Nobel Prize Dialogue

Our line up of panellists participating in this Nobel Prize Dialogue include Nobel Prize laureates and inspiring thought leaders. Keep checking back for the latest updates to the panellist list.

Akinwumi A. Adesina

Often described as ‘Africa’s Optimist-in-Chief’, African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina (1960) is widely lauded for his visionary leadership and passion for Africa’s transformation.

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Abhijit V. Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received the Prize in Economic Sciences for his ground-breaking work in development economics research.

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Norman Duncan holds a Professorship in Psychology and is the Vice-Principal, academic, at the University of Pretoria. His research and publications are primarily in the fields of racism and community psychology.

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Irma Eloff is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria and a guest professor at the University of Innsbruck. She is also a registered educational psychologist.

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Eeva Leinonen

Eeva Leinonen is Vice Chancellor and President of Murdoch University. She has an academic background in linguistics and psychology and has extensive experience in higher education.

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Joel Mokyr is the Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of economics and history at Northwestern University and Sackler Professor at the Eitan Berglas School of Economics at the University of Tel Aviv.

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Cila Myburgh

Cila Myburgh is the Director of enrolment and student administration at the University of Pretoria, where she oversees student systems, student administration, recruitment and enrolments, student and customer services as well as career services.

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Lebone Nkhumeleni University of Preotoria

Lebone Nkhumeleni is a Lecturer at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Business Management focusing on strategy and business management at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is also a PhD scholar with a research focus on strategy practices for impact investment decisions.

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Dr Roze Phillips

Roze Phillips is Executive Director of value creation at the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS). She is a passionate African futurist committed to unlocking the potential of Africa and her people.

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Olebogeng Selebi

Olebogeng Selebi is a Senior Lecturer from the Department of Business Management at the University of Pretoria. Her research focuses on the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships in achieving business, and development objectives.

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Laura Sprechmann

Laura Sprechmann is CEO for Nobel Prize Outreach. Nobel Prize Outreach spreads knowledge about and raises interest in the Nobel Prize-awarded achievements to a global audience, through digital media and international events.

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Joseph Stiglitz is an American economist and a Professor at Columbia University. He received the Prize in Economic Sciences for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information.

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Sharmi Surianarain serves as the Chief Impact Officer for Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator in South Africa. Sharmi is a fierce advocate for opportunity and social justice for young people and women across the African continent, and is a keen analyst and thinker on the future of work.

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Andee Uren is a research psychologist by profession and is currently the Executive Head of Organisational Effectiveness for Nedbank in South Africa. She is passionate about the new world of work and the opportunities that digital transformation present.

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