Key note speakers

Ian Goldin

Ian Goldin

Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development,

Founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, the world’s leading centre for interdisciplinary research into critical global challenges. Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change. Ian Goldin previously was World Bank Vice President and the Group’s Director of Development Policy, after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Nelson Mandela.

Gaby Umbach

Gaby Umbach

Founding Director of “GlobalStat”


Co-directs the projects “Global Governance by Indicators” and “On the Political Economy of Measuring State Capacity and Governance”at the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI in Florence.





Jerome Creel

Jérôme Creel

Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Sciences-Po


Jerome Créel is Director of the Research Department at Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques and Associate professor at ESCP Europe Business School.











Ivo Slaus 

Honorary president of the World Academy of Art and Science

Dean of Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations and Diplomacy (since 2010) and professor emeritus of physics, professor of diplomacy and international affairs, member of the European Commission Research, Innovation, Science Policy Expert.

Matthias Rumpf

Communication Manager at OECD







Paul Cairney 

Professor of Politics and Public Policy at University of Stirling

















Florin Georgescu 

First Deputy Governor, National Bank of Romania










Panel heads

Lee B Becker

Lee Becker

University of Georgia, USA

Deborach Malito

Debora Malito