It’s been nearly five years since TIME joined forces with Rolex to launch Next Generation Leaders, our biannual selection of rising stars in politics, technology, culture, science, sports and business. Previous honorees have gone on to lead countries, win Golden Globes, and take home Olympic medals. This new class ranges from climate activist Greta Thunberg to chef Tunde Wey, who uses food to challenge ideas about race in America. “The great thing about shaping this list is highlighting young people who are taking risks to create change,” said deputy international editor Naina Bajekal, who oversees the project. “They aren’t afraid to break boundaries.”
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