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’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 (pascallamy.eu) 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).
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.
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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