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    Foreign Policy Magazine has named their top 100 global thinkers of 2010. The list, which I’ve outlined below, is a mix of policy makers, advocates, and media professionals among other global influencers. A special congratulations goes out to Rosa Whitaker (#53), Ory Okolloh (#59), and Ethan Zuckerman (#81), all of whom  I’ve had the pleasure of connecting and sharing ideas with. View the full list below, and read the full story on the Foreign Policy website:

    Beginning with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates (1), who teamed up to prove that even in tough times great new ideas can emerge, to forecasting economist Nouriel Roubini (12) to political leaders Barack Obama (3) and Angela Merkel (10), FP presents more than just their big ideas. Once again we took a unique survey of this very smart crowd. Nearly two-thirds participated to give you insight into their thinking on everything from how Obama’s doing to their preference in new-age reading device (iPad, by a lot). But don’t take our word for it — take the same questionnaire we sent to our FP 100 and see how your answers match up against theirs. – Foreign Policy Mag.

    The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers 2010
    • 1. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates (CHAIRMAN, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY | OMAHA, NEB. & CO-CHAIR, BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION | SEATTLE)
    • 2. Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Robert Zoellick, (IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR | WASHINGTON & WORLD BANK PRESIDENT | WASHINGTON)
    • 3. Barack Obama, (PRESIDENT | WASHINGTON)
    • 4. Zhou Xiaochuan, (GOVERNOR, PEOPLE’S BANK | CHINA)
    • 5. Ben Bernanke, (CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL RESERVE | WASHINGTON)
    • 6. Celso Amorim, (FOREIGN MINISTER | BRAZIL)
    • 7. Ahmet Davutoglu, (FOREIGN MINISTER | TURKEY)
    • 8. David Petraeus, (COMMANDING U.S. GENERAL | AFGHANISTAN)
    • 9. Robert Gates, (DEFENSE SECRETARY | WASHINGTON)
    • 10. Angela Merkel, (CHANCELLOR | GERMANY)
    • 11. Michael Bloomberg and Feisal Abdul Rauf, (MAYOR | NEW YORK & IMAM, CORDOBA INITIATIVE | NEW YORK)
    • 12. Nouriel Roubini, (ECONOMIST | NEW YORK)
    • 13. Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, (FORMER PRESIDENT | NEW YORK & SECRETARY OF STATE | WASHINGTON)
    • 14. Steven Chu, (ENERGY SECRETARY | WASHINGTON)
    • 15. George Soros, (PHILANTHROPIST | NEW YORK)
    • 16. Liu Xiaobo, (POLITICAL PRISONER | CHINA
    • 17. Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs, (CEO, AMAZON | SEATTLE & CEO, APPLE | CUPERTINO, CALIF.)
    • 18. Shivshankar Menon, (NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR | INDIA)
    • 19. Ron Paul, (CONGRESSMAN | WASHINGTON)
    • 20. Mohamed ElBaradei, (DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST | EGYPT)
    • 21. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, (CO-FOUNDERS, GOOGLE | MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.)
    • 22. Christine Lagarde, (FINANCE MINISTER | FRANCE)
    • 23. Salam Fayyad, (PRIME MINISTER | PALESTINE)
    • 24. Elizabeth Warren, (WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR | WASHINGTON)
    • 25. Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, William Perry, and George Shultz, (ELDER STATESMEN | NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, PALO ALTO, CALIF.)
    • 26. Paul Krugman and Raghuram Rajan, (ECONOMIST, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY | PRINCETON, N.J. & ECONOMIST, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO | CHICAGO)
    • 27. Fareed Zakaria, (EDITOR AT LARGE, TIME | NEW YORK)
    • 28. Shai Agassi, (CEO, BETTER PLACE | PALO ALTO, CALIF.)
    • 29. Paul Collier, (ECONOMIST, OXFORD UNIVERSITY | BRITAIN)
    • 30. Joseph Stiglitz, (ECONOMIST, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | NEW YORK)
    • 31. David Cameron, (PRIME MINISTER | BRITAIN)
    • 32. Cécile Duflot, Monica Frassoni, Renate Künast, Marina Silva, (GREEN PARTY LEADERS | FRANCE, BELGIUM, GERMANY, BRAZIL)
    • 33. Thomas Friedman, (COLUMNIST, NEW YORK TIMES | WASHINGTON)
    • 34. John Kerry and Richard Lugar, (SENATORS | WASHINGTON)
    • 35. Paul Farmer, (MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | BOSTON)
    • 36. Michelle Bachelet, (UNDERSECRETARY-GENERAL, U.N. WOMEN | NEW YORK)
    • 37. Martin Wolf, (COLUMNIST, FINANCIAL TIMES | BRITAIN)
    • 38. Esther Duflo, (ECONOMIST, MIT | CAMBRIDGE, MASS.)
    • 39. Mohamed Nasheed, (PRESIDENT | MALDIVES)
    • 40. Abdolkarim Soroush, (RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR | WASHINGTON)
    • 41. Mehdi Karroubi, (CLERIC | IRAN)
    • 42. Agnes Klingshirn and Peter Scott, (AID WORKER | GERMANY & STOVE DESIGNER | SEATTLE)
    • 43. Nandan Nilekani, (ENTREPRENEUR | INDIA)
    • 44. Zheng Bijian, (GEOSTRATEGIST | CHINA)
    • 45. Mohamed El-Erian, (CEO, PIMCO | NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.)
    • 46. Kwame Anthony Appiah, (PHILOSOPHER, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY | PRINCETON, N.J.)
    • 47. Jacques Attali, (ECONOMIC ADVISOR | FRANCE)
    • 48. Robert Shiller, (ECONOMIST, YALE UNIVERSITY | NEW HAVEN, CONN.)
    • 49. Vaclav Smil, (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST, UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA | CANADA))
    • 50. Ashraf Ghani and Clare Lockhart, (CO-FOUNDERS, INSTITUTE FOR STATE EFFECTIVENESS | AFGHANISTAN, WASHINGTON
    • 51. Ahmed Rashid, (JOURNALIST | PAKISTAN)
    • 52. Mo Ibrahim, (FOUNDER, MO IBRAHIM FOUNDATION | BRITAIN)
    • 53. Miles Morland and Rosa Whitaker, (INVESTOR | BRITAIN & CONSULTANT | WASHINGTON)
    • 54. Paul Romer, (ECONOMIST, STANFORD UNIVERSITY | PALO ALTO, CALIF.)
    • 55. Christopher Hitchens, (AUTHOR | WASHINGTON)
    • 56. John Bolton, (SENIOR FELLOW, AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE | WASHINGTON)
    • 57. Nathan Myhrvold, (ENTREPRENEUR | BELLEVUE, WASH.)
    • 58. Sendhil Mullainathan and Richard Thaler, (ECONOMIST, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | CAMBRIDGE, MASS. & ECONOMIST, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO | CHICAGO)
    • 59. Ory Okolloh, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, (USHAHIDI | KENYA)
    • 60. Fan Gang, (DIRECTOR, NATIONAL ECONOMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE | CHINA)
    • 61. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, (SCHOLAR, AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE | WASHINGTON)
    • 62. Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images, (PHILOSOPHER, OXFORD UNIVERSITY | BRITAIN)
    • 63. Vinod Khosla, (VENTURE CAPITALIST | MENLO PARK, CALIF.)
    • 64. Mario Vargas Llosa, (AUTHOR | PERU)
    • 65. Bjorn Lomborg, (POLITICAL SCIENTIST | DENMARK)
    • 66. Sabina Alkire, (ECONOMIST, OXFORD UNIVERSITY | BRITAIN)
    • 67. Clay Shirky, (WEB GURU | NEW YORK)
    • 68. Malcolm Gladwell, (STAFF WRITER, NEW YORKER | NEW YORK)
    • 69. Steven Pinker, (PSYCHOLOGIST, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | CAMBRIDGE, MASS.)
    • 70. John Arquilla, (MILITARY THEORIST, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL | MONTEREY, CALIF.)
    • 71. Louise Arbour, (CEO, INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP | BELGIUM)
    • 72. Atul Gawande, (SURGEON, BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL | BOSTON)
    • 73. Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, (ECONOMIST, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND | COLLEGE PARK, MD. & ECONOMIST, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | CAMBRIDGE, MASS.)
    • 74. Michèle Flournoy and Anne-Marie Slaughter, (POLICY PLANNING CHIEFS, DEFENSE AND STATE DEPARTMENTS | WASHINGTON)
    • 75. Aung San Suu Kyi, (DISSIDENT | BURMA)
    • 76. Richard Clarke, (CONSULTANT | WASHINGTON)
    • 77. Helene Gayle, (CEO, CARE USA | ATLANTA)
    • 78. Lester Brown, (PRESIDENT, EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE | WASHINGTON)
    • 79. George Papandreou, (PRIME MINISTER | GREECE)
    • 80. Niall Ferguson, (HISTORIAN, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | CAMBRIDGE, MASS.)
    • 81. Ethan Zuckerman, (FOUNDER, GLOBAL VOICES | LANESBOROUGH, MASS.)
    • 82. Hu Shuli, EDITOR, (CENTURY WEEKLY | CHINA)
    • 83. Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler, (SOCIOLOGIST, HARVARD UNIVERSITY | BOSTON & POLITICAL SCIENTIST, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA | SAN DIEGO)
    • 84. Kamal Kar, (SANITATION EXPERT | INDIA)
    • 85. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, (PRESIDENT | LIBERIA)
    • 86. Han Han, (BLOGGER AND NOVELIST | CHINA)
    • 87. Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned, (FIRST LADY | QATAR)
    • 88. Daron Acemoglu, (ECONOMIST, MIT | CAMBRIDGE, MASS.)
    • 89. David Grossman, (NOVELIST | ISRAEL)
    • 90. Martha Nussbaum, (PHILOSOPHER, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO | CHICAGO)
    • 91. Edwidge Danticat, (WRITER | MIAMI)
    • 92. Kishore Mahbubani, (DEAN, LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY | SINGAPORE)
    • 93. Malalai Joya, (ACTIVIST | AFGHANISTAN)
    • 94. Madeleine Albright, (FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE | WASHINGTON)
    • 95. Carl Bildt, (FOREIGN MINISTER | SWEDEN
    • 96. Bruce Ackerman, (HISTORIAN, YALE UNIVERSITY | NEW HAVEN, CONN.)
    • 97. Unity Dow, (JUDGE | BOTSWANA)
    • 98. Michael Mandelbaum, (POLITICAL SCIENTIST, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY | WASHINGTON)
    • 99. Tarja Halonen, (PRESIDENT | FINLAND)
    • 100. Ian Buruma, (WRITER | NEW YORK)
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