- Visiting Fellow, Kuwait Programme, Middle East Centre, LSE
Sharifa Alshalfan is an architect and a researcher who is currently a Visiting Fellow with the LSE Kuwait Programme, based in the Middle East Centre at London School of Economics, and LSE Cities. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and an MSc in City Design and Social Science from London School of Economics. Her research interests include land-use policies and urban governance with a focus on housing in the GCC states, mainly Kuwait. She has worked as an architect at Zaha Hadid Architects in London and at AGi Architects in Kuwait. She also consults with AGi Architects on urban issues and has taught at the School of Architecture in Kuwait University.
- Visiting Associate, LSE Cities
- Director Education and Society and Executive Board Member, British Council
Jo Beall is Director Education and Society and a member of the Executive Board of the British Council. A graduate of the London School of Economics, her past roles include Professor of Development Studies at the LSE and Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Town. She is a specialist in international development, international higher education and she has undertaken extensive research on cities in fragile and conflict situations. Her remit at the British Council is global and her academic research has taken her to Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with extensive periods of research in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and South Africa. She has written numerous books and articles on a wide range of topics including governance and civil society, inclusive development, and cities and fragile states. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Society of Arts and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Open University.
- Global advisor
Greg Clark is a global advisor for cities, major businesses, and investors. He works with leadership teams in global cities, global firms, global institutions, and at global gatherings. From 2008 to 2016 he was chairman of the International Advisory Board of the New York Regional Plan, Oslo Regional Strategy, Salvador, Vienna, and Sao Paulo Strategic Plans and he was International Advisor on the Metropolitan Strategic Plans of Rio da Janeiro, Barcelona, Gauteng/Johannesburg, Western Cape, Toronto, Glasgow, Mumbai, Turin and Auckland.