Monday, November 30, 2009

Top Tiger Thinkers

Have you been spending too much time on PrincetonFML? In need of a pick-me-up? If you're a fan of the promotion of famous Princetonians, this might help.

Foreign Policy magazine just released its first-ever "Top 100 Global Thinkers" list, and there are 10 Princetonians (really, Princeton-related people) on it, as follows:

(1) Ben Bernanke, former economics professor — chairman of the Federal Reserve

(8) Gen. David Petraeus GS '85 — commander of the U.S. Central Command (and 2009 Baccalaureate speaker)

(25) Joseph Stiglitz, former economics professor — Columbia economics professor

(27) Robert Wright '79 — journalist and author

(29) Paul Krugman, economics professor — 2009 Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist

(45) Abdolkarim Soroush, visiting lecturer in 2002-03 — philosopher

(69) Freeman Dyson H'74 -- physicist and professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study

(79) Anne-Marie Slaughter '80, former dean of the Wilson School — director of State Department policy planning staff

(82) Peter W. Singer '82 (not to be confused with Professor Peter Singer) — military scholar

(90) Minxin Pei, former politics professor — professor at Claremont McKenna College