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We organize epic events, interview domain experts, share helpful resources and inspirations, connect our community with great thinkers and transformational leaders.

Since its inception, the Global Citizenship Foundation and its initiatives have received generous support from some of the leading educational leaders, policymakers, thought leaders, practitioners, innovative thinkers, and changemakers from around the world.

Join us and meet inspiring people with amazing experiences, expertise, stories and lessons to share.

Dr. Erica Frydenberg

Honorary Fellow
Australian Psychological Society
Australia

Erica Frydenberg PhD is an educational, clinical and organizational psychologist in Australia.

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Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh

Programme Specialist
UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable development
India

Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh is a Programme Specialist – Science of Learning at UNESCO MGIEP.

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Dr. Neelima Chopra

SEL Skills Coordinator
UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development
India

Neelima Chopra, PhD is UNESCO MGIEP’s SEL Skills Coordinator.

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MEENAKSHI UBEROI

DIRECTOR
DEPEDAGOGICS

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Rilli Lappalainen

Founder and Chair
Bridge47 Network
Finland

Rilli was elected as CONCORD President in November 2020 and is currently the Director of Sustainable development at Fingo, Finnish Development NGOs (CONCORD’s national platform in Finland). Before Fingo´s establishment on 2018, Rilli worked over 15 years as Secretary General of Kehys, national EU platform. During that time Rilli took on several roles in CONCORD, e.g. as a Board Member for 6 yeas and the chair of the DEAR working group.

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Aaliyah A. Samuel

President and CEO
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
United States

Dr. Aaliyah A. Samuel takes the helm at CASEL during a time of unprecedented growth for the field of social-emotional learning (SEL), spearheading initiatives alongside other educators, researchers, and policy leaders to expand SEL nationwide and serving as a leading voice for children’s education.

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Aaryan Salman

President
Global Citizenship Foundation
India

Aaryan Salman is the President at the Global Citizenship Foundation and Chief Listener at the Global Debates.

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Alesse Freitas Nunes

Faculty
Soka University
Japan

Alesse is a UN SDGs Content Creator, Journalist, Educator, M.A. in Peace Studies, and a Ph.D. student in peace and happiness at Faculty of Education, Soka University, Japan.

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Alexandra Kodjabachi

Founder and CEO
PersEd
Lebanon

Alexandra Kodjabachi is the Founder & CEO of PersEd, Lebanon. In addition, Alexandra is a UNESCO APCEIU Youth Leader, UNLEASH evaluator, G20 Young Global Changer & "Rethinking Education" taskforce member at the Union for the Mediterranean. She is the recipient of the Alain Decaux Literary Prizes for the Francophone world. As an international public speaker, coach, author, and a connection-creator, Alexandra's work explores the breadth and depth of multidisciplinarity, putting connections at the service of creativity, innovation & foresight.

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Alvin Dakis

Principal Consultant & Managing Director
ADGenderPh Institute
Philippines

Alvin Dakis is currently an independent & certified Gender & Development Specialist who serves as a GAD consultant to various government agencies. He is also a Science Research Specialist at the University of the Philippines Manila College of Medicine. His current research interests include Gender Studies, Human Sexuality, SOGI & LGBT Health, SRHR, HIV & AIDS Care, PWD Health, and Public Health and Policy.

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Anamika Gupta

National Project Officer
UNESCO MGIEP
India

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Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills/ Special Advisor
OECD
France

Andreas Schleicher currently holds the position of Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General at the OECD in Paris.

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Andrew Miller

Director of Personalized Learning
Singapore American School
Singapore

Andrew Miller is currently the Director of Personalized Learning Singap American School where he leads the work of curriculum. instruction. He has served as both a classroom teacher and an instructional coach, and has taught both traditional and blended models of leaming Hea frequent contributor to Edutopia and is a consultant with ASCD.

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Anil Mammen

Chief — Learning Design and Social Impact
Tata ClassEdge
India

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Ann Burgess

Consultant and Master Trainer
British Council
UK

Ann Burgess is a consultant & master trainer at the British Council, UK along with being the chief executive of Ann Burgess Consultancy. Ann has been a head teacher for almost two decades & has also served as a local authority advisor; an Ofsted inspector; a specialist international advisor & a senior policy advisor with the British Council, UK. As a former head teacher working at schools in challenging circumstances, she has now initiated an international doctoral research on school leadership in challenging circumstances.

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Arijit Ghosh

Vice-President
Education Quality Foundation of India
India

Arijit Ghosh is the Vice-President at Education Quality Foundation of India. Having started as teacher, Arijit has held senior positions at Macmillan Publishers, Pearson Education & British Council India. With experience in large-scal assessments, teacher audits, curriculum design on 21st century skills & digital innovation in work space, he has managed several capacity-building programmes involving organisations like DfID, MacArthur Foundation, UNICEF & multiple state governments. Arijit is a recepient of the 2014 Global Teacher Accreditation Award by Cambridge Foundation for his work on critical thinking skills.

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Arja Krauchenberg

Program Coordinator
European Parents’ Association
Belgium

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Bobbi Macdonald

Senior Partner
Education Reimagined
United States

Dr. Bobbi Macdonald is one of the 28 original signatories on Education Reimagined's founding document, “A Transformational Vision for Education in the U.S.” Her previous work as Executive Director of City Neighbors Foundation sought to provide an answer to the question, “What would it take for every student to be Known, Loved, and Inspired?” That question remains at the heart of her work today. Bobbi most recently completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Harvard University.

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Cassandra Erkens

Lead Architect
The Solution Tree Assessment Centre
USA

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Cody Freeman

Lecturer/ Foreign Expert
Thammasat University
Thailand

Cody Freeman is a lecturer & foreign expert at the Faculty of Learning Sciences and Education, Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Craig Fullerton

Executive Business and Education
Integral Education
Hong Kong

Craig Fullerton is considered an inspirational thought leader in Integral Education. Integral Education is a learning model where Craig incorporates aspects of Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Associative Learning, and NLP. The media refers to Craig as “THE” expert keynote speaker in education. With over two decades of experience across the world as an Educational Leader, Teacher, Consultant, Bestselling Author, and TED Speaker, he consults, coaches, and mentors educators and leaders.

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David Adams

Chief Executive Officer
The Urban Assembly
United States

David is the Chief Executive Officer at the Urban Assembly and Board Member at CASEL, USA.

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Deepti Singh

Researcher
Soka University
Japan

Deepti Singh is a recent master’s graduate of International Peace Studies from Soka University Japan. She has worked with the leading healthcare company – The United Health Group (UHG) for five years as a Software Tester and parallelly played a pivotal role in the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) sector of UHG. She has worked alongside several NGO’s which focuses on imparting education and character building for the less privileged kids in Gurugram, Haryana. As a master’s student at Soka University, Deepti’s research was focused on “Global Citizenship Education as an educational priority to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”.

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Dina Buchbinder

Founder and President
Education for Sharing
United States

Dina is a social entrepreneur that has introduced an innovative, action-oriented international education model called Education for Sharing (E4S) to systems that have long struggled with passivity and rigidity.

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Dominic Zijlstra

Founder
Traverse.link
China

Dominic is the founder of the super learning app, Traverse.link.

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Dr. Alida Anderson

Associate Professor
American University
United States

Dr. Alida Anderson (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the American University.

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Dr. Alok Bajpai

Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
India

Dr. Alok Bajpai is a Psychiatrist trained at NIMHANS, Bangalore, presently working at Kanpur after few stints abroad. Apart from practicing Psychiatry, a consistent focus of his work is with children, adolescent and youth, being associated with various Institutes and schools. His work extends beyond the confines of clinic into freelance teaching of mental health issues and life skills. Psychiatry, Physics, Film, Music, Literature and Teaching are only some of the things that occupy Dr. Alok Bajpai's wide world. He has been instrumental in putting together many awareness campaigns and workshops - especially with schools and has trained teachers - aiming at increasing sensitivity towards childhood problems, in many Indian cities. 

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Dr. Amani G. Jarrar

Associate Professor
Philadelphia University
Jordan

A Jordanian researcher specialized in Foundations of Political Education & Development for Peace and Democracy, Philosophical studies, Associate Professor in Philadelphia University, Faculty of Arts, and member of scientific research board in Philadelphia university, worked as a director of Public and Cultural Relations.

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Dr. Ameeta Mulla Wattal

Chairperson and Executive Director Education
DLF Foundation
India

Ms. Ameeta Mulla Wattal is the Former Chairperson of the National Progressive Schools’ Conference, and Principal, Springdales School, Pusa Road, New Delhi. She has worked in the sphere of Education for over three decades. She is a recipient of the prestigious National Teachers Award 2005 from Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the Endeavour Award 2009 – 10, from the Australian government for her work in the area of Asia Literacy etc.

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Dr. Amrita Vohra

Director (Education)
GEMS Education
India

Dr. Amrita Vohra is the Director (Education) at GEMS Education, India.

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Dr. Anatoly Oleksiyenko

Associate Professor
The University of Hong Kong
Canada

Anatoly Oleksiyenko is a world-leading scholar in the field of post-Soviet studies in higher education policies and administration. His research focuses on dilemmas of governance and leadership in the systems affected by organisational rigidity.

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Dr. Angela SokYee Low

Adjunct Professor
The University of British Columbia
Canada

Angela Low is a specialist in emotional intelligence and child development, committed to bringing social and emotional development to the forefront of communities that support children, youth and their families. Angela has been developing curriculum and facilitating workshops on emotional intelligence for 16 years in Canada and China.

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Dr. Arif Hidayat

Associate Professor
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Indonesia

Awarded PhD in Education from Hiroshima University, He experienced as UNESCO Fellow at Illinois State University (2013), Visiting Scholar at Naruto University of Education(2011), Expert of SEAMEO QITEP in Science (2019); visiting Professor at Tashkent University of Economics-Uzbekistan (2022). He is also serving as Indonesia Coordinator of STEM Leadership Education Program (2021-2023), a Collaborative of Indonesia MoE and meriSTEM@NIE; Coordinator of Indonesia Consortium for Learning Improvement; and currently as Director of Nur Al Rahman School, Cimahi-Indonesia.

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Dr. Arunabh Singh

Director
Nehru World School
India

Dr. Arunabh Singh is the Director of Nehru World School, India. He is the Chairperson of FICCI ARISE (UP West) and a British Council School Ambassador.

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Dr. Ashok K Pandey

Director
Ahlcon Group of Schools
India

Dr. Ashok K Pandey is the Chairperson for the Council for Global Citizenship Education and Director of Ahlcon Group of Schools in India.

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Dr. Chandrika Devarakonda

Senior Lecturer
University of Chester
United Kingdom

Dr. Chandrika Devarakonda is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Children’s Services at the University of Chester, UK.

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Dr. Christopher Hill

Associate Professor
The British University in Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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Dr. David Parsons

National Postgraduate Director
The Mind Lab
New Zealand

Dr David Parsons is National Postgraduate Director at The Mind Lab, New Zealand, where he leads a set of qualifications for in-service teachers that integrate digital and collaborative approaches to learning.

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Dr. Divina Frau-Meigs

Professor
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
France

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Dr. Douglas Bourn

Professor
University College London Institute of Education
United Kingdom

Dr. Douglas Bourn is a Professor of Development Education and the Director of Development Education Research Centre (DERC) at University College London Institute of Education., United Kingdom

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Dr. Emiliano Bosio

Associate Professor
Toyo University
Japan

Dr. Emiliano Bosio, Ph.D. is a Professor (Ass.) of Education at the Toyo University in Japan.

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Dr. Erik Jon Byker

Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
United States

Dr. Erik Jon Byker is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Dr. Fei Victor Lim

Assistant Professor
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Singapore

Dr Fei Victor Lim is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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Dr. Hermann J. Abs

Professor
University of Duisburg-Essen
Germany

Hermann J. Abs is a full professor for Educational Research and Schooling at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, since 2013.

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Dr. Iva Katzarska-Miller

Associate Professor
Transylvania University in Lexington
United States

Dr. Iva Katzarska-Miller is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

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Dr. Jad Jaber

Advisory Board Member
City of Toronto
Canada

Jad Jaber, Ph.D., is the founder of Marginalized Majority, a Non-Profit organization based in Toronto Canada focused on the emotional and social health of marginalized LGBTQ+ folks and highlighting the cultural experiences of Queer Immigrants and POCs. The Marginalized Majority now has more than 5,500 participants and has led more than 75 workshops and 80 drop-in spaces consistently since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Dr. Javier Collado Ruano

Titular Professor
National University of Education
Ecuador

Dr. Javier Collado Ruano is Titular Professor in the National University of Education (UNAE) in Ecuador.

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Dr. Judy Willis

Neurologist/ Educator
RADTeach
United States

Dr. Judy Willis, a board-certified neurologist, practiced neurology for 15 years, and received credential and master’s degree in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Dr. Kavita Rao

Professor
College of Education, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
USA

Dr. Kavita Rao's work focuses on instructional & assistive technology, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive instructional design, and online learning. She conducts workshops on UDL implementation for schools & districts in the USA, the Pacific Islands, & Asia. She has also provided professional development and technical assistance to state educational agencies & schools in developing curriculum resources, multimedia materials, & online programs.

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Dr. Kevin Leichtman

Educational Consultant
Team Leichtman Consulting
United States

Kevin Leichtman received his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Florida Atlantic University, where he also completed a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction. His dissertation study was on new teacher burnout.

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Dr. Lane Graves Perry III

Executive Director
Western Carolina University
United States

Dr. Lane Perry currently serves as Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Western Carolina University, a Carnegie-Community Engaged campus where he advises the nationally recognized Student Democracy Coalition.

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Dr. Linyuan Guo-Brennan

Associate Professor
University of Prince Edward Island
Canada

Dr. Guo-Brennan is an Associate Professor of International and Global Education at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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Dr. Lisa Blaschke

Program Director
Centre for Lifelong Learning,University of Oldenburg
Germany

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Dr. Manjula Raman

CEO
Royal Concorde International Schools
India

Dr. Manjula Raman, is the CEO Academics & Innovation at Rovale Conce International Schools in Bengaluru, India. Dr. Manjula was a 2018 nominee the Padmashree award & is a two-time President Awardee for her contribu in the field of Education. She is resource person for leadership programme CBSE, TERI, OUP & British Council ELT programme. She is founder-Chairman of Anubhuti Foundation & Anubhuti Bal Bhavan w leads the social entrepreneurship program for the underprivileged.

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Dr. Mark T Greenberg

Emeritus Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair
Penn State University
United States

Mark Greenberg, Ph.D. is the Emeritus Bennett Chair of Prevention Science at Penn State University.

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Dr. N. Mythili

Associate Professor
Mahindra University
India

Dr. N. Mythili is currently working as Associate Professor in the Indira-Mahindra School of Education, and also the Head of the Department, at Mahindra University, Hyderabad, Telangana. She joined Mahindra University in September 2021. She has started the Ph D. programme in Education and is involved in establishing the newly founded department. She is also engaged recently in matters related to academic administration.

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Dr. Namrata Sharma

Adjunct Professor
State University of New York
United States

Dr. Namrata Sharma is on the faculty at the State University of New York, USA, and an expert with the United Nations Harmony with Nature Knowledge Network. She is an international education consultant and has served on the Boards of several professional organizations in India, USA, and Europe.

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Dr. Norris M Haynes

Professor
Southern Connecticut State University
United States

Norris Haynes, Ph.D. is Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at Southern Connecticut State University.

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Dr. Paul Downes

Professor
Dublin City University
Ireland

Professor Paul Downes is Professor of Psychology of Education, Director of the Educational Disadvantage Centre, Institute of Education, Dublin City University, Ireland and Affiliate Professor, University of Malta, Centre for Resilience & Socio-Emotional Health.

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Dr. Paul Sherman

Program Head
University of Guelph-Humber
Canada

Dr. Paul Sherman is currently Program Head of Community Social Services at the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) and has previously served as Program Head of Early Childhood Studies at the university. Dr. Sherman is also Director of the Soka Education Research Centre on Global Citizenship at UofGH and Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph.

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Dr. Rebecca Winthrop

Co-director
Universal Education at the Brookings Institution

Dr. Rebecca Winthrop is a senior fellow & co-director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Rebecca's research focuses on education globally, with special attention to the skills young people need to thrive in work, life, & as constructive citizens. She advises governments, international institutions, foundations, civil society organizations, & corporations on education issues. Also, she has served as the chair of the UN Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative's Technical Advisory Group.

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Dr. Robert Schwartzman

Professor
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
USA

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Dr. Rosina McAlpine

Chief Executive Officer
Win Win Parenting
Australia

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Dr. Russell Carpenter

Assistant Provost
Eastern Kentucky University
United States

An accomplished academic leader with extensive experience in guiding large-scale initiatives and programs aimed at promoting learning. An effective leader skilled in developing programs and resources for educational institutions that address faculty and student needs across a variety of contexts.

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Dr. Snezhana Djambazova-Popordanoska

Founder
Another Way
Australia

Dr Snezhana Djambazova-Popordanoska MD, PhD is a Founder of the organisation Another Way, sought after Motivational Speaker, Mindfulness Coach, Counsellor, and a Published Book Author.

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Dr. Stephanie M Jones

Professor
University of Harvard
United States

Dr. Stephanie M. Jones is the Gerald S. Lesser Professor of Child Development and Education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

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Dr. Stephen Reysen

Associate Professor
Texas A&M University-Commerce
United States

Dr. Stephen Reysen is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA.

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Dr. Sue Roffey

Honorary Associate Professor
University College London & Western Sydney Universities
United Kingdom

Dr. Sue Roffey is a psychologist, academic, speaker, and author on school and student wellbeing.

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Dr. Tony Devine

International Vice President (Education)
Global Peace Foundation
USA

Dr. Tony Devine is the International Vice-President (Education) at the Global Peace Foundation along with being the President at Global Peace Foundation Ireland where he oversees international peace programs. With over three decades of leadership experience in the NGO sector, he oversees the development of moral & innovative leadership; character & creativity; & entrepreneurship programs in Kenya, Philippines, Paraguay, & Uganda. Álso, he is a contributor to the Advisory Group of OECD's Future of Education & Skills 2030 Project.

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Dr. Usha Reddy

CEO
Meridian Schools

Dr.D Usha Reddy is a recipient of the Teacher Award from the President of India; State Governors' Outstanding Educationist Awards and the Honorary Professorship from Academic Union of Oxford 2019. She is currently the Chairperson of 200 CBSE schools in Hyderabad.

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Dr. Vlad Petre Glăveanu

Associate Professor
Webster University
Switzerland

Dr. Vlad Petre Glăveanu is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology and Counselling at Webster University Geneva, Switzerland, founder, and director of the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI), and Associate Professor II at the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE) at the University of Bergen, Norway.

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Dr. Yukiko Shimmi

Senior Assistant Professor
Tohoku University
Japan

Yukiko’s research focuses on the international mobility of students, including the motivation and the impact of study abroad experiences on students. Recently, her academic interest lies in the enhancement of the connectivity of international education practices between secondary schools and universities.

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Drew Perkins

Director of Professional Development
TeachThought
United States

TeachThought's Director of Professional Development, formerly with the Buck Institute for Education and the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning after 15 years of classroom teaching. Passionate about the leading of learning through inquiry, he has been called a professional thought stretcher due to my love for questioning.

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Elisa Álvarez

Teacher Secretary
Education of Bogotá
Columbia

Teacher Secretary of Education of Bogotá. PhD Candidate in Education. Master of Technology Education. Educational project management specialist. Degree in education.

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Esther Brito

Research Assistant
University of Navarra
Spain

Esther Brito is a Spanish researcher and activist working at the intersection of gender, governance, and peacebuilding to promote more inclusive protection responses in modern conflict and humanitarian crises. She has a Master’s in Women, Peace and Security from LSE and was a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum.

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Evan Whitehead

Director of Special Services
Lindop School District 92
Illions, USA

Evan Whitehead is currently the director of special services at Lindop School District 92, a PK-8 school district in Illinois. In his current role, Evan oversees all federal programs (special education, McKinney-Vento, English learners, and Title 1); early childhood education; multi-tiered system of support (MTSS); social-emotional learning, family and community engagement; health services; continuous improvement; and equity, diversity, and cultural competency.

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Foluke Mikhael

Chief Executive Officer
Creative Youth Community Development Initiative
Nigeria

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Hannah Jepson

Co-founder
LGBTed
United Kingdom

Hannah Jepson: Business Psychologist, Co-founder, and Director LGBTed, Director Engaging for Success, Hannah is committed to driving social change by helping organizations become more inclusive. Her passion is in supporting individuals, businesses, and organizations to embrace diversity and inclusion, with a key focus on intersectionality. She believes meaningful change in this space only happens by enabling and enhancing understanding within organizations, applying passion, and providing people with safe spaces to have uncomfortable conversations which can affect real behavior change.

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Heather Singmaster

Director
Asia Society
United States

Heather Singmaster is the Director of CTE and GCEN in the Center for Global Education at Asia Society, USA.

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Janice Richardson

Digital Citizenship Expert
Council of Europe

Janice Richardson is the founding member/coordinator of the European Commission's 30-country Safer Internet network (Insate) & ENABLI network. Janice has co-authored over half-a-dozen Council of Europe (CoE) publications on topics including digital citizenship, & child protection since 2002. Janice sits on Facebook's Safety Advisory Board & Youth Advisory Board. Twitter's Trust & Security Council, & the Power of Zero steering committee on early childhood education. Also, she is the Founder of Insight S.Å and, the Safer Internet Day - celebrated in over 140 countries.

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Janice Richardson

Digital Citizenship Expert
Council of Europe

Janice Richardson is the founding member/coordinator of the European Commission's 30-country Safer Internet network (Insate) & ENABLI network. Janice has co-authored over half-a-dozen Council of Europe (CoE) publications on topics including digital citizenship, & child protection since 2002. Janice sits on Facebook's Safety Advisory Board & Youth Advisory Board. Twitter's Trust & Security Council, & the Power of Zero steering committee on early childhood education. Also, she is the Founder of Insight S.Å and, the Safer Internet Day - celebrated in over 140 countries.

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Jeffrey Pflaum

Freelance Writer
George Lucas Educational Foundation
United States

Jeffrey Pflaum is a “teacher-researcher-developer-experimentalist” who has taught elementary/middle school students about their creativity and real-life experiences.

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Jennifer Klein

Educational Consultant and CEO
PRINCIPLED Learning Strategies, Inc.
United States

A product of experiential project-based education herself, Jennifer D. Klein taught college and high school English and Spanish for nineteen years, including five years in Central America and eleven years in all-girls education. In 2010, Jennifer left teaching to begin Principled Learning Strategies, which provides professional development to support authentic student-driven global learning experiences in schools.

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Jennifer Manise

Executive Director
Longview Foundation
United States

Jennifer Manise leads the Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs & International understanding which strives to enable all students to graduate high school prepared for work in the global economy and for active civic life in the 21st century.

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Jo A. Salazar

Author and Consultant
Jo Salazar Coaching LLC.
United States

Jo Salazar is a licensed clinical social worker and organizational development professional based in Chicago. She began her career teaching social skills classes to young people in schools and quickly became interested in learning what it would take to change the culture and climate of an entire organization through adult social and emotional development.

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Jyoti Chaba

Founding Partner De Pedagogics; Teacher Trainer and MIE Fellow
De Pedagogics
India

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Kaitlyn O. Holshouser

Doctoral Candidate
University of North Carolina
United States

Kaitlyn O. Holshouser is a doctoral candidate in the Elementary Education strand of the Curriculum and Instruction Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Kalpa Tandon

GCED Coordinator
Essar International School Program Team, Global Citizenship Foundation
India

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Kofi Asare

Executive Director
Africa Education Watch
Ghana

Kofi has over 17 years of experience in the Education Sector of Ghana, working with schools, communities, international organizations and government agencies. He has expertise in Designing, Managing and Reviewing Projects, Undertaking Policy Research, and Advocacy Engagement at the Community, National and International levels in Ghana and Africa.

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Kristen Wendt

Student
American University
United States

Kristen Wendt (she/her) is a student at American University’s MA program in Special Education: Learning Disabilities.

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Lakshmi Annapurna Chintaluri

Director-Academics
Curious Kids and Jai Hind School
India

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Lakshmi Annapurna Chintaluri

Director-Academics
Curious Kids and Jai Hind School
India

Lakshmi Annapurna Chintaluri, is an educational consultant certified in Advanced Educational Leadership from Harvard University.

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Leslee Udwin

Founder & Executive Chair
Think Equal
United Kingdom

Leslee was voted by the New York Times the No.2 Most Impactful Woman of 2015 (second to Hillary Clinton), and has been awarded the prestigious Swedish Anna Lindh Human Rights Prize (previously won by Madeleine Albright). She has also been named Safe’s Global Hero of 2015, Global Thinker by Foreign Policy, and the GlobalmindED award for Arts and Education. In 2019 Leslee was awarded the UN Women for Peace Activist Award at the United Nations, UN Association USA’s Global Citizen of 2019, and the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award.

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Libby Giles

Education Director
University of Waikato
New Zealand

Libby is a specialist practitioner in global citizenship education (GCED). She has set up whole school models of GCED in two New Zealand secondary schools and is active in the development of transformative education for global citizenship, sustainable development, and well-being. Her teaching background includes history and philosophy. She most recently held a senior leadership position at St Cuthbert’s College.

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Lottie Dowling

Manager
Meg
Australia

Lottie Dowling has spent her life working in education as a school practitioner and professional learning leader on global, national and regional levels. She specialises in Global Citizenship and Global Competence Education, including related topics such as Intercultural Understanding and Languages Education.

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Mahita Sadula

Undergraduate Student
University of North Carolina
United States

Mahita Sadula is a third-year pre-medical undergraduate student double majoring in Biology and Sociology at UNC Charlotte.

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Mary Burns

Professional Development Specialist
Education Development Center
USA

Mary Burns is a Professional Development Specialist & Senior 1. Technologist at the Education Development Center in the USA. designed national educational technology strategies for governments in L Indonesia, Ecuador & Pakistan as well as U.S. states & school dis implemented online learning programs in the U.S., Georgia, Mexico, I Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos & Cambodia. Mary has won av teaching, curriculum development, & research and has worked in five co Also she is an author, fluent in English, Spanish, French & Portuguese.

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Mary Jane

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Maya Menon

Founder Director
The Teacher Foundation
India

Maya Menon has led The Teacher Foundation as the Glossary Anchoring Partner of the Life Skills Collaborative, a partnership of 18 organisations with the goal of redefining the Life Skills education space in India.‍

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Meera Balachandran

Director
Education Quality Foundation of India
India

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