the Europaeum from 2017 to 2020, chairing both the Academic Council and the Executive Committee. He was the driving force in conceiving, implementing and raising the funding for the new Europaeum Scholarship Programme and now combines being a Trustee with being Honorary Consultant to the Programme. He is the former Master of Balliol College, Oxford and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute.

Earlier in his career he was, twice, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, Economic Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, a Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Balliol, and for the academic year, 2012/13, Warden of Rhodes House. He was a Board Member of Channel 4 Television, a Scott Trustee (which owns the Guardian and the Observer) and a Trustee of Reprieve. In 2001, he founded the Oxford Internet Institute and, in 2010, the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute.

Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington

Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington
Margaret Jay’s career has combined experience at a senior level in Government public life, the media and business and has worked in the voluntary sector as founder director of The National Aids Trust. After graduating from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics she joined the BBC and began a twenty year career in broadcasting. In 1992 she was appointed as a ‘working peer’ to the House of Lords by the Labour Party and held Opposition front bench posts during the 1990s. At the same time she joined the Board of the London Broadcasting Company, and later of Carlton Television and Scottish Power. She was also on the Advisory Board of the Meteorological Office and chaired the Shopping Hours Reform Council which successfully lobbied to change the law on Sunday trading in 1994. In 1997 Margaret Jay was appointed Minister of State in the Department of Health, and the following year she was appointed to the Cabinet as Leader of the House of Lords, Lord Privy Seal and Minister for Women. Since 2001 she has extended her business interests as a non executive director of British Telecom and The Independent News and Media Company. She served as the senior independent director of INM and also acted as a political consultant, and as chair of the independent research organisation The Overseas Development Institute. From 2007 to 2015 she has served and chaired various committees in the House of Lords. the UK’s policy in Iraq.

Her primary interests remain health, communications, European and international affairs and overseas development.

Pascal Lamy

Coordinator of the Jacques Delors Think Tanks (Paris, Berlin, Brussels), President of Paris Peace Forum, Former DG of WTO

Pascal Lamy ( is the President of the Paris Peace Forum and of the European branch of the Brunswick Group. He coordinates the Jacques Delors Institutes (Paris, Berlin, Brussels).

He is also President or member of various boards with a global, european or french vocation (European Starfish Mission (ocean), Mo Ibrahim Foundation, European Climate Foundation, IFPRI, PECC, CERRE, TMEA, Antarctica 2020, Transparency International, Alpbach Forum, Beijing Forum, World Trade Forum, WEF, Global Risks, Europaeum, Collegium international, Musiciens du Louvre, Institut Mendes-France, Colbert Foundation, etc.).

He is an affiliated professor at the China Europe International Business School CEIBS (Shanghai) and at HEC (Paris).

From 2005 to 2013, Pascal Lamy served two consecutive terms as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). He was previously Trade Commissioner (1999-2004), Director General of Crédit Lyonnais (1994-1999), Chief of Staff of the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors and his G7 Sherpa (1985-1994), Deputy Chief of Staff of the French Prime Minister (1983-1985) and to the French Minister of the Economy and Finance (1981-1983).

Last publication “Strange new world” (Odile Jacob 2020), “Où va le monde ?” (Odile Jacob 2018).

Professor Dame Sally Mapstone

Professor Dame Sally Mapstone is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews. She has had a long-standing engagement with international issues and is Chair of the International Advisory Board for the University of Helsinki. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association of America and in 2017 she received the FPA Medal for services to higher education. In 2021 Professor Mapstone became Chair of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Board of Universities UK and a member of the Trustee Board of UCAS. Before moving to St Andrews, Professor Mapstone was Professor of Older Scots Literature in the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. At Oxford she also served as Junior Proctor (2006-7); Chair of the English Faculty Board, (2007-10); Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Personnel and Equality (2009-11); and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education (2011-16).

Laura Nordström

Laura Nordström is a PhD researcher at the University of Helsinki (Political Science). Her research is on the power of expertise and experts in the Eurozone crisis. Other research focuses are global political economy, lobbying and EU. She has completed degrees both in World Politics and in History. Before academia, she worked for 10 years as a political advisor and expert in the Finnish parliament, the Foreign Ministry, the European Parliament and as the International Officer for the Finnish Greens. She has worked on EU, international, human rights and development politics. She has been a member of the Europaeum’s European Scholars Programme first cohort and part of the team that won the best FT awarded prize for the project You&EU. She has been as well a member of the project Between Law and Politics analysing intellectual foundations of the European economic constitution. She has held various elected positions of trust, such as the presidency of the executive board of the Helsinki Summer University.

Professor Marie-Laure Salles

Marie-Laure Salles is the Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Before joining the Institute, she was Dean of the School of Management and Innovation at Sciences Po Paris, a school she launched in 2016. Before that, she was Professor at ESSEC Business School, where she was also, in turn, Dean of the Faculty and Associate Dean for the PhD Programme.

With a PhD in Sociology from Harvard University and a habilitation à diriger les recherches from Dauphine University in Paris, Marie-Laure Salles was, until her arrival in Geneva, Professor at the Centre de sociologie des organisations (CSO) at Sciences Po Paris. Her research interests range from the role of social networks in the transnational diffusion of rules, practices and ideas, to the historical transformation of capitalism and national institutions, with a particular interest for the evolving nature of the social responsibility of firms and for the changing conditions of transnational dynamics of economic governance in the context of globalisation. She has published broadly on those issues in top academic journals and books, and has received several awards, including the prestigious Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the American Sociological Association in 2000.

Marie-Laure Salles has been a visiting professor in prestigious academic institutions in the United States and Europe. She holds a PhD honoris causa from Stockholm University and was made a Knight in the Legion of Honour by the French Government in 2017.

Professor Wim van den Doel

Wim van den Doel has been Dean of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities alliance since February 2020 and Professor of History at Leiden University since 2004. He received his PhD at Leiden University in 1994 and published mainly on the history of the Dutch East Indies. In 2021 he published a biography of Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, one of the first Western scholars visiting Mecca and one of the most important colonial administrators of his time.

From 2007 to 2017 he was dean of the faculty of Humanities of Leiden University and from 2017 to 2020 he was member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Research Council, chair of the domain Social Sciences and Humanities and responsible for National Research Agenda.

He has been involved with the Europaeum for many years.


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