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Sanam Anderlini

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini is one of the world’s
most respected experts on gender and security. She currently serves as the Senior Gender, Peace, and Security Advisor on the U.N.’s Mediation Standby Team. She is the co-founder of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), a US-based NGO dedicated to supporting civil society activism in peace and security in conflict-affected countries. For over a decade she has been a leading international advocate, researcher, trainer, and writer on conflict prevention and peacebuilding, working with women worldwide. In 2000, she was among civil society drafters of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Between 2002-2005, as Director of the Women Waging Peace Policy Commission, Ms. Anderlini led ground-breaking field research on women’s contributions to conflict prevention, security and peacemaking in twelve countries. Since 2005, she has also provided strategic guidance and training to key UN agencies, the UK government, and NGOs worldwide, including lead consultant for a UNDP global initiative on “Gender, Community Security and Social Cohesion."

She has served on the Advisory Board of the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF), and in 2010 she was appointed to the Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) on Resolution 1325, chaired by Mary Robinson. Her most recent book, Women Building Peace: What they do, why it matters, was published by Lynne Rienner in 2007. She was lead author on the joint CIS-ICAN study, “What the Women Say: Participation and UNSCR 1325,” which was launched at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in October 2010. A native of Iran, she holds degrees from Oxford Brookes and Cambridge University.

Christian Caryl

Christian Caryl is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy, where he writes a weekly column ("Reality Check"), and at Newsweek. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. He spent the spring of 2010 as professor at the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre and is currently writing a book about global politics at the end of the 1970s. From 2004 to March 2009 he served as the head of the Northeast Asia Bureau of Newsweek, based in Tokyo. Before that, from 2000 to 2004, Carl served as Newsweek's Moscow Bureau Chief. After 9/11 he carried out numerous assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of Newsweek's reporting on the war on terror.

Earlier he served as Moscow bureau chief for U.S News & World Report starting in July 1997. Before moving to Moscow Caryl spent 13 years as a freelance journalist in Germany, where he contributed to publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Spectator and Der Spiegel. He was a 1999 finalist in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting. In his journalistic career he has reported from 37 countries. A 1984 graduate of Yale College, he speaks Russian and German.

George J. Gilboy

Based in Beijing, George J. Gilboy is chief representative, China, for Woodside Energy Ltd. of Australia. Before joining Woodside in 2005, he was the head of Strategy and Planning for Shell Gas & Power in China. Prior to joining Shell, he established the China office and consulting practice for Cambridge Energy Research Associates. He has been living and working in Beijing since 1995.

His publications have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Current History, The Washington Quarterly, Bungei Shunju (Japanese: Literature Salon), Er Shi Yi Shi Ji Shang Ye Ping Lun (Chinese: 21st Century Business Review), and Jingji Yanjiu (Chinese: Economic Research). He is the co-author, with Eric Heginbotham, of Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior: Growing Power and Alarm (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Gilboy is a 2008-2010 Public Intellectuals Program Fellow at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in political science from Boston College.

Robert Madsen
Robert Madsen works on East Asian and global politics and economics. He is also an advisor on China and Japan for a prominent macroeconomic hedge fund; a member of the Executive Council at Unison Capital, one of Japan's premier private equity groups; and a consultant to a "super-major" oil company on such topics as the global financial crisis, Chinese economics, and relations between East Asia and the Middle East. Over the last year he additionally worked as senior advisor and economist for a fund-of-funds that focused on investments in East and Southeast Asia. Since 1997, Madsen has written the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Japan Country Reports and contributed occasionally to that company's analysis of China and broader East Asia. He consults regularly for a range of government agencies, including in recent years two economics ministries, a foreign ministry and a central bank. Before joining MIT in 2004, he was a fellow at Stanford University's Asia-Pacific Research Center, Asia Strategist at Soros Private Funds Management, and an advisor to the Robert M. Bass Group on its investments in Japanese real estate. Still earlier, he worked at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant, focusing on financial institutions and international commerce. He graduated from Harvard University's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and then entered Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where he studied under the faculty of International Relations and earned a master's degree, with distinction, and a doctorate. He also holds a J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School and is a member of the California State Bar. Having spent over ten years abroad, he is fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.






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