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Ivana Ponjavic

Ivana Ponjavic

Communications Officer

Negotiating Team for Accession of Serbia to the European Union

Imran Simmins

Imran Simmins

First Secretary Political

South African Embassy

Eirliani Abdul Rahman

Eirliani Abdul Rahman

Director

Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

Blair  Glencorse

Blair Glencorse

Executive Director

Accountability Lab

Geneviève Lavertu

Geneviève Lavertu

Senior Director, Medtronic Care Management

Medtronic Canada

Adi Farjon Israel

Adi Farjon Israel

Counselor, Embassy of Israel in Berlin

Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Andreas Wittmann

Andreas Wittmann

Managing Director

Linde Hydrogen Concepts GmbH

Jasdeep Randhawa

Jasdeep Randhawa

International development and legal consultant

Jasdeep Randhawa

Susanne Salz

Susanne Salz

Event Manager (UN) and Founder (UA)

UN SDG Action Campaign & United Actors

Angelina Davydova

Angelina Davydova

Director

German-Russian Office of Environmental Information

Ebru Turhan

Ebru Turhan

Assistant Professor of Political Science & Vice-Director of the Institute of Social Sciences

Turkish-German University

Edna Martinez

Edna Martinez

Co-founder

Proactivo Sostenible

Enas Halaiqah

Enas Halaiqah

Project Coordinator

GIZ

Seth Oppenheim

Seth Oppenheim

Trial Attorney

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Interantional Affairs

Elsa Marie  D’Silva

Elsa Marie D’Silva

Founder & CEO

Red Dot Foundation

Natalya Nepomnyashcha

Natalya Nepomnyashcha

Founder and Managing Director

Netzwerk Chancen

Liane Wörner

Liane Wörner

Stand-In-Professor for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

University of Leipzig and Justus-Liebig-University Gießen

Salam Kawakibi

Salam Kawakibi

Deputy Director

Arab Reform Initiative

Elizabeth Maloba

Elizabeth Maloba

Organisational Change and Business Growth Facilitator

Independent

Colette Mazzucelli

Colette Mazzucelli

University Professor

NYU New York

Lina Li

Lina Li

Project Manager

adelphi

Theresa  Carrington

Theresa Carrington

Chief Executive Officer

The Blessing Basket Project

Dilshad Muhammad

Dilshad Muhammad

Reham  Elgebaly

Reham Elgebaly

Co-Founder, Gender Mainstreaming and Education Consultant

SEDAQ (South Egypt Development Association in Qena)

Banu Pekol

Banu Pekol

Founding Member

Association for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Ahmed Ibraheem

Ahmed Ibraheem

Desk Officer

Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Stanislav Shevchenko

Stanislav Shevchenko

Attorney-at-law

Nicola Forster

Nicola Forster

Founder / President

foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik - Forum on Foreign Policy

Bastian Richter

Bastian Richter

Programme Specialist, Programme Criticality

UNDP

Hans- Christian Jasch

Hans- Christian Jasch

Executive Director

Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference

Vivian Valencia

Vivian Valencia

Research Fellow in Agroecology and Food System Sustainability

University of Michigan

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Ivana Ponjavic

Communications Officer
Negotiating Team for Accession of Serbia to the European Union

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Diplomacy
Foreign policy
Global governance

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe

Summary of expertise

Ivana Ponjavic has been Communications Officer to the Head of the Negotiating Team for Serbian Accession to the European Union since 2013. Ivana’s areas of expertise are the history of the European Union and its institutions; the EU integration processes of Serbia and the Western Balkans, including regional cooperation; public administration; public relations and marketing; civil society and public advocacy; leading teams; managing and implementing complex, long-term projects and working with different stakeholders, such as civil society, the media, academia, business, government, youth and donors.

Education

BA in Political Sciences, Faculty of Political Sciences, 2011, Belgrade, Serbia

Diplomatic Academy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2013, Belgrade, Serbia

Executive MA in Public Administration, Hertie School of Governance, expected September 2017, Berlin, Germany

Key Publications

Executive Editor
Group of Authors, Monograph Zivorad Kovacevic, 2012, Belgrade, Serbia

Assistant to the Editor
Group of Authors, Foreign Policy of Serbia: strategies and documents, 2010, Belgrade, Serbia

Key news appearances

In English:

Hertie School of Governance, ITN Productions and AmCham EU, "The Future of the Single Market", 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqrfWqslvfA&feature=youtu.be

In Serbian:

Radio Television of Serbia, 2013
http://www.rts.rs/page/stories/sr/story/125/Dru%C5%A1tvo/1359668/Studenti+ambasadori+Srbije+u+EU.html

Radio Television of Serbia, 2013
http://www.rts.rs/page/stories/sr/story/125/drustvo/1383764/puni-utisaka-posle-putovanja-po-evropi.html

Politika, national daily newspapers, 2013
http://www.politika.rs/sr/clanak/265133/Drustvo/Balkanski-klinci-na-putu-po-EU

B92, national news portal
http://www.b92.net/info/vesti/tema.php?yyyy=2013&mm=07&nav_id=738034

Language skills

Serbian, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency

Related links

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivana-ponjavic-9646592/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IvanaPonjavic

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Imran Simmins

First Secretary Political
South African Embassy

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Conflict resolution
Diplomacy
Foreign policy
Global governance
Human rights
Peace and security
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
North America
Sub-Saharan Africa

Summary of expertise

With more than ten years’ experience as a diplomat, Imran Simmins has been active in strengthening ties between South Africa and other African countries, multilateral organisations and the developed world – most notably the United States and Germany. He has played an active role in South Africa’s mediation efforts in Burundi, the Sudan and Zimbabwe. Early in his career, he briefly worked in industry, where he developed skills that still help him navigate in the international relations arena today. Throughout his teenage years, Imran held various leadership positions in student organisations that took a stand against apartheid and any other forms of injustice. He espouses and upholds these values to this very day.

Education

online MA International Relations and New Order, University of Leicester (current), Leicester, United Kingdom
BHons Development Studies University of Johannesburg, 1998, Johannesburg South Africa
BA Political Studies University of Johannesburg, 1997, Johannesburg South Africa

Key news appearances

http://lokales7.rssing.com/browser.php?indx=22635411&item=7367

http://www.business-on.de/muenster/delegation-aus-suedafrika-wissenstransfer-auf-die-andere-seite-der-welt-_id7231.html

http://www.sekundarschule-bochum-ost.de/index.php/95-sbo-wird-nms

https://www.derwesten.de/staedte/bochum/langendreer/taufe-fuer-die-sekundarschule-ost-in-langendreer-id9563605.html

Language skills

Afrikaans, Native or bilingual proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency

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Eirliani Abdul Rahman

Eirliani Abdul Rahman

Director
Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Diplomacy
Human rights

Geographic Regions of expertise

Central Asia
Southeast Asia / Pacific

Summary of expertise

The #FullStop to #childsexualabuse campaign that Eirliani led on behalf of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi, reached 16 million people in the space of only six weeks, winning her the 2015 BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Award for her efforts. Eirliani writes for the Huffington Post and the India Today Group’s DailyO on the issues of child abuse and child online safety. Twitter named Eirliani one of 21 influencers in Singapore. She was featured in the book Majulah! 50 Years of the Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore. Eirliani edited Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book Will for Children, a collection of essays on child labour, published in December 2016. She also sits on Twitter’s Trust & Safety Council. Eirliani worked in the Singapore Foreign Service from 2005 to 2015, serving in Berlin as First Secretary (Political), and then in Delhi as Political Counsellor. She is an Asian Forum on Global Governance Fellow. From 2004 to 2005, Eirliani worked closely with Harvard Business School’s Prof. Michael Porter on the Kazakhstan Competitiveness Programme. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Warwick University, Eirliani was a British Council Pathfinder scholar.

Education

MSc in Public Administration & Public Policy, London School of Economics, 1999, UK.

B.A. in Economics and Politics, (Honours), University of Warwick, 1998, UK.

Key Publications

"Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse" by Eirliani Abdul Rahman and Prof Daniel Fung, to be published by Marshall Cavendish Asia in November 2017.

Edited Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book Will for Children, a collection of essays on child labour, published in December 2016.

Featured in the book Majulah! 50 Years of the Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore, published in May 2016.

Key news appearances

http://singaporemagazine.sif.org.sg/a-voice-for-the-voiceless

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/cold-slog-with-eye-on-south-pole

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://english.sta.si/2425140/diplomacy-is-undergoing-digital-revolution-panellists-agree&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTNzg2OTk2NzE5NTkwMzU3MTMzOTIaMWUwYjFhZGIwYjFiYjU0NTpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNGTi8X3pdHgvWprtEYNnBFVx4bsfw

http://www.bmw-stiftung.de/en/people-ideas-views/an-expedition-for-childrens-rights/

http://singaporemagazine.sif.org.sg/a-voice-for-the-voiceless

http://www.bba.org.in/?q=content/ms-eirliani-abdul-rahman-won-bmw-foundation-responsible-leaders-awards

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singaporean-plans-south-pole-trek-to-raise-child-sexual-abuse-aw-8053152

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/south-pole-trek-1100km-journey-in-aid-of-kids-charity

http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/05/09/women-who-lead-leading-the-south-pole-challenge-eirliani-abdul-rahman/

http://lesleysouthwicktrask.com/blog/women-who-lead-leading-the-south-pole-challenge-eirliani-abdul-rahman/

http://www.indianwomenblog.org/tag/eirliani-abdul-rahman/

http://www.supercoolbooks.com/2016/05/100-writers-join-eirliani-abdul-rahman.html

https://storify.com/BMWStiftung/1st-berlin-global-forum

http://roundtable-at-sam-peace.peatix.com/

https://www.sma.org.sg/UploadedImg/files/Publications%20-%20SMA%20News/4802/Full%20PDF.pdf

http://berita.mediacorp.sg/mobilem/singapore/gadis-melayu-s-pura/2751368.html

http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/north-pole-marathon-trio-top-world-feel

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Malay, Native or bilingual proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency
Russian, Limited working proficiency
French, Limited working proficiency

Related links

Facebook: @eirliani
Twitter: @eirliani
Instagram: @eirliani
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eirliani-abdul-rahman-515970b9/

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Blair  Glencorse

Blair Glencorse

Executive Director
Accountability Lab

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Conflict resolution
Global governance
Human rights
Peace and security
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Central Asia
Southeast Asia / Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa

Summary of expertise

Blair Glencorse is an expert on accountability, governance, community development and civic participation. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum on Anti-Corruption. Blair has profound experience with issues of organisational development, social enterprise and ecosystem building in developing countries.

Education

Executive Certificate, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2014 Stanford, CA, USA
M.A in International Relations and Economics, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 2004, Washington, DC, USA
M.A. in Modern History, University of Edinburgh, 2002, Edinburgh, UK

Key Publications

Glencorse, B. “Getting Closer to the Ground” Ideas for Future Work on Transparency and Accountability Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (2016)
Glencorse, B. and Funaki, Y.“Anti-Corruption or Accountability? Assessing Post-Conflict Approaches in Liberia” Third World Quarterly Routledge (Vol 35, Issue 5, 2014)

Key news appearances

Ted Talk on Integrity Idol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgY1FuEmBF4
Crowdfunding Development Aid Would Direct Funds to Where They Are Needed Most (Guardian): https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/sep/13/crowdfunding-development-aid-fund
Shaking Up the Status Quo in Nepal (NY Times): https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/opinion/shaking-up-the-status-quo-in-nepal.html?_r=0

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Spanish, Limited working proficiency
French, Limited working proficiency
Urdu, Limited working proficiency
Nepali, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.accountabilitylab.org
https://www.linkedin.com/in/blairglencorse/

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Geneviève Lavertu

Geneviève Lavertu

Senior Director, Medtronic Care Management
Medtronic Canada

Subjects of expertise

Healthcare

Geographic Regions of expertise

North America

Summary of expertise

Geneviève Lavertu has expertise in new medical technologies, access and equity in healthcare, business development, health and digital health.

Education

LLB Civil Law, University of Montreal, 1990, Montreal, Canada
LLB Common Law, Dalhousie University, 1991, Halifax, Canada
MSc Econ (Politics of World Economy) , London School of Economics, 1992, London, UK
DAAD Foreign Lawyers Program Alumna, 1995 Tübingen/Dusseldorf, Germany
Diploma of Public Administration, Ecole Nationale d'Administration, 1996, Strasbourg/Paris, France

Language skills

French, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Spanish, Professional working proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency

Related links

@genlavertu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/genevieve-lavertu-a208844

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Adi Farjon Israel

Counselor, Embassy of Israel in Berlin
Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Subjects of expertise

Foreign policy
Gender issues
Peace and security

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
Middle East

Summary of expertise

Adi Farjon Israel has been a career diplomat since 2011.

From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a desk officer for the International Organisations Department, the Eurasia Department and the Latin America Department at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For her first diplomatic position abroad, Adi was posted as First Secretary and Consul in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Since 2014, she has served as spokesperson of the Embassy of Israel in Berlin, Germany.

She started her career as a young professional in the NGO sector, where in her last position she was project manager in the Israel Centre for Civil Society. Through her academic studies and her work she has gained vast knowledge in intercultural trends and integration and acculturation of young immigrants (MA), foreign relations, media analysis and practices of cross-connection between the public and NGO sectors.

Education

B.A, in Art and film history and French culture, 2003, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
M.A. in Culture Research, 2007, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Key news appearances

http://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/article/view/id/28824

http://meedia.de/2015/09/08/israelische-botschaft-erhebt-vorwuerfe-gegen-den-stern-auf-manipulierte-bilder-hereingefallen/

https://www.lkee.de/Wirtschaft-Arbeit/Press-PI-Gedenkveranstaltungen-erinnerten-72-Jahre-nach-Kriegsende.php?object=tx,2112.1&ModID=7&FID=2112.2351.1&NavID=2112.20&La=1

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/German-news-magazine-accused-of-manufacturing-diplomatic-crisis-with-Israel-404778

http://www.imwestenberlins.de/otto-jogmin-der-charlottenburger-hauswirt-der-juden-im-keller-versteckte/

Language skills

Hebrew, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency
Spanish, Limited working proficiency

Related links

http://embassies.gov.il/berlin/departments/presse/Pages/Pressesprecherin.aspx

https://twitter.com/Adi_Farjon?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fembassies.gov.il%2Fberlin%2Fdepartments%2Fpresse%2FPages%2FPressesprecherin.aspx

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Andreas Wittmann

Andreas Wittmann

Managing Director
Linde Hydrogen Concepts GmbH

Subjects of expertise

Climate change
Energy
Environment
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe

Summary of expertise

Andreas Wittmann has significant work experience in electromobility, renewable energies, climate change and sustainable development. He is passionate about zero-emission mobility, sector coupling and international relations.

Education

B.A. in Business & Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, 2006, Munich, Germany
M.A. in Strategy & International Management, St. Gallen Business School, 2009, St. Gallen, Switzerland
M.B.A., Nanyang Business School, 2009, Singapore

Language skills

German, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
Spanish, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.beezero.com

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Jasdeep Randhawa

Jasdeep Randhawa

International development and legal consultant
Jasdeep Randhawa

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Climate change
Conflict resolution
Diplomacy
Environment
Food security
Foreign policy
Global governance
Gender issues
Human rights
Migration
Peace and security
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
North Africa
North America
Oceania
Southeast Asia / Pacific

Summary of expertise

Jasdeep Randhawa is an international development and legal consultant with more than eight years of work experience spanning five continents. Most recently, for two years, she worked for UN-Habitat, based in Kenya and Thailand. Jasdeep has also served as a law clerk to a senior judge at the Supreme Court of India and as a judicial marshal at the High Court of Hong Kong.
She has consulted for the OECD, the Governments of India, New Zealand and Australia, the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on access to water security and sanitation services.
Jasdeep has been selected to represent India at the G20 Youth Forum, and as a fellow of the Global Diplomacy Lab, the BMW Foundation, the Global Governance Futures programme and Global Table, and has presented policy recommendations on global governance issues pertaining to climate change, the refugee crisis, water security, digital technology and the responsibility to protect principle.

Education

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Master in Public Policy (MPP), Political and Economic Development Concentration 2011-13
Oxford University, Exeter College, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), 2010-11
Yale University, Yale Law School Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2008-09
Mumbai University, Government Law College, Mumbai, India, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) 2005- 2007
Bachelor of Legal Science (B.L.S.) 2002-2005

Key Publications

1. Human Interventions in the Earth’s Climate: The Governance of Geoengineering, 2025 (co-authored), 2015
2. Geoengineering: Building a Transnational Legal Regime, Global Policy Journal, 2015
3. Public Space – The Conduit for Realizing Human Rights in Cities for All, The Future of Places III, 2015
4. Partners for Cities 2015 UN-Habitat and the European Union (co-authored), UN-Habitat, 2015
5. Challenges and Responses in the Murray–Darling Basin (co-authored), Water Policy Journal (IWAP) 2014
6. Improving Sanitation Outcomes through Service Level Agreements: A White Paper (co- authored), Gates Foundation, 2014
7. South Asia Water Themes (co-authored), World Bank, 2014
8. Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women in Workplace (co-authored), Oxford Pro Bono Publico, 2011
9. When People Push Boundaries Together: New Ideas for Tackling the Refugee Question (co-authored), GDL, 2016
10. New Tools of Citizens' Diplomacy to Find Solutions in Syria, GDL (co-authored), 2016
11. Water Security, Managing Risks and Tradeoffs (co-authored), OECD, 2013
12. Understanding Judicialization of Mega Politics, Jus Politicum, 2011

Key news appearances

1. http://www.dw.com/en/managing-diversity-in-a-time-of-turmoil/a-38269194
2. http://www.thepost24.com/mumbai-leg-humanitarian-diplomacy-lab-hosts-open-situation-room-water-security/
3. http://www.livelaw.in/in-conversation-with-jasdeep-randhawa-lawyer-and-public-policy-analyst-with-the-united-nations-human-settlements-programme/

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Hindi, Native or bilingual proficiency
Punjabi, Native or bilingual proficiency

Related links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasdeeprandhawa/

https://twitter.com/JasdeepRandhwa?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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Susanne Salz

Susanne Salz

Event Manager (UN) and Founder (UA)
UN SDG Action Campaign & United Actors

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Climate change
Diplomacy
Environment
Global governance
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe

Summary of expertise

Susanne Salz’s key areas of expertise and interest are sustainable development and global governance. She is the founder of United Actors, an innovative start-up in the global governance scene, as well as an event manager at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign. She previously worked as a project manager at the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP). In 2012, Susanne managed the involvement of local governments in the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in her role as Head of the Secretary General’s Office at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Susanne has also worked at UN Volunteers and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In her free time Susanne enjoys rowing and competes in 100km rowing races on the Rhine.

Education

Master of Science in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), 2008, London, UK.
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with French, University of Sussex, 2007, Brighton, UK.
Diplome du Programme International, Sciences Po Paris, 2006, Paris, France.

Language skills

German, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency
French, Professional working proficiency

Related links

https://www.united-actors.org/
https://sdgactioncampaign.org/
www.linkedin.com/in/susannesalz

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Angelina Davydova

Angelina Davydova

Director
German-Russian Office of Environmental Information

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Climate change
Environment
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Central Asia
Europe

Summary of expertise

Angelina Davydova has more than 15 years’ experience of writing for Russian and international media.

Over the last seven years, she has mostly focused on environmental and climate topics. She also regularly gives speeches, lectures and presentations on these issues, while teaching climate policy, sustainable development, renewable energy, environmental problems and ways to solve them, and environmental journalism at Saint Petersburg State University and other academic institutions.

Angelina is also the director of the NGO German-Russian Office of Environmental Information, which carries out cooperation projects on environmental and climate issues between Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Central Asian countries and the EU (and is possibly open to cooperation with other regions of the world).

Education

B. A. in Economics, St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance
Reuters Foundation Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University (2006)
Participant of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley (2012)

Key Publications

https://takiedela.ru/kamchatka/en

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-climatechange-impacts-idUSKBN18Z04Z

http://www.klimaretter.info/umwelt/hintergrund/22744-russland-stellt-sich-auf-klimawandel-ein

Key news appearances

Angelina is a regular contributing author on environmental and climate issues for Russian and international media. Among Russian media outlets, she cooperates with Kommersant, Colta.ru and Environment and Law. She has worked on further international publications for Thomson Reuters, Open Democracy, The Conversation, Science Magazine and Klimaretter.info.

Language skills

Russian, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency

Related links

www.rnei.ru
www.austausch.org
https://www.facebook.com/davydova.angelina
https://twitter.com/angelinadavydov

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Ebru Turhan

Ebru Turhan

Assistant Professor of Political Science & Vice-Director of the Institute of Social Sciences
Turkish-German University

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Foreign policy
Human rights
Migration
Peace and security

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
Middle East

Summary of expertise

Ebru Turhan works as an Assistant Professor of Political Science and as the Vice-Director of the Institute of Social Sciences at the Turkish-German University of Istanbul. She is also a co-coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module INSITER, Inside the Turkey-EU Relations, co-financed by the European Commission. Between September 2013 and November 2014, Ebru was a Mercator-IPC Fellow at the Istanbul Policy Centre (IPC) in the area of EU/German-Turkish relations. Her current research interests lie in EU-Turkey affairs, the institutional architecture of relations between Turkey and the EU/Germany, the EU’s political system, theories of European integration, the German “factor” in EU-Turkey relations, Germany’s European policy, the European refugee crisis/visa liberalisation dialogue between Turkey and the EU, and German-Turkish bilateral relations.

Education

2007-2012, Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Cologne, Germany
2004-2006, M.A. in Contemporary European Studies: Politics, Policy and Society (Euromasters), University of Bath, UK
2000-2004, BA in Economics, University of Marmara, Turkey

Key Publications

Turhan, Ebru (2017), “Thinking out of the accession box: Potentials and limits of internal and external differentiated integration between Turkey and the EU”, CIFE Policy Paper, No. 58, http://www.cife.eu/Ressources/FCK/files/publications/policy%20paper/CIFE_Policy_Paper_58_Thinking_out_of_The_Accession_Box_EU_Turkey_Ebru_Turhan_2017_1.pdf

Turhan, Ebru (2016), “Turkey’s EU Accession Process: Do Member States Matter?”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14782804.2016.1198693, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 463-477

Turhan, Ebru (2016), "Europe's Crises, Germany's Leadership and Turkey's EU Accession Process", CESifo Forum, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 25-29

Yorulmazlar, Emirhan and Ebru Turhan (2015), Turkish Foreign Policy towards the Arab Spring: Between Western Orientation and Regional Disorder, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 337-352 (SSCI)

Turhan, Ebru (2012), The European Council Decisions Related to Turkey’s Accession to the EU: Interests vs. Norms, (Baden-Baden: Nomos)

Key news appearances

26 Jun 2017 "Germany says Turkish bodyguards involved in DC skirmish won’t set food on German soil", Washington Post

15 Nov 2016 "Ankara erwartet Gespräch auf Augenhöhe", Deutschlandfunk

4 Jun 2016 "Soykırım' kararı diaspora politikasının testi", Al Jazeera Turk

4 December 2015 "Turkey & EU are back in business, stumbling blocks remain", Arab Weekly

6 Mar 2014 "Unmoralisches Angebot an Ankara?", Tagesspiegel

17 Dec 2013 "EU and Turkey agree new immigration laws", Radio France International




Language skills

Turkish, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency
Chinese (Mandarin), Limited working proficiency
French, Limited working proficiency

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www.insiter.tau.edu.tr
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebruturhan
https://tau-tr.academia.edu/EbruTurhan
http://www.ceteus.uni-koeln.de/de/ceteus-team/ceteus-fellows/dr-ebru-turhan/

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Edna Martinez

Edna Martinez

Co-founder
Proactivo Sostenible

Subjects of expertise

Climate change
Energy
Environment
Global governance
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
Latin America / Caribbean
North America

Summary of expertise

Edna Martinez is a political scientist with extensive education and training in a wide variety of governmental and international affairs and eight years’ experience in developing projects in energy and sustainable consumption and production (waste), sustainable lifestyles and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

As a public policy developer, she has been working on analysis, design and implementation of public policies related to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and prevention and integrated waste management for the national government since 2011.

Edna has vast experience in international cooperation with stakeholders for the development and implementation of a wide range of projects related to sustainability, mostly with the United Kingdom, Germany and Latin America.

As a social project designer and manager, Edna has implemented diverse projects involving sustainability, environmental and social issues. She has three years’ experience in the acquisition and allocation of international and national funds for production projects for people with a low income.

Education

Master in Public Policy Analysis, ITESM, 2014, Mexico City, Mexico

Key Publications

Dongxiao, C., Esteves, P.,Martinez, E. & Scholz, I. (2017, May 4). Implementation of the 2030 Agenda by G20 members: how to address the transformative and integrated character of the SDGs by individual and collective action. Retrieved from http://www.g20-insights.org/policy_briefs/implementation-2030-agenda-g20-members-address-transformative-integrated-character-sdgs-individual-collective-action/

Key news appearances

http://micampus.ccm.itesm.mx/web/talento-tec-2015/inicio/-/blogs/buscan-concientizar-sobre-consumo-responsable-en-cumbre-de-negocios-verdes-2013

http://www.udem.edu.mx/Esp/ExaUDEM/Pages/orgullo-exaudem.aspx

Language skills

Spanish, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency

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www.proactivosostenible.com

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Enas Halaiqah

Enas Halaiqah

Project Coordinator
GIZ

Subjects of expertise

Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Middle East

Summary of expertise

Enas Halaiqah has worked in international relations for ten years and is currently part of a project focused on financial inclusion through digital financial services.

Education

B.A. in German and English, Jordan University
M.A. in Intercultural Communication and European Studies, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Language skills

Arabic, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency

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Seth Oppenheim

Seth Oppenheim

Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Interantional Affairs

Subjects of expertise

Diplomacy
Foreign policy
Global governance
Human rights
Peace and security

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
North America

Summary of expertise

Seth Oppenheim is a US-trained attorney based in Washington, DC, with extensive government and international organisation experience. He possesses expertise in international and national security law. Before becoming a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of International Affairs, he was an attorney-advisor at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Defense. Among other roles, Seth has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow at the German Federal Foreign Office, a Fulbright Scholar to Austria and to UNESCO in Paris, and a law clerk and attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor of both the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court.

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School, 2003, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Master of Advanced International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna/University of Vienna, 2006, Austria
Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Michigan, 2000, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Michigan, 1999, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
French, Professional working proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency

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Elsa Marie  D’Silva

Elsa Marie D’Silva

Founder & CEO
Red Dot Foundation

Subjects of expertise

Gender issues
Peace and security

Geographic Regions of expertise

Southeast Asia / Pacific

Summary of expertise

Elsa Maria D’Silva has considerable experience in the development sector where she has co-founded two initiatives and worked with an NGO in community organising. Her strengths are providing management expertise to make start-ups operational and establish key processes within the organisation. Her focus has been on women and youth empowerment in the area of gender-based violence.

Elsa is also a trained counsellor in directive and non-directive techniques. Moreover, she is an experienced airline professional capable of successfully guiding change, seizing new opportunities and maximising people’s potential. She has considerable experience in various fields of the airline business, including network planning, pricing, revenue management, reservations, customer service and training, and has a proven ability to solve problems, maximise revenue and improve operations.

Her main areas of expertise are gender activism, social enterprise, network planning, revenue management, cabin safety training and customer service.

Education

Chevening Gurukul at Oxford University, September 2017
Stanford’s Draper Hills Summer School on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law, July 2017
Certificate Course on Peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok - March 2016
Swedish Institute Management Diploma Program in CSR and Sustainability, Stockholm, Sweden, June - Dec 2012
Masters in Business Administration, General Administration, ICFAI University, Jan 2005 - Apr 2009
Diploma in Training & Development, Indian Society of Training and Development (ISTD), New Delhi, Jun 2003 - Dec 2004
Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, June 1998 - May 1999
Masters in Arts, English Literature, S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai, Jun 1993 - May 1995
Bachelor in Arts, English Literature, Mumbai University, Jun 1990 - May 1993

Key news appearances

http://www.elsamariedsilva.com/my-articles.html
http://www.elsamariedsilva.com/my-speaking-engagements.html
TEDx MidAtlantic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdj9zj-XZVE
Aspen Ideas Festival - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYBjCjCawwU&feature=youtu.be

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Hindi, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.elsamariedsilva.com
www.safecity.in
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elsadsilva/
https://www.facebook.com/elsa.dsilva
https://twitter.com/elsamariedsilva

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Natalya Nepomnyashcha

Natalya Nepomnyashcha

Founder and Managing Director
Netzwerk Chancen

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Foreign policy
Healthcare
Migration

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
Sub-Saharan Africa

Summary of expertise

Natalya Nepomnyashcha founded her own NGO, Netzwerk Chancen, to strengthen civil society groups supporting children from poor backgrounds in Germany. It connects civil society organisations with each other and provides a platform for representatives from civil society, the political domain and administrations. Natalya Nepomnyashcha has expertise in organising civil society networks, as well as expert knowledge relating to education and social mobility in Germany.

Natalya is currently working in the international development sector. Using data, eHealth Africa is improving public healthcare in West Africa and bringing healthcare to the poorest communities in the world. Having travelled to Nigeria herself, she is well acquainted with the development of public health in West Africa.

Prior to this, she worked in a German-Russian context for several years, organising independent conferences and analysing political and economic developments and their impact on German-Russian relations. German-Russian relations were also her specialisation during her Master’s in International Relations.

Education

MA in International Relations, University of Central Lancashire, 2012, Preston, UK

Key Publications

Nepomnyashcha, N. (2017, July). Meningitis outbreak response: how a mobile laboratory helps save lives. Africa Health (39/5), 16. (https://africa-health.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/8.-eHealth-feature.pdf)

Key news appearances

https://causa.tagesspiegel.de/politik/was-ist-soziale-gerechtigkeit/chancen-fuer-alle-keine-utopie.html
http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/employment-and-growth/people-on-the-move/natalya-nepomnyashcha

Language skills

German, Native or bilingual proficiency
Russian, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
Spanish, Limited working proficiency
Ukranian, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.netzwerk-chancen.de
https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalya-nepomnyashcha/

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Liane Wörner

Liane Wörner

Stand-In-Professor for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
University of Leipzig and Justus-Liebig-University Gießen

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Conflict resolution
Global governance
Human rights
Migration
Peace and security

Geographic Regions of expertise

Central Asia
Europe
Middle East
North America

Summary of expertise

Liane Wörner recently habilitated at the Justus Liebig University Giessen/Germany (JLU) and holds a venia legendi for criminal law, criminal procedure, comparative criminal law, European and International criminal law, medical criminal law and legal theory. In fall 2017, she will be a stand-in-professor for criminal law and criminal procedure at the University of Leipzig. Liane received her LLM from the UW Madison Law School and her doctorate from JLU. She is a member of the AIDP, the German Comparative Law Society, the IFCCLGE and the EAK+.

From 2008 to 2014, Liane conducted international research on the entrenchment of criminal law within societies, comparing German and Turkish laws in an institutional setting involving the JLU, Istanbul State University, and Istanbul Kültür University. She is currently working on legal frameworks on abortion, embryo protection, and assisted dying, as well as on mutual recognition as regards enforcing European Arrest Warrants, mutual assistance in criminal matters, and legal frameworks for terrorism.

Education

First State Examination in Law, University of Leipzig, 1998, Leipzig, Germany
Second State Examination in Law, State of Hessen, 2001, Giessen, Germany,
Master in Law (LL.M.), University of Wisconsin, 2003, Madison, USA
Doctorate in Law, University of Gießen, 2009, Gießen, Germany,
Dr. habil./ PD in Law, University of Gießen, 2017, Gießen, Germany,

Key Publications

in Gropp, W., Öztürk, B., Sözüer, A., Wörner, L. (2014 and 2010), Rechtssysteme in ihrer gesellschaftlichen Verankerung. (How legal systems are anchored in society.)

Expanding Criminal Laws by Predating Criminal Responsibility – Punishing Planning and Organizing Terrorist Attacks as a Mean to Optimize Effectiveness of Fighting Against Terrorism, 13 German Law Journal 1037-1055 (2012). Retrieved from http://www.germanlawjournal.com/index.php?pageID=11&artID=1463

ドイツ法におけるテロの可罰的予備 - Die strafbare Vorbereitung eines Terrorakts im deutschen Recht – Kritische Überlegungen zur Ausdehnung des Strafrechts mittels Vorverlagerung (The criminal preparation of an act of terrorism under German Law – reflections on expanding criminal laws by predating criminal responsibility), Ryukoku Law Review Vol. 47, No. 1 (08/2014) pg. 173 ff. (in German) and pg. 203 ff. (in Japanese, translated by Kim Sangyun).

in Sinn, A. (ed.), Menschenrecht und Strafrecht (2013), Penal Theory and the Protection of Life
- The Human Dignity Argument and its Inconsistencies in German Criminal Law, pg. 25-36. Retrieved from
http://www.v-r.de/de/title-1-1/menschenrechte_und_strafrecht-1011451/.

Widersprüche beim strafrechtlichen Lebensschutz? (Contradictions in the protection of life in penal law? – postdoctoral research [Habilitationsschrift], in print)

Language skills

German, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency

Related links

http://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb01/professuren-forschung/professuren/gropp/mitarbeiter/prof_wis/woerner

http://intlaw-giessen.de/team/dr-liane-woerner/

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Salam Kawakibi

Salam Kawakibi

Deputy Director
Arab Reform Initiative

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Conflict resolution
Foreign policy
Human rights
Migration
Peace and security

Geographic Regions of expertise

Middle East
North Africa

Summary of expertise

Salam is the President of the Initiative for a New Syria, a member of the Board of Directors of The Day After association, Senior Fellow of the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of St Andrews and a member of the Consultative Council of the Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the UNU Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility. He also teaches in the Masters programme on Development and Migration at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. From 2009 to 2011, he was the principal researcher at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. He was the director of the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) in Aleppo, Syria, from 2000 to 2006.

Education

Holds a DEA in political sciences from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Aix-En-Provence (France) in 1995, and a DEA in international relations in 1991 and a BA in economics from the University of Aleppo (Syria) in 1989.

Key Publications

- Activisme in Syria : Between Nonviolence and Armed Resistance, in “Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism”, eds. Lina Khatib and Ellen Lust, John Hopkins University Press, 2014.

- The Paradox of Government-Organized Civil Activism in Syria, in “Civil Society in Syrian and Iran”, eds. Paul Aarts and Francesco Cavatorta, Rienner, Boulder, Colorado, p. 169, 2013.

- Turkey-Syria Relations Before and After Arab Uprisings (with Aylin Ünver Noi) , in “Islam and Democracy: Perspectives on the Arab Spring” ed. Aylin Ünver Noi, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne,p. 181, 2013.

- Syrian Voices from pre-revolution Syria: Civil Society against All Odds, ed. Salam Kawakibi, Special Bulletin 2, Knowledge Programme Civil Society in West Asia, Hivos, 2013.

- The Private Media in Syria, Knowledge Programme Civil Society in West Asia, University of Amsterdan and Hivos, 2010.

- Syria’s Mediterranean Policy, in “Mediterranean Policies from Above and Below”, Eds. Isabel Schaefer and Jean-Robert Henry, Nomos, Baden Baden, p. 237, 2009.

- Internet or Enter not: The Syrian experience, In "The Mediterranean Media - New media, Arab and international relations", Ed K

Key news appearances

Write regularly in French, Arabic and English in the media on issues related to Syria and the Middle East. Frequent participation in issues on the Middle East in European media (RFI, RMC-MO, BBC World, DW, France Info, France Culture, TV5 Monde, France 24…).

Language skills

French, Native or bilingual proficiency
Arabic, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.arab-reform.net

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Elizabeth Maloba

Elizabeth Maloba

Organisational Change and Business Growth Facilitator
Independent

Subjects of expertise

Conflict resolution
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Sub-Saharan Africa

Summary of expertise

Elizabeth has worked as an organisational change and business growth facilitator since 2002 with substantial experience in capacity building, knowledge management, facilitation and conflict resolution. She works to provide support to organisations with the aim of enabling them to achieve their objectives, supporting them in making decisions, solving problems and exchanging ideas and information. Her areas of expertise are multiple stakeholder engagements, strategy development, planning, business model creation and improvement of team performance. She has considerable entrepreneurial experience, having started her own retail business and invested in a couple of small businesses over the years. This experience allows her to combine entrepreneurial and managerial skills where needed. She works across sectors – health, agriculture, water and sanitation, financial services, retail and hospitality – and has worked with organisations such as GIZ, UN Women, IFAD, Syngenta, African Heritage, Fila East Africa, Procasur, Nature Kenya, IREN, IHPMR, Ipsos-Synovate, Save the Children and Strathmore Business School, to name a few. She lives in Nairobi and is always ready to share a cup of coffee and a laugh.

Education

Master of Arts, Organizational Change & Business Growth Facilitation, WBIS (Ongoing)
University of Chester (Chester, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Diploma, Financial Management (2001)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture (1993)
University of Nairobi (Nairobi, Kenya)

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Swahili, Native or bilingual proficiency
French, Limited working proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency

Related links

https://elizabethsmaloba.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/emaloba666
http://www.twitter.com/emaloba
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-maloba-mkim-6b78a46

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Colette Mazzucelli

Colette Mazzucelli

University Professor
NYU New York

Subjects of expertise

Conflict resolution
Diplomacy
Foreign policy

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe

Summary of expertise

Colette Mazzucelli researches and lectures in the areas of European integration, information and communications technologies in mass atrocities research and response, as well as conflict analysis. She is the author and/or editor of five (5) books on transatlantic relations and European security.

Education

B.A. in History & Philosophy, University of Scranton, 1983, Scranton, USA
M.A.L.D. in Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, The Fletcher School, 1987, Medford, USA
Ph.D. in Government, Georgetown University, The Graduate School, 1996, Washington, DC, USA
Ed.M. in International and Transcultural Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, 2011, New York, USA

Key Publications

Professor Mazzucelli's key publications appear at URL
https://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/faculty/colette-mazzucelli.html

Key news appearances

http://adage.com/article/news/college-students-buzzfeed-enlisted-messaging-fight-isis/301355/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWERul_iTCI

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
French, Native or bilingual proficiency
Italian, Professional working proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency
Hungarian, Limited working proficiency

Related links

https://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/faculty/colette-mazzucelli.html
https://www.linkedin.com/in/colettemazzucelli/
https://twitter.com/ColetteGrace

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Lina Li

Lina Li

Project Manager
adelphi

Subjects of expertise

Climate change
Diplomacy
Energy
Environment
Foreign policy
Global governance
Peace and security
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Central Asia
Europe
North America
Southeast Asia / Pacific

Summary of expertise

Lina Li has more than eight years of consultancy and policy advocacy experience in the areas of the environment, energy and climate change. She has conducted research and analysis, made business and policy recommendations, and given capacity-building training courses across a broad spectrum, including climate mitigation policies, climate diplomacy and negotiations, energy transition and governance, and low-carbon urbanisation. She has a good network in Asia, particularly China, as well as in Europe, with understanding of the stakeholders’ standpoint, needs and obstacles. She has extensive experience across different sectors such as consultancy, cooperation and NGOs.

Education

M.A. in International Politics, Peking University, 2010, Beijing China
B.A. in Law, Renmin University of China, 2007, Beijing, China

Key Publications

https://www.adelphi.de/en/employee/lina-li

Language skills

Chinese (Mandarin), Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency

Related links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lina-li-22aa5131/

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Theresa  Carrington

Theresa Carrington

Chief Executive Officer
The Blessing Basket Project

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Gender issues
Human rights
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Southeast Asia / Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa

Summary of expertise

Theresa Carrington is founder of The Blessing Basket Project and inventor of the Prosperity Wages® and Graduate from Poverty® models. Her models are proven to end poverty and fuel entrepreneurship in developing economies. Theresa also invented Artisan&You®, the world’s largest artisan engagement technology. Recognised by BMW and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Theresa’s patent-pending technology and models have empowered thousands of impoverished people to use their own story to exit poverty sustainably. Theresa is an eleven-time Mid-America Emmy winner, TEDx Speaker, US State Department entrepreneurship trainer, intercultural leader and BMW Responsible Leader. She is also the co-founder of Millennials123.com and helps Fortune 100 brands attract and retain millennial employees and consumers through the power of story.

Key Publications


Key news appearances

http://blog.tedxgatewayarch.org/theresacarrington
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-based-organization-the-blessing-basket-project-receives-the-intercultural-innovation-award-for-their-technology-engaging-artisans-with-customers-300259581.html
http://www.wboc.com/story/36077831/humanitarian-and-social-entrepreneur-theresa-carrington-named-keynote-speaker-for-the-greater-womens-business-councils-largest-business-conference-of

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency

Related links

Twitter: @theresacarring @blessingbasket
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheresaCarring
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blessingbasket/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theresacarrington/
https://www.instagram.com/blessingbasket/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/theresa-carrington

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Dilshad Muhammad

Dilshad Muhammad


Subjects of expertise

Global governance
Migration
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
Middle East

Summary of expertise

Dilshad Muhammad has studied nationalism and minority (and identity) politics in depth. He worked as an Istanbul-based freelance journalist. Dilshad was a guest researcher on global governance at the German Development Institute (d.i.e) in Bonn. He was also a participant in the Managing Global Governance Academy at the same institute. He lives in Düsseldorf, Germany, and is currently researching the global governance of forced migration.

Education

M.A. in Political Science - 2015

Key Publications

I. Muhammad, D. (2017). Germany Should Assume a Bigger Role in the Middle East. German Development Institute. Bonn, Germany. https://goo.gl/svy7m0

II. Pauw, W.P, Cassanmagnano, D., Mbeva, K., Hein, J., Guarin, A., Brandi, C., Dzebo, A., Canales, N., Adams, K.M., Atteridge, A., Bock, T., Helms, J., Zalewski, A., Frommé. E., Lindener, A., Muhammad, D. (2016). NDC Explorer. German Development Institute, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

III. Muhammad, D., & Katman, F. (2015). Tracing Kurdish Politics in Syria and its Prospects. in: Syria: Moving Beyond the Stalemate. [1-3 July 2015] St. Andrews, Scotland: Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews.

IV. Muhammad, D. (2015). Contexts and Outcomes of "the Local". Aljumhuriya. Istanbul, Turkey. http://goo.gl/4NJd9Z

More short articles (in Arabic) can be found here: http://goo.gl/huZ6kU

Language skills

Arabic, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency
Turkish, Limited working proficiency

Related links

Twitter: @dilshadmd

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Reham  Elgebaly

Reham Elgebaly

Co-Founder, Gender Mainstreaming and Education Consultant
SEDAQ (South Egypt Development Association in Qena)

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Conflict resolution
Gender issues
Human rights
Peace and security
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Middle East

Summary of expertise

Reham Elgebaly works with women’s networks to fight against FGM and other deterrent cultural practices such as violence against women. He is a member of a number of NGOs fighting for women’s rights to economic, social and cultural opportunities, better implementation of social programmes and the creation of different outlets for greater political participation. He holds a Master’s Degree in Child Rights from Lund University Sweden and is currently pursuing studies to obtain a PhD in Gender, Development and Social Change. Within SEDAQ’s framework he is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on a number of projects on women’s empowerment, women’s health rights, empowerment of marginalised communities and violence against women. Reham also conducts training and orientation for volunteers and community-based organisations on gender equality and issues related to gender-based violence.

Education

Masters in child rights , University of Lund, 2010-2012, Sweden
Diploma , Applied Translation , University of Cairo ,2008, Egypt
Diploma , Special Education , University of Cairo ,1993, Egypt
BA , Faculty of Arts , English Literature ,University of Cairo ,1988-1992, Egypt

Key Publications

2013 Manual for a child friendly community school , a manual that targets community schools stake holders to raise their awareness on the standards and practices that supports a child friendly community school based on the UNICEFF domains of a child friendly school.
• 2006 Classroom Practices For Promoting Good Citizens Training material for EFL in-service teachers to help them promote their students values while teaching the curricula & piloted by a sample group of trainers from Egyptian Ministry of Education.
• 2002 TEFL Newsletter vol.22 February Title of the Article: “Realistic Consideration for Classroom Assessment.”

Language skills

Arabic, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
French, Limited working proficiency

Related links

https://global-diplomacy-lab.org/elements/all/?lid=190#cv-reham-elgebaly
https://mediatorsbeyondborders.org/middle-east-north-africa-iti-participants/
http://www.mitost.org/en/active-citizenship/european-forum-active-citizenship/ii-european-forum-active-citizenship-diversity-inclusion-20162017.html
http://www.pwescrleadership.org/reham_elgebaly_2013.html

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Banu Pekol

Banu Pekol

Founding Member
Association for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Conflict resolution
Diplomacy
Environment
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe

Summary of expertise

Banu Pekol worked as Assistant Professor of architectural heritage and history at Özyeğin University, Department of Architecture. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at universities including Istanbul Technical University, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and the Netherlands Institute in Turkey. Dr Pekol works as a consultant to architectural conservation and reuse projects of non-Muslim heritage in Turkey connected to the Association for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. She is among the founding members of the Association, as well as of Europa Nostra-Turkey, and her areas of research include architectural conservation, energy-efficient conservation, the reuse of historic structures for new purposes and the conservation of contested heritage sites. She was a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow on Conflict Transformation through Culture and is part of the CitizensLab. She has been awarded the Otto Gründler Award, a Hellenic Ministry of Culture Grant, a Joint Grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Bodossaki Foundation, the AVISTA Award and a Hrant Dink Fellowship.

Education

B.A. Honours in Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, 2005, London, UK
PhD in Theory and History of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Turkish, Native or bilingual proficiency
Greek, Limited working proficiency

Related links

http://www.kmkm.org.tr/

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Ahmed Ibraheem

Ahmed Ibraheem

Desk Officer
Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Subjects of expertise

Climate change
Diplomacy
Energy
Global governance
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
North Africa

Summary of expertise

Ahmad Ibraheem joined the Egyptian diplomatic corps in 2012. He specialises in economics, regional cooperation, energy affairs and climate action. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment from University College London (UCL). During his career at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he first worked at the Economic Affairs Department where he was in charge of regional economic cooperation and energy affairs. He currently works at the European Affairs Department, focusing on various aspects of bilateral cooperation with the European Union.

Education

MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, 2014, London, United Kingdom

B.A. in Economics, American University in Cairo, 2006, Cairo, Egypt

Language skills

Arabic, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency
French, Limited working proficiency

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Stanislav Shevchenko

Stanislav Shevchenko


Attorney-at-law

Subjects of expertise

Human rights

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe

Summary of expertise

Stanislav Shevchenko is an expert on drafting and negotiating all types of legal documents for a range of international clients and also advises clients on commercial contracts and agreements, company law and corporate compliance. Stanislav also represents clients in court, plans and organises workloads in order to meet business priorities, and manages commercial and intellectual property aspects in due diligence. Furthermore, he settles disputes, supervises agreements, and interprets laws, rulings and regulations. His expertise also involves drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts with third party suppliers along with training and advising internal departments about legal requirements.

Language skills

Ukranian, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency

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Nicola Forster

Nicola Forster

Founder / President
foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik - Forum on Foreign Policy

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Diplomacy
Foreign policy
Global governance
Migration

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
North America
Sub-Saharan Africa

Summary of expertise

Nicola Forster is the founding president of the Swiss crowdsourced think tank foraus (Forum Aussenpolitik), as well as a social entrepreneur and public sector innovator. He is a co-founder of the political movement Operation Libero, the German grassroots think tank Polis180, several foraus spinoffs around the globe, the staatslabor and the Global Diplomacy Lab. In his innovation consultancy crstl.io, Nicola advises various foundations, international think tanks and ministries of foreign affairs on creative formats and strategic innovation. He is the founding curator of the Global Shapers Bern Hub (World Economic Forum) and sits on the boards of the WEF Open Forum Davos, Fondation Science et Cité (as Vice President), Law and Economics Club as well as Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe. Nicola is a Swiss Ashoka Fellow and Mercator Fellow Alumnus. He has been ranked among the top 99 foreign policy leaders under 33 by “The Diplomatic Courier”. Nicola regularly contributes to Swiss and international media and is a frequent keynote speaker, panellist and moderator (e.g. with the Open Situation Rooms design thinking format).

Education

M.A./lic.iur. in Law, University of Zurich, 2010, Zurich, Switzerland (with exchange years in Lausanne and Montpellier, France)

Université d'Automne des Acteurs Politiques Suisses, The Graduate Institute of International and Develoment Studies / idheap Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, 2011, Geneva & Lausanne

Key Publications

Forster, N., Egli, F. (2017, May 23). foraus, le laboratoire d’idées numérique, à la conquête du monde. La Vie Economique. Retrieved from http://dievolkswirtschaft.ch/fr/2017/05/egli-06-2017/.

Stern, M., Forster, N. (2015, August 14). 5 Trends for the Future of Diplomacy. World Economic Forum Agenda. Retrieved from https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/08/5-trends-for-the-future-of-diplomacy/.

Forster, N., Mallin, F. (2014, June 27). The Association of European Microstates with the EU : Integration Test with Model Value. SWP Comments 2014/C 27. Retrieved from https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C27_frr_mln.pdf

Forster, N., Trevisiol, L. (2013, July 11). Italia-Svizzera, lezioni reciproche. LIMES, Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica. Retrieved from http://www.limesonline.com/italia-svizzera-lezioni-reciproche/49936

Key news appearances

"Die Schweiz ist reif für neue Ideen", Aargauer Zeitung (2017, July 31). Retrieved from https://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/schweiz/gruender-des-aussenpolitischen-thinktanks-foraus-die-schweiz-ist-reif-fuer-neue-ideen-131567991

"foraus: Tinder der Aussenpolitik", Schweiz am Sonntag (2017, February 11). Retrieved from https://www.schweizamwochenende.ch/wirtschaft/tinder-der-aussenpolitik-131069551

"Kopf des Tages: Nicola Forster – Der Thinktanker".
Tagesanzeiger, 28 April 2016, Retrieved from https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/bleiben-und-bewegen/story/24205021

"Der Unerschrockene – Wie Nicola Forster den Think Tank foraus zum Fliegen brachte", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 11 August 2015. Retrieved from https://www.nzz.ch/zuerich/der-unerschrockene-1.18593373

"Meet Nicola Forster, the new Ashoka fellow in Switzerland" – 20.07.2016, Retrieved from https://www.ashoka.org/en/story/meet-nicola-forster-new-ashoka-fellow-switzerland

"Entscheidend war, klügere Köpfe ins Boot zu holen", Der Bund, 09.07.2016. Retrieved from https://blog.derbund.ch/berufung/index.php/35269/entscheidend-war-kluegere-koepfe-ins-boot-zu-holen

Language skills

German, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
French, Professional working proficiency
Italian, Limited working proficiency
Russian, Limited working proficiency

Related links

http://crstl.io/team/nicola-forster/
https://ch.linkedin.com/in/nicolaforster
https://twitter.com/nicolaforster
http://www.foraus.ch/#!/foraus-global

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Bastian Richter

Bastian Richter

Programme Specialist, Programme Criticality
UNDP

Subjects of expertise

Foreign policy
Global governance
Peace and security
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
North America
Sub-Saharan Africa

Summary of expertise

Bastian Richter is a United Nations staff member with eight years of work experience in the areas of peace and security, humanitarian assistance and crisis prevention, preparedness and response. He is currently working for UNDP HQ in the field of programme criticality. Prior to that, he held various positions with UNICEF, DPKO and DPA at field level (Somalia) and at UN Headquarters.

Education

M.Sc. in Global Politics, London School of Economics, 2010, London, USA

M.A. (Magister Artium) in Political Science, Technische Universität Braunschweig, 2008, Braunschweig, Germany

Key Publications

Richter, B. (November 2013). Mogadischu: Aufbruch am seidenen Faden [Mogadishu: A Fragile New
Beginning]. Ad Hoc International 12.. https://nefia.org/sites/default/files/zeitschrift/artikel/adhoc_Mogadischu%20-%20Aufbruch%20am%20seidenen%20Faden%20-%20Bastian%20Richter.pdf)

Richter, B. (January 2012). Der Somalische Ressourcenfluch [The
Somali Resource Curse]. Verantwortung Weltweit: Internationale Politik, Sonderbeilage.

Richter, B. (2010). Decision-Making, Planning and
Organization of CSDP Field Missions. Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF).

Richter, B (2009). Die strategischen Ziele und politischen Motive von ESVP-Operationen. Eine Bestandsaufnahme. [Strategic Objectives of EU Peace Operations. An Appraisal.]. Die Friedens-Warte 84 (2009) 4.

Richter, B. (2008, updated 2011). Planning and Deployment of UN Peacekeeping Operations. Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF).

Language skills

German, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
French, Limited working proficiency
Spanish, Limited working proficiency

Related links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bastian-richter-569b1a22

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Hans- Christian Jasch

Hans- Christian Jasch

Executive Director
Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Conflict resolution
Foreign policy
Global governance
Human rights

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
Latin America / Caribbean

Summary of expertise

Hans-Christian Jasch offers expertise in the field of remembrance and transitional justice to overcome a dictatorial past marked by systematic human rights violations.

Education

Lawyer trained in Germany and holds a PhD in Legal History from Humboldt University in Berlin.

Key Publications

with Wolf Kaiser, Der Holocaust vor deutschen Gerichten. Amnestieren. Verdrängen. Bestrafen, Dietzingen (Reclam).
- with Magnus Brechtken/ Christoph Kreutzmüller und Niels Weise, (Hrsg.), Die Nürnberger Gesetze – 80 Jahre danach. Vorgeschichte, Entstehung, Auswirkungen, Darmstadt 2017.
- with Christoph Kreutzmüller, Die Teilnehmer. Die Männer der Wannsee-Konferenz, ed., Berlin 2017; engl.: The participants. The Men of the Wannsee Conference, New York/Oxford (Berghahn), 2017;
- The House of the Wannsee Conference Tourism and Holocaust education at a perpetrator site, in:
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes Vol. Memorialization, Remembrance, and Acts of Commemoration in Postwar Germany, in: Dealing with the Past in Spaces, Places, Actions, and Institutions of Memory: A comparative Reflection on European Experiences, AICGS German-American Issues N° 18 by the American Institute for Contemporary Studies Johns Hopkins University, Washington 2016, pp 7-15 at: http://www.aicgs.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/GAI-18-Reconciliation-Mercator.pdf -„Staatssekretär Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart (1902-1953) und die Judenpolitik. Der Mythos von der sauberen Verwaltung“, Munich 2012 (534 pages)

Key news appearances

-Deutsche Welle - 06.09.2017
Munich Terror Anniversary.
Dr. Hans-Christian Jasch (Interview English, mp4, 2:58) https://share.ard-zdf-box.de/s/vgsG6fl9KMAGnLa
-http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/wannseekonferenz-eine-besprechung-zur-arbeitsteilung-beim.1773.de.html?dram:article_id=376730
-http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/germany-last-nazi-hunters
-http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40416133
-https://www.welt.de/geschichte/zweiter-weltkrieg/article161344779/Es-hat-mehrere-Wannsee-Konferenzen-gegeben.html
-https://www.phoenix.de/content/1190197

Language skills

German, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
French, Professional working proficiency
Italian, Professional working proficiency
Dutch, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.ghwk.de

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Vivian Valencia

Vivian Valencia

Research Fellow in Agroecology and Food System Sustainability
University of Michigan

Subjects of expertise

Climate change
Environment
Food security
Gender issues
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Latin America / Caribbean
North America

Summary of expertise

Vivian has 10 years of technical and policy experience in sustainable agriculture, food and nutrition security, and alternative markets in research, governmental, and international institutions. She built her technical and policy expertise in agricultural development and food security by developing and implementing various international research programs in farming communities in the developing world.

Vivian is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Agroecology and Food System Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Her current work evaluates public policies based on public procurement for rural development, food security, and nutrition through a case study of Brazil’s National School Feeding Program. During her doctoral research at Columbia University, Vivian investigated the potential of coffee agroforestry systems participating in certification schemes for niche markets (e.g., organic, Rainforest Alliance) in conserving forests and supporting farmers’ livelihoods. Through her research and professional work, combined with extensive field experience in Latin America, Vivian has become an expert on market-based mechanisms to support sustainable rural development.

Education

PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Columbia University. 2015. New York City, USA
M.H.S. in Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins University. 2007. Baltimore, USA
B.S. in Biology, University of Florida. 2006. Gainesville, USA. B.A. in French, University of Florida. 2006. Gainesville, USA.

Key Publications

Valencia, V., et al. H. Submitted. Structuring Markets for Agrobiodiversity and Autonomy: Public Procurement for Resilient Food Systems.

Valencia, V., et al. In Review. Smallholder response to environmental change: A case study of coffee leaf rust in a forest frontier in Chiapas, Mexico.

Valencia, V., et al. 2016. Conservation of tree species of late succession and conservation concern in coffee agroforestry systems. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880915301687

Valencia, V., et al. 2015. The use of farmers' knowledge in coffee agroforestry management: implications for the conservation of tree biodiversity. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/ES14-00428.1/full

Valencia, V., et al. 2014. The role of coffee agroforestry in the conservation of tree diversity and community composition of native forests in a Biosphere Reserve. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880914001601

Valencia, V. 2015. Atelier to explore meaning of diplomacy. Training for International Diplomats Yearbook: 62-63. German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany. https://diplomatie.alumniportal.com/fileadmin/diplomatie/multimedia/Jahresheft_2015/index.html

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Spanish, Native or bilingual proficiency
French, Professional working proficiency
Portuguese, Professional working proficiency

Related links

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vivian_Valencia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivianvalencia

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