Board of Trustees
Dr. Pierre Keller
Dr. Pierre Keller started his banking career with the Swiss Bank Corporation in New York. He had also spent a number of years in the Swiss Diplomatic Service. In 1961, Dr. Keller joined Lombard, Odier & Cie and has been a partner since 1970. Dr. Keller was a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross and has been Vice President for a number of years. He is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Dr. Keller studied law at the University of Geneva and international relations at Yale University where he obtained his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.
Sir Ronald Grierson
Sir Ronald Grierson was Managing Director of S.G. Warburg (1948-1985) and Vice-Chairman of the General Electric Company (1968-1996), as well as Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of the UK Industrial Reorganization Corporation and Director-General for Industry and Technology of the European Commission in Brussels. He served on the boards of Chrysler Corporation, R.J. Reynolds Nabisco, W.R. Grace & Co., British Aircraft Corporation and International Computers Ltd.
Lord George Weidenfeld
Lord Christopher Patten
Lord Patten was educated at St Benedict's School, Ealing and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern History and was elected a Domus Exhibitioner. In 1974 he was appointed the youngest ever Director of the Conservative Research Department, a post which he held until 1979. Following the General Election of June 1983, Lord Patten was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office and in September 1985 Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science.
- Participated in the international conference Does the 'West' still exist? EU-US Relations towards 2020, at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC on 22-24 February 2007, co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Weidenfeld Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and the Europaeum.
- Participated in the Europaeum Seminar onChallenge from the East: Is the West Ready for China?, at the University of Oxford on June 23rd, 2007.
H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg
Between 9 January 2007 and 9 May 2009, H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in Mirek Topolánek's second coalition government. Between July 1990 and July 1992, he worked as chancellor of Czechoslovak President Václav Havel. Between 1984 and 1990 he chaired the International Helsinki Committee, trying to improve the human rights situation in Eastern bloc countries. He is also a regular attendant to the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg meetings.
Professor Yves Mény
Professor Yves Mény is President of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy since 2002. In 1993 he was appointed Director of the newly-founded interdisciplinary Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. Professor Mény is a member of numerous editorial committees and writes for the French newspapers Le Monde and Ouest France. He is a member of the Bureau of Political Advisers, set up by the President of the European Commission.
Dr. Erhard Busek
Dr. Busek is a Visiting Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Studies at Duke University, and Co-Chair of the Commission on Radio and Television Policy: Central and Eastern Europe. He began his professional career as legal advisor to the association of parliamentarians of the Austrian People's Party. He then served in a number of administrative positions including Secretary-General of the Austrian Federation for Trade and Commerce, Secretary-General of the Austrian People's Party, Deputy-Mayor of Vienna, Minister of Science and Research, Minister of Education, and, most recently, Vice Chancellor.
Professor Ngaire Woods
Professor Ngaire Woods is the inaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance. Prof. Woods is a recognized world authority on international relations, global economic governance, the challenges of globalization, and the role of international institutions. She founded and is the Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme. She helped to lead the creation of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and, before her appointment as Dean, served as the School’s Academic Director.
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Professor Václav Hampl
Professor Václav Hampl was elected Rector of Charles University in 2005. He is Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology at Charles University’s Second Medical School, having studied in the School of Natural Sciences and Charles University’s School of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Czech Physiological Society, the American Heart Association, the Council on Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care, and the American Physiological Society.
- Europaeum Council Member 2006
- Europaeum Council Chair 2008
- Board of Trustees 2009
Regulation of the pulmonary and fetoplacental circulations, particularly during hypoxia, and the role of the endothelium (especially nitric oxide, NO). Peripheral circulation - physiology of the vascular wall; Pulmonary circulation, ventilation/perfusion ratio; Physiology of extreme conditions.
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Professor Philippe Burrin
Professor Philippe Burrin became director of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) in 2004. Prior to his appointment at HEI, Professor Burrin taught at the University of Geneva from 1985-88, and was appointed Professor of International Relations at HEI in 1988.
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- Academic Committee member
- Delivered the Europaeum Lecture Strands of Nazi Anti-Semitism at the University of Oxford on May 16th, 2001.
History of international relations, in particular political movements and regimes, migrants and refugees, wars and military occupations, as well as mass violence and genocide.
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