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The Lecturers

Chris Patten

Commissioner for External Relations, European Union. Former UK Minister for Overseas Development, Secretary of State for the Environment, Chairman of the Conservative Party and the last Governor of Hong Kong. Chaired the Independent Commission on Policing of Northern Ireland. Author of East And West (Macmillan, 1998).
Dr Tom Lovejoy

Chief Biodiversity Adviser for the World Bank and Counsellor at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington. Former member of the White House Science Council and UN Environment Programme. Founder of the public television series, Nature, and specialist in environmental biology of the tropics and Latin American region. Editor (with R.L. Peters) of Global Warming And Biological Diversity, Yale University Press, 1992).
Sir John Browne

Chief Executive Officer of BP Amoco and non-executive director of SmithKline Beecham, Intel and Daimler. Physics degree from St John's College, Cambridge, and graduate of Stanford Business School. Trustee of the British Museum and chairman of Stanford Business School's Advisory Council. BP Amoco is Britain's largest company and the third largest oil corporation in the world, with interests in 20 countries including large holdings in Alaska and the North Sea.
Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland

Director General of the World Health Organisation A qualified medical doctor specialising in child and public health. Former Minister of the Environment and Prime Minister of Norway. Chaired the World Commission on Environment and Development that led to the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 1992. Our Common Future, Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987.
Dr Vandana Shiva

Founder Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, New Delhi. Trained as a physicist. Adviser to governments in India and abroad. Member of NGOs such as the International Forum on Globalisation, Women's Environment and Development Organisation and Third World Network. Founder of Navdanya, national movement promoting diversity and use of native seeds. Attended the World Trade Organisation summit in Seattle, 1999. Author of Biopiracy (South End Press, USA, 1997).
The Prince of Wales

Prince Charles has been publicly voicing his concerns about the environment for decades - long before it became a mainstream issue. He has actively promoted ideas of sustainable development in speeches, through his support for various organisations, and in his own commitment to organic farming at Highgrove.
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1: Governance - Chris Patten

2: Biodiversity - Tom Lovejoy

3: Business - John Browne

4: Health & Population - Gro Harlem Brundtland

5: Poverty & Globalisation - Vandana Shiva

6: A Royal View - The Prince of Wales

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