Steering Committee

GGF is supported by a steering committee made up of international senior policymakers, academics, and private sector representatives from the nine participating countries – Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, and the United States.

Members of the steering committee make the final selection of GGF fellows. The committee assists GGF by providing feedback on the overall program as well as concrete input on the policy areas covered. During the working group sessions, members of the steering committee support the fellows by joining the discussions and sharing their expertise.


Yamini Aiyar

President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research (CPR)


Yugang Chen

Vice Dean, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University


Thomas Gomart

Director, Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri)


Christian Hänel

Head of Department, International Relations America and Asia, Robert Bosch Stiftung


Bruce Jones

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Director, Center on International Cooperation, New York University


Sota Kato

Executive Director at the Tokyo Foundation


Inge Kaul

Adjunct Professor, Hertie School of Governance; Founding Director, Office of Development Studies, United Nations Development Programme


Jiro Kokuryo

Vice-President, International Collaboration, Keio University


Andrew Moravcsik

Director, European Union Program, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution


Wolfgang Reinicke

President, Global Public Policy Institute; Founding Dean, School of Public Policy at Central European University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution


Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

Chief Executive, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)


Pramath Raj Sinha

Dean, Young India Fellowship


Matias Spektor

Associate Professor, Center for International Relations, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)


Philips Vermonte

Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)


Lan Xue

Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University


Michael Zürn

Director, International Institutions and Transnational Conflicts, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB); Founding Dean, Hertie School of Governance