The Global Herald was founded in 2009 by 24 Hour Trading Ltd. The Global Herald in-house team of section editors produce factual content in addition to editing contributions.
Below is a list of contributors who have had published at least one item in The Global Herald.
The Global Herald Contributors
- Adam Brown
Adam Brown is editorial manager for the War on Terror blog series at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a BA in International Relations and a MSc in Human Rights with a focus on cyber security and rights.
- Albina Ruiz Rios
Albina leads the Healthy City Group, a consortium of environmental NGO's, bringing together over one hundred professionals, with social enterprise projects in Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil and Bangalore - India.
- Anil Giri
Writes for The Kathmandu Post, the leading English newspaper in Nepal. Earlier, he was stationed in New Delhi as a Chief of Bureau for The Himalayan Times. He has worked for AHN, the US based new agency, The Guardian, Korea Times and others.
- Ann Furedi
Ann Furedi is chief executive of British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), the British abortion and advice charity. BPAS’s 2011 Christmas campaign has been offering a free, advance prescription of the emergency contraceptive pill.
- Annabel Cooper
Annabel Cooper is communications officer at the Scottish Institute of Sustainable Technology. A journalist by trade, the Edinburgh based writer has written for local and national press as well as undertaken DJ duties at the infamous Leith FM.
- Annie Khalid
Annie started her music career in 2005 in Pakistan after which she ventured into the UK music scene with her single "Be My Baby" in collaboration with Judge Jules in 2010. She is the brand ambassador for Lebara Telecom in Norway. Her latest single "Just 3 Words" is a collaboration with the re-formed pop band, A1.
- Art Nutter
Art Nutter is Chairman and CEO at TAEUS International Corporation, which advises high-tech R&D investors on issues of intellectual property.
- Ayesha Hassan
Responsible for coordinating the involvement of the world business community in the process leading to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Summits of 2003 and 2005, Ayesha Hassan manages the International Chamber of Commerce’s Commission on the Digital Economy. She is also in charge of ICC’s initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS).
- Bahrain Writers Association
Bahrain Writers Association provides a forum for poets, journalists and authors in the Gulf State to improve their work, receive feedback and give advice.
- Barbara Sahakian
Professor Barbara Sahakian FMedSci is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Department of Psychiatry and MRC/Wellcome Trust Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge. She works in the fields of cognitive psychopharmacology, neuroethics, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and neuroimaging.
Professor Sahakian is a Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge and Bye-Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. She is currently President of the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP).
- Belinda Alexander
Belinda began her fashion career in PR for Way In at Harrods, modelling in London and working for a choreographer & fashion production company styling shows in London, Dusseldorf & Hong Kong. She married and moved north where she ran a model agency. She now offers personal shopping and fashion event services.
- Bunker Roy
Bunker Roy is the President of the Barefoot College - a non-government organisation that trains rural communities, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable.
- Carlton Boyce
Carlton Boyce is a freelance journalist and photographer covering all aspects of the motoring industry.
- Chris Goode
Chris Goode makes work for theatre and performance. His scripted plays include "Speed Death of A Radiant Child" and "King Pelican", both for the Drum Theatre, Plymouth. Solo shows include "The Adventures of Wound Man" and "Shirley" for Queer Up North, "Who You Are" for Tate Modern, and the award-winning "Kiss of Life" which toured to Sydney Opera House. In 2009 he published The History Of Airports: Selected texts for performance.
- Christopher Stokes
Christopher Stokes is a General Director of Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors without Borders). He has managed emergency humanitarian operations for MSF in a number of areas including Afghanistan, Lebanon, Kosovo, Rwanda and Chechnya.
- Cilla Börjlind
Cilla writes with her husband, Rolf Börjlind, and the pair are Sweden’s most praised script writers for crime and thrillers. Their stories are characterized by their strong intrigues and charismatic characters. The stories depict Sweden and are filled with social conflicts and humans with strong pathos. There is also always a typical Börjlind humor with strikes of surrealistic turns and twists.Their debute crime novel THE SPRING TIDE was published in September 2012. The rights for THE SPRING TIDE was sold to twenty countries already before the Swedish launch. World film rights have been sold to Filmlance (Shine Group). The second book in the series will be published in the fall 2013. Cilla and Rolf Börjlind have written 26 Martin Beck-films for movie theater and TV, sold to a number of countries. In 2004 and 2009 Swedish television showed their long crime series The Grave and The Murders, written directly for SVT. The series became immediate successes, among the critics as well as with the audience.
- Clem Chambers
Clem Chambers is the CEO of financial website ADVFN.com and author of “101 Ways To Pick Stock Market Winners".
- Cristiano Radaelli
Cristiano Radaelli, presidente ANITEC e vicepresidente Confindustria Digitale. Member of the Executive Board of Digital Europe.
Daley is a singer from Manchester in the UK. He has sung on tracks for the Gorillaz and Wretch 32. The instantly recognisable soul enthusiast has now released his own works, taking inspiration from Prince, Maxwell, Imogen Heap and Jill Scott.
- Daniel O Neil
Daniel O'Neil is the Senior Director for Caribbean Programs at the Pan American Development Foundation. A civil engineer with over 25 years of experience in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Mr. O’Neal holds a master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University.
PADF is the non-profit foundation of the Organization of American States, established in 1962 to implement development programs, strengthen civil society and to aid victims of natural disasters. In 2010, it helped more than 10 million beneficiaries in 22 countries.
- Danny Chivers
Danny Chivers is an environmental writer, activist, carbon footprint
analyst and performance poet. His most recent book, "The No-Nonsense Guide
to Climate Change", was published by New Internationalist in 2011 as a
friendly and accessible guide to climate change science, technology,
history, politics and activism.
- Danny Quah
Danny Quah is Professor of Economics at the LSE and Co-Director of LSE Global Governance. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Economic Imbalances; and he serves on the Steering Committee of the Abu Dhabi Economics Research Agency (ADERA) and the Editorial Boards of East Asian Policy, Journal of Economic Growth, and Global Policy, and on the Advisory Board of OMFIF Education.
At LSE Professor Quah is also Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, and Chair of the Board of the LSE-PKU Summer School. He is the Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professor in the Economics Department at the National University of Singapore and in May-June 2010, worked as the visiting professor of economics at Tsinghua University, Beijing; April 2011, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Professor Quah served on Malaysia's National Economic Advisory Council, 2009-2011.
- David Reis
David Reis served as Chief Executive Officer of Objet from March 2009 until his appointment to CEO of Stratasys Ltd. in December 2012. Prior to his appointment as Objet CEO he served as a director of Objet's board since 2003. Previously, he has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of NUR Macroprinters, Ltd., or NUR, a wide format printer manufacturer that was acquired by HP, from February 2006 to March 2008. Prior to joining NUR, Mr. Reis served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of ImageID, an automatic identification and data capture solution provider, and of Scitex Vision, a developer and manufacturer of wide-format printers. Mr. Reis holds a B.A. in Economics and Management from the Technion/Israel Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
- Demetria Tsoutouras
Demetria Tsoutouras is Communications Officer for Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) - a global research-policy network that seeks to improve the status of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy.
- Dr David Lewin
David Lewin is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at Liverpool Hope University where he directs one of the largest Education Studies programmes in the UK. With publications crossing the borders between philosophy of technology and philosophy of education, his work focuses on the intersections between education, technology, and philosophy.
- Dr Eoin Carolan
Eoin Carolan is a practising barrister and lecturer in law at University College Dublin. He is an expert in Irish constitutional law and media law and has published a number of works in these areas.
His book on "The New Separation of Powers: A Theory for the Modern State" (Oxford University Press, 2009) was shortlisted for the 2010 Peter Birks Prize for Oustanding Legal Scholarship and was awarded the 2011 Kevin Boyle Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.
- Dr Jelka Zorn
Dr. Jelka Zorn is senior lecturer at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Faculty of Social Work. She has published on the issues of statelessness, especially in the case of the erased, the group of denationalised citizens after the break-up of Yugoslavia. She has been also involved in their struggle to raise public awareness on the issue and win justice.
- Dr John Emsley
Dr John Emsley is a popular science writer specialising in chemistry and the author of more than ten books, most of which have been translated into other languages. His first book The Consumer’s Good Chemical Guide won the Science Book Prize in 1995. His most recent book is A Healthy, Wealthy, Sustainable World in which he outlines a way in which all the people of the world might enjoy the benefits which those of the developed world currently enjoy, and without the need to rely on fossil reserves in order to do so.
- Dr Joseph E Munyaneza
Joseph E. Munyaneza, Ph.D. is a Research Entomologist at the USDA-ARS Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, Wapato, WA, USA. Dr. Munyaneza obtained his Ph.D. in entomology from Iowa State University in 1996. His research focuses on IPM of insect pests of potato, with emphasis on insects vectoring potato diseases. He’s also working on biological control of green peach aphid using predator attractants and habitat modification. Dr. Munyaneza also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Entomology at Washington State University.
- Dr K. Hannah Holtschneider
K. Hannah Holtschneider is Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies at the University of Edinburgh and author of 'The Holocaust and representations of Jews' (Routledge Jewish Studies Series, 2011). Her first book, 'German Protestants remember the Holocaust' was published by Lit.Verlag in 2001. Her research interests are in the field of Jewish-non-Jewish relations, Holocaust representation and Jewish material culture.
- Dr Mahjoob Zweiri
Mahjoob Zweiri is the head of Humanities Department at Qatar University, He is assistant professor in Contemporary History of the Middle East. he was an expert in Middle East Politics and Iran at the Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan. He is also a visiting professor to School of Government & International Affairs at Durham University. He holds a PhD in the Modern History of Iran from Tehran University (2002). From March 2003-December 2006, he was a research fellow and then a director of the Centre for Iranian Studies in the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Durham University. His areas of research is Middle East Politics and Security, Domestic Politics of Iran, Iranâ€™s Foreign Policy, Iran-Arab Relations, Shiâ€™asim, Political Islam, and new media and politics in the Middle East.In addition to Arabic, Dr Zweiri is fluent in Farsi and English.
- Dr Robert Charles Parkinson MBE
Dr Robert Charles Parkinson MBE has worked for the Rocket Propulsion Establishment, Perme, British Aerospace, Matra Marconi and Astrium. He has had papers published in Spaceflight and JBIS. He also worked on Project Daedalus. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and was awarded the MBE in the 2002 New Years Honours List. Dr Parkinson is also President of the British Interplanetary Society and an advocate for the enthusiastic development of astronautics technology and capabilities.
- Dr Robert Rozett
Dr. Robert Rozett is the Director of the Yad Vashem Libraries, author of Approaching the Holocaust, Texts and Contexts, Vallentine Mitchell, (2005) and a soon to be published study on Hungarian Jewish Forced Laborers on the Eastern Front. He is the co-editor of the Facts on File Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (2000) and The Holocaust Frequently Asked Questions (2005)
- Dr Sylvia Anie
Dr Sylvia Anie is a scientist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
in the United Kingdom. Dr Anie is currently working at the Commonwealth Secretariat as Director of Social Transformations Programmes Division (STPD) which encompasses the Health, Education and Gender Sections. Prior to joining the Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Anie served as a member of the Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group on HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS, Geneva. Her last appointment was as Director of Policy and Planning at the Ghana AIDS Commission.
- Dr Vivian Ibrahim
Dr Vivian Ibrahim is a senior teaching fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. She is also a member of the Association for Studies in Ethnicity and Natioanlism (ASEN).
- Earl McCune
Dr Earl McCune is the Principal at RF Communications Consulting. He is the author of "Practical Digital Wireless Signals" and regularly presents at engineering conferences.
- Emily Ellyn
Emily Ellyn is the Home Economics teacher you always wanted. She takes the retro, remixes it and makes it rad. She encourages everyone to dig through their mom's recipe boxes, dust off their pressure cookers and crock pots, and take the old and make it new through retro recipe re-dos!
Emily currently divides her time between finishing her Ph.D. in Food Service Education, traveling the world doing cooking demos, lecturing or hosting special events, doing consulting work, and developing her Retro Rad culinary TV career. You’ve seen her on Food Network’s “Next Food Network Star,” “Cupcake Wars” and morning news shows across the country - as well as a cameo appearance on the “Simpsons”!
- Erik Ullenhag
Erik Ullenhag is currently Sweden's Minister for Integration and Ministry of Employment.
- Eskil Franck
Eskil Franck is the curator of the Living History Forum in Sweden. He was born in 1950 and acted as Rector of the Stockholm Institute of Education from 1997 to 2006. Eskil Franck is an associate professor of theology at Uppsala University.
- Estella Shardlow
Lifestyle journalist in London.
- Ewan Aiton
Ewan has worked at GamersUniverse.com and is currently PC Editor at GamesAreEvil.com as well as UK News Editor at Play.tm. He regularly attends European trade shows.
- Favel Parrett
Favel Parrett’s first novel, Past the Shallows (published by Hachette Australia and John Murray UK), was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary award 2012. She is the current Antarctic Arts Fellow and is working on her second novel.
- Fiona Davidson
Fiona Davidson is a Natural Disaster Response Officer for humanitarian agencies, with a post-graduate (MSc) qualification in post-conflict reconstruction. She is currently Senior Manager for CORD and has worked for the British Red Cross. She has travelled to the Middle-East, along the Trans-Mongolian Railway and in to Asia.
- Francesco F. Milan
Francesco Milan is a PhD student at the War Studies department at King's College, London. Originally from Italy, he is a specialist in Turkish defence issues.
- George Calombaris
George Calombaris is judge of the Network Ten series MasterChef Australia and has appeared on Ten's Ready Steady Cook. He owns three restaurants in Melbourne and one in Mykonos, Greece. His flagship Melbourne restaurant, The Press Club, was awarded The Age Good Food Guide "Best New Restaurant 2008" with Calombaris named 'Chef of the Year 2008'.
- Gian Mario Spacca
Gian Mario Spacca has been President of Italy's Marche Region since 2005. He is a member of the European Commission for Economic and Social Policy (ECOS) and a Vice President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), the largest political group in the European Parliament.
- Girton College
Established in 1869 as a residential college for women, Girton occupies spacious grounds about two and a half miles North-West of the centre of Cambridge next to the village of Girton. Girton has acquired a wide range of important artefacts which have been brought together in a small museum, later named the Lawrence Room in memory of Amy Lawrence (Girton 1891).
- Glyn Humphreys
Glyn Humphreys is Watts Professor and Head of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University. His work concerns the control of visual attention by both perceptual and social factors.
- Gordon Campbell
Mr Campbell is the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In 1984, he was elected as a Councillor for the City of Vancouver. In 1986, he was elected Mayor. In 1993, he became Leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party. From 1994 to 1996, he was Member of the Legislative Assembly for Vancouver-Quinchena. From 1996 to 2001, he was Member of the Legislative Assembly for Vancouver-Point Grey. In 2001, Mr Campbell became Premier of the Province of British Columbia, until he retired from politics in 2011.
- Greg Combet
Greg Combet AM MP is the Australian Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. From a wine making family in West Sydney, the former union official is a member of Julia Gillard's Labor cabinet. He has qualifications in mining engineering, economics and labour law.
- Gunilla Carlsson
Anna Gunilla Carlsson is a Swedish politician and a member of the Moderate Party. She has served as Minister for International Development Cooperation since 2006, as a member of the Swedish Riksdag since 2002 as well as deputy chairman of her party since 2003.
- Gwenaelle Dereymaeker
Gwenaelle Dereymaeker has worked as an International Legal Officer at the War Crimes Chambers, State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as an Advisor at the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations, New York and as an Intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
- Harold Pilo
Harold Pilo is a Senior Technical Staff member at IBM Systems and Technology Group. He joined IBM in 1993 to develop OEM SRAM products for the IT industry. He currently leads the circuit IP development for ASIC SRAM Technology Development. Prior to joining IBM, he worked at Motorola from 1989 to 1993. Harold has presented many papers at the ISSCC, VLSI and ITC. He holds over 50 US Patents and is currently a member of the ISSCC Memory Sub-committee. He graduated with a BSEE from the University of Florida in 1989.
- Hida Viloria
Hida Viloria is Chairperson of the Organization Intersex International
(OII), and the Director of OII-USA. She has a degree with high honors and
high distinction in Gender and Sexuality from the University of
California, Berkeley, and been educating extensively on the topic of
intersex since 1997 as a writer, university lecturer, consultant
(International Olympics Committee, UN Human Rights Office), television
guest (ABC’s “20/20,” Oprah, and others), and in the documentary films
Hermaphrodites Speak, Gendernauts, One in 2000, and Intersexion. She has
been published in Ms., The Advocate, The American Journal of Bioethics,
CNN.com, and others, and writes about intersex issues in her blog Intersex
- Ian Linden
Ian Linden is the Director of Policy at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Ian was formerly Director of the Social Action Programme, Faiths Act, and an Associate Professor in the Study of Religion at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the University of London. He was Director of the Catholic Institute for International Relations for fifteen years and was awarded the CMG for work for human rights in 2000. He is a member of the Christian-Muslim Forum of the UK, worked in interfaith dialogue with Shia leaders in Iran and has acted as a DfID (UK government Department for International Development) consultant on matters of Faith and Development.
- Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi
Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, Chief Imam of India and President of the All India Organization of Imams of Mosques. The All India Imam Organization is the voice of the half a million Imams of India who are the spiritual guides of two hundred Million Indian Muslims. Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi is the global face of the Imam Organization and is a member of the The Religious Advisory Council at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.
- Islamic Council of Victoria
The Islamic Council of Victoria represents around 90,000 Muslims through 37 member organisations located throughout metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria. The ICV works towards a better community for all Australians through the empowerment of Muslims in Victoria. ICV can be contacted on 9328 2067.
- James A Walker
James A. Walker is a student at Bournemouth University studying Multimedia Journalism. He lives near London in the tiny town of Farnborough, known exclusively for the Airshow it hosts once every two years!
- James Bennett
James is currently a War Studies PhD Candidate at the King's College London, researching military applications of commercial video games for training purposes.
- James Silverstone
Get the latest entertainment news including game reviews, upcoming television and film previews from James Silverstone.
- Janice Nieder
Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. Previously a specialty food consultant in NYC, Janice is currently a SF-based culinary tourism writer who has wined & dined her way through 80 countries
- Jenny Jägerfeld
Jenny Jägerfeld debuted as an author 2006 with A Hole in the Head. Her second book, the teenage novel "Here I Lie, Bleeding on the Floor" won the August Price – Sweden's most prestigious literary prize – 2010 in the category children’s and teenager books. Jägerfeld is known for her superb language and her stories that contains both humour and sadness. Jenny Jägerfeld is a psychologist and has worked with adults, children and teenagers in both public and private practice. She has also studied philosophy and sexology and worked as a writing teacher. She writes columns and is often a guest in radio and tv in discussions about psychology and writing.
- John Bascom
JOHN BASCOM spent thirty years in banking and eleven in health care governance. Holding degrees in economics and finance, John lives with his wife, Nickie, in northern rural Michigan where he writes, teaches, and consults. Caine's Pestilence is his first book.
- Jonathan Bhalla
Jonathan Bhalla is Research Manager at Africa Research Institute. He holds a BA in Politics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He has previously worked at the Rift Valley Institute in London and the British Institute in East Africa in Nairobi. He co-authored "Going Public: How Africa's Integration Can Work for the Poor".
- Jono Farrington
Jono Farrington holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Oenology) from the University of Adelaide (formely the Roseworthy Agricultural College). He also holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management from Monash University. He worked in the wine industry for nearly a decade, completing vintages in Australia and Bordeaux, before setting up an equestrian training centre.
- Julian Kirby
Julian Kirby is a campaigner at Friends of the Earth UK.
- Julian Newman
Campaigns Director at Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) - an independent campaigning organisation committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime and abuse.
- Julian Smith
Julian Smith is an award-winning writer specializing in travel and science. He is the author of travel guidebooks to El Salvador, Ecuador, Virginia and the Four Corners. He has a BA in biology and an MS in wildlife ecology. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter.
- Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld
A Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britian (Gem A), Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld began her career at Sotheby's & Co., London. Based in France, she writes about jewellery and is working on her next book on the subject. Juliet's great-grandfather, Thomas Weir, founded the jewellers Weir & Sons in Dublin in 1869, a company that is still run by members of the family.
- Kathy Macchioni
Kathy Macchioni was born in Yorkshire and took a degree in Modern Languages at Reading University. She has lived in Italy for 40 years, where she works as a teacher and translator.
- Kirstin Sinclair
Kirstin Sinclair shoots documentary photos at the major catwalk shows and between seasons shoots private events for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Arcadia, Miss Selfridge and The Fashion and Textile Museum.
When she isn't shooting events Kirstin can be found in the studio or on location shooting for clients such as Retrosun, Olivia Rubin, Topshop and Miss Selfridge.
- Laura Faulconer
Laura is graduated from VCU Forensics Science program in 2004. She completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. Laura started in nanotech by way of a small dissertation project on nanomaterials for refraction contrast imaging that led to an internship with Lux in nanotech business intelligence, and subsequently an internship with COIN (Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology).
- Laurence Cutting
Laurence Cutting ARCA is a photographer born in 1939 in Holland. He was educated at Brighton College of Art, 1959-62, and the Royal College of Art, 1962-65. He has work in the collections of: The V&A Museum; Yale Centre for British Art, USA; The National Racing Museum, Newmarket;
The Arts Council of Great Britain; University of Texas in Austin; Leeds University; Brighton Library.
- Leah Ann Roberts
Leah Ann Roberts is a sommelier based in Orange County, California. She is the owner of Domaine Vino, complete wine cellar management company.
- Leila Hanafi
Leila Hanafi is an international Moroccan-American lawyer and the regional coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court.
- Linda Pentz Gunter
Linda Pentz Gunter, a British-born and U.S.-based former journalist, is the international specialist at Beyond Nuclear, a U.S. advocacy group based in Takoma Park, Maryland.
- Linda Scott
Linda Scott is Editor in Chief, and a founder of, The Global Herald.
- Lisa Power
Lisa Power is Policy Director at Terrence Higgins Trust. She has been consistently involved in human rights campaigns for the past 25 years, first as a writer and activist for lesbian and gay rights and since the 1980s in HIV and sexual health. She was a Founder Member of the Stonewall Group, the UK’s leading gay rights lobby group, and was General Secretary of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, being the first lesbian or gay person to speak at the United Nations on behalf of gay rights.
- Lora Heisler
Dr. Lora Heisler is a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Sciences and a Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Heisler’s career contributions to the field of obesity research were recently recognised by the receipt of the Lilly Scientific Achievement prize by the Obesity Society.
- Louisa Shafia
Louisa Shafia is the author of the acclaimed cookbook, The New Persian Kitchen (Ten Speed Press, 2013). Louisa has cooked at restaurants in San Francisco and New York, including Millennium, Aquavit, and Pure Food and Wine, and she recently created a menu of fresh, healthy Persian food for Café Nadery in New York. Her unique, Silk Road-inspired cooking has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and New York Magazine, among others. Her first cookbook, Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life, was a finalist for the IACP award. Learn more about Louisa at lucidfood.com.
- Lt Governor Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth H. Roberts made history in 2007 as the first woman in Rhode Island elected to the position of Lieutenant Governor. She was re-elected to a second term in the November 2010 election.
- Marianne Neary
Marianne Neary is a speaker for Catholic Voices, which started out as a campaign to represent Catholic views more fairly in the media, but which is now "a school of a new Christian humanism; and a laboratory of a new kind of apologetics."
Marianne Neary studied Medicine at the University of Cambridge with a Science degree in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. She is now a Clinical Medical student at University College London's Division of Medicine. As part of the MBPhD Programme, she spends her time in clinical training at University College London Hospital and research at the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research. Ms Neary is conducting research into metabolic changes in the heart before and after birth, which has implications for high altitude medicine, cot death and heart failure. She also has published research papers in endocrinology, obesity and the evolutionary development of biomineralisation. She writes regularly for “You and Your Hormones” and BioNews, reporting on endocrine diseases and recent developments in genetics, stem cells and reproductive technologies. Her writing has been shortlisted for the Max Perutz and the Guardian Science Writing Prizes, and she has previously won the Society for Endocrinology Writing Prize.
- Mark Manson
Mark Manson is an entrepreneur, writer and world traveler. He graduated from Boston University in 2007.
- Martin Bayly
Martin Bayly is a PhD student in the War Studies Department at King's College London. His research interests concern conflict analysis, counter-insurgency, and the war in Afghanistan.
- Martine van Bijlert
Martine van Bijlert is co-founder and co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), a Kabul-based policy research organisation.
- Mary Mitchell O’Connor
Mary Mitchell O'Connor is an Irish Fine Gael politician. She was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dún Laoghaire constituency at the 2011 general election. Mary has a special focus on jobs and education and also sits on Ireland's Health Select Sub-Committee which scrutinized the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.
- Mary Rice
Mary Rice has been with THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) since 1996, joining as a volunteer before holding positions including Head of Communications & Projects and Head of Development. As Executive Director, she is responsible for directing the long-term strategic management of EIA as well as leading the Elephant Campaign.
- Maurizio Fava
Maurizio Fava is a sommelier and a certified grappa taster. He is the publisher and editor of "Door to Italy", a travel publication, and founder of Alessandria Top Wine, a showcase of Piedmont wines taking place every year in Piedmont. He was also a judge at the International Wine Challenge in London. He is a former editor at Slow Food and Gambero Rosso Guida Vini d'Italia.
- Max Warner
Max Warner is a global brand ambassador for Chivas Regal. He has spent the last eight years travelling the globe learning about the local drinking and toasting habits of natives in 150 countries. He used to manage cocktail bars at London's Savoy Hotel and the Sanderson, as well as running various bars around the world and now runs master classes around the world for his trade.
- Melanie Teff
Melanie Teff began her work as an Advocate with Refugees International in July 2007. She has conducted missions to Liberia, northern Uganda, the Dominican Republic, northern Iraq, Syria, Colombia, Sudan. Ms. Teff spent two years in the Solomon Islands with VSO. She then spent three years as a human rights advocacy trainer in the Dominican Republic. Ms. Teff later established and coordinated the international advocacy and policy office for Jesuit Refugee Service in Rome, where she worked between 2003 and 2006. She has also co-coordinated the International Coalition on the Detention of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants. Prior to her international work, Ms Teff spent eight years as a lawyer in England with a focus on child rights, child abuse, and legal cases involving family law. Ms. Teff has a Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex. She is a British citizen and is fluent in Spanish.
- Michael Gardner
Michael Gardner is at the Rugby World Cup 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand, providing first-hand coverage of the action on the pitch.
- Michael Jennings
Dr Michael Jennings is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African studies (SOAS) in London, UK. Michael has degrees from the University of Oxford and London (SOAS), and has taught and researched at Oxford and the Centre for Development Studies at Swansea University. His research interests include: the politics and history of development processes in sub-Saharan Africa; governance, civil society, non-governmental organisations and faith-based organisations; and social aspects of health in Africa. To read more from him, see:
For more information about his work and publications, see also: http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff36480.php/.
- Mick Gooda
Mick Gooda is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner of Australia. Mick is also currently a Board Member of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Queensland, and is the Australian representative on the International Indigenous Council which focuses on healing and addictions. He also has an interest in the Lateral Violence Program in Canada and has been working closely with the First Nation people of Canada on the relevance of this program to Australia.
- Mimi Bekhechi
Mimi Bekhechi is the manager of PETA Foundation, the UK affiliate of the world's largest animal rights organisation. She is responsible for overseeing the campaigns, marketing and media activity emanating from PETA UK's office in London.
- Mohammad Razai
Mohammad Razai is a trainee medical doctor and researcher in Cambridge with a special interest in Sub-Saharan Africa. He Studied Medicine at the University of Cambridge and Developmental Biology at University College London. He has campaigned for the rights of refugees and the Hazara ethnic minority in Afghanistan as well as nuclear disarmament. He is currently writing about his childhood experiences of growing up in Kabul and also writes Persian poetry.
- Monica Wilson
Monica Wilson is with GAIA's US and Canada program. GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 650 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.
- Museum of London
The Museum of London tells the story of London and its people, past, present and future. Museum of London, 150, London Wall EC2Y 5HN. 020 7001 9844. Nearest tube: St Paul's, Barbican, Moorgate. Open 10am - 6pm, 7 days a week.
- Nitin Mehta MBE
Nitin Mehta is originally from Kenya and moved to the UK in 1972. A Jain, he set up Young Indian Vegetarians in 1978 and was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 1999 for services to community relations in Croydon, Surrey.
- Nola Masterson
Nola Masterson is Managing Director of Science Futures Management Co, LLC. Co founder of Sequenom and seed stage investor in IDEC, InSite Vision and Resound.
- Olle Wastberg
Co-ordinator for the Government of Sweden for the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial. Olle Wastberg is also former Director-General of the Swedish Institute and a former Member of the Swedish Parliament.
- Patrick Buckley
Pat Buckley is Chairman of Human Life International (Ireland). Patrick is a consultant to the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children SPUC on UN and related matters.
- Peter Egardt
Peter Egardt was the president of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Swedish Chambers of Commerce from 1995-2010. He was also undersecretary to Prime Minister Carl Bildt from 1991-1994 and political expert at the Ministry of Economic Affairs from 1979 to 1981.
Peter Egardt is Chairman of the National Defence College Board, the Swedish National Space Board, Millesgården, Thiel Gallery Foundation and a member of the General Council.
Peter Egardt was appointed in 2012 by the Swedish Government as Chairman of the Committee on a Sustainable Predator Policy for Wolves - The Wolf Committee.
- Peter Pregelj
Peter Pregelj, MD, PhD is the President of the Psychiatric Association of Slovenia. He is associated professor at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Arts. He is the representative of the Psychiatric Association of Slovenia in European Union of Medical Specialists (U.E.M.S.), Section of Psychiatry and in European Psychiatry Association (EPA) Council of National Psychiatric Associations. His research interests include neurobiology of suicidal behaviour and acetylcholinesterase regulation.
- Piotr Cieplak
Piotr Cieplak is Publications and Communications Officer at Africa Research Institute. He holds an MPhil in Screen Media and Cultures and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His doctoral thesis examined the representation of the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath in visual media. He was treasurer of the Cambridge African Film Festival and a jury member of the 2008 Kenya International Film Festival. Prior to joining Africa Research Institute, Piotr held the 2010/2011 Harper-Wood Studentship for English Literature at St John’s College, Cambridge. He has conducted empirical research in Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ukraine and Argentina. Piotr is also a senior teaching fellow in African film at SOAS.
- Poppy Scotland
Poppyscotland (formerly the Earl Haig Fund Scotland) organises the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal and distributes over five million poppies and 8,000 wreaths each year.
- Prof Hagit Messer-Yaron
Prof. Messer-Yaron, fellow of the IEEE, is a world-leading expert in statistical signal processing with applications to source localization, communication and environmental systems. She is President of Open University Israel.
- Professor Ben Compaine
Professor Ben Compaine is currently teaching technology entrepreneurship at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts and is a senior consultant for the Innovation International Media Consulting Group. He has worked at MIT, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, Boston University and Harvard University and co-founded Nova Systems Inc., which wrote software for telecommunications centers.
- Professor Bouziane Zaid
Communication Studies Program coordinator, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
- Professor Carlo Ratti
An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti practices in Italy and teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. Carlo is a member of the Italian Design Council and the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Urban Management. He is curator for the Future Food District Pavilion for Expo 2015 in Milan.
- Professor Christl A Donnelly
Christl A. Donnelly is professor of statistical epidemiology at the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London. Prof Donnelly was the Deputy Chair of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB which designed, oversaw, analyzed and interpreted the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (1998-2006). She has advised stakeholders and policy makers on the control of influenza, SARS, bovine TB, foot and mouth disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy and new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD). Several of her bovine TB research projects have been funded by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
- Professor Dominic Lieven
Professor Dominic Lieven is a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.
- Professor Edgren-Schori
Maud Edgren-Schori is a researcher and lecturer on Social Work at Stockholm University, Sweden, where she lectures on Social Policy, International Social Work and Human Rights in Social Work. Prof. Edgren-Schori is a member of the GenCap roster of gender advisers. She has been deployed to Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Georgia. Edgren-Schori is the president of the National Committee of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Sweden.
- Professor Eugenio Mazzarella
Eugenio Mazzarella is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Università degli Studi Federico II of Naples. Mazzarella is one of the leading interpreters of Italian thought on Martin Heidegger and has explored the relationship between philosophy and religion. Professor Mazzarella was also a member of the Italian Parliament for the Democratic Party 2008 - 2013.
- Professor Glyn Davis
Professor Glyn Davis has been Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Melbourne since January 2005, and is Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts. Professor Davis is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Companion in the Order of Australia and a Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company.
- Professor Gunter Pauli
Professor Gunter Pauli created the Zero emissions research program at the United Nations in 1994. In 1996 this program was converted to the ZERI Foundation (Zero emissions research and initiatives). Prof Pauli also teaches systems design at Politecnico di Torino at the Faculty of Architecture and the School of Design. Campaigning for a â€œBlue Economyâ€, Prof Pauli is advancing the aim of creating 100 million jobs through 100 green innovations.
- Professor Harvey M Feinberg
Professor Emeritus of History, Connecticut State University and Research Collaborator at the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria.
- Professor Joanna O. Masingila
Joanna O. Masingila is a professor of mathematics and mathematics education, and a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence at Syracuse University. She led approximately $5.6 million in grants, including six from the National Science Foundation and two from the United States Agency for International Development. In 1998, Prof. Masingila was a Fulbright Scholar to Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, and is on research leave there from July – December 2011 working with colleagues on activities through the HP Catalyst project and an Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative partnership project funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
- Professor John Duncan
Following undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Oxford, John Duncan has worked for more than thirty years on the link of mind to brain. His research on brain mechanisms of attention and intelligence, combining experimental psychology, brain imaging and neurophysiology, has brought awards and media coverage worldwide. He is Assistant Director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK, a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the British Academy, and a Professor at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He lives with his wife in a village near Cambridge.
- Professor Jonathan Simon
Jonathan Simon is the Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law at UC Berkeley and the Leverhulme Visiting Professor of Law at Edinburgh University.
- Professor Michael E. Lamb
Michael E. Lamb is a Professor of Psychology and Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge.
- Professor Niels Brugger
Niels Brugger is Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Internet Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark. Since 2010 he is a member of the national Danish Internet Archive, netarkivet.dk's editorial board. He is co-director of NetLab, the internet focused working group within the Digital Humanities Lab, the national Danish research infrastructure for the humanities which was established in 2012.
- Professor Paul Manger
School of Anatomical Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
- Professor Stephanie Seguino
Stephanie Seguino is Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont, USA. She has a Ph.D. from American University. She is a Research Scholar at the Political Economy Research Institute, Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and President at the International Association for Feminist Economics. For the past four years, she has been an instructor in the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE), a training programme in development economics for policy makers, researchers and civil society representatives from Africa and other developing countries.
- Professor Vanessa Watson
Vanessa Watson is Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of Cape Town, co-chair of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) and linked to the African Centre for Cities.
- Rebecca Wright
Rebecca has been a journalist for seven years and is based in Hong Kong. She studied English at Newcastle University then journalism at Cardiff.
- Rob Elsworth
Rob Elsworth is a policy officer and researcher at Sandbag. He has a BA in Politics and a MSc in Environmental Governance. Rob joined Sandbag after working for both the private sector and the European Commission. Rob's specific interests focus on the relationship between the EU emissions trading system (ETS) and the clean development mechanism (CDM).
- Robert Hardh
Robert Hårdh is Executive Director Civil Rights Defenders, an international human rights organisation based in Sweden.
- Robert Okemwa Onsare
Robert Onsare is pursuing Electronics Technology at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. He is a Cluster Strategy trained facilitator by Kenya's National Economic and Social Council (NESC). Mr Onsare has been an incubation student at the University of Nairobi, School of Engineering, FabLab, a venture project of the university and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a member of the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) and a published poet. Mr Onsare is based in Kenya.
- Rohan Samarajiva
Rohan Samarajiva is founding Chair and CEO of LIRNEasia, an ICT policy and regulation think tank active across 12 emerging Asian economies. His most recent book, ICT infrastructure in emerging Asia: Policy and regulatory roadblocks (Sage and IDRC, 2008), is a compilation of LIRNEasia research.
- Ruby Goe
Singer songwriter from London, England, UK. Musical inspiration from Cheryl Lynn, Fonda Rae, Salt’n’Pepa and Africa Bambaataa.
- Sara B. Elfgren
Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg are the writers of the Engelsfors trilogy. The first book The Circle was published in 2011 in Sweden and is being translated into 23 languages.
- Scholarios Gennadius
+Metropolitan Scholarios-Gennadius III, OSB
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide
Archbishop New York & East Coast of America
Metropolitan-Archbishop, The Holy Orthodox Catholic Church
San Rafael, California/Washington, DC
- Scott Burleigh
Scott Burleigh is a Principal Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he has been developing flight mission software since 1986. He leads work on the implementation of Delay-Tolerant Networking protocols at JPL with the long-term goal of deploying a delay-tolerant Solar System Internet.
- Sheela Patel
Sheela Patel is the chair of the SDI board, as well as the founder and director of SPARC, NGO support to the National Slum Dwellers Federation and Mahila Milan in India.
- Stephen Gardiner
Stephen M. Gardiner is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Program on Values in Society at the University of Washington, Seattle. He specializes in ethics, political philosophy and environmental ethics. He also has interests in ancient philosophy, bioethics, and the philosophy of economics. He received his PhD. in Philosophy from Cornell University in 1999 for a dissertation on Aristotelian virtue ethics, supervised by Terence Irwin. He also has an M.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.A. from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
- Stewart Primrose
Stewart Primrose is a journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland, working mainly on rugby and football.
Abi Izzard is a Special Projects Coordinator at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation, the UK affiliate of the world's largest animal rights organization. In September 2011 she changed her name by deed poll to StopFortnumandMasonFoieGrasCruelty.com in a bid to pressure the department store to cease stocking foie gras.
- Sunny Sharma
Sunny Sharma has a masters degree in International Health Management from Imperial College London. He works in business development and regulatory affairs at B-Lands Consulting.
- Susanne Berger
For six years Susanne Berger served as a consultant to the Swedish-Russian Working Group on the Fate of Raoul Wallenberg. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. Her research addresses the wider political and economic aspects of Wallenberg’s humanitarian mission to Budapest, as well as their associated effects on the investigation of his disappearance.
- Ted Patience
Ted Patience writes satirical articles for The Global Herald. Content written by Ted is satirical in nature and therefore any facts asserted are works of pure fiction.
- Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson is a writer and journalist and President of the National Secular Society in London. He has written nine books, mainly self-help books aimed at the gay community, and has a long record of activism in both gay politics and secularism.
- The Wild Animal Sanctuary
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is the oldest and largest non-profit sanctuary in the United States dedicated exclusively to rescuing captive exotic and endangered large carnivores.
- Tim Robinson
Tim Robinson is a Visiting Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge and has authored three books on Connemara in Ireland.
- Tina Kandelaki
Tina Kandelaki is one of the most famous women in Russia. An award-winning journalist, broadcaster and Russian media owner, Tina is also a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
- Tom Kelly
Tom Kelly serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs in the United States Department of State. Mr. Kelly directly supervises the Office of Security Negotiations and Agreements; the Office of the Coordinator for Counter-Piracy and Maritime Security; and the Office of the Coordinator for the Foreign Policy Advisors Program. In 2003, the Department of State awarded Mr. Kelly the Herbert Salzman Award for Excellence in International Economic Performance for his work in Ecuador.
- Tony Juniper
Tony Juniper is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist. For more than 25 years he has worked for change toward a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels. From providing ecology and conservation experiences for primary school children, to making the case for new recycling laws, to orchestrating international campaigns for action on rainforests and climate change, his work has sought change at many levels.
- Vikki Jones
Vikki Jones is a journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- William Johnstone
William Johnstone is a former Anglican clergyman who converted to Catholicism in 2001. He works for the St Barnabas Society, an organisation which assists former ministers and clergy as they begin a new life in the Catholic Church. He is a member of the group Catholic Voices and writes and commentates regularly on Church affairs.
- Yiorgos Vassalos
Yiorgos Vassalos is a researcher and campaigner at Corporate Europe Observatory
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