Lieutenant Commander, the Reverend Carol Bateman is an Anglican Priest who works as a Canadian Armed Forces Chaplain. She served with the Royal Canadian Regiment on a tour of Afghanistan in 2010 and is currently completing a Masters of Sacred Theology with a focus on Interfaith studies at McGill University.
W.Y. Alice Chan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. Her research explores potential connections between religious literacy and religious bullying in public school settings. She is part of a team from McGill that has authored a report titled “Education & Security: A Global Literature Report on Countering Violent Religious Extremism (CVE).”
A Nigerian by nationality and currently based in Kenya working for Programme for Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA) as Programme Officer.
A Doctoral Fellow with University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
“Peace for some is Peace for none”
Robert Jackson is Professor of Religions and Education at the University of Warwick and Professor and Special Advisor the European Wergeland Centre in Oslo, Norway. He has also been involved in international research and development that includes the European REDCo project and the Council of Europe’s work on religion and education. He has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles on religion and education that provide ideas and direction for policy makers, schools and educators.
Mark Juergensmeyer is director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, professor of sociology, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics, and has published more than two hundred articles and twenty books.
Peter Nixon is an international speaker, trainer, adviser and coach to leaders in business, government, NGO’s, schools and universities around the world. Born in Montreal but based out of Hong Kong, he has vast experience helping others to achieve their goals through the use of dialogue and negotiation.
Hadjara is a Development Practitioner from Northern Nigeria. She has been challenged by the abandoned people and region, rendered ungovernable by terrorist attacks. It sounded like dream – remembering the peaceful place she grew up – now desolate; that is what Maiduguri has become. The story in the news is of suffering citizens who have lost hundreds of family members in the cruelest forms of death. Therefore, as a development practitioner Hadjara has become more motivated to keep working to promote good governance in the country.
Paula is a master’s student in International Relations at the University of Vlore “Ismail Qemali.” Her graduate studies have developed in Paula a particular interest in the influence that scientific and technological advancements have in international law. She has published an article in the electronic magazine KorEuropa, no. 6, 2015 (Italy) titled: “Digitalization of Diplomacy: a New Way of Making Diplomacy?”
Max Barrett Werner
Max is a graduate from Copenhagen University with a liberal arts degree. He has also attended both UC Berkeley as an exchange student and McGill University as a visiting student. He is currently applying to do an MA at McGill. Although Max has focused his academic research on the global consequences of American foreign policy, his work with Muslim students at Copenhagen City School has provided insight into problems related to education, religion and the marginalization of Muslims in Denmark.