Women of the FP Top 100 Global Thinkers
Foreign Policy magazine released their list of top global thinkers.
Being especially focused on FEMALES here at Anne of Carversville, we’re featuring the 20 WOMEN on Foreign Policy’s list.
Not to worry. About 40% of Anne of Carversville readers are men and they say “Just Do It!”. And why are only 20% women? Sorry guys, I can’t answer that question.
In a few cases — like Hillary and Bill Clinton — SHE shares the spotlight with him. We’re focused on HER. Sorry Bill. We’ll circle back for you another day.
Today we’re sharing the list of women and links back to their bios on Foreign Policy.
Next we’re searching for their books, TED videos, Pete Rose interviews, writing and websites — sharing the Big Think tools needed to know what these policy wonkettes are thinking, teaching, speaking, writing and advocating around the world. Anne
Women featured as Foreign Policy Top 100 Thinkers: 3. Zahra Rahnavard; 6. Hillary Clinton; 20. Clare Lockhart; 26. Aung San Suu Kyi; 28. Elinor Ostrom; 41. Esther Duflo; 48. Ayaan Hirsi Ali; 52. Helene Gayle; 59. Barbara Ehrenreich; 66. Kimberly Kagan; 70. Esther Dyson; 79. Anne-Marie Slaughter; 80. Samantha Power; 84. Hu Shuli; 85. Jacqueline Novogratz; 87. Karen Armstrong; 88. Sunita Narain; 93. Nartha Nussbaum; 97. Valerie Hudson; 99. Emily Oster
3. Zahra Rahnavard
for being the brains behind Iran’s Green Revolution and the campaign of her husband, opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi
Political scientist and Reformer | Iran
Track Zahra Rahnavard in Anne of Carversville International Women’s Rights|Iran
6. Hillary Rodham Clinton & Former President Bill Clinton
for giving “smart power” a star turn at the State Department.
Secretary of State | Washington
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20. Clare Lockhart and Ashraf Ghani
for having the courage to call out failed states — and then try to fix them.
Afghan political leader | Institute for State Effectiveness | Afghanistan
CEO, Institute for State Effectiveness | Washington
Illustration by Joseph Cardiello for FP
26. Aung San Suu Kyi
for being a living symbol of hope in a dark place.
activist | national league for democracy | Burma
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28. Elinor Ostrom
for showing us that the global commons isn’t such a tragic place after all.
Political scientist | Indiana University | Bloomington, Ind.
First woman to win Nobel Prize in Economics
See RedTracker: Elinor Ostrom First Woman to Win Nobel Prize in Economics
41. Esther Duflo
for adding quantitative rigor to assessments of foreign aid.
economist | MIT | Cambridge, Mass.
48. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
for her provocative critique of Islam, the religion of her youth.
Author | American Enterprise Institute | Washington
52. Helene Gayle
for putting HIV/AIDS in its big-picture context. CEO of Care
Physician | CARE | Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS | Atlanta, GA
59. Barbara Ehrenreich
for her relentless efforts to understand the root causes of poverty and inequality.
Social commentator | Key West, Fla.
66. Kimberly Kagan (and Donald, Robert, and Frederick)
for shaping the debate over Iraq and Afghanistan
Read Why the Taliban are Winning for Now Foreign Policy
70. Esther Dyson
for accurately forecasting how the Internet will shape us.
internet Entrepreneur | Edventure holdings | New York
79. Anne-Marie Slaughter
for helping transform Foggy Bottom from the inside out.
Director, Policy Planning | State Department | Washington
80. Samantha Power
for moving from moral authority to government authority on human rights.
White House special assistant | National Security Council | Washington
84 . Hu Shuli
for persisting in the idea that public accountability is possible even in one-party China.
journalist | China
85. Jacqueline Novogratz
for helping build a new generation of social entrepreneurs.
Development entrepreneur | Acumen Fund | New York
87. Karen Armstrong
for advocating a truce in the religion wars.
Religious scholar | Britain
88. Sunita Narain
for giving voice to India’s environmental conscience.
Director | Centre for Science and Environment | India
93. Martha Nussbaum
for making philosophy matter.
Philosopher | University of Chicago | Chicago
97. Valerie Hudson
for showing that gender imbalances have global consequences.
Political scientist | Brigham Young University | Provo, Utah
Read Y. researcher finds war link to the treatment of women Desert News
99. Emily Oster
for her creative research into what really helps the poor.
Economist | University of Chicago Booth School of Business | Chicago