Conventional decision-making techniques that helped leaders succeed in the past no longer work, largely because problems can no longer be controlled by one group. A panel of civil-society, government, and business leaders stresses the benefits of collaboration between their three sectors in addressing large-scale, complex issues.
Paul Collier is professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University.
Former director of development research at the World Bank and advisor to the British government's Commission on Africa, he is one of the world's leading experts on African economies.
His past and current research has centered on developmental challenges facing low-income countries, including research on the economics of conflict, governance, and macroeconomics and the effects of aid, exchange rates, and trade policies.
His most recent book is The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can be Done About It.
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.
Chris Kelly is a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Kelly, who has been with Booz Allen for more than 20 years, leads the team of professionals focused on the global security market, which includes the issue areas of homeland security, law enforcement, and intelligence.
Kelly's professional background includes experience working on a wide variety of risk management issues for clients to include those from technology acceleration, social change, infrastructure aging, and extremism.
He co-authored a study last year with the Aspen Institute entitled "Values Produce Value" and is working with his colleagues at Booz Allen to document how today's complex societal networks require a new form of collaborative behavior from leaders. Kelly holds degrees in computer science from Penn State University.
Victoria Nuland was the 18th United States permanent representative to NATO from 2005 to 2008. She worked on the full range of transatlantic security issues, including operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo, NATO enlargement, cyber security, and missile defenses.
A career foreign service officer, she was principal deputy national security adviser to Vice President Cheney and worked on the promotion of democracy and security in Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Lebanon, and the Middle East, among other issues.
She has also served as deputy permanent representative to NATO in Brussels and as deputy director for former Soviet Union affairs at the Department of State.
Judith Rodin is president of The Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations. She was previously president of the University of Pennsylvania, and provost of Yale University.