Emma Bonino

Emma Bonino is a member of the board of trustees at the International Crisis Group (ICG). She is also co-chair of the Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) and an active Member of the transnational Radical party. She was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies in 1976. Between 1994 and 1999 she was European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Fisheries, Consumer Policy, Consumer Health Protection and Food Safety. During this period she confronted man-made crises, including the Balkans and the Great Lakes region. In 2005 she was elected Chair of the “Comitato dei Garanti”, which supervised aid distribution for Tsunami Relief. In 2008 she was Vice-President of the Senate of the Italian Republic and in 2013 she became Minister of Foreign Affairs. She is involved in a number of initiatives promoting human rights and humanitarian protection.