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Top 100 Global Thinkers 2012


1. AUNG SAN SUU KYI, THEIN SEIN

For showing that change can happen anywhere, even in one of the world's most repressive states.
Member of parliament, president | Burma




2. MONCEF MARZOUKI

For keeping the ideas of the Arab Spring alive.
President Tunisia




3. BILL and HILLARY CLINTON

For still thinking about tomorrow.
Former president New York
Secretary of state Washington



4. SEBASTIAN THRUN

For revving up the robot-car revolution.
Computer scientist | Palo Alto, Calif.




5. BILL and MELINDA GATES

Co-chairs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Seattle





6. MALALA YOUSAFZAI

For standing up to the Taliban, and everything they represent.
Student | Pakistan




7. BARACK OBAMA

For redrawing America's global footprint.
President | Washington




8. PAUL RYAN

For doubling down on the debt crisis.
Congressman | Washington




9. CHEN GUANGCHENG

For envisioning a China with the rule of law.
Legal activist | New York




10. DAVID BLANKENHORN, NARAYANA KOCHERLAKOTA, RICHARD A. MULLER

For changing their minds.
Activist, economist, physicist | New York, Minneapolis, Berkeley, Calif.

11. JAMES HANSEN

For sounding the alarm on climate change, early and often.
Director, Goddard Institute for Space Studies | New York

12. ANGELA MERKEL

For refusing to give up on the dream of a united Europe.
Chancellor | Germany

13. EHUD BARAK, BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

For forcing the world to confront Iran's nuclear program.
Defense minister, prime minister | Israel

13. EHUD BARAK, BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

For forcing the world to confront Iran's nuclear program.
Defense minister, prime minister | Israel

14. MEIR DAGAN, YUVAL DISKIN

For begging to differ.
Former Mossad director, former Shin Bet chief | Israel

14. MEIR DAGAN, YUVAL DISKIN

For begging to differ.
Former Mossad director, former Shin Bet chief | Israel

15. BEN BERNANKE, SCOTT SUMNER
For keeping the world's largest economy afloat.
Chairman, Federal Reserve | Washington
Economist | Waltham, Mass.

15. BEN BERNANKE, SCOTT SUMNER
For keeping the world's largest economy afloat.
Chairman, Federal Reserve | Washington
Economist | Waltham, Mass.

17. ABRAHAM KAREM, WILLIAM MCRAVEN
For leading the drone revolution.
Aeronautical engineer | Lake Forest, Calif.
Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command | Tampa, Fla.

17. ABRAHAM KAREM, WILLIAM MCRAVEN
For leading the drone revolution.
Aeronautical engineer | Lake Forest, Calif.
Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command | Tampa, Fla.

18. AHLEM BELHADJ

For demanding that women have a say in the new Arab world.
President, Tunisian Association of Democratic Women | Tunisia

19. RIMA DALI, BASSEL KHARTABIL

For insisting, against all odds, on a peaceful Syrian revolution.
Activists | Syria

19. RIMA DALI, BASSEL KHARTABIL

For insisting, against all odds, on a peaceful Syrian revolution.
Activists | Syria

20. MARIO DRAGHI

For saving Europe when the politicians couldn't (or wouldn't).
President, European Central Bank | Germany

21. GEORGE SOROS

For telling Europe the ugly truth.
Philanthropist, investor | New York

22. JOYCE BANDA

For stepping in and up  to fix a broken country.
President | Malawi

23. ED MORSE

For proving that energy independence is no fantasy.
Economist | New York

24. THOMAS PIKETTY, EMMANUEL SAEZ

For making the graph that Occupied Wall Street.
Economists | France; Berkeley, Calif.

24. THOMAS PIKETTY, EMMANUEL SAEZ

For making the graph that Occupied Wall Street.
Economists | France; Berkeley, Calif.

25. NADIM MATTA

For showing that everyone needs a 100-day plan, not just presidents.
President, Rapid Results Institute | Stamford, Conn.

26. AI WEIWEI

For turning his confinement into art -- and protest.
Artist | China

27. CHRISTINE LAGARDE

For investing in the Middle East when others would not.
Managing director, International Monetary Fund | Washington

28. AHMET DAVUTOGLU, RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN

For leading from the front.
Foreign minister, prime minister | Turkey

28. AHMET DAVUTOGLU, RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN

For leading from the front.
Foreign minister, prime minister | Turkey

29. WILLEM BUITER

For warning of the Grexit.
Economist | Britain

30. ELON MUSK

For putting his money where his mind is.
Entrepreneur | Los Angeles

31. MARISSA MAYER, SHERYL SANDBERG

For having it all.
President and CEO, Yahoo!, COO, Facebook | Silicon Valley, Calif.

31. MARISSA MAYER, SHERYL SANDBERG

For having it all.
President and CEO, Yahoo!, COO, Facebook | Silicon Valley, Calif.

32. ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER

For arguing that women can't have it all -- and explaining why we'd be better off admitting it. Political scientist | Princeton, N.J.

33. SALMAN RUSHDIE

For defending free speech as if his life, and ours, depended on it.
Writer | New York

34. PAUL KRUGMAN

For wielding his acid pen against austerity.
Economist | Princeton, N.J.

35. NOURIEL ROUBINI

For being not just gloomy, but right.
Economist | New York

36. SHAI RESHEF

For giving the world a shot at the Ivy League.
Founder, University of the People | Pasadena, Calif.

37. DAPHNE KOLLER, ANDREW NG

For working to make education a human right.
Computer scientists | Palo Alto, Calif.

37. DAPHNE KOLLER, ANDREW NG

For working to make education a human right.
Computer scientists | Palo Alto, Calif.

38. DICK and LIZ CHENEY

For keeping the neocon flame alive.
Former vice president, director of Keep America Safe | Washington

38. DICK and LIZ CHENEY

For keeping the neocon flame alive.
Former vice president, director of Keep America Safe | Washington

39. CONDOLEEZZA RICE

For updating Rockefeller realism for the Tea Party era.
Former secretary of state | Palo Alto, Calif.

40. EUGENE KASPERSKY

For decoding the secrets of cyberwar.
Computer security expert | Russia

41. SIMA SAMAR

For defending Afghanistan's women, even as the world looks away.
Chair, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission | Afghanistan

42. DEBBIE BOSANEK, WARREN BUFFETT

For demanding that a secretary not pay more than her billionaire boss.
Administrative assistant, investor | Omaha, Neb.

42. DEBBIE BOSANEK, WARREN BUFFETT

For demanding that a secretary not pay more than her billionaire boss.
Administrative assistant, investor | Omaha, Neb.

43. CHARLES MURRAY

For showing that conservatives have no monopoly on family values.
Author | Burkittsville, Md.

44. ANDREW MARSHALL

For thinking way, way outside the Pentagon box.
Military futurist | Washington

45. ALEXEY NAVALNY

For finding the Kremlin's weak spot.
Activist blogger | Russia

46. THOMAS MANN, NORMAN ORNSTEIN

For diagnosing America's political dysfunction.
Political scientists | Washington

46. THOMAS MANN, NORMAN ORNSTEIN

For diagnosing America's political dysfunction.
Political scientists | Washington

47. MOHAMMAD FAHAD AL-QAHTANI

For putting Saudi Arabia on trial.
Activist | Saudi Arabia

48. ABDULHADI, MARYAM, and ZAINAB AL-KHAWAJA, NABEEL RAJAB

For insisting that free speech is a right, no matter where you live.
Activists | Bahrain

49. HARUKI MURAKAMI

For his vast imagination of a globalized world.
Novelist | Japan

50. ROBERT KAGAN

For writing the one book Obama and Romney could agree on.
Author | Washington

51. NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA

For showing Africa how to break the resource curse.
Finance minister | Nigeria

52. MARTIN FELDSTEIN

For getting the eurocrisis right  two decades ago.
Economist | Cambridge, Mass.

53. MOHAMED EL-ERIAN

For charting the economy's new new normal.
CEO, Pimco | Newport Beach, Calif.

54. YU JIANRONG

For daring to be specific about how to change China.
Director, Center for the Study of Social Problems | China

55. MICHAEL SANDEL

For revealing the moral limits of markets.
Political philosopher | Cambridge, Mass.

56. JOHN BRENNAN

For bringing the war on terror to the real enemy  al Qaeda.
White House counterterrorism advisor | Washington

57. JAMEEL JAFFER

For insisting that assassination is not an American value.
Director, ACLU Center for Democracy | New York

58. BJORN LOMBORG

For taking the black and white out of climate politics.
Director, Copenhagen Consensus Center | Czech Republic

59. HAMAD BIN KHALIFA AL THANI

For filling the leadership vacuum in the Middle East.
Emir | Qatar

60. HEW STRACHAN

For asking the generals, What are you doing with all those guns?
Military historian | Britain

61. HUSAIN HAQQANI, FARAHNAZ ISPAHANI

For pushing tough love for their troubled country.
Former Pakistani officials | Washington

61. HUSAIN HAQQANI, FARAHNAZ ISPAHANI

For pushing tough love for their troubled country.
Former Pakistani officials | Washington

62. ESTHER DUFLO

For relentlessly testing our assumptions about poverty.
Economist | Cambridge, Mass.

63. KIYOSHI KUROKAWA

For daring to tell a complacent country that groupthink can kill.
Doctor | Japan

64. DARON ACEMOGLU, JAMES ROBINSON

For showing it's politics that makes states fail.
Economist, political scientist | Cambridge, Mass.

64. DARON ACEMOGLU, JAMES ROBINSON

For showing it's politics that makes states fail.
Economist, political scientist | Cambridge, Mass

65. PAUL ROMER

For dreaming big about how to reinvent cities.
Economist | New York

66. ALEXANDER MACGILLIVRAY

For defending free speech in the Twitter era.
General counsel, Twitter | San Francisco

67. RUCHIR SHARMA

For dusting the gold off the term "emerging markets."
Managing director, Morgan Stanley | New York

68. CHINUA ACHEBE

For forcing Africa to confront its demons.
Author | Providence, R.I.

69. MA JUN

For dreaming of blue skies over China -- and working to make them.
Environmentalist | China

70. YEVGENIA CHIRIKOVA

For outsmarting Vladimir Putin, one tree at a time.
Environmentalist | Russia

71. RAND PAUL

For telling America to come home.
Senator | Washington

72. SRI MULYANI INDRAWATI

For making the Indonesian Miracle, and taking it international.
Managing director, World Bank | Washington

73.  WANG JISI

For telling us what China really thinks about America.
Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University | China

74. RAJ CHETTY

For following the numbers -- wherever they lead.
Economist | Cambridge, Mass.

75. ASGHAR FARHADI

For his eloquent case for coexistence.
Filmmaker | Iran

76. ADELA NAVARRO BELLO

For telling the world about the drug war's brutal reality.
Journalist | Mexico

77. NITISH KUMAR

For turning around India's poorest state.
Chief minister, Bihar | India





79. ELIOT COHEN

For writing the GOP's foreign-policy playbook in 2012.
Political scientist | Washington

80. RAGHURAM RAJAN

For saving India from its politicians.
Economist | India

81. PATRICE MARTIN, JOCELYN WYATT

For redesigning the war on poverty.
Directors, IDEO.org | San Francisco

81. PATRICE MARTIN, JOCELYN WYATT

For redesigning the war on poverty.
Directors, IDEO.org | San Francisco

82. ROBERT D. KAPLAN

For putting geography back on the map.
Chief geopolitical analyst, Stratfor | Stockbridge, Mass.

83. KAI-FU LEE

For building the new Chinese Internet.
CEO and chairman, Innovation Works | China

84. BETH NOVECK

For demanding open government, then creating it.
Law professor | New York

85. RADOSLAW SIKORSKI

For telling the truth, even when it's not diplomatic.
Foreign minister | Poland

86. PANKAJ MISHRA

For charting the intellectual rise of the East -- without the West.
Writer | Britain

87. TARIQ RAMADAN

For telling us that Islam and democracy can go together -- just when it matters.
Scholar | Britain

88. JÜRGEN HABERMAS

For asking, what is Europe anyway?
Philosopher | Germany

89. RICKEN PATEL

For proving web activism doesn't have to begin and end with a click.
Executive director, Avaaz | New York

90. VIVEK WADHWA

For a fresh idea in the U.S. immigration debate.
Entrepreneur | Menlo Park, Calif.

91. DANAH BOYD

For showing us that Big Data isn't necessarily better data.
Social media researcher | New York

92. SLAVOJ ZIZEK

For giving voice to an era of absurdity.
Philosopher | Slovenia

93. MARTHA NUSSBAUM

For shining a light on the West's dark corners of intolerance.
Law and ethics professor | Chicago

94. JOHN COATES

For exposing how biology affects Wall Street.
Neuroscientist | Britain

95. JONATHAN ZITTRAIN

For staring down the Internet's enemies.
Law professor | Cambridge, Mass.

96. LUIGI ZINGALES

For reminding us what conservative economics used to look like.
Economist | Chicago

97.  VIVIANE REDING

For demanding that Europe's women have a seat at the table.
Vice president, European Commission | Belgium

98. JONATHAN HAIDT

For revealing the psychology of partisanship.
Psychologist | New York

99. PETER BEINART

For diagnosing the "crisis of Zionism."
Journalist | New York

100. SANA SALEEM

For insisting that free speech is not blasphemy.
Blogger | Pakistan


Источник: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/2011globalthinkers

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