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New Ideas for a Fair Globalization: Crisis Management in an Increasingly Volatile World

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When disaster strikes, be it linked to political or environmental factors, efficient and effective humanitarian aid is essential in order to help the most vulnerable. How can the EU and the UN jointly contribute to providing the most effective humanitarian aid where it is most needed?

Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations, New York
Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Valerie AMOS

Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations, New York

 Valerie Amos is the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Ms. Amos brings extensive knowledge and experience to the position. She was most recently the United Kingdom s High Commissioner to Australia.
 
 She has been a long time campaigner and advocate on human rights, social justice and equality issues. She is a former Secretary of State for International Development in the British Government and was also President of the Privy Council and Leader of the House of Lords.
 
 Born in Guyana, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a Master of Arts in cultural studies as well as honorary doctorates from eleven UK and one US University. She was awarded the order of the Volta by the Government of Ghana and has also been honoured by the Government of Benin. She was also recognised by the Smithsonian Museum for African Art for her work on the continent.

Array Kristalina GEORGIEVA

Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels

Ph.D. (Economic Sciences), University of National and World Economy, Sofia. Thesis: Environmental Protection Policy and Economic Growth in the USA Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia Research Fellow, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Visiting Professor, University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and Australian National University. Lectured on Economies in Transition Consultant, Environomics and Merser Management Consulting Inc, Environmental policy services for Central and Eastern Europe Environmental Economist/Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Division, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C. Sector Manager, Environment, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group Sector Director, Environment and Social Development, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group Director, Environment Department, The World Bank Group Director and Resident Representative of the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group, Moscow Director, Strategy and Operations, Sustainable Development, The World Bank Group Vice President and Corporate Secretary, The World Bank Group European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response, Brussels European Commission Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Brussels
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Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels Austrian Embassy, Moscow Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
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 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna