Liv Tørres is the Director of Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies at the Center on International Cooperation of New York University. She is the former Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center and former Secretary General of Norwegian People’s Aid. Previously, she served as a Political Advisor at Norway’s Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion, Research Director at Fafo, Associate Professor at the University of Oslo, and Senior Advisor at the Research Council of Norway. Liv holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo and is a visiting professor at Wits University in South Africa.
Ulrika Modéer is the Assistant Secretary General & Director of the Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Prior to this, Ms. Modéer was State Secretary for International Development Cooperation and Climate and has been instrumental in reshaping Sweden’s international development cooperation to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. During her tenure as State Secretary, she contributed to global policy on issues of relevance to the UNDP, including on gender equality, United Nations reform, financing of the multilateral system, climate and environment, conflict prevention and the humanitarian development nexus. Ms. Modéer combines a strong policy background with experience from parliamentary work and holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Felix Zimmermann coordinates the OECD Development Communication Network (DevCom), a global platform that helps development organisations improve their communications strategies and campaigns. In this role, Felix facilitates peer-learning events and workshops for communicators. He also runs the SDG Communicator blog and has just published DevCom’s new Toolkit for Sustainable Development Communicators. Felix has 20 years of experience in brokering global dialogue and learning on foreign aid, development finance and education policy. Besides various OECD roles, his career includes assignments with UNESCO and IFAD. Felix holds a Masters in International and European Law from the Free University of Brussels, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney and Humboldt University in Berlin.