Who are the world’s top thinkers?
The Prospect team has shortlisted 50 people who are leaders in their fields, engaging in original and profound ways with the central questions of the world today—whether in economics, science, philosophy, religion or feminism. We chose them based on recommendations from our wide pool of writers and editors, and gave credit for their influence over the last 12 months, whether or not we agree with them, and continuing significance for this year’s biggest questions.
To find out who made it on to this year’s shortlist and to place your vote, click here. Will your favourite public intellectual be included alongside Atul Gawande, Arundhati Roy, Thomas Pikkety, Naomi Klein, Russell Brand and Hilary Mantel? The competition will close on 16thMarch. The results will be announced on 26th March, when the April issue of Prospect is published.
Prospect reserves the right to adjust the result in the event of irregular voting patterns.