Strategy Council

Strategy Council

Nancy Rubin

Nancy Rubin is the United States Representative to the United Nations Commission for Human Rights in New York and Geneva. Rubin served in both the Carter and Clinton administrations, in the United States Department of Agriculture, and in the Corporation for National Service. She chaired the coalition for Women in International Development and was a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of OEF International (Overseas Education Fund), which creates economic and social opportunity for women in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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John Ruggie

Professor John Ruggie is the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; and an Affiliated Professor in International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. Trained as a political scientist, Ruggie has made significant intellectual contributions to the study of international relations, focusing on the impact of economic and other forms of globalization on global rule making. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a recent survey published in Foreign Policy identified him as one of the 25 most influential international relations scholars in the United States and Canada. He has won awards from the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association.

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Adele Simmons

Adele Simmons is Vice-Chair of Chicago Metropolis 2020 where she focuses on early childhood education. At Metropolis 2020 she is also providing leadership in the planning of the 2009 Burnham Plan Centennial, and serving as Vice Chair of the Burnham Centennial Committee. She is Co-Chair of the Task Force that is developing a Climate Action Plan for the City of Chicago, at the request of the mayor. She served as a Co-Chair of the Council on Global Affairs study group on Chicago's global future. The Study Group's Report, Global Edge, was released in the fall of 2007.

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Bill vanden Heuvel

William J. vanden Heuvel has been a Senior Advisor to Allen & Co. Inc., an investment banking firm, as well as Counsel to the law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan since 1984. During the Carter administration, vanden Heuvel was U.S. Permanent Representative to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva and U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Ambassador vanden Heuvel has eloquently defended the UN's mission and importance with leadership roles in the United Nations Association of the USA and the World Federation of United Nations Associations. As Co-Chair of the Council of American Ambassadors, he has written reports on Israel and Cuba, and reported on the Northern Ireland Peace Process. He was Special Assistant to United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy from 1961 - 1964.

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Faye Wattleton

Faye Wattleton is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) in New York. Prior to joining A&M, Wattleton served as Co-Founder and President of the Center for the Advancement of Women (CFAW), an independent, nonpartisan think tank, conducting women-focused national research for public education and policy advocacy. During her leadership, CFAW received national and international acclaim for its groundbreaking research on women's opinions, experiences, roles, and status in society.
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