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  1. Bjørn Lomborg

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Writing for PS since 2005
    176 Commentaries

    Bjørn Lomborg, a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School, is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. His books include The Skeptical Environmentalist, Cool It, How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, The Nobel Laureates' Guide to the Smartest Targets for the World, and, most recently, Prioritizing Development. In 2004, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people for his research on the smartest ways to help the world. 

  2. Mark Leonard

    Mark Leonard

    Writing for PS since 2004
    101 Commentaries

    Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict (Bantam Press, 2021).

  3. Philippe Legrain

    Philippe Legrain

    Writing for PS since 2007
    38 Commentaries

    Philippe Legrain, a former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission, is Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute and the author of Them and Us: How Immigrants and Locals Can Thrive Together (Oneworld, 2020).  

  4. Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Writing for PS since 2015
    36 Commentaries

    Bernard-Henri Lévy is one of the founders of the “Nouveaux Philosophes” (New Philosophers) movement. His books include Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism, American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, and most recently, The Empire and the Five Kings

  5. Zaki Laïdi

    Zaki Laïdi

    Writing for PS since 2012
    33 Commentaries

    Zaki Laïdi is a professor at Sciences Po.

  6. Justin Yifu Lin

    Justin Yifu Lin

    Writing for PS since 2009
    28 Commentaries

    Justin Yifu Lin, a former World Bank chief economist, is Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics and Dean of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development at Peking University. 

  7. Keun Lee

    Keun Lee

    Writing for PS since 2021
    17 Commentaries

    Keun Lee, a former vice chair of the National Economic Advisory Council for the President of South Korea, is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Seoul National University, a fellow at CIFAR, an editor at Research Policy, and the author, most recently, of Innovation-Development Detours for Latecomers: Managing Global-Local Interfaces in the De-Globalization Era (Cambridge University Press, 2024).

  8. Nicholas Reed Langen

    Nicholas Reed Langen

    Writing for PS since 2019
    14 Commentaries

    Nicholas Reed Langen, a 2021 re:constitution fellow, edits the LSE Public Policy Review and writes on the British constitution for The Justice Gap.

  9. Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde

    Writing for PS since 2009
    14 Commentaries

    Christine Lagarde, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, is President of the European Central Bank. She previously served as France’s finance minister from 2007-2011.

  10. Susan Lund

    Susan Lund

    Writing for PS since 2013
    13 Commentaries

    Susan Lund is a partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader at the McKinsey Global Institute.

  11. Carlos Lopes

    Carlos Lopes

    Writing for PS since 2017
    13 Commentaries

    Carlos Lopes, a professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, is a member of the World Resources Institute’s Board and Chair of the African Climate Foundation Board.

  12. Noëlle Lenoir

    Noëlle Lenoir

    Writing for PS since 2002
    13 Commentaries

    Noëlle Lenoir, a former French minister for Europe, is an honorary justice of the French Constitutional Court.

  13. F. Stephen Larrabee

    F. Stephen Larrabee

    Writing for PS since 2007
    11 Commentaries

    F. Stephen Larrabee holds the Distinguished Chair in European Security at the Rand Corporation, and served on the National Security Council staff in the Carter Administration.

  14. Jean-Pierre Lehmann

    Jean-Pierre Lehmann

    Writing for PS since 2001
    10 Commentaries

    Jean-Pierre Lehmann is Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at IMD, Switzerland, Founder of The Evian Group, and Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University and NIIT University in Neemrana Rajasthan.

  15. Pascal Lamy

    Pascal Lamy

    Writing for PS since 2009
    9 Commentaries

    Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum, is a former director-general of the World Trade Organization and EU trade commissioner.

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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.
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    Who’s Afraid of Colonization?

    Frederico Menino thinks the concept can be repurposed to help overcome the deficiencies of current social advocacy.
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    Europe Needs Chinese Investment

    Dalia Marin urges European policymakers to focus on boosting FDI flows from technologically advanced economies.

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