Want to know what Nobel winners, bestselling
authors such as Thomas Friedman, and emerging power brokers in China,
India, and Brazil think about the world's most pressing problems? So
did we, which is why Foreign Policy once again brings you the collective wisdom of
this unique crowd.
From the brains behind Iran's Green Revolution to the economic Cassandra who actually did have a crystal ball, they had the big ideas that shaped our world in 2009. Read on to see the 100 minds that mattered most in the year that was.