Research Fellow

June Akinyi Arunga
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June Arunga is Research Fellow at The Independent Institute; Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Open Quest Media LLC, and contributing author to the Independent Institute book Lessons from the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit. She received her law degree from the University of Buckingham (England), and in 2010 she was named in the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.

On May 10, 2008, June Arunga, Lisa Ling, Max Lugavere, and Jason Silva hosted Pangea Day. This was a global multimedia event that was beamed from Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro to an audience of millions around the world in seven languages. The 4-hour program of films, music and speakers included Queen Noor of Jordan, CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Dave Stewart and friends, Gilberto Gil, and Iranian rock phenoms Hypernova.

Ms. Arunga is a Founding Partner, and for a period was Director of Corporate Affairs, of Black Star Line SA, and she has produced numerous documentaries, including The Devil's Footpath, Africa's Ultimate Resource, and Globalisation Is Good.

She is also on the advisory committee of University of the People and is an advisory board member of Moving Picture Institute, Global Envision, and is a fellow at the International Policy Network (London) and Istituto Bruno Leoni (Milan, Italy).