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Indian-American California senator Kamala Harris has topped the prominent Foreign Policy magazine’s 2017 list of ’50 Leading

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Is Kamala Harris now the 2020 election favourite to take on Trump?’ Indian-American California senator Kamala Harris has topped the prominent Foreign Policy magazine’s 2017 list of ’50 Leading

Is Kamala Harris now the 2020 election favourite to take on Trump?’ Indian-American California senator Kamala Harris has topped the prominent Foreign Policy magazine’s 2017 list of ’50 Leading
Global Thinkers’ which also features US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Besides Harris and Haley, Indian-origin stand-up comedian


Hasan Minhaj has also made it to the list which recognises a remarkable range of individuals who have found ways to exert
enormous influence, often in unexpected ways, on a wide range of issues.
“They are the doers who defined 2017,” said Foreign Policy while releasing its annual list of global thinkers, which this year number
50 instead of 100 as was mostly the case in previous years. Topping the list is Harris, 53, for giving the Democratic
Party hope in the era of President Donald Trump, the magazine said.Indian-American Kamala Harris elected to Senate from California

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Harris, Harris mother is from Tamil Indian mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris and, and a Jamaican father, Donald Harris,
Kamala Harris’s husband name is Douglas Emhoff, he is currently working as West Coast director for Venable LLP in L.A., but in March took the bar in Washington,
Kamla Harris is the first-ever Indian-American to be elected to the US
Senate. us media Seen as a potential Democratic presidential candidate, Harris is the only black woman in the American Senate.

“Her professional bona fides and two decades as a prosecutor, her commitment to social justice (she has made immigrants’ rights
and bail reform the focus of her first year in office), and her personal ‘firsts’ make her appealing to voters still smarting
from (Hillary) Clinton’s loss and hungry for a charismatic non-white, non-male presidential candidate,” the magazine said.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is ranked second in the list for trying to rebuild decent democratic leadership in South
Korea.
Popular comedian Minhaj, 32, is placed third in the ranking for defining the narrative of a “New Brown America”, it said. Early
this year he was the first Indian-American to have been chosen to host the White House Correspondents Dinner.
“The final comedian to be hired by The Daily Show during Jon Stewart’s tenure as host, Minhaj has since joined an elite cadre
of popular news satirists — including Stewart, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, and John Oliver — whose joyful
an embrace of ‘fake news’ often gets at fundamental truths at which the mainstream media can only gesture,” it said.

Former South Carolina governor Haley, 45, the first Indian-American to be a member of any presidential cabinet, figures in the
list of global thinkers for trying to preserve America’s traditional vision of international affairs, said the magazine. “The
US foreign policy that Haley has spent just over 10 months defending smacks more of traditional Republican (and, arguably,
traditional US) policies more closely in line with Ronald Reagan than with the current president,” it said.
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Among others on the list are presidential candidate for the FARC, the Colombian rebel group that has traded its weapons for
party politics, the female director of Afghanistan’s foreign-language film contender for the Oscars, the venture capitalist who
is using tech companies to bridge the gap between Israel and Palestine, and an Iraqi member of parliament who is demanding her
country recognise the genocide of the minority Yazidis.
“This year’s list showcases a remarkable range of individuals who have found ways to exert enormous influence, often in
unexpected ways, on a wide range of issues — from North Korea policy, to the rise of population, to how we deal with fake news, to
cementing a new narrative in American culture to comedy,” said Jonathan Tepperman, editor-in-chief of the magazine.
“These amazing talented thinking people are not only rethinking our world, but also reshaping it. They defined 2017, and we’re thrilled by the
chance to recognize their accomplishments — for good, at least in most cases,” he said. The list also includes Chelsea Manning,
ex-Trump aide Stephen Bannon, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

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