Harriet Lamb | Mark Leonard | Tony Lerman | Marek Lesniewski-Laas | Rika Lesser | Antony Lewis | Peter van Lieshout | Anatol Lieven | Mark Lilla | Björn-Ola Linnér | Fatos Lubonja | Igor Lukes
Harriet Lamb has been Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation since 2001. She has guided the Foundation through a period of staggering growth, which has seen estimated sales of Fairtrade products in the UK increase from £30m to more than £290m in 2006, with more than 3500+ retail and catering products carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark. (2009)
Mark Leonard is Director of Foreign Policy at the London-based Centre for European Reform where he writes on Europe’s relations with the United States, the Middle East and China. His first book, Why Europe will run the 21st Century, was published in the UK in February 2005. He is a member of the British Government’s “Public Diplomacy Strategy Board,” which advises the Foreign Secretary on how to present Britain around the world.
He was responsible for drafting a public diplomacy strategy for the British Government in the Middle East after September 11. Mark has also worked with the European Commission on communicating Europe, the Norwegian Government on Norwegian public diplomacy, and the National Audit Office on “Blue Sky Thinking” on ways of measuring foreign policy effectiveness.
Tony Lerman recently took up the post of Executive Director of JPR, the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, in London. From 1999-2006 he was Chief Executive of Hanadiv Charitable Foundation, a grant-making trust supporting Jewish life in Europe, which he established for Lord Rothschild. The Foundation focused on supporting projects in the field of academic Jewish studies, Jewish heritage and culture, civil society and community-building.
Rika Lesser is the author of four collections of poetry: Etruscan Things (1983), All We Need of Hell (1995), Growing Back (1997), and Questions of Love (2008). She has been the recipient of the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship, fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Translation Prize of the Swedish Academy.
Lesser has translated poetry collections by Göran Sonnevi, Gunnar Ekelöf, and Claes Andersson, as well as Rilke and Hesse (including Siddhartha: An Indic Poem). She served as Swedish-language editor for Graywolf’s New European Poets. Yale University Press is publishing her translation of Sonnevi’s Mozart’s Third Brain in fall 2009.
Antony Lewis is a journalist and former New York Times columnist. He joined the New York Times in 1969. The author of several books, Lewis is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for national reporting: in 1955, for a series of articles in the Washington Daily News on the federal government’s loyalty security program, and in 1963, for distinguished reporting in his coverage of the Supreme Court’s proceedings in that year. (2005)
Peter van Lieshout
Anatol Lieven is Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation and former senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously covered Central Europe for The Financial Times; Pakistan, Afghanistan, the former Soviet Union and Russia for The Times (London); and India as a freelance journalist. He was also an editor at the International Institute for Strategic studies in London, where he worked for the Eastern Services of the BBC.
Mr. Lieven is the author of numerous books on foreign policy, including The Baltic Revolution: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence (1993), which won the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing and the Yale University Press Governors’ Award. His latest book is America Right and Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism. (2005)
Björn-Ola Linnér is associate professor and director of the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research at Linköping University, Sweden. His research focuses on international policy on climate change and sustainable development. (2009)
Fatos Lubonja is one of Albania’s most outspoken human rights activists. He graduated from Tirana University in theoretical physics in 1974 and was arrested in the same year and sentenced to seven years imprisonment for “agitation and propaganda against the state” because of his political writings.
In 1979, while serving his first sentence, he was charged again and sentenced to another ten years in prison and labor camps. He was released in 1991 with most of Albania’s political prisoners and co-founded Albania’s first ever human rights group, which later became the Albanian Helsinki Committee.
Since 1994 he has been both editor and publisher of Pepjekja (“Endeavor”), Albania’s leading critical social/political journal. He is the author of three books, including a novel he wrote while in prison. (2006)
Igor Lukes is University Professor and Professor of International Relations at Boston University and Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Boston. He is a historian of Central Europe in the twentieth century. He has written about Europe between the world wars and about contemporary developments in East Central Europe, Russia, and the Balkans. (2007)