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    OECD Mr Kapferer a German national was State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy He was responsible for the Department of Industrial Policy the Department of External Policy the Department of innovation and ICT as well as the Department of Small and Medium Sized Companies Policy He previously served as State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology where he was responsible for

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    and Education She was educated at Raffles Institution in Singapore and read law at the National University of Singapore She graduated with an LLB Second Upper Honours in 1986 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1987 Ms Indranee joined the Singapore office of the UK law firm Freshfields in 1987 as a legal associate A year later she joined the Litigation department of Drew Napier She was made a junior partner of the firm in 1992 and admitted as a full equity partner in 1994 With the corporatisation of the firm in 2000 she became a director of the Dispute Resolution Department of Drew Napier LLC She was then appointed the Deputy Head of the Dispute Resolution Department a post she held until October 2012 Ms Indranee was appointed Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of Singapore in January 2003 She has had an active practice as a trial lawyer Her practice areas include cross border disputes corporate and commercial disputes and international arbitration Ms Indranee has also been the Member of Parliament for the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency GRC since 2001 She was Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committees GPC for Law Home Affairs 2004 to

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    economics from Harvard University in 1987 His book The Great Stagnation How America Ate the Low Hanging Fruit of Modern History Got Sick and Will Eventually Feel Better was a New York Times best seller He was recently named in an Economist poll as one of the most influential economists of the last decade and Bloomberg BusinessWeek dubbed him America s Hottest Economist Foreign Policy magazine named him as one

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    to joining SIT he was with National University of Singapore NUS for more than 26 years and was a Professor of Civil Engineering His last appointment in NUS was the Vice Provost for Education Professor Tan s main research interests are in land reclamation deep excavation soil improvement and soil characterisation In particular he has played a leading role in the development of alternate fills for land reclamation purposes such

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    Vice Chancellor for Education before moving to his current role in September 2013 He was awarded his first degree in Acoustics and Vibration from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research in Southampton 1982 1986 and then went to Imperial College London and gained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering supported by Rolls Royce 1986 1990 He stayed at Imperial College as a lecturer before joining Airbus on a Royal Academy

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    more than 490 faculty members conducted more than 270 human subject studies a year and a similar number of in vitro and in vivo animal studies and received approximately US 40 million of research funding annually Dr Krishnan earned his medical degree and completed a rotating internship at Madras Medical College in Madras now Chennai India He then completed his residency and held a fellowship in neurobiology at the Duke University Medical Center Dr Krishnan has created a translational research center for depression in the elderly the only such center in the United States funded by the National Institutes of Health Dr Krishnan is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine the world s foremost national resource for independent scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on human health issues As a further recognition of his contributions to biomedical science Dr Krishnan received the 2007 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry More recently Dr Krishnan was the 2008 recipient of the C Charles Burlingame Award which recognizes his outstanding leadership and lifetime achievement in psychiatric research and education In 2010 Dr Krishnan was presented with the Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry by The American College of

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    Canada Christine Tausig Ford has more than three decades of experience in higher education and association management She is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Universities Canada the national organization representing Canada s 97 universities In her role as COO Ms Tausig Ford serves as internal leader of the organization with oversight of governance public affairs communications member relations international relations research and policy development She provides the president and Board of Directors with high level advice on strategic issues and motivates mentors and coaches staff to achieve their individual goals and to develop a nimble and high performance work culture open to change Her work includes the anticipation of future trends in higher education research and innovation She has a special interest in developing and supporting a new network of university women presidents in Canada Previously Ms Tausig Ford served in a number of positions at Universities Canada formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada including corporate secretary director of communications and publications and editor of the award winning magazine University Affairs Ms Tausig Ford began her career as a journalist and has written for the Times Higher Education Supplement and the U S based Chronicle

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    post Soviet area Currently he is engaged in research of evolution of universities governance and institutional autonomy in Kazakhstan He has extensive professional experience in higher education and research By background a mathematician after graduation from the Novosibirsk State University in the Soviet time he obtained his first doctoral degree in Novosibirsk Research Center Subsequently he taught in Al Farabi Kazakh National University where he started his carrier as Associate

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