Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Jean-Marie Guéhenno is Director of the Kent Global Leadership Program on Conflict Resolution, Director of the International Conflict Resolution (ICR) Specialization, and Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of Practice at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Guéhenno first came to SIPA in 2010 to serve as the Director of the Center of International Conflict Resolution and the Associate Director of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies. He left in 2014, when he was appointed President and CEO of the International Crisis Group. He is now a member of the U.N. Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. Guéhenno previously served as United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations from 2000-2008. In that role, he led the largest expansion of peacekeeping in the history of the UN, overseeing approximately 130,000 staff on eighteen missions.

Before joining the United Nations, Guéhenno served as director of policy planning in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ambassador to the Western European Union, and chairman of the French Institute of Higher Defense Studies. He is also a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Guéhenno has taught extensively in the U.S. and Europe. His most recent book, Le premier XXIe siècle: De la globalisation á l’émiettement du monde, was published in September 2021 by Flammarion Press.

Merit E. Janow

Merit Janow is the former Dean (2013-2021) of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is an internationally recognized expert in international trade and investment with extensive experience in academia, government and business, and has been involved with the Asia-Pacific region for her entire life. For the past 27 years, Janow has been a professor at both SIPA and Columbia Law School, where she teaches graduate courses in the digital economy, international trade and investment law and policy, comparative antitrust law and policy, and China in the global economy.

In addition, Janow has had three periods of government service: as the first female elected to the WTO Appellate Body (2003-2006), Executive Director of the first international antitrust advisory committee to the Attorney General at the US Justice Department (1997-2000), and Deputy Assistant USTR for Japan and China in the Executive Office of the President (1989-1993).

Muhtar Kent

Muhtar Kent is Retired Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company (2009-2017), as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Kent joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1978 and has held numerous positions over more than three decades with the Company. In 2005, he became President of Coca-Cola International, leading all of the Company’s operations outside North America. In 2006, he was named President and Chief Operating Officer, and he became CEO in 2008.

Active in the global business community, Kent is a member of the board and past Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum, past Chairman of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, a board member and past Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council, a past board member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and past Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. ASEAN Business Council. Throughout his career, Kent has demonstrated a deep commitment to international cooperation and a conviction that business has a particular responsibility in helping build peaceful societies.

Luis Alberto Moreno

Luis Alberto Moreno is former President of the Inter-American Development Bank (2005-2020) and former Colombian Ambassador to the United States (1998-2005). He also served as Colombia’s Minister of Economic Development under President César Gaviria (1992-1994). Moreno recently joined Allen & Company LLC as Managing Director, and is a Board Member of DOW and FEMSA, among other organizations. 

Sam Nunn

Sam Nunn is a former U.S. Senator and co-founder of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. Nunn served the state of Georgia in Congress, first in the House of Representatives (1968-1971) and then as a Senator (1972-1997), during which he chaired the Senate Committee on Armed Services and wrote several important pieces of legislation. His most noteworthy legislative achievements include drafting the 1986 Department of Defense Reorganization Act and, with Sen. Richard Lugar, the 1991 Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program. The former resulted in the most significant defense reorganization since the National Security Act of 1947, and the latter provided incentives for Russia and the former Soviet republics to destroy excess nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. For their pioneering legislation, Senators Nunn and Lugar were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in both 2000 and 2001. Nunn also served on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and on the Intelligence and Small Business Committees.

Following his retirement from politics, Nunn has practiced law in his home state and served on corporate boards. In addition, he continues to teach at Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, renamed in his honor in 1990. In 2001, Nunn founded the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to prevent catastrophic attacks and accidents with weapons of mass destruction and engages in model programs to inspire private and governmental efforts toward nuclear, biological, and chemical threat reduction.

Clyde Tuggle

Clyde Tuggle is a partner at Pine Island Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm with a presence in Washington, D.C. and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He previously spent 30 years at The Coca-Cola Company, where he was a member of the company's Executive Committee and led their global public affairs and communications functions. In addition to the Kent Global Leadership Program, Tuggle also serves on the advisory board of JTEC Energy.