THOMAS PICKERING is a former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and former Representative to the United Nations.
Thomas Pickering

is a former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, former Representative to the United Nations, and Ambassador to Russia, India and Israel, among other ambassadorships.

BOB RAE is a former Premier of Ontario, and Member of Parliament, Canada.
Bob Rae

is a former Premier of Ontario, and Member of Parliament, Canada. Today, he is Canada's Special Envoy to Myanmar.

REND AL-FAHIM FRANCKE is a former Iraqi ambassador to the United States.
Rend Al-Fahim Francke

is a former Iraqi ambassador to the United States.

VITALY NAUMKIN is Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Chair at the Faculty of World Politics, Moscow State University.
Vitaly Naumkin

is Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Chair at the Faculty of World Politics, Moscow State University.

TUIJA TALVITIE is the Executive Director of Conflict Management Initiative (CMI), one of the world’s leading non-state conflict resolution and mediation actors.
Tuija Talvitie

is the Executive Director of Conflict Management Initiative (CMI), one of the world’s leading non-state conflict resolution and mediation actors.

MIGUEL MORATINOS is a former Minster of Foreign Affairs of Spain, and former EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process.
Miguel Moratinos

is a former Minster of Foreign Affairs of Spain, and former EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process.

SHAMIL IDRISS is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Search for Common Ground - the world’s largest dedicated peacebuilding organization.
Shamil Idriss

is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Search for Common Ground - the world’s largest dedicated peacebuilding organization.

CHARLOTTE VANGSGAARD - STRATEGIC ADVISOR Charlotte Vangsgaard is a partner in ReD Associates, a strategy consulting company that applies social science methods to business problems. Charlotte has a background in social theory and business strategy. She has worked with the C-suite of global companies across a number of industries in the US and Europe.
Charlotte Vangsgaard

is a partner in ReD Associates, a strategy consulting company that applies social science methods to business problems.

Micheal Duclos - a former French diplomat, is now Special Advisor at Institut Montaigne and member of the board of The Shaikh Group. He is the author of the policy paper “Syria: To End a Never-Ending War”, published by Institut Montaigne in June 2016.   From 1984 to 1987 he held the position of Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, between 2000 and 2002 he was French Ambassador to the Political and Security Committee in Brussels, following that and until 2006 he was the Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations. Between 2006 and 2009, Michel Duclos was Ambassador in Syria from 2009 to 2012 he was Diplomatic Advisor to the French Minister of Interior, and later Ambassador in Switzerland, from 2012 to 2014.  Michel Duclos graduated from the French National School of Administration.
Michel Duclos

is a former French diplomat who served as Ambassador in Syria from 2009 to 2012, and Diplomatic Advisor to the French Minister of Interior. He is now Special Advisor at Institut Montaigne.

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