Victoria Welborn

Victoria Welborn is a Senior Program Manager at the National Democratic Institute where she works on global topics that land at the intersection of open government and civic technology in over 50 countries. Victoria spends most of her days trying to find creative ways to help civic activists and government officials leverage technology and policy […]

Justin Wein

Justin Wein currently serves as Chief of Staff to Congressman David Price, Chairman of the Transportation and Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, a senior member of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee and the Homeland Security Subcommittee, and an Assistant Democratic Whip. In this role he serves as a senior policy advisor to the Congressman and serves […]

Hannah Vaughan Jones

Hannah Vaughan Jones is an Emmy-nominated journalist and broadcaster. She has anchored live television news programmes for CNN International and Sky News.   Hannah is a sought-after public speaker and event host with a particular interest in international development and global health. She has hosted summits and fora for multilaterals, the public and private sectors, […]

Jean Sung

Jean Sung is Head of The Philanthropy Centre, Asia for J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Prior to joining The Private Bank, she was Head of Global Philanthropy for J.P. Morgan Chase in Asia Pacific (2006 to 2013), managing the firm’s corporate giving in 13 Asian countries. In this role, Ms. Sung developed & implemented programs and […]

Ali Soufan

Ali Soufan is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Soufan Group and Founder of The Soufan Center. A leading national security and counterterrorism expert, he plays a significant advisory role in global intelligence issues. As an FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Ali investigated and supervised complex international terrorism cases, including the East Africa embassy bombings, […]

Josette Sheeran

Josette Sheeran

Ambassador Josette Sheeran, a founding trustee of the McCain Institute, currently serves as Executive Chairman. In this role, Sheeran is overseeing a strategic evaluation of the Institute’s mission and programs with a goal of ensuring transformational impact in the U.S. and the global community through the vision of its namesake, Sen. John S. McCain. Sheeran […]

Katya Rimkunas

Katya Rimkunas currently serves as the Regional Deputy Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the International Republican Institute (IRI). She brings more than 15 years’ experience in international development and democratic governance. In her current capacity she leads and manages programs that strengthen democratic institutions and processes in 20 countries and oversees the […]

Kristina Reinsalu

Kristina Reinsalu helps central and local governments and civil society organizations to understand: How ICT influences the everyday political and societal practices of citizens and society as a whole? How governments should respond to expectations and demands of citizens to act not as clients but as partners? How to make decision-making processes transparent and participative […]

Wai Wai Nu

Wai Wai Nu is a former political prisoner and the founder and Executive Director of the Women Peace Network in Myanmar. She spent seven years as a political prisoner in Burma. Since her release from prison in 2012, Nu has dedicated herself to working for democracy and human rights. Through the Women Peace Network, Nu […]

Dikembe Mutombo

Dikembe Mutombo hails from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 1987, Mutombo was the recipient of a USAID scholarship to attend Georgetown University, and he soon excelled both academically and later in basketball. His 18 seasons as an NBA superstar culminated in Mutombo’s induction into the League’s coveted Hall of Fame and the responsibility […]

Nate Mook

A seasoned entrepreneur and gifted storyteller, Nate knows what it takes to turn words into action and ideas into impact. Thanks to his extensive experience in the fields of technology, filmmaking and activism, he understands the power of a well-crafted story to bring people together and change the world. Nate serves as CEO of World […]