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William Arthurs

William Arthurs FCA FRSA (Chairman)

William Arthurs is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a member of the British Institute of Energy Economics. He is a member of the advisory board of the Landscape & Arts Network, and a trustee of the London Society, of whose journal he is the editor.

Mr Arthurs read Mathematics, and then Philosophy Politics & Economics, at Trinity College Oxford.

Ziba Norman

Ziba Norman FRSA (Director and Founder)

Ziba Norman was educated at the University of California San Diego, where she obtained a BA in English literature, followed by two years as a doctoral student and lecturer. She later trained as a lawyer and worked in the City of London. Now resident in the United Kingdom, Ms Norman is a trustee of the Forum for European Philosophy, a member of the editorial board of Prospect Magazine, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

She has also lived and worked in France, Germany and Switzerland.

She is a regular expert commentator on foreign affairs and political issues in broadcast and print media. Her articles have been published in, amongst others, the International Herald Tribune, The Observer, Prospect Magazine, El Diario Exterior, and the RSA Journal, with her analysis being regularly translated into some ten languages, including Farsi, Russian, Turkish and Polish.

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Advisory Board

Ashish Bhatt

Ashish Bhatt is an advisor with Canonbury Group. Ashish was previously the Deputy Director of the Ditchley Foundation ( Before that, he was special adviser to the Rt. Hon. Paul Boateng, Member of Parliament for Brent South between 1987 and 2005.

Samir Gurbanov

Samir Gurbanov is an international capital markets lawyer. He is a graduate of the LL.M. programme at King's College London.

Stephen Howe

Stephen Howe is Professor of the history and cultures of colonialism at the University of Bristol. His most recent books are Empire: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2002), Ireland and Empire (Oxford University Press, 2000) and Afrocentrism: Mythical Pasts and Imagined Homes (Verso, 1998).

Oliver Kamm

Oliver Kamm is a leader writer at the London Times. He joined in 2008, having been an investment banker and co-founder of a hedge fund. He discusses politics, economics and culture on his Times blog. He was the first UK-based blogger to cross over into regular newspaper commentary. He is the author of Anti-Totalitarianism: the Left-Wing Case for a Neoconservative Foreign Policy (Social Affairs Unit, 2005).

Gregory Katz

Gregory Katz, a writer and commentator based in London, is a correspondent with the Associated Press. His work has also appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly and Conde Nast Traveler. He won a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1994.

† Andrew Mango

Andrew Mango (1926 - 2014) was an author and broadcaster. His works include Ataturk: The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey and The Turks Today.

Hakan Yilmaz

Hakan Yilmaz is Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University, Istanbul.

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