2017’s Leading Global Thinkers

If 2016 was the year when reactionary populism swept the world — when Brexit rocked Britain, Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency, and the Philippines elected Rodrigo Duterte — 2017 was a year of reckoning. Meet 10 of these doers who defined 2017 photographed by Jesse Dittmar for Foreign Policy – and see the entire list here.

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Roya Sadat – For bringing the story of Afghan women to the screen. Read about Sadat's work here.

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Congressman Seth Moulton – For trying to show the United States what bipartisanship might look like. Read about Moulton's work here.

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Chelsea Manning – For forcing the United States to question who is a traitor and who is a hero. Read about Manning's work here.

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Ho Dang Hoa - For helping show the Vietnam War in a new light. Read about Ho's work here.

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Margrethe Vestager — For taking on Google … again. Read about Vestager's work here.

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Hamdi Ulukaya — For using his yogurt empire to empower workers, refugees, and rural America. Read about Ulukaya's work here.

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Jo Ann Jenkins — For trying to disrupt our preconceptions about aging. Read more about Jenkins' work here.

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Hasan Minhaj — For defining the narrative of a “New Brown America." Read more about Minhaj's work here.

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Evelyn Wang — For outsmarting the world’s water crisis. Read more about Wang's work here.

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Mayor Steve Adler — For standing up for immigrants in the heart of red Texas. Read more about Adler's work here.

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Read about all of 2017's leading Global Thinkers here.

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