Chair of the Board of Trustees
Clare Short was a British Member of Parliament from 1983 to 2010. She served as Secretary of State for International Development during the government of Tony Blair. She held this position from 1997 until resigning in protest of the 2003 Iraq War. Her current work focuses on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Ms. Short has been a member of numerous CEPR delegations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Anouar Gharbi is Foreign Affairs Adviser of the President of Tunisia and President of the NGO Right for All/Droit pour Tous based in Geneva, Switzerland. He founded the assocation Forum for Tunisians/Forum des Tunisiens in 1998 as well as the International Association for Tunisian Expatriots (IATE). Mr. Gharbi also helped found other movements to promote human rights such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and the European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza (ECESG).
Richard Howitt is a British Labour politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Socialists and Democrats (S&D). He is S&D spokesperson on human rights and sits on the Committee for Foreign Affairs, the Subcommittee on Human Rights, and also the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee. Mr. Howitt has been an official EU election monitor for both Palestinian presidential and legislative elections.
Mazen Kahel is a French businessman originally from Gaza and holds a PhD in business management from Versailles University. He is an activist and human rights defender, also engaged in promoting Palestinian rights.
Geri Müller is Member of the Swiss Parliament since 2003 and a member of the committees of foreign affairs and of security politics. He is Board member of PNoWB/IMF (Parlamentarian Network on the World Bank/IMF) and vice-president of the town of Baden, Switzerland. For over 30 years, he has worked on professional and political issues in the Middle East for the self-determination of all individuals.
Alexandra Thein is German Member of the European Parliament (MEP) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group. Ms. Thein is a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs in the European Parliament and is an active member different Delegations, including for Relations with Israel, for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council, for Relations with Mashreq countries, and for Relations with Iraq.
Norman Warner is is a Labour member of the House of Lords. He serves on Select Committees and All-Party Parliamentary Groups including for Palestine. In 2010, Lord Warner was elected Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group. Previously, he was a Health Minister in the Blair government and senior policy adviser to the Home Secretary working on criminal justice and constitutional reform.