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1. Geoffrey Acland – Arthur Geoffrey Dyke Acland, known as Geoffrey Acland, was a British Liberal Party politician. He studied at Rugby School, Trinity College, Cambridge, during World War II, he served with the Border Regiment, rising to become a Captain. After the war, Acland became joint managing director of some paper mills, from 1954 to 1956, he was the Chairman of the Liberal Party. Acland married Winifred Julian Dorothy Fothergill in 1932, and they were the parents of six childrenGeoffrey Acland – References 
2. Hazem El Beblawi – Hazem Abdel Aziz El Beblawi is an Egyptian economist and politician who was interim Prime Minister of Egypt from 2013 until 1 March 2014. Previously he served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in 2011, after the July 2013 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and his government, Beblawi was named interim Prime Minister. On 24 February 2014, Beblawi announced his resignation, Beblawi was born in Cairo, Egypt on 17 October 1936. He studied law at Cairo University and graduated in 1957 and he obtained a postgraduate degree in economics from the University of Grenoble in 1961. He also holds a PhD in economics, which he received from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in 1964. Beblawi began his career as a lecturer at the University of Alexandria in 1965 and taught economy-related courses at universities, including the University of Southern California. He became a manager at the Industrial Bank of Kuwait in 1980, from 1983 to 1995, he was chairman and chief executive of the Export Development Bank in Egypt. Then he worked at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia as executive secretary from 1995 to 2000, next, he served as an advisor to the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi from 2001 to 2011. After the January–February 2011 Egyptian revolution, Beblawi became a member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party. He was appointed to the government as Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, as well as Minister of Finance and he succeeded Samir Radwan, who had served as finance minister since January 2011. The cabinet was headed by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, after nearly four months in office, Beblawi resigned from office in October 2011 when Coptic Christians were killed by security forces. However, his resignation was not accepted by the military council. Beblawis tenure lasted until December 2011, when he was replaced by Momtaz Saeed as finance minister, Beblawi was one of the nominees for prime minister after the 2012 presidential election, together with Mohamed ElBaradei and Farouk El Okdah. Following the removal of President Mohammad Morsi from office by the Egyptian military on 3 July 2013 and he subsequently suspended his membership in the Egyptian Social Democratic Party. His cabinet was sworn in on 16 July 2013, on 24 February 2014, Prime Minister Beblawi announced the resignation of his cabinet in a press conference. Beblawi defended the militarys crackdown on Morsi supporters after the 2013 Egyptian coup détat as necessary and he proposed the legal dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood on 17 August. Beblawi is the author of several books mostly about banking, finance, international trade and he also writes articles in a column for Al Ahram. Arba Shohour Fi Qafas Al Hokouma, the Arab Gulf Economy in a Turbulent AgeHazem El Beblawi – Hazem Al Beblawi حازم الببلاوى
3. Michel de Certeau – Michel de Certeau was a French Jesuit and scholar whose work combined history, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and the social sciences. Michel Jean Emmanuel de La Barge de Certeau was born in 1925 in Chambéry, Certeaus education was eclectic, following the medieval tradition of peregrinatio academica. After obtaining degrees in classics and philosophy at the universities of Grenoble, Lyon and he undertook religious training at a seminary in Lyon, where he entered the Jesuit order in 1950 and was ordained in 1956. Certeau entered the Society of Jesus hoping to do work in China. In the year of his ordination, Certeau became one of the founders of the journal Christus, in 1960 he earned his doctorate at the Sorbonne with a study of co-founder of the Society of Jesus Pierre Favre before embarking on his celebrated study of Jean-Joseph Surin. He came to attention after publishing an article dealing with the May 1968 events in France. He also took part in Robert Jaulins department of ethnology at the University of Paris-VII after May 68, Certeau went on to teach at several universities in locations as diverse as Geneva, San Diego, and Paris. Through the 1970s and 1980s he produced a string of works that demonstrated his interest in mysticism, phenomenology and he died in Paris, aged 60. To date, Certeaus most well-known and influential work in the United States has been The Practice of Everyday Life, in it, he combined his disparate scholarly interests to develop a theory of the productive and consumptive activity inherent in everyday life. According to Certeau, everyday life is distinctive from other practices of daily existence because it is repetitive, in this context, Certeau’s study of everyday life is neither the study of “popular culture”, nor is it necessarily the study of everyday resistances to regimes of power. Instead, Certeau attempts to outline the way individuals unconsciously navigate everything from city streets to literary texts, perhaps the most influential aspect of The Practice of Everyday Life has emerged from scholarly interest in Certeau’s distinction between the concepts of strategy and tactics. Certeau links strategies with institutions and structures of power who are the producers, Certeau uses the vantage from the World Trade Center in New York to illustrate the idea of a synoptic, unified view. By contrast, the walker at street level moves in ways that are tactical and never determined by the plans of organizing bodies. In The Practice of Everyday Life, de Certeau outlines an important critical distinction between strategies and tactics in battle of repression and expression. Strategies are deployed against some external entity to institute a set of relations for official or proper ends, whether adversaries, competitors, clients, customers, tactics, on the other hand, are employed by those who are subjugated. His work The Writing of History, translated into English after his death, in French, La Culture au Pluriel. Histoire et psychanalyse entre science et fiction, with Dominique Julia and Jacques Revel. Une Politique de la Langue, La Révolution Française et les Patois, in English, The Capture of Speech and Other Political WritingsMichel de Certeau – History of the Jesuits Regimini militantis Suppression Jesuit Hierarchy Superior General Adolfo Nicolás Ignatian Spirituality Spiritual Exercises Ad majorem Dei gloriam Magis Notable Jesuits St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Francis Xavier St. Peter Faber St. Aloysius Gonzaga St. Robert Bellarmine St. Peter Canisius St. Edmund Campion Pope Francis
4. Jeremy Clyde – Michael Thomas Jeremy Clyde is an English actor and musician. During the 1960s, he was one-half of the folk duo Chad & Jeremy and he has enjoyed a long television acting career and continues to appear regularly, usually playing upper-middle class or aristocratic characters. Clyde was born in the village of Dorney in the English county of Buckinghamshire and is the son of Lady Elizabeth Wellesley, through his maternal line, Clyde is the great-great-great-grandson of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and the cousin of the current Duke of Wellington. In 1953, he participated in the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as a Page of Honour for his grandfather, in 1965, Clyde appeared in Passion Flower Hotel, a stage musical written by John Barry and Trevor Peacock, at The Prince of Wales theatre, London. It also featured Jane Birkin, Francesca Annis, Pauline Collins, Nicky Henson, in 1969, he appeared in Conduct Unbecoming as part of the original cast, which included Paul Jones. He also travelled to the US as part of the original Broadway cast and he appeared in the BBC TV adaptation of Moll Flanders in 1975, and in 1979 he played Godfried Schalcken in the BBCs television horror story Schalcken the Painter. His other notable acting role was as Dick Spackman in the ITV sitcom Is it Legal, Clyde also portrayed King Charles I in the BBC series By the Sword Divided, which focused on the English Civil War. In 2002, Clyde appeared in The Falklands Play as Sir Nicholas Henderson, in 2017 he played Dennis in The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre in the West End. Clyde is divorced from Vanessa Field, whom he married in 1970, Jeremy Clyde at the Internet Movie Database Official site of Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde / HistoryJeremy Clyde – Clyde with Patty Duke on The Patty Duke Show, 1965.
5. Robert Conquest – George Robert Acworth Conquest, CMG, OBE, FBA, FAAAS, FRSL, FBIS was an English-American historian and poet. Conquest was most notable for his works on Soviet history including The Great Terror. He was a research fellow at Stanford Universitys Hoover Institution. He wrote more than a dozen books on the Soviet Union, Conquest was born on 15 July 1917 in Great Malvern, Worcestershire, to an American father and an English mother. His father served in an American Ambulance Service unit with the French Army in World War I, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre, with Silver Star in 1916. In 1937, after studying at the University of Grenoble, Conquest went up to Oxford, fellow members included Denis Healey and Philip Toynbee. In Lisbon on an American passport at the outbreak of the Second World War, in 1942, he married Joan Watkins, with whom he had two sons. In 1943, he was posted to the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, in 1944, Conquest was posted to Bulgaria as a liaison officer to the Bulgarian forces fighting under Soviet command, attached to the Third Ukrainian Front, and then to the Allied Control Commission. There, he met Tatiana Mihailova, who became his second wife. At the end of the war, he joined the Foreign Office, in 1948 he and Tatiana left Bugaria when he was recalled to London under a minor diplomatic cloud after he had helped smuggle two Bulgarians out of the country. Back in London, he divorced his first wife and married Tatiana, but in 1951, Tatiana Conquest was diagnosed with schizophrenia. The IRD was also engaged in manipulating public opinion, Conquest at the IRD was remembered as a brilliant, arrogant figure who had 10 people reporting to him. He continued to work at the Foreign Office until 1956, becoming involved in the intellectual counter-offensive against communism. In 1949 Conquest’s assistant, Celia Kirwan, approached George Orwell for information to help identify Soviet sympathisers, orwells list, discovered after her death in 2002, included Guardian and Observer journalists, as well as E. H. Carr and Charlie Chaplin. Conquest, like Orwell, fell for the beautiful Celia Kirwan, one of his foreign office colleagues was Alan Maclean, brother of Donald Maclean, one of the Philby spy ring, who fled to Russia with Guy Burgess in 1951. When his brother defected, Alan resigned, and went to Macmillan, at the IRD Conquest wrote various papers which sowed the seeds for his later work. One, on Soviet means of obtaining confessions, was to be elaborated in The Great Terror, other papers were “Peaceful Co-existence in Soviet Propaganda and Theory”, and on “United Fronts – a Communist Tactic”. Much of IRD works was published in the Soviet Studies SeriesRobert Conquest – Conquest in 1987
6. Marcia Davenport – Marcia Davenport was an American author and music critic. Davenport traveled extensively with her parents and was educated intermittently at the Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and she began at Wellesley College but eloped to Pittsburgh in April 1923 and married Frank D. Clarke. Eventually she earned her B. A. at the University of Grenoble and her first child, Patricia Delmas Clarke, was born in 1924, but in 1925 she divorced Clarke. She took an advertising copywriting job to support herself and her daughter, in 1928 she began her writing career on the editorial staff of The New Yorker, where she worked until 1931. On May 13,1929, she married Russell Davenport, who soon became editor of Fortune. Davenports second daughter was born in 1934 and that same year she began as the music critic of Stage magazine. Davenport had close ties through her mother and stepfather to the music world and particularly to the opera world of Europe. She was first celebrated as a writer for her first book, Mozart and her marriage to Russell Davenport ended in 1944. Davenport lived in Pittsburgh shortly after her first marriage, later using that background, along with research on the steel industry. Her memoir Too Strong for Fantasy describes the people, the music, the places, two of Davenports novels were made into films, both released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, The Valley of Decision and East Side, West Side. The Valley of Decision starred Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore, Preston Foster, Marsha Hunt, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, Dan Duryea and Jessica Tandy. The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Music, East Side, West Side starred James Mason, Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, and Ava Gardner. My Brothers Keeper, based on the Collyer brothers, was optioned for films to various individuals over decades, but no film was ever produced. In the 1930s, she was a commentator on the radio broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, though she appeared infrequently in subsequent decades. In 1967, she appeared on the NBC radio program Toscanini, The Man Behind the Legend, Marcia Davenport died January 16,1996, in Monterey, California, at the age of 92. She was survived by her youngest daughter Cornelia Davenport Schwartz, six grandchildren and her eldest daughter Patricia Clarke Kapplow, who predeceased her, was the mother of four of Marcia Davenports grandchildren. There is a plaque dedicated to Marcia Davenport in Nerudova StreetMarcia Davenport – Plaque in Prague- Hradčany
7. Christophe Fabre – Christophe Fabre was the CEO of Axway, spin-off from Sopra Steria, from 2005 until June 22,2015. Fabre graduated from the Institut dInformatique et Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble in 1993 with a DESS in Computer Science, studies focused on software engineering, middleware, OS, and networks. Christophe Fabre became CEO of Axway in the fall of 2005, since then, he has overseen the company’s global development which led to Axway’s spinoff from Sopra Group in 2011 on NYSE Euronext. During his tenure at the company, Axway acquired Cyclone Commerce, Actis, Tumbleweed Communications Corporation, Vordel, while expanding Axway’s operations in the United States, he relocated from France to Phoenix, Arizona, where he established Axway’s corporate headquarters. Fabre’s career began when he was recruited in July 1995 by Sopra Group and he led a series of R&D projects to develop new generation middleware components for EAI, XML standards, BAM and BPM. In 2003, Fabre assumed the role of CTO, and led the charge to all of the company’s existing products into a single platform. 2010, Reuters Axway acquires Tumbleweed Communications in Sept. Reuters, Axway Completes Systar Acquisition to Expand Operational Intelligence Capabilities,19 June 2014. How to cope with the Internet of Things dark side,14 January 2014, named in Top100 who are advancing Digital in France,2013. Axway Announces Intent to Acquire Vordel,7 Nov.2012, christophe Fabre Executive Profile,12 March 2012. “NYSE Euronext welcomes Axway on its European market, ”,14 June 2011, Axway plans growth through California acquisition. “Governors Celebration of Innovation Award Finalists Selected for Their Innovation and Impact on Arizonas Technology Community. ”The Art of the Deal, Axway announces Acquisition of B2B Software Business unit from Atos Origin in Germany. Axway, Proposed merger with Cyclone Commerce, equipe dirigeante de Sopra Group,5 Dec.2005Christophe Fabre – Christophe Fabre
8. Jean-Jacques Favier – Jean-Jacques Favier is a French engineer and a former CNES astronaut who flew aboard the STS-78 NASA Space Shuttle mission. Favier was due to fly aboard the Columbia mission in 2003, born in Kehl, Germany, he later married Michèle Jean. He enjoys downhill skiing, tennis, wind-surfing, and archeology, attended primary and secondary schools in Strasbourg, France 1971, Received an engineering degree from the INPG-ENSEEG. 1977, Earned a Ph. D. in engineering from the École des mines de Paris 1977, european Space Agency Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales, Paris 1983 to present spationaut Candidate CNES, Paris 1985 to present Member of Space Station User Panel of ESA. He was the investigator for a MEPHISTO materials processing experiment. He became a CNES payload specialist in 1985 and he has been principal investigator of more than ten space experiments in collaboration with ESA, NASA, and the Russian Space Agency. Favier flew on STS-78 and logged over 405 hours in space, STS-78 Columbia was a 16-day Life and Microgravity Spacelab mission. STS-78 orbited the Earth 271 times, covering 7 million miles in 405 hours,48 minutes, NASA bio of Favier Spacefacts biography of Jean-Jacques FavierJean-Jacques Favier – Jean-Jacques Favier
9. Greer Garson – A major star at MGM during the 1940s, Garson received seven Academy Award nominations, including a record five consecutive nominations, winning the Best Actress award for Mrs. Miniver. Greer Garson was born on 29 September 1904 in Manor Park, East Ham, London and, the child of Nina and George Garson. Her father was born in London, to Scottish parents, and her mother was from Drumaloor, Casar, County Down, the name Greer is a contraction of MacGregor, another family name. David Greer lived in a detached house built on the lower part of what was known as Pig Street or known locally as the Back Way near Shillidays builders yard. The house was called Claremount and today the street is named Claremount Avenue and it was often reported that Garson was born in this house. She had intended to become a teacher, but instead began working with an advertising agency, Greer Garsons early professional appearances were on stage, starting at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in January 1932. She appeared on television during its earliest years, most notably starring in a 30-minute production of an excerpt of Twelfth Night in May 1937, with Dorothy Black. These live transmissions were part of the BBCs experimental service from Alexandra Palace, louis B. Mayer discovered Garson while he was in London looking for new talent. Garson was signed to a contract with MGM in late 1937 and she received her first Oscar nomination for the role, but lost to Vivien Leigh for Gone with the Wind. She received critical acclaim the next year for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1940 film, Pride, Garson won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1942 for her role as a strong British wife and mother in the middle of World War II in Mrs. Miniver. She was also nominated for Madame Curie, Mrs. Parkington, Garson was partnered with Clark Gable, after his return from war service, in Adventure. The film was advertised with the catch-phrase Gables back and Garsons got him, Gable argued for He put the Arson in Garson, she countered She put the Able in Gable. Thereafter, the catchphrase was selected. Garsons popularity declined somewhat in the late 1940s, but she remained a prominent film star until the mid-1950s, in 1951, she became a naturalised citizen of the United States. She made only a few films after her MGM contract expired in 1954, in 1958, she received a warm reception on Broadway in Auntie Mame, replacing Rosalind Russell, who had gone to Hollywood to make the film version. In 1960, Garson received her seventh and final Oscar nomination for Sunrise at Campobello, in which she played Eleanor Roosevelt, Greer was special guest on an episode of the TV series Father Knows Best, playing herself. On 4 October 1956, Garson appeared with Reginald Gardiner as the first two guest stars of the series, in the premiere of NBCs The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. Garson appeared as a mystery guest on Whats My Line on 25 October 1953 and she was a panelist on the 12 May 1957 episodeGreer Garson – Greer Garson, circa 1940s
10. Joanna Gosling – Joanna Marie Mussett Gosling, Lady Oliver is a television news presenter, broadcast journalist and author. She presents on the United Kingdom rolling news channel BBC News, having previously worked for Independent Local Radio, Central Television in the Midlands and Sky News she has been with the BBC since 1999. Gosling is a graduate of the University of Birmingham from which she obtained a degree in French, and she was married to Sir Craig Oliver, who was British Prime Minister David Camerons Head of Communications, the couple separated in 2014. Her first book, Simply Wonderwoman – a guide for working women with children – was published in 2011. The oldest of three siblings, Gosling grew up in Buckinghamshire, where she was educated at Aylesbury High School in Aylesbury. She was academic and had a flair for languages, and went on school to study at the University of Birmingham. After graduating she decided on a career in broadcast journalism and she attended the University of Grenoble in France, and had originally wanted to be a war correspondent. She worked as a reporter for Central Television and later Sky News. Along with Hayton she was part of the team which anchored coverage of the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2002, in December 2003, she moved to a weekend evening slot on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with Chris Lowe. She had taken over from Anna Jones who moved to her old weekday slot alongside Hayton, during summer 2006, she also appeared as an occasional presenter on BBC Breakfast. Between 2007 and 2013, Gosling presented the 7, 00–10,00 pm shift on the BBC News Channel alongside Ben Brown from Monday to Thursday, until February 2008, the slot included the programme News 24 Tonight. From 2013, she has presented from 11,00 am and 2,00 pm on the channel, Gosling can also occasionally be seen presenting Bank Holiday evening and late bulletins of BBC Weekend News on BBC One. She is also seen on BBC One presenting news specials. In December 2010 she spoke to Matt Cardle, the winner of the series of The X Factor. On 29 April 2011 she was part of the BBC team which presented coverage of the wedding of Prince William, while presenting on the BBC News Channel, she has a giggling fit after forgetting the name of her co-presenter, Julian Worricker. She is briefly seen in the 2005 television film Supervolcano presenting a fictional breaking news item about an eruption of the caldera of Yellowstone National Park. She was a contestant on the 2015 series of Christmas University Challenge and her first book, Simply Wonderwoman, A survival guide for women with too much to do, was published in October 2011 by Kyle Books. It is a guide for working women with childrenJoanna Gosling – Joanna Gosling
11. Algirdas Julien Greimas – Algirdas Julien Greimas, was a French-Lithuanian literary scientist, known among other things for the Greimas Square. He is, along with Roland Barthes, considered the most prominent of the French semioticians, with his training in structural linguistics, he added to the theory of signification and laid the foundations for the Parisian school of semiotics. Among Greimass major contributions to semiotics are the concepts of isotopy, the model, the narrative program. He also researched Lithuanian mythology and Proto-Indo-European religion, and was influential in literary criticism. Greimass father, Julius Greimas, 1882-1942, a teacher and later school inspector, was from Liudvinavas in the Suvalkija region of present-day Lithuania and his mother Konstancija Greimienė, née Mickevičiūtė, 1886-1956, a secretary, was from Kalvarija. They lived in Tula, Russia, when he was born and they returned with him to Lithuania when he was two years old. His baptismal names are Algirdas Julius but he used the French version of his name, Julien. In 1944 he enrolled for study at the Sorbonne in Paris and specialized in lexicography, namely taxonomies of exact. He wrote a thesis on the vocabulary of fashion, for which he received a PhD in 1949, early on, he also met Roland Barthes, with whom he remained close for the next 15 years. In 1959 he moved on to universities in Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey, in 1965 he became professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where he taught for almost 25 years. He co-founded and became Secretary General of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Greimas died in 1992 in Paris, and was buried at his mothers resting place, Petrašiūnai Cemetery in Kaunas, Lithuania. He was survived by his wife, Teresa Mary Keane, the first work of direct significance to his subsequent research was his doctoral thesis La Mode en 1830. Essai de description du vocabulaire vestimentaire d après les journaux de modes de lépoque and he published three dictionaries throughout his career. During his decade in Alexandria, the discussions in his circle of friends helped broaden his interests, Greimas proposed an original method for discourse semiotics that evolved over a thirty-year period. His starting point began with a profound dissatisfaction with the linguistics of the mid-century that studied only phonemes and morphemes. These grammatical units could generate a number of sentences, the sentence remaining the largest unit of analysis. Such a molecular model did not permit the analysis of units beyond the sentence, the descriptive procedures of narratology and the notion of narrativity are at the very base of Greimassian semiotics of discourse. His initial hypothesis is that meaning is only if it is articulated or narrativizedAlgirdas Julien Greimas – .
12. Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg – Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg is the third son and youngest child of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg. Prince Guillaume was born in Betzdorf Castle and he attended secondary school in Luxembourg and Switzerland, and received his baccalureate in Grenoble in 1982. He continued his studies at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, Guillaume was presented the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at Sacred Heart University’s Academic Convocation and Induction of the Class of 2011 on 10 September 2007. The official ceremony welcomed the students to SHU with a formal academic procession and messages from the faculty, student representatives. Guillaume worked for six months at the International Monetary Fund in Washington and he is currently a director of ArcelorMittal. Guillaume and Sibilla have four children, Prince Paul Louis Jean Marie Guillaume of Nassau Prince Léopold Guillaume Marie Joseph of Nassau, princess Charlotte Wilhelmine Maria da Gloria of Nassau. Prince Jean André Guillaume Marie Gabriel Marc dAviano of Nassau and their sons are in the line of succession to the throne of LuxembourgPrince Guillaume of Luxembourg – Prince Guillaume
13. Richard E. Hoagland – Richard Eugene Hoagland is a career ambassador in the United States Department of State. He was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, 2013-2015. In the summer of 2016, based at the U. S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, beginning January 2017, he will serve as interim U. S. Co-Chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europes Minsk Group for Nagorno-Karabakh. The title Deputy Ambassador carries more responsibility and weight than the more common title of Deputy Chief of Mission. Before Ambassador Hoagland’s service in Pakistan, he was the U. S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan from 2008 to January 2011 and he previously served as the Ambassador to Tajikistan 2003–06, and as the Chargé daffaires to Turkmenistan July 2007-July 2008. Prior to that, Ambassador Hoagland was Director of the Office of Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State, June 2001-July 2003. In that position, he wrote and negotiated four of the key bilateral documents defining the Central Asian states’ enhanced relationship with the United States, in July 2002, this consultative group became part of the ongoing U. S. -Russia Counterterrorism Working Group. His foreign assignments have included Russia, Uzbekistan, and Pakistan twice—the first time working with the Afghan Resistance during the Soviet-Afghan War and he also served in the State Departments Bureau of Intelligence and Research where he was the lead analyst for Afghanistan. Subsequently, because of his Afghanistan expertise, he was U. S. Deputy Special Envoy for Afghanistan, during the course of his career, he has received multiple State Department Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards, as well as Presidential Performance Awards. Hoagland has degrees from the University of Grenoble and the University of Virginia and he was a professor at the University of Virginia and taught English in Zaire before he joined the foreign service. Ambassador Hoagland was nominated for the United States ambassadorship to Armenia on May 23,2006 and his predecessor John Marshall Evans was recalled from his position in May 2006 after publicly speaking about the Armenian Genocide. With the new congress in January 2007, the nomination had expired. The nomination was withdrawn by the White House on August 3,2007Richard E. Hoagland – The Honorable Richard Eugene Hoagland
14. Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh – Hon. Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh, styled Viscount Elveden between 1945 and 1967, was an Irish businessman and politician. Lord Iveagh was born into the Anglo-Irish Guinness family, being the son of Arthur Onslow Edward Guinness, Viscount Elveden and he was educated at Eton College, Trinity College, Cambridge, and the University of Grenoble. He inherited the title from his grandfather, The 2nd Earl of Iveagh and he lived at Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park in Dublin and was chairman of Guinness 1961–1992. He was a trustee of two housing associations, the Iveagh Trust in Dublin and the Guinness Trust in London. Uniquely at the time, he was a member of two upper houses simultaneously and he was in the British House of Lords in 1967–92, and was appointed an Irish Senator by Liam Cosgrave in 1973–77. Lord Iveagh married Miranda Daphne Jane Smiley, daughter of Major Michael Smiley, of Castle Fraser, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire and they had four children, but were divorced in 1984. Lord Iveagh died of cancer in Kensington and Chelsea, London and his son Ned Guinness, Viscount Elveden, succeeded to the title. Hansard 1803–2005, contributions in Parliament by the Earl of IveaghBenjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh
15. Austin Mardon – Austin Albert Mardon, CM Ph. D. is an author, and community leader who has participated in community based volunteerism and is an advocate for the disabled. He is an assistant adjunct professor at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, in the mid 80s, he founded and today still directs the Antarctic Institute of Canada, a non-profit entity based in Edmonton, Alberta. He is currently married to lawyer and activist Catherine Mardon, and has several books with her. Mardon was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1962 to May, Dr. Mardon grew up in Lethbridge and resides in Edmonton today. Mardons paternal grandfather, Austin Mardon, attended Cambridge University prior to becoming a professor in comparative classics, with his wife, Marie, Mardons grandfather purchased Ardross Castle in Scotland, which remained in the Mardon family until 1983. Dr. Mardon was a child, born in Edmonton in 1962, he grew up in Lethbridge. He was considered a bit of a geek, and won an award for a science fair. He was bullied in high and high school, and the harassment continued only slightly in to university. In his late teens he lived for a while in Scotland, and attended Grenoble University, the experience also allowed him to start expanding his knowledge of the world and ways of life, and exchange ideas with other international students. Since he came from a family of academics, Dr. Mardon worked hard to live in accordance with his familys heritage of academia and he also served in the Canadian Primary Reserves, taking his basic training at the Canadian Armed Forces Base at Dundurn, Saskatchewan. Dr. Mardon graduated in 1985 with a major in geography from the University of Lethbridge. He became a student at South Dakota State University, where he also attended the Space Studies Program. He also received a degree in education from Texas A&M University in 1990. After he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, he earned a Ph. D from Greenwich University and he has done work on other degrees from Newman Theological College, Kharkov National University, and the University of South Africa. He received a law degree from the University of Alberta in 2011. 170 miles from the South Pole station when his team found hundreds of meteorites, during his sojourn he suffered environmental exposure which damaged his lungs and gave him a permanent cough. Congressional Antarctic Service Medal for his efforts and risk, on his return to Alberta, he gave lectures on Antarctica at the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge. He secured an interview to be a member of the Canadian/Soviet Arctic traverse from northern Siberia to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, but failed to get on that expeditionAustin Mardon
16. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – Jacqueline Lee Jackie Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Bouvier was the daughter of Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III. In 1951, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature from George Washington University, in 1952, Bouvier met Congressman John F. Kennedy at a dinner party. In November of that year, he was elected as a United States Senator from Massachusetts, and they had four children, two of whom died in infancy. As First Lady, she was known for her highly publicized restoration of the White House and her emphasis on arts, on November 22,1963, she was riding with the President in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, when he was assassinated. She and her children withdrew from view after his funeral. Following her second death in 1975, she had a career as a book editor for the final two decades of her life. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, as well as for her style, elegance. She was an icon, and her famous ensemble of pink Chanel suit. She ranks as one of the most popular First Ladies and in 1999 was named on Gallups list of Most Admired Men and Women in 20th-century America. Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28,1929, at Southampton Hospital in Southampton, New York, to Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Black Jack Bouvier III, Bouviers mother was of Irish descent, and her father had French, Scottish, and English ancestry. Named after her father, Bouvier was baptized at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan and her younger sister Lee was born in 1933. Bouvier spent her childhood years in Manhattan and at Lasata. She idolized her father, who favored her over her sister. From an early age, Bouvier was an equestrienne and successfully competed in the sport. She also took lessons, was an avid reader, and excelled at learning languages. Bouvier enrolled in the Chapin School in Manhattan in 1935, which she attended for grades 1–6. She was a student but often misbehaved, one of her teachers described her as a darling child, the prettiest little girl, very clever, very artisticJacqueline Kennedy Onassis – Jacqueline Kennedy at the White House in 1961
17. Peter J. Ortiz – Pierre Julien Ortiz OBE was a United States Marine Corps colonel who received two Navy Crosses for extraordinary heroism as a major in World War II. He served in both North Africa and Europe throughout the war, as a member of the Office of Strategic Services and he became an American film actor after the war. Although born in New York to a Spanish-American mother and French-American father and he spoke ten languages, including Spanish, French, German and Arabic. On February 1,1932, at the age of 19 and he was sent first to the Legions training camp at Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria. He later served in Morocco, where he was promoted to corporal in 1933 and he was awarded the Croix de guerre twice during a campaign against the Rif. He also received the Médaille militaire, an acting lieutenant, he was offered a commission as a second lieutenant if he would re-enlist. Instead, when his contract expired in 1937, he went to Hollywood to serve as an adviser for war films. With the outbreak of World War II and the United States still neutral, he re-enlisted in the Foreign Legion in October 1939 as a sergeant and he was wounded while blowing up a fuel dump and captured by the Germans during the 1940 Battle of France. He escaped the following year via Lisbon and made his way to the United States and he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps on June 22,1942. As a result of his training and experience, he was commissioned as a lieutenant after only 40 days in service. He was promoted to captain on December 3, with his knowledge of the region, he was sent to Tangier, Morocco. He conducted reconnaissance behind enemy lines in Tunisia for the Office of Strategic Services, at the time, though most of Morocco was a French protectorate, Tangiers was a protectorate of neutral Spain. During a night mission, Ortiz was seriously wounded in the hand in an encounter with a German patrol and was sent back to the United States to recover. In 1943, Ortiz became a member of the OSS and he drove four downed RAF pilots to the border of neutral Spain, before leaving France with his team in late May. Promoted to major, Ortiz parachuted back into France on August 1,1944 and he was captured by the Germans on August 16. On April 29, the camp was liberated and he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. He was discharged from duty in 1946 and returned to Hollywood. On March 1,1955, he retired in the Marine Corps, in April 1954, he volunteered to return to active duty to serve as a Marine observer in IndochinaPeter J. Ortiz – Colonel Peter Julien Ortiz, Navy Cross recipient
18. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah – Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah is a Mauritanian diplomat who was a senior United Nations official. Ould-Abdallah was born on November 21,1940 in Mauritania and he graduated from a secondary school in Dakar, Senegal. He studied economics at the University of Grenoble and the University of Paris, from 1968 to 1985 he held several cabinet-level posts in the Mauritanian government, serving as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and as Minister of Trade and Transportation. He also served as Mauritanias Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the European Union, moreover, he was Chief Executive Officer at the Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière de Mauritanie, the largest mining company and cooperation in Mauritania. Between 1985 and 1993, Ould-Abdallah worked as adviser on energy, including renewable energies and African issues, from 1993 to 1995, he was Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghalis Special Representative in Burundi, during the first part of the Burundi Civil War. Between 1996 and 2002, he served as the Executive Secretary of the Global Coalition for Africa, in 2002, Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed him Special Representative for West Africa at the head of the United Nations Office for West Africa. From 2003 to 2007, Ould-Abdallah was jointly Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and he is a co-founder and a member of the Advisory Board of Transparency International. He is member of the International Advisory Board of the African Press Organization, as well as serving on the Board of Advisors of the International Peace and he served on the Board of Directors of Search for Common Ground from 1997 to 2004, is a current member since 2011. From September 2007 until July 2010, Ould-Abdallah served as Special Representative for the UN Secretary-General for Somalia and he successfully negotiated the agreement between the two parties. This agreement is known as the Djibouti Agreement It was the first agreement of this kind not sponsored by a specific country, but signed under the auspices of the United Nations. African Union, the Arab league, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the United States, the European Union, mr. Ould-Abdallah established the well acclaimed steering committee on Somalia, composed of the United Nations, African Union and Intergovernmental Authority on Development. He also thanked the leadership of Somalias Transitional Federal Government with whom he had worked closely, ISBN 1-929223-00-5 Ould-Abdallah, Ahmedou, La Diplomatie Pyromane, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalie, Bosnie…, Entretiens avec Stephen Smith, Paris, Calmann-Levy,1997Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah – Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah at a conference in Dakar in 2003.
19. Park Geun-hye – Park Geun-hye is a South Korean politician who served as the 11th President of South Korea, from 2013 to 2017. Park — the first woman to be elected as President of South Korea — served the 18th presidential term and she was the first female president popularly elected as head of state in East Asia. Prior to her presidency, Park was the chairwoman of the conservative Grand National Party from 2004 to 2006 and she was also a member of the National Assembly, serving four complete consecutive parliamentary terms as a constituency representative between 1998 and 2012. She started her term as a proportional representative in June 2012. Her father, Park Chung-hee, was the third President of South Korea from 1963 to 1979 after he seized power in 1961. In 2013 and 2014, Park was ranked 11th on the Forbes list of the worlds 100 most powerful women and the most powerful woman in East Asia. In 2014, she was ranked 46th on the Forbes list of the worlds most powerful people, on 9 December 2016, Park was impeached by the National Assembly on charges related to influence peddling by a top aide. Her presidential powers and duties were suspended with the ratification of the impeachment proposal, the impeachment was upheld unanimously by the Constitutional Court on 10 March 2017, ending Parks presidency and forcing her out of office. Park was born on 2 February 1952, in Samdeok-dong of Jung District, Daegu, as the first child of Park Chung-hee and she has a younger brother, Park Ji-man, and a younger sister, Park Geun-ryeong. Pew Research Center described her as an atheist with connections to Buddhism and she briefly studied at Grenoble Alpes University, but left France following the assassination of her mother. Parks mother was assassinated in the National Theater of Korea, Seoul, by Mun Se-gwang, a Japanese-born Korean, a sympathizer of North Korea and a member of the Chongryon, on 15 August 1974. Park was regarded as First Lady until the assassination of Park Chung-hee, her father, by his own chief, Kim Jae-gyu. During this time, activists who were opponents of her father claimed to be subject to arbitrary detention. Further, human rights were considered subordinate to economic development, in 2007, Park expressed regret at the treatment of activists during this period. Park received honorary degrees from the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan in 1987, Pukyong National University and KAIST in 2008, Sogang University in 2010. She was elected as a representative in the April 2012 election. Due to the attempt to impeach President Roh Moo-hyun and the bribery scandal of its 2002 presidential candidate, Lee Hoi-chang. Park was appointed as the chairwoman of the party and led the election efforts, in the election, the GNP lost its majority position but managed to gain 121 seats, which is largely considered a great achievement under such inhospitable circumstances for the partyPark Geun-hye – Park Geun-hye 박근혜
20. Safia Shah – Safia Nafisa Shah, now Safia Thomas, is a British writer, editor, television news producer and member of the Afghan-Indian Shah family. She and her husband Ian also founded and ran a respected traditional delicatessen A, Gold in London, specializing in entirely British fare, painstakingly renovating the historic building in the process. They ran this business for years before moving to live close to Casablanca in Morocco. Her mother is of Indian Parsi ethnicity, educated at Bryanston School in Dorset, England, Shah went on to study at the Sorbonne and University of Grenoble in France. She is also a writer and has edited for the Institute of Health Sciences. Safia Shahs sister, Saira Shah, worked with Safias future husband, Ian Thomas, Safia Shah and Ian Thomas have both worked for the American news agency, Associated Press Television, as journalists and producers. Safia Shah and her husband Ian Thomas left the world of journalism in April 2000 to found and run the traditional delicatessen. Gold selling traditional British fare, in Brushfield Street, opposite Spitalfields Market, not far from Brick Lane, famous for its curries, in London E1. Selling the likes of Banbury cakes, Campbells Perfect Tea and elderflower wine, the business has received local, specialist and national press coverage. The area is infamous for Jack the Rippers serial murders, and her 1880s shop sign is still emblazoned across the frontage and Safia and Ian Thomas have kept the name and painstakingly restored the historic building. Gold is handsome and old-fashioned looking, while keeping the modern efficiencies of a deli, a. Gold, which is described as the village shop in the heart of London, has a lengthy feature in The Good Old Days section of Jane Paytons book, Fabulous Food Shops. The shop was among The Independents 50 Best Food Shops with Lulu Grimes, food director of olive magazine and Good Food magazine recommending its sausages, cheeses, sweets and Somerset brandy. Later leaving London, Safia Shah, her husband Ian Thomas, Shah currently divides her time between Morocco and England, where she and her family live on a Dutch grain barge in Surrey. Safia Shahs most notable work is Afghan Caravan, a miscellany which was collected by Idries Shah, in his Introduction to the book, Idries Shah writes, Shahs latest work, Carnaby Streets Great Uninvited, a childrens book, was released on 23 October 2013. It is a picture book and was illustrated by Mark Reeve. The book features what Shah calls endangered words, or words used to be commonly used in the English language. Along with the Carnaby Street book, Shah created a series of ebooks that focus on numerous endangered words and these books include, As Clear As Mud Volumes 1 and 2, The Brabblers Guide to Idioms, and A is For Anonymuncle, The Brabblers Endangered ABC. The storytelling is adequate throughout, but the real triumph comes right at the end and it describes the main characters reflections on her mothers passing, as well as on incidental memories from the pastSafia Shah – Safia Shah
21. Ali Al Shami – Ali Al Shami is a Shia Lebanese academic and a member of the Amal movement. He was Lebanons minister of foreign affairs and emigrants from 2009 to 2011, Shami was born into a Shiite family in 1945. Shami is a university professor. He taught in the college of law and political science at Lebanese University, then he became a member of the Amal movement. He was part of the committee in charge of writing a program for action of the government led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri in November 2009 and he was appointed minister of foreign affairs and emigrants to the cabinet led by Hariri on 9 November 2009. He was named to this post by Amal leader and Hezbollah ally parliament speaker Nabih Berri and he succeeded Fawzi Salloukh as foreign minister. In the cabinet, Shami was part of opposition and a member of the Amal Movement, shamis tenure ended in June 2011, and he was replaced by Adnan Mansour in the postAli Al Shami – Ali Al Shami
22. Souvanna Phouma – Prince Souvanna Phouma was the leader of the neutralist faction and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Laos several times from 1951–1954, 1956–1958,1960 and 1962–1975. When the French reoccupied Laos, Souvanna fled to exile in Bangkok, Souvanna Phouma and his wife had four children including Mangkra Souvanna Phouma and Princess Moune, who married Perry J. Stieglitz, cultural-affairs attaché of the U. S. embassy. In 1951, Souvanna became Prime Minister of Laos under the National Progressive Party banner with a landslide victory and he was prime minister until 1954. After elections in December 1955, Souvanna Phouma returned to the prime ministership on a platform of national reconciliation, in August 1956 Souvanna and the Communist Pathet Lao, which his half-brother Souphanouvong headed agreed on broad proposals for a ‘government of national union’. Elections for 21 extra assembly seats were held in May 1958. Souphanouvong entered the government as Economic Minister, another Pathet Lao leader, Phoumi Vongvichit, also acquired a Ministry. The United States considered Souvanna Phoumas return to office bad news, in June 1958 Souvanna was again forced to resign by the rightists. The king accepted the vote as legal the next day when he signed Royal Ordinance No,282, dismissing Souvanna Phoumas government and giving powers provisionally to the Revolutionary Committee. 283, approved a government formed by Prince Boun Oum. He was one of the Three Princes, whom Sisavang Vatthana appointed to form a government between the rightists and Pathet Lao but it collapsed, and the Laotian Civil War began. Malaysia, Honorary Grand Commander of the Order of the Defender of the Realm Stieglitz, PerrySouvanna Phouma – Souvanna Phouma
23. Alan Yentob – Alan Yentob is a British television executive and presenter. Alan Yentob was born into an Iraqi Jewish family in Stepney, soon after he was born, his family moved to Manchester where his father ran a textile business, Dewhurst Dent, in which he still owns a 10% share. He grew up in Didsbury, a suburb of Manchester, and he was a boarder at the independent The Kings School in Ely, Cambridgeshire. He passed his A Levels and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and he went on to study Law at Leeds University, where he got involved in student drama. He graduated with a second class degree in 1967. He joined the BBC as a trainee in the BBC World Service in 1968 as its only non-Oxbridge graduate of that year, nine months later he moved into TV to become an assistant director on arts programmes. In 1973, he became a producer and director, working on the documentary series Omnibus, for which, in 1975. In 1975, he helped initiate another BBC documentary series, Arena, the series still returns for semi-regular editions as of 2014. He left Arena to become the BBCs Head of Music and Arts, a position he occupied until 1987, in 1993 he was promoted to Controller of BBC1, responsible for the output of the BBCs premier channel. He remained in the post for three years until 1996, when he was promoted again to become BBC Televisions overall Director of Programmes and this placed Yentob in overall supervision of the BBCs output in these three genres across all media – radio, television and Internet. He has been criticised by the writer and comedian Victor Lewis-Smith. He also began to present BBC programmes and these have included a series on the life of Leonardo da Vinci and, from 2003, a new regular arts series, Imagine. His own blog, created during the making of the episode, was deleted and purged. In 2007, Yentob appeared as the host of the satirical Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show, episode focused on the comedy panel game Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Yentobs reputation was affected when it was revealed that his participation in some of the interviews for Imagine had been faked. Yentob has been warned not to do again, but otherwise not disciplined. In July 2009 he was revealed to have accumulated a pension worth £6. 3m and this is one of the biggest pensions in the public sector. He has been on the Board of Trustees of the Architecture Foundation, on 16 March 2010, Yentob and Nigella Lawson opened the new Jewish Museum London in Camden TownAlan Yentob – Alan Yentob (left) and Grayson Perry at private view of Gilbert & George retrospective, Tate Modern