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Marek Kowalkwiecz

Marek Kowalkiewicz is founding director of the Queensland University of Technology Research Centre for the Digital Economy. He previously led innovation teams in Silicon Valley for one of the largest enterprise software vendors in the world. In 2023, Thinkers360 included him in its list of the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence.

Jules Boykoff

Jules Boykoff is a professor of politics and government at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. His writing on the connection between politics and sport have appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Nation, the Los Angeles Times and New Left Review. He is also a former professional soccer player who represented the US U-23 men’s national team in international competition.

Alison Young

Alison L. Young is Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge, UK and Academic Associate at 39 Essex Chambers. From March 2024 she has been appointed Public Law Commissioner. She has taught constitutional law at the University of Oxford and currently teaches at the University of Cambridge. She has appeared on BBC radio and television news broadcasts on constitutional issues, including on Law in Action, The Briefing Room, and Unreliable Evidence. She is a legal advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution and also regularly gives evidence to parliamentary committees on constitutional issues.

Hindpal Singh Bhui

Dr Hindpal Singh Bhui OBE is an Inspection Team Leader at HM Inspectorate of Prisons and a Visiting Law Professor at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. He has worked in prisons for over 25 years undertaking hundreds of visits to places of detention around the world. He has also led various thematic reviews on custody in England and Wales, including on foreign prisoners, minority ethnic prisoners, rehabilitative work and immigration detention. He has given evidence to numerous UK parliamentary committees, public inquiries and the European Parliament, and is a regular speaker at international conferences.

Robert Gildea

Robert Gildea is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Oxford, and a specialist on French and European history in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2003 he won the Wolfson Prize for History.

Tim Lankester

Tim Lankester was Margaret Thatcher’s first private secretary for economic affairs. He subsequently held senior positions at HM Treasury, the IMF, World Bank, Overseas Development Administration, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is author of The Politics and Economics of Britain’s Foreign Aid: The Pergau Dam Affair (2013).

Gerry Mitchell

Gerry Mitchell is a freelance policy researcher, working most recently for the Think-tank for Action on Social Change (Dublin), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Stockholm and London) and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (Brussels).

Marcos González Hernando

Marcos González Hernando is Honorary Research Fellow at the UCL Social Research Institute, Postdoctoral Researcher at Universidad Diego Portales and Adjunct Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Conflict and Social Cohesion.