100 Notable alumni of
SOAS, University of London

The SOAS, University of London is 290th in the world, 97th in Europe, and 23rd in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the SOAS, University of London sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with the SOAS, University of London won Nobel Prizes for Peace.

  1. Aung San Suu Kyi

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    Aung San Suu Kyi
    Awards
    Nobel Peace Prize in 1991
    Born in
    Myanmar Flag Myanmar
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the SOAS, University of London
    In 1987 studied Burmese literature
    Occupations
    politicianwriterhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counsellor of Myanmar (equivalent to a prime minister) and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021. She has served as the chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) since 2011, having been the general secretary from 1988 to 2011. She played a vital role in Myanmar's transition from military junta to partial democracy in the 2010s.

  2. Jemima Goldsmith

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    Jemima Goldsmith
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistactivistfilm producer
    Biography

    Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith also known as Jemima Khan is a British screenwriter, television, film and documentary producer and the founder of Instinct Productions, a television production company. She was formerly a journalist and associate editor of The New Statesman, a British political and cultural magazine, and served as the European editor-at-large for the American magazine Vanity Fair. In 1995, Goldsmith married the former cricketer and future Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, with whom she had two sons. The couple divorced in 2004.

  3. Paul Robeson

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    Paul Robeson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1898-1976 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    singerlawyerwritermusicianbasketball player
    Biography

    Paul Leroy Robeson was an American bass baritone concert artist and stage and film actor who became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political activism. Educated at Rutgers College and Columbia University, he was a star athlete in his youth. His political activities began with his involvement with unemployed workers and anti-imperialist students whom he met in Britain and continued with support for the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War and his opposition to fascism. In the United States he became active in the civil rights movement and other social justice campaigns. His sympathies for the Soviet Union and for communism, and his criticism of the United States government and its foreign policies, caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

  4. Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway

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    Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the SOAS, University of London
    Studied in 2002-2003
    Occupations
    aristocrat
    Biography

    Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway is the wife of Crown Prince Haakon. Haakon is the heir apparent to the throne, which means that should he ascend to the throne, she will automatically become Queen consort of Norway.

  5. Bülent Ecevit

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    Bülent Ecevit
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1925-2006 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politicianwriterpoettranslatorjournalist
    Biography

    Mustafa Bülent Ecevit was a Turkish politician, statesman, poet, writer, scholar, and journalist, who served as the Prime Minister of Turkey four times between 1974 and 2002. He served as prime minister in 1974, 1977, 1978–79, and 1999–2002. Ecevit was the leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP) between 1972 and 1980, and in 1989 he became the leader of the Democratic Left Party (DSP). He is credited for introducing social democratic politics to Turkey by synthesizing Kemalism with social democracy, thus making social democracy a core tenet in modern Kemalist ideology.

  6. Varun Gandhi

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    Varun Gandhi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Varun Gandhi is an Indian politician, and a third-term member of Parliament for Lok Sabha from the Pilibhit constituency. He is also member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and was inducted into Rajnath Singh's team in March 2012 as General Secretary. He hails from the Nehru–Gandhi family, which has occupied a prominent place in the politics of India since the country's independence in 1947.

  7. Maajid Nawaz

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    Maajid Nawaz
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politicianessayisthuman rights activist
    Biography

    Maajid Usman Nawaz is a British activist and radio presenter. He was the founding chairman of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank that sought to challenge the narratives of Islamist extremists, and is the host of a radio show on LBC, every Saturday and Sunday.

  8. Carter Page

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    Carter Page
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in the SOAS, University of London
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Carter William Page is an American petroleum industry consultant and a former foreign-policy adviser to Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential election campaign. Page is the founder and managing partner of Global Energy Capital, a one-man investment fund and consulting firm specializing in the Russian and Central Asian oil and gas business.

  9. Bernard Lewis

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    Bernard Lewis
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1916-2018 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    historianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Bernard Lewis, was a British American historian specialized in Oriental studies. He was also known as a public intellectual and political commentator. Lewis was the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Lewis's expertise was in the history of Islam and the interaction between Islam and the West.

  10. David Lammy

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    David Lammy
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David Lindon Lammy is an English Labour Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tottenham since the 2000 Tottenham by-election, and has served as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor in Keir Starmer's Shadow Cabinet since 2020.

  11. Antony Flew

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    Antony Flew
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1923-2010 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Antony Garrard Newton Flew was an English philosopher. Belonging to the analytic and evidentialist schools of thought, Flew was most notable for his work related to the philosophy of religion. During the course of his career he taught at the universities of Oxford, Aberdeen, Keele and Reading, and at York University in Toronto.

  12. Jason Chan Chi-san

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    Jason Chan Chi-san
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision presentertelevision actor
    Biography

    Jason Chan is a British-born Hong Kong actor and television presenter. He started off at TVB hosting a variety of English Pearl lifestyle shows, which required the use of his proficiency in various languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, and Latin.

  13. Orde Wingate

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    Orde Wingate
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1903-1944 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Major General Orde Charles Wingate, was a senior British Army officer known for his creation of the Chindit deep-penetration missions in Japanese-held territory during the Burma Campaign of the Second World War.

  14. Romila Thapar

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    Romila Thapar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    historianuniversity teacherwriterprofessorresearcher
    Biography

    Romila Thapar is an Indian historian. Her principal area of study is ancient India, a field in which she is pre-eminent. Thapar is a Professor of Ancient History, Emerita, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

  15. Fatima Bhutto

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    Fatima Bhutto
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterpoet
    Biography

    Fatima Bhutto is a Pakistani writer and columnist. Born in Kabul, she is daughter of politician Murtaza Bhutto, niece of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and granddaughter of former Prime Minister and President of Pakistan, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. She was raised in Syria and Karachi, and received her bachelor's degree from Barnard College, followed by an master's degree from the SOAS, University of London.

  16. Budiman Sudjatmiko

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    Budiman Sudjatmiko
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Budiman Sudjatmiko is an Indonesian activist and politician from Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle. He was a political prisoner during the final years of the Suharto regime.

  17. Jung Chang

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    Jung Chang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    historianautobiographerwriterbiographerlinguist
    Biography

    Jung Chang is a Chinese-born British writer now living in London, best known for her family autobiography Wild Swans, selling over 10 million copies worldwide but banned in the People's Republic of China.

  18. Dom Joly

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    Dom Joly
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    comedianjournalisttelevision presenterwriter
    Biography

    Dominic "Dom" John Romulus Joly is an English television comedian and travel writer, known as the star of Trigger Happy TV, a hidden camera show sold to over seventy countries worldwide.

  19. John Evans Atta Mills

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    John Evans Atta Mills
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1944-2012 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherlawyer
    Biography

    John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 until his death in 2012. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the governing party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election. He was previously the Vice-President from 1997 to 2001 under President Jerry Rawlings, and he contested unsuccessfully in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections as the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He was the first Ghanaian head of state to die in office.

  20. Hsieh Che-ching

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    Hsieh Che-ching
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    art historianhistorian
    Biography

    Hsieh Che-ching is a Taiwanese cultural/art history expert, broadcaster and travel writer.

  21. Zeinab Badawi

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    Zeinab Badawi
    Born in
    Sudan Flag Sudan
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    television presenterjournalistnews presenterradio personality
    Biography

    Zeinab Badawi is a Sudanese-British television and radio journalist. She was the first presenter of the ITV Morning News (later known as ITV News at 5:30), and co-presented Channel 4 News with Jon Snow from 1989 to 1998), before joining BBC News. Badawi was the presenter of World News Today broadcast on both BBC Four and BBC World News, and Reporters, a weekly showcase of reports from the BBC.

  22. Timothy Winter

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    Timothy Winter
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    intellectual
    Biography

    Abdal Hakim Murad, is an English academic, theologian and Islamic scholar who is a leading proponent of neo-traditionalism. His work includes publications on Islamic theology, modernity, Anglo-Muslim relations; and translating several Islamic texts.

  23. Mirza Tahir Ahmad

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    Mirza Tahir Ahmad
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1928-2003 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    translatorhomeopathwriter
    Biography

    Mirza Tahir Ahmad was the fourth caliph (Arabic: خليفة المسيح الرابع‎, khalīfatul masīh al-rābi) and the head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He was elected as the fourth successor of the founder of the community, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. He was elected on 10 June 1982, the day after the death of his predecessor, Mirza Nasir Ahmad.

  24. Konon Molody

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    Konon Molody
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1922-1970 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    spy
    Biography

    Konon Trofimovich Molody was a Soviet intelligence officer, known in the West as Gordon Arnold Lonsdale. Posing as a Canadian businessman during the Cold War he was a non-official (illegal) KGB intelligence agent and the mastermind of the Portland Spy Ring, which operated in England from the late 1950s until 1961.

  25. Martin Lings

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    Martin Lings
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1909-2005 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    librarianuniversity teacherwriterhistorianpoet
    Biography

    Martin Lings, also known as Abū Bakr Sirāj ad-Dīn, was an English writer, scholar, and philosopher. A student of the Swiss metaphysician Frithjof Schuon and an authority on the work of William Shakespeare, he is best known as the author of Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, first published in 1983 and still in print.

  26. David Wilson

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    David Wilson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    David Clive Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, KT, GCMG, FRSE is a retired British administrator, diplomat and Sinologist. Lord Wilson of Tillyorn was the penultimate Commander-in-Chief and 27th Governor of Hong Kong (from 1987 to 1992). He served as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the British Monarch's representative to the Assembly, in 2010 and 2011.

  27. Swapan Dasgupta

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    Swapan Dasgupta
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    journalistcolumnistpolitician
    Biography

    Swapan Dasgupta is an Indian journalist and politician. He is influential within the Indian right wing, writing columns for leading English dailies espousing Hindu nationalism. He is a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha the upper house of the Parliament of India. He had resigned as MP to contest the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election with a BJP ticket and lost to AITC candidate Ramendu Sinha. He was renominated as MP again on 1 June 2021, prompting criticism from the opposition parties.

  28. Salahuddin of Selangor

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    Salahuddin of Selangor
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1926-2001 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj was the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and eighth Sultan of Selangor.

  29. Ehsan Yarshater

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    Ehsan Yarshater
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1920-2018 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Ehsan Yarshater was an Iranian historian and linguist who specialized in Iranology. He was the founder and director of The Center for Iranian Studies, and Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Columbia University.

  30. Femi Fani-Kayode

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    Femi Fani-Kayode
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    David Oluwafemi Adewunmi Abdulateef Fani-Kayode is a Nigerian politician, essayist, poet and lawyer. He was a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was with the opposition's All Progressive Congress (APC) until June 2014 when he returned to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. Although his family lineage originates from Osun, he was born in Lagos, on 16 October 1960 to Chief Victor Babaremilekun Adetokunboh Fani-Kayode and to Chief (Mrs) Adia Adunni Fani-Kayode. He is an Ile-Ife chieftain of Yoruba descent.

  31. Har Dayal

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    Har Dayal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1884-1939 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    revolutionary
    Biography

    Lala Har Dayal Singh Mathur was an Indian nationalist revolutionary and freedom fighter. He was a polymath who turned down a career in the Indian Civil Service. His simple living and intellectual acumen inspired many expatriate Indians living in Canada and the U.S. in their campaign against British rule in India during the First World War.

  32. Frank Dikötter

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    Frank Dikötter
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    historianprofessorwriter
    Biography

    Frank Dikötter is a Dutch historian who specialises in modern China. Dikötter has been Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong since 2006. Before relocating to Hong Kong, he was Professor of the Modern History of China at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

  33. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

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    Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterlama
    Biography

    Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, also known as Khyentse Norbu, is a Tibetan/Bhutanese lama, filmmaker, and writer. His four major films are The Cup (1999), Travellers and Magicians (2003), Vara: A Blessing (2013), and Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (2017). He is the author of What Makes You Not a Buddhist (2007) and many other non-fiction works about Tibetan Buddhism.

  34. Achim Steiner

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    Achim Steiner
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Achim Steiner is an environmentalist who currently serves as the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chairman of United Nations Sustainable Development Group.

  35. Andrew Bertie

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    Andrew Bertie
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1929-2008 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    Catholic friar
    Biography

    Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie was Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta from 1988 until his death in 2008.

  36. Nasser Khalili

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    Nasser Khalili
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    art collectorentrepreneurbusinesspersonphilanthropistart historian
    Biography

    Sir Nasser David Khalili is a British-Iranian scholar, collector, and philanthropist based in London. Born in Iran and educated at Queens College, City University of New York and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, he is now a British citizen. Khalili has assembled eight art collections — the Khalili Collections — each considered among the most important in its field. These collections total 35,000 art works and include the largest private collection of Islamic art and a collection of Japanese art rivalling that of the Japanese imperial family. He has spent tens of millions of pounds on conserving, researching, and documenting the collections, publishing more than seventy volumes of catalogues and research so far. Exhibitions drawn from the collections have appeared in institutions around the world.

  37. Karen Yu

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    Karen Yu
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Karen Yu is a Taiwanese politician. She served a single term on the Legislative Yuan as a member of the Democratic Progressive Party.

  38. Catherine West

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    Catherine West
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Catherine Elizabeth West is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. She was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hornsey and Wood Green in May 2015.

  39. Gold Panda

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    Gold Panda
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    musicianrecord producercomposerdisc jockey
    Biography

    Derwin Schlecker better known by his stage name Gold Panda, is a British electronic record producer, performer, and composer.

  40. Ed Husain

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    Ed Husain
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    autobiographer
    Biography

    Ed Husain is an adjunct Professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service in Georgetown University. He is also a British writer and political advisor who has worked with leaders and governments across the world. He has held senior fellowships at think tanks in London and New York, including at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) at the height of the Arab uprisings (2010-2015). While at CFR, his policy innovation memo led to the US-led creation of a Geneva-based global fund to help counter terrorism.

  41. Frank Furedi

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    Frank Furedi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    sociologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Frank Furedi is a Hungarian-Canadian academic and emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent. He is well known for his work on sociology of fear, education, therapy culture, paranoid parenting and sociology of knowledge.

  42. Nasri Atallah

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    Nasri Atallah
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Nasri Atallah is a British-Lebanese author, producer, television host and media entrepreneur. He is one of the co-founders of Last Floor Productions and a regular contributor to GQ Middle East.

  43. Hüseyin Çelik

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    Hüseyin Çelik
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Hüseyin Çelik is a former Minister of National Education of Turkey and member of parliament for Van for the Justice and Development Party (AKP).

  44. Samia Nkrumah

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    Samia Nkrumah
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in the SOAS, University of London
    Graduated with master's degree in Arabic
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah is a Ghanaian politician and chairperson of the Convention People's Party (CPP). In the 2008 parliamentary election, she won the Jomoro constituency seat at her first attempt. She is the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana.

  45. Felix Finkbeiner

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    Felix Finkbeiner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1997-.. (age 24)
    Enrolled in the SOAS, University of London
    In 2018 studied international relations
    Occupations
    conservationistnon-fiction writerblogger
    Biography

    Felix Finkbeiner is a German environmentalist and the founder of the international tree-planting and environmental advocacy organization Plant-for-the-Planet.

  46. Zairil Khir Johari

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    Zairil Khir Johari
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zairil Khir Johari is a Malaysian politician and a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP). He is the Penang State Executive Councillor for Infrastructure and Transport. He was elected as the State Assemblyman for Tanjong Bunga, Penang in the 2018 Penang State Election. Prior to that, he was the Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera, Penang from 2013 to 2018, during which he was also the DAP Parliamentary Spokesperson for Education, Science and Technology. He is the son of Khir Johari, a former Cabinet minister. In December 2018, Zairil married lawyer and political activist Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud. In 2020, Zairil formed a rock band called Priwayat, in which he is the pianist and songwriter.

  47. Wang Gungwu

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    Wang Gungwu
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    sinologisthistorian
    Biography

    Wang Gungwu, AO, CBE is an Indonesian-born Singaporean historian, sinologist, and writer. He is a historian of China and Southeast Asia. He has studied and written about the Chinese diaspora, but he has objected to the use of the word diaspora to describe the migration of Chinese from China because both it mistakenly implies that all overseas Chinese are the same and has been used to perpetuate fears of a "Chinese threat", under the control of the Chinese government. An expert on the Chinese tianxia ("all under heaven") concept, he was the first to suggest its application to the contemporary world as an American Tianxia.

  48. Ivan van Sertima

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    Ivan van Sertima
    Born in
    Guyana Flag Guyana
    Years
    1935-2009 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    anthropologisthistorianlinguistuniversity teacherjournalist
    Biography

    Ivan Gladstone Van Sertima was a Guyanese-born British associate professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University in the United States.

  49. Suki Kim

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    Suki Kim
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in the SOAS, University of London
    Studied in 1992
    Occupations
    writerjournalistteacher
    Biography

    Suki Kim is a Korean American journalist and writer. She is the author of two books: the award-winning novel The Interpreter and a book of investigative journalism, Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite. Kim is the only writer ever to have lived undercover in North Korea to conduct immersive journalism. Kim is currently a contributing editor at The New Republic.

  50. Princess Tessy of Luxembourg

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    Princess Tessy of Luxembourg
    Born in
    Luxembourg Flag Luxembourg
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    soldier
    Biography

    Tessy Antony de Nassau, formerly Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, is a Luxembourgish businesswoman and non-profit executive. She is a former member of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg as the ex-wife of Prince Louis of Luxembourg, the son of Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

  51. Gita Sahgal

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    Gita Sahgal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950s
    Occupations
    authorjournalisthuman rights activistfilm producer
    Biography

    Gita Sahgal born 1956/1957 in Bombay, India, is a writer and journalist on issues of feminism, fundamentalism, and racism, a documentary films director, and a women's rights and human rights activist.

  52. Gamal Nkrumah

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    Gamal Nkrumah
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in the SOAS, University of London
    Graduated with doctorate in political science
    Occupations
    journalisteditor
    Biography

    Gamal Gorkeh Nkrumah is a Ghanaian journalist, a Pan-Africanist and an editor of Al Ahram Weekly newspaper. He is the eldest son of the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, and his Egyptian wife Fathia Nkrumah.

  53. Mohamed Hechmi Hamdi

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    Mohamed Hechmi Hamdi
    Born in
    Tunisia Flag Tunisia
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    journalistbusinesspersonpoliticianwriter
    Biography

    Mohamed Hechmi Hamdi, also spelled Mohamed el Hachmi El-Hamdi, Hechmi Haamdi, or Hachmi Hamdi is a Tunisian journalist, media entrepreneur and politician, who lives in London. He is founder and owner of the oppositional Al Mustakillah TV channel. After the Tunisian Revolution in 2011 he founded the "Popular Petition" party later renamed to Current of Love.

  54. Moussa Ibrahim

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    Moussa Ibrahim
    Born in
    Libya Flag Libya
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Moussa Ibrahim Gaddafi is a Libyan political figure who rose to international attention in 2011 as Muammar Gaddafi's Information Minister and official spokesman, serving in this role until the government was toppled in the Libyan Civil War. Ibrahim held frequent press conferences in the course of the war, denouncing rebel forces and the NATO-led military intervention, often in defiant and impassioned tones. His status and whereabouts remained unknown following the Battle of Tripoli in which the Gaddafi government was overthrown, although there were several claims and subsequent refutations of his capture. Eventually, in late 2014, it was discovered he was in Egypt before he was deported and fled to Serbia. On 12 January 2015 Moussa Ibrahim spoke publicly by video link at a political event hosted at the Committee Rooms Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London from an undisclosed location, also the Director of Private Security Company.

  55. Pirouz Mojtahedzadeh

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    Pirouz Mojtahedzadeh
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
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    1946-.. (age 75)
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    historiangeographerwriter
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    Pirouz Mojtahedzadeh is an Iranian political scientist and historian. He is a prominent Iranologist, geopolitics researcher, historian and political scientist. He teaches geopolitics at the Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran. He has been the advisor of the United Nations University. Mojtahedzadeh has published more than 20 books in Persian, English and Arabic on the geopolitics of Persian Gulf region and modern discourses in international relations. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature. He has been a member of the British Institute of Iranian Studies since 1993. Mojtahedzadeh earned a Ph.D. in political geography from the University of London in 1993 and a Ph.D. in political geography from the University of Oxford in 1979.

  56. Ambeth Ocampo

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    historian
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    Ambeth R. Ocampo is a Filipino public historian, academic, cultural administrator, journalist, author and curator. He is best known for his definitive writings about Philippines' national hero José Rizal and on topics on Philippine history and Philippine art through Looking Back, his bi-weekly editorial page column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

  57. Ali Ansari

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    1967-.. (age 54)
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    historian
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    Ali Massoud Ansari is the Professor in Modern History with reference to the Middle East at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he is also the founding director of the Institute for Iranian Studies.

  58. M. K. Asante

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    1982-.. (age 39)
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    screenwriterfilm directorfilm producerrapper
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    M. K. Asante is an American author, filmmaker, recording artist, and professor. He is the author of the 2013 best-selling memoir Buck.

  59. Petra Stienen

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    1965-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in the SOAS, University of London
    Studied in 1990-1991
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    columnistArabistpoliticiandiplomat
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    Catharina Petra Wilhelmina Johanna Stienen is a Dutch politician, writer and former diplomat. An Arabist by occupation, she was elected in June 2015 as a member of the Senate representing the Democrats 66 political party. Having been based in Egypt and Syria during her diplomatic career, she is known for her political commentary on the Arab world, particularly during the Arab Spring.

  60. Emma McCune

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    1964-1993 (aged 29)
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    activisthumanitarian
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    Emma McCune was an expatriate British foreign aid worker in Sudan who married then-guerrilla leader Riek Machar. She was killed when hit by a matatu in Kenya whilst expecting her first child.

  61. Ghida Fakhry

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    1970-.. (age 51)
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    journalisttelevision presenter
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    Ghida Fakhry is a British/Lebanese national and broadcast journalist, She is the host/managing editor of a weekly political program Inside America with Ghida Fakhry and a monthly global affairs program Bigger than Five on TRT World, and since 2019 she has been the moderator for Doha Debates based in Washington, DC, as well as a contributor to the Huffington Post. Since February 2020 she is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Diplomatic Courier. She is also a mentor at the Marie Colvin Journalists‘ Network

  62. Kamal Salibi

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    1929-2011 (aged 82)
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    archaeologisthistorianwriteruniversity teacher
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    Kamal Suleiman Salibi was a Lebanese historian, professor of history at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the founding Director (later Honorary President) of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies in Amman, Jordan. He was a lifetime bachelor, who devoted his life to books.

  63. Michael Cook

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    1940-.. (age 81)
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    historianuniversity teacher
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    Michael Allan Cook FBA is a British historian and scholar of Islamic history. Cook is the general editor of The New Cambridge History of Islam.

  64. Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah

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    India Flag India
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    1915-2000 (aged 85)
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    diplomatpoliticianwriter
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    Begum Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah was a Pakistani politician from Bengal, diplomat and author. She was the first Muslim woman to earn a PhD from the University of London. She was Pakistan's ambassador to Morocco from 1964 to 1967, and was also a delegate to the United Nations.

  65. Arthur Llewellyn Basham

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    1914-1986 (aged 72)
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    authorhistorian
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    Arthur Llewellyn Basham was a noted historian, Indologist and author of a number of books. As a Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London in the 1950s and the 1960s, he taught a number of famous Indian historians, including Professors R.S. Sharma, Romila Thapar A.K.Narain and V. S. Pathak.

  66. Peter Parker

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    1924-2002 (aged 78)
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    businessperson
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    Sir Peter Parker KBE LVO was a British businessman and chairman of the British Railways Board from 1976 to 1983.

  67. Mia Kang

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    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    model
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    Mia Kang is a fashion model, Muay Thai fighter, body positivity advocate, and television host based in New York City. Kang grew up in Hong Kong and was bullied as a young girl for being overweight. She halved her weight at the age of 13 and was soon scouted as a model. Kang modeled across Asia and Europe through her high school and college years. She got a master's degree in finance and financial law in England, and left modeling to work as a commodities trader, before returning to modeling in New York City and winning the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model search and being named a 2017 Rookie.

  68. Ajmal Masroor

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    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
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    politiciantelevision presenter
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    Ajmal Masroor is a Bangladeshi-born British imam, broadcaster and politician. He is well known for being a television presenter on political discussions and on Muslim channels.

  69. Luísa Diogo

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    economistpolitician
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    Luísa Dias Diogo is a Mozambican politician who served as Prime Minister of Mozambique from February 2004 to January 2010. She replaced Pascoal Mocumbi, who had been Prime Minister for the previous nine years. Before becoming Prime Minister, she was Minister of Planning and Finance, and she continued to hold that post until February 2005. She was the first female Prime Minister of Mozambique. Diogo represents the party FRELIMO, which has ruled the country since independence in 1975.

  70. Ananda Devi

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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    poetnovelistshort story writerwriter
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    Ananda Devi is a Mauritian writer.

  71. Inger Andersen

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    economistenvironmentalist
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    Inger Andersen is a Danish economist and environmentalist. In February 2019, she was appointed as the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP.

  72. Andrew Mango

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    1926-2014 (aged 88)
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    historian of the modern ageauthorjournalisthistorianbiographer
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    Andrew James Alexander Mango was a British BBC employee and author.

  73. Jonathan Cook

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    journalistopinion journalist
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    Jonathan Cook is a British writer and a freelance journalist based in Nazareth, Israel, who writes about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. He writes a regular column for The National of Abu Dhabi and Middle East Eye.

  74. Aaron Mike Oquaye

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    1944-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in the SOAS, University of London
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in law
    Occupations
    diplomatuniversity teacherlawyerpolitician
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    Aaron Mike Oquaye is a Ghanaian barrister and politician who served as the sixth Speaker of Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana from 2017 to 2021. An academic, diplomat and Baptist minister, he previously held the cabinet ministerial portfolios for energy and communication and was also the Ghanaian envoy to India in the Kufuor administration.

  75. Dreda Say Mitchell

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    novelistwriter
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    Louise Emma Joseph, professionally known as Dreda Say Mitchell MBE is a British novelist, broadcaster, journalist and freelance education consultant.

  76. Akbar S. Ahmed

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    India Flag India
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    1943-.. (age 78)
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    anthropologistdiplomatwriteruniversity teacher
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    Akbar Salahuddin Ahmed, is a Pakistani-American academic, author, poet, playwright, filmmaker and former diplomat. He currently holds the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and is Professor of International Relations at the American University in Washington, D.C. A former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, Ahmed was a member of the Civil Service of Pakistan and served as Political Agent in South Waziristan Agency and Commissioner in Baluchistan. He also served as the Iqbal Fellow at the University of Cambridge as well as holding teaching positions at Harvard, Princeton, and the U.S. Naval Academy. An anthropologist and scholar of Islam, he received his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He has been called "the world's leading authority on contemporary Islam" by the BBC.

  77. Mohammad Hashim Kamali

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    1944-.. (age 77)
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    juristuniversity teacher
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    Mohammad Hashim Kamali is an Afghan Islamic scholar and former professor of law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He taught Islamic law and jurisprudence between 1985 and 2004. He has been described as "the most widely read living author on Islamic law in the English language."

  78. Paul Madden

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    1959-.. (age 62)
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    diplomat
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    Paul Damian Madden is a retired British diplomat, who was High Commissioner to Singapore and to Australia, and Ambassador to Japan between 2017 and 2021.

  79. Majid Jafar

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    1976-.. (age 45)
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    businessperson
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    Majid Hamid Jafar is an UAE businessman of Iraqi origin, and the CEO of Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East's oldest privately-held oil and gas company. He is vice-chairman of the Crescent Group, his family's company, and the managing director of Dana Gas (PJSC). In 2014, he was named one of the world's 50 most influential Arabs by Middle East Magazine.

  80. Andrew Mwenda

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    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    journalist
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    Andrew Mwenda is a Ugandan print, radio and television journalist, and the founder and owner of The Independent, a current affairs newsmagazine. He was previously the political editor of The Daily Monitor, a Ugandan daily newspaper, and was the presenter of Andrew Mwenda Live on KFM Radio in Kampala, Uganda's capital city.

  81. Johnnie Carson

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    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    diplomat
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    Johnnie Carson is a diplomat from the United States who has served as United States Ambassador to several African nations. In 2009 he was nominated to become U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs by President Barack Obama. He resigned in 2013 after four years in the role and following the resignation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is currently a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group and the United States Institute of Peace.

  82. Michael Jay, Baron Jay of Ewelme

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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
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    Michael Hastings Jay, Baron Jay of Ewelme, is a British politician and former diplomat. He sits as a Crossbench member of the House of Lords, and previously served as Ambassador to France and Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  83. Dewi Fortuna Anwar

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    academic
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    Prof. Dewi Fortuna Anwar, M.A, Ph.D is a scientist, professor, and the Deputy Secretary for Political Affairs to the Vice President of Indonesia. She received her Ph.D from Monash University.

  84. A. G. Hopkins

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    1938-.. (age 83)
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    historian
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    Antony "Tony" Gerald Hopkins, FBA is a British historian specialising in the economic history of Africa, European colonialism, and globalisation. He is Emeritus Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History at the University of Cambridge and an Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge.

  85. Ronald P. Dore

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    Years
    1925-2018 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    sociologist
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    Ronald Philip Dore was a British sociologist specialising in Japanese economy and society and the comparative study of types of capitalism. He was an associate of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and was a fellow of the British Academy, the Japan Academy, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The citation for his eminent scholar award from the Academy of International Business describes him as "an outstanding scholar whose deep understanding of the empirical phenomena he studied and ability to build on it to develop theoretical contributions are highly respected not only by sociologists but also by economists, anthropologists, historians, and comparative business systems scholars".

  86. Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani

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    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
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    Sheikha Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani, is a Qatari diplomat who currently serves as the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations.

  87. Leslie Griffiths

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    1942-.. (age 79)
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    ministerpolitician
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    Leslie John Griffiths, Baron Griffiths of Burry Port is a British Methodist minister and life peer in the House of Lords where he sits with the Labour Party from 2004. He served as President of the Methodist Conference from 1994 to 1995.

  88. Shirani Bandaranayake

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    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    lawyerjudge
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    Upatissa Atapattu Bandaranayake Wasala Mudiyanse Ralahamilage Shirani Anshumala Bandaranayake served as the 43rd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka. Although a qualified lawyer, she has never practiced law. After university Bandaranayake entered academia, holding a number of senior positions at the University of Colombo, including Associate Professor of Law and the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Colombo. She was first appointed to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 1996, becoming Sri Lanka's first female Supreme Court Judge. Bandaranayake was appointed chief justice in May 2011 following the mandatory retirement of Asoka de Silva. Bandaranayake was controversially impeached by Parliament and then removed from office by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in January 2013. and on 28 January 2015 the government of Sri Lanka, had removed all obstacles for Bandaranayake to hold her position as the 43rd Chief Justice by the President Maithripala Sirisena, on the ground that her 2013 impeachment was unlawful and as such the appointment of Mohan Peiris, her successor, was void Ab initio. This paved the way for Bandaranayake to resume duties on 28 January 2015. She retired from the position just after one day of her reappointment on 29 January 2015 claiming support for a free and fair Judiciary in Sri Lanka.

  89. Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam

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    1974-.. (age 47)
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    politician
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    Gajendrakumar Gangaser Ponnambalam is a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament. He is the leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress, a member of the Tamil National People's Front.

  90. Manuel de Araújo

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    1970-.. (age 51)
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    politicianeconomist
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    Manuel A. Alculete Lopes de Araújo is a Mozambican politician who has been Mayor of Quelimane since December 2011.

  91. Stefano Lentini

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    1974-.. (age 47)
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    composermusiciansongwritersinger
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    Stefano Lentini is a music composer based in Rome, Italy. He has composed and produced music extensively for film, television and theatre, working in a large variety of genres.

  92. Benedict Rogers

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    1974-.. (age 47)
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    human rights activistjournalist
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    Benedict Richard Victor Rogers is a British human rights activist and journalist based in London. His work focuses on Asia, specialising particularly on Burma, North Korea and Indonesia, but has also covered the Maldives, East Timor, Pakistan and Hong Kong. He is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Huffington Post and has appeared on BBC, CNN, Sky, Al Jazeera and other television and radio stations.

  93. Chibli Mallat

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    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
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    lawyerpoliticianuniversity teacher
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    Chibli Mallat is an international lawyer, a law professor, and a former candidate for presidency in Lebanon.

  94. Sada Mire

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    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
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    anthropologistarchaeologistAfricanist
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    Sada Mire is a Swedish-Somali archaeologist, art historian and presenter who currently serves as assistant professor at the faculty of archeology, Leiden University. She is a public intellectual and heritage activist who has argued that cultural heritage is a basic human need in her 2014 TEDxEuston talk. In 2017, Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts selected Mire as one of their 30 international thinkers and writers. She is the only active archaeologist working in the Somali territories, including Somaliland in the Horn of Africa, where she became the Director of Antiquities in 2007. Raised in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Mire fled the country at the start of the civil war at the age of 15. She then traveled to Sweden seeking asylum. She has since returned to the Horn of Africa as an archaeologist, making some notable discoveries.

  95. W. Andrew Robinson

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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    editorjournalistbiographer
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    (William) Andrew Coulthard Robinson (born 14 March 1957) is a British author and former newspaper editor.

  96. Michael Williams

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    1949-2017 (aged 68)
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    diplomat
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    Michael Charles Williams, Baron Williams of Baglan was a British diplomat and crossbench life peer.

  97. Andrew West

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in the SOAS, University of London
    1983-1988 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    linguisttype designer
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    Andrew Christopher West is an English Sinologist. His first works concerned Chinese novels of the Ming and Qing dynasties. His study of Romance of the Three Kingdoms used a new approach to analyse the relationship among the various versions, extrapolating the original text of that novel.

  98. Irene Mambilima

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    politicianjudge
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    Irene Chirwa Mambilima was the Chief Justice of Zambia from 2015 until her death in 2021. She also served as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia and presided over the 2006 and 2011 general elections and the January 2015 presidential by-election. She was part of several election observer missions including in Liberia, Kenya, Mozambique, and Seychelles. Her other international assignments included serving as Sessional Judge of the Supreme Court of The Gambia in 2003. Mambilima sat on the International Board of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) as a Director of the Africa Region. She was also a member of several professional associations including the Zambia Association of Women Judges, the Editorial Board Council of Law Reporting, the Child Fund (Zambia), Women in Law Southern Africa, and the Council of the Institution of Advanced Legal Education.

  99. Aamer Hussein

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    short story writer
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    Aamer Hussein is a Pakistani critic and short story writer

  100. Sheikh Khalifa Ezzat

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    Khalifa Ezzat was born in Bani Sweif, south of Egypt where he first received his Islamic education in the local Al-Fahsn Institute of Al Azhar located in Al-Fashin City. It was the custom of the Saft Al-Urafa community, to enrol the able and bright students for Qur'anic memorisation. Khalifa, began memorising the Qur'an, from his teachers Sheikh Husain, then his son Sheikh Muhammad, then Sheikh Sayyed Othman.