House of Lords
Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens is a British sociologist who is known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent modern contributors in the field of sociology, the author of at least 34 books, published in at least 29 languages, issuing on average more than one book every year. In 2007, Giddens was listed as the fifth most-referenced author of books in the humanities.
Cara Mertes has overseen the activities of Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and Fund since 2006. The DFP is a global resource for independent contemporary documentary, offering funding, awards and creative support to documentary filmmakers and the field. Mertes is the recipient of multiple awards including Emmy Awards, Peabody Award and DuPont-Columbia Awards, and the ACLU Freedom of Expression Award.
Founder and Director
The Institute for Development Studies and Practices
Dr. Quratulain Bakhteari has over 30 years of experience in community organization. Her pioneering work in Pakistan has mobilized people for education, sanitation, women empowerment and professional development. Since 1998, she has focused her energies in creating spaces for young people and The Institute for Development Studies and Practices (IDSP-Pakistan) serves as a space for young people to learn, reflect and practice community development. She was a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2006 and was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Stephen Carver is regularly rated as one of the top lecturers at Cranfield. He has an ability to distill complex ideas into impactful, fun and memorable lectures--often using storytelling and games. Amongst many roles in his lifetime, Stephen has been an oilman, an entrepreneur, a father, a lecturer, an inspirationalist, a mentor and warrior. The one thing that has stayed constant in his life is change.
Global Head, Corporate Citizenship Management
Dorje Mundle took on the global role of Head of Corporate Citizenship Management at Novartis in 2008. He is responsible for driving the integration of societal issues into corporate innovation, commercial and organisational development activities. His top priority is driving business innovation to meet the needs of under-served patients in developing and developed countries alike. Prior to joining Novartis, he managed Citizenship and CSR issues for 12 years with Shell, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Novo Nordisk.