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Richard P. Appelbaum
Professor, Sociology and Global and International Studies, UCSB
Director of the M.A. Program in Global & International Studies, UCSB


R. Scott Appleby
Professor of History, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame


Brian Cox
Project Director, Kashmir and the Middle East
International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD)


Ahmad El Bendary
Founder, Islamic Relief


Richard Falk
Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University
Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies, UCSB


Mark D Gearan
President, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Giles Gunn
Chair, Global & International Studies Program, UCSB


William Headley
Dean, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego


Saad Ibrahim
Founder, Ibn Khaldoun Center
Cairo, Egypt


Douglas M. Johnston
Founder, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD)


Mark Juergensmeyer
Director, Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, UCSB


Terril Lautz
Former Vice President, Henry Luce Foundation


Cecelia Lynch
Associate Professor,Political Science and International Studies, UC-Irvine
Director, Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS) UC-Irvine

Katherine Marshall
Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for  Religion, Peace and World Affairs
Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue
Georgetown University


Paul J. Nelson
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh


Ankur Patel
Program Officer, BAPS Chairities
New York and India


Marie Juul Petersen
Ph.D. student, Institute for Regional and Cross-cultural Studies
University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Daniel Philpott
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace Studies University of Notre Dame


Victoria Riskin
Founder, Southern California Committee, HRW
Board Member, Human Rights Watch


Mona Kanwal Sheikh

Post Doctoral Research Unit on the Middle East
Danish Institute for International Studies


Aaron Hahn Tapper
Founder and Co-Executive Director, Abraham’s Vision
Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies Department
University of San Francisco


Thomas Tighe
CEO, Direct Relief International
Santa Barbara, California


Rebecca Tinsley
Director, Waging Peace


Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Program Officer and Research Fellow, Religion and the Public Sphere
Social Science Research Council