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Ms. Maria Lourdes Landivar

Vice Chairwoman of the International Young Democrat Union (IYDU), a global alliance of centre-right political youth organizations with 127 members from more than 81 different nations, it is the youth wing of the International Democrat Union


Patricia AHANDA is also Deputy Mayor in charge of Digital and Vocational Training in the Paris region, in the city of Champigny-sur-Marne. Committed to the issues of Women's Leadership, Women's Entrepreneurship and to fight against social, economic and gender inequalities, she is named in 2018 Forbes Under 30 Fellows.

Mr. Hallelujah Lulie Wondimu

Currently, he is a Program Director at Amani Africa; an independent policy research think tank based in Addis Ababa. He is a graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) specializing on nationalism and democratization. Prior to that, he worked as a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) for seven years, and as a research consultant for the international Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for a year.

Mr. Ali Belhaj Zahi

I achieved my Professional Master’s Degree in Industrial and manufacturing Engineering. I am the CEO and Co-founder of EVOCRAFT, a startup designing the next generation of educational robots and providing workshops in robotics for youth and kids in order to enlarge their knowledge about technology. EVOCRAFT was selected among the Top 10 Startups of the year 2018 in the Startup Istanbul Event.

Ms. Ana Paula Barreto

She has several years of experience as human rights international professional and worked with UNICEF in Brazil and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Ethiopia. Ana is also one of recipients of the 2018 United Nations Fellowship for People of African descent in Geneva and she is currently working on her thesis on the health needs of Internal Displaced and refugee women in Ethiopia. The thesis will also become a short-documentary.

Mr. Thomas Richter

As Development Officer, Thomas also leads all partnerships for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Brussels. Prior to starting with IDA Group in 2011, Thomas worked for Peter Altmaier, the current Germany Minister of the Economy, as well as spending time in the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU and the U.S. House of Representatives gaining in-depth knowledge of the political processes in Europe, Germany and the United States.


A King's College London and University College London (UCL) graduate in international relations, she also spent a semester at the American University of Beirut (AUB). 

Mr. Jordan Campbell

His work spans across arts advocacy and education policy, where he has also lobbied Congress on behalf of cultural and arts education. In 2017, he conducted original research at Americans for the Arts regarding emerging leaders, which galvanized the organization’s efforts around broadening and diversifying the leadership pipeline. What drives Jordan's passion for the arts and education is his own work as an actor. Most recently, he embarked on the first Broadway National Tour of the musical Amazing Grace, and received a prestigious Helen Hayes Award nomination for his portrayal of Mrs.

Mr. Ahmed Rachid El-Khattabi

The focus of his work is on managerial and technological innovation in the water sector, water conservation programs, urban water pricing, and demand for irrigation. He received his Master’s in Economics from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2016. Originally from Morocco, A.R. has also lived in California and Illinois, where he attended and graduated from Stanford University in 2010 and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013.

Mr. Andrew Bishop

In his role, Andrew is responsible for overseeing the relevance, timeliness, rigor, and accuracy of the firm’s research. Andrew is also a Director in the firm's Global Macro practice, where he advises clients about global political phenomena (e.g.


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