GGF 2030 Fellows


GGF 2030 will take place over the course of 2018 and 2019. The 27 fellows – three each from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and the US – have formed three working groups focusing on the role of cities in global governance, futures of global order and global migration and refugee challenge. The fellows will meet in four dialogue sessions, where they will have the opportunity to challenge each other, exchange ideas with experts and policymakers, and develop scenarios of the future of global governance.

The three GGF working groups will each be supported by a senior fellow who will mentor the fellows by providing expert input and analysis, acting as an intellectual sparring partner, and help translate scenarios into policy relevant outputs.


Futures of Global Order

​David Bargueño

United States, Political Officer in Pretoria, South Africa

Futures of Global Order

​Darshana M. Baruah

India, Research Analyst and Program Administrator with Carnegie India

Futures of Global Order

​Carolina Costa

Brazil, Regional Director at the Brazil and Southern Cone Practice of McLarty Associates

Futures of Global Order

Ambre Eyoum

France, Multilateral Affairs Manager at TOTAL

Futures of Global Order

​Liana Fix

Germany, Program Director at Körber Foundation

Futures of Global Order

​Liana Lim Hinch

Indonesia, Corporate Governance Consultant with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Jakarta

Futures of Global Order

​Yuho Nishimura

Japan, Director of the International Department at The Genron NPO

Futures of Global Order

​Cyril Prinsloo

South Africa, Researcher in the Economic Diplomacy Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Futures of Global Order

​Hang Zhou

China, Doctoral Candidate, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Futures of Global Order

Senior Fellow

Wolfgang Reinicke – President of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)

Wolfgang H. Reinicke is president of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and founding dean of the School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest. He is also a non-resident senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. His areas of expertise include global governance, global finance, international economic institutions, public-private partnerships, global public policy networks, and EU-US relations. His numerous publications include Global Public Policy: Governing without Government? (Brookings Institution Press, 1998), Critical Choices: The United Nations, Networks, and the Future of Global Governance (with Francis Deng, Thorsten Benner, Jan Martin Witte; IDRC Publishers, 2000), and Business UNusual: Facilitating United Nations Reform Through Partnerships (with Jan Martin Witte; United Nations Publications, 2005). He was a senior scholar with the Brookings Institution from 1991 to 1998 and a senior partner and senior economist in the Corporate Strategy Group of the World Bank in Washington, DC, from 1998 to 2000. From 1999 to 2000, while in Washington, he directed the Global Public Policy Project, which provided strategic guidance on global governance for the UN Secretary General’s Millennium Report. He co-founded the Global Public Policy Institute in 2003. From 2000 to 2011, he worked in the private sector as managing director of Galaxar SA in Geneva. Wolfgang received his master’s degree and PhD in political science from Yale University. He holds a master’s degree in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Queen Mary University of London. 

Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

​Sayid Abdullaev

United States, Associate Product Marketing Manager at Google

Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

​Thiago Assunção

Brazil, Assistant Professor of International Relations at University Center of Curitiba (Unicuritiba)

Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

Cédric Bischetti

France, Director and Founder of Makers for Change

Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

​Fransisca Christanti

Indonesia, Migrant Care Assistant at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

​Naoko Hashimoto

Japan, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Sussex (International Fellow of Nippon Foundation)

Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

​Astha Kapoor

India, Independent Public Policy Consultant

Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

​Tze-wei Ng

China, Part-time Lecturer and Consultant in Hong Kong

Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

​Helidah ‘Didi’ Ogude

South Africa, Social Development Specialist at World Bank in Washington, DC

Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

​Angela Pilath

Germany, Doctoral Researcher at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford

Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

Senior Fellow

Anne Hammerstad – International Relations Scholar

Dr Anne Hammerstad, an international relations scholar who specializes in the intersection of conflict and insecurity with humanitarian politics, refugee movements and migration. She is the author of the book The Rise and Decline of a Global Security Actor: UNHCR, Refugee Protection and Security (Oxford University Press, February 2014) and has written several articles in academic journals, as well as briefing notes, op-eds and book chapters on humanitarianism, refugees, migration, conflict and security, particularly in Southern Africa and South Asia. Her most recent work focuses on refugee and irregular migration movements to Europe and the impact of migration on the EU-Africa relationship. She has written on India as an ‘emerging’ humanitarian actor, South Africa’s response to Zimbabwean immigration, and transnational security challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is a contributor to the Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Oxford University Press, 2014). Anne received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and holds a bacherlor’s degree from the University of Oslo. She works on development assistance and humanitarian policy as a senior fellow with Agulhas Applied Knowledge and is an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Kent as well as a research associate at the South African Institute of International Affairs. She was formerly a global insecurities fellow at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and has worked at the University of Kent; Royal Holloway, University of London; and the South African Institute of International Affairs, in Johannesburg.

The Role of Cities in Global Governance

​Anjana Agarwal

India, Master’s Student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Role of Cities in Global Governance

Jodi Allemeier

South Africa, Program Lead at the Economic Development Partnership in Cape Town

Role of Cities in Global Governance

​Max Bouchet

France, Research Analyst at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program

Role of Cities in Global Governance

Carolina Guimarães

Brazil, International Consultant for Cities Alliance in Latin America

Role of Cities in Global Governance

Aidy Halimanjaya

Indonesia, Researcher, Consultant and Affiliate at the Padjadjaran University Center for Sustainable Development Goals Studies

Role of Cities in Global Governance

​Ryo Ishida

Japan, Managing Director and Head of Global Markets at Liquid in Tokyo

Role of Cities in Global Governance

​Ana Ramic

United States, Stakeholder and Outreach Manager at Atlantik-Brücke in Berlin

Role of Cities in Global Governance

​Cara Stauß

Germany, Civil Servant, Representation of the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union in Brussels

Role of Cities in Global Governance

​Min Yang

China, Program Assistant at UNESCO in Beijing

Role of Cities in Global Governance

Senior Fellow

Michele Acuto – Professor of Global Urban Politics at the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne

Michele Acuto is professor of global urban politics at the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne. He is also senior fellow (global cities) at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a fellow of the Programme for the Future of Cities at the University of Oxford. He is currently a co-chair of the Nature Sustainability international expert panel on science and the future of cities. He was previously professor of diplomacy and director of the UCL City Leadership Laboratory at University College London, a fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) at the University of Oxford, and a fellow at the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. He has taught at Australian National University, University of Canberra and National University of Singapore and has worked for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), the Kimberley Process for conflict diamonds, and the European Commission’s response to pandemic threats. He has also served as expert advisor on city diplomacy for the World Health Organization and the World Bank group. He holds a PhD from the Australian National University.