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Dr. Tarek M. F. El Shaer


Dr. Tarek Mohamad Farid El Shaer is a Researcher of Pediatrics at Pediatrics Department-NRC. He focused his research activities on different Pediatrics Fields. He had more than 6 local and international publications in neurology, neonatology, endocrinology and renal fields of Pediatrics.…

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Oliver Freiberg

UG Student

Undergraduate in International Relations at the University of Brasília, intern at Barral M Jorge Public Affairs Consultants, and currently researching about Religion in International Relations Theory.

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Rasha Alhaj

Doctoral Researcher

Rasha Alhaj an inventor, she discovered the substance in honey, which inhibit the growth of breast cancer cell. Founder of “The Amal Initiative”, A project to bring healing & hope to cancer patients. …

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Steve Kenzie

Executive Director

Steve has managed the Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Network UK since 2008, providing support for UK-based endorsers of the UN’s corporate sustainability framework. He was previously a Programme Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) leading projects across a wide range of responsible business issue areas.  …

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Popoola Ayobami

Doctoral Researcher

Popoola Ayobami is a humanistic research whose area of interest buttress on effects of environmental dynamics on human livelihood. He have published papers on waste management, climate change, human health and quite a number of book chapters such as exclusion and quality of life to mention a few.…

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Dr. Godfrey C. St. Bernard

Research Fellow

Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard is a Research Fellow at The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. He obtained his PhD in Social Demography from the University of Western Ontario in 1993.…

Dr. Vno Aghara


Vno Aghara, has BSc, in Marketing and MBA. He is currently doing his PhD at Abia State University, Uturu in South East, Nigeria. He had his management experience with the Nigerian affiliate of Exxon-Mobil, where he held various managerial positions in Marketing before
joining Nnamdi Azikiwe University as an academic staff.…

Dr. Ahmed Alrawi

Assistant Professor

Dr Ahmed Alrawi is an Assistant Professor at Al-Falogah University in Iraq. He received his PhD degree in Economics from Baghdad University, Iraq. During his career, he has published many papers in different reputable journals.…

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Shiva Kumar Shrestha


Mr Shiva Kumar Shrestha holds a BSc degree in Agriculture Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepaland MA Degree in Social Inclusion, Gender and Rural Livelihoods from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. His main areas of expertise are sustainable agriculture development and agriculture-based rural livelihoods.…

Dr. Lumprai Srithamma

Biological Scientest

Dr. Lumprai Srithamma is a scientist in the field of microbiological analysis, the Center for Scientific and Technological Equipment, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. She holds a doctoral degree in the field of Beverage Technology, Department of Food and Nutrition, Technical University Munich – Weihenstephan (TUM Weihenstephan), Germany, MSc (Biotechnology) and  BSc (Biotechnology) from the Suranaree University of Technology and Khon Kaen University respectively.…

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Dr. Edward C. Chaloupka


Dr. Edward C. Chaloupka is a Professor of human anatomy and physiology and exercises physiology in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Rowan University (New Jersey). He holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, is a graduate of the physical therapy programme at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital (Philadelphia) and has earned a PhD in exercise physiology from The Ohio State University.…

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Dr. Robin Ireland

Consultant Haematologist

Dr. Ireland is a Consultant Haematologist at King’s College Hospital. He has been the Lead Clinician for the Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Centre (HMDC) since March 2007. The HMDC provides an integrated diagnostic and reporting service for haematological cancers, supported by a custom-built IT system.…

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Dr. Marisa Wilson


Dr. Marisa Wilson is a Lecturer in Human Geography Department of GeographyUniversity of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Anthropology (no minor corrections), University of Oxford, June 2009.…

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Prof. Dérick Rousseau


Prof. Dérick Rousseau is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He obtained his PhD in Food Science from the University of Guelph in 1997 and his BSc in Food Science and Technology from Université Laval in 1993.…

Waleed Alrawi


Mr Waleed Alrawi is a lecturer at Syscoms College in the United Arab Emirates. He received his BA degree in Business Administration and his MBA degree in Business Administration from Al-Ain University of Science and Technology, the United Arab Emirates.…

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Dr. Gary Straquadine

Vice Chancellor

Dr. Gary Straquadine was recently appointed Vice Chancellor for the USU Eastern campuses. His new role will build upon previous academic leadership experiences at three different Land Grant Universities – Utah State, Ohio State, and New Mexico State.…

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Ibrahim Elbadawi


Advisor and Trainer – e-Government, Open Data, Innovation. Managing Partner, Exantium (ODI Dubai), Dubai, UAE. Member of the United Nations eGovernment Expert Group. The first Arabic speaking Open Data Registered Trainer from The Open Data Institute – UK.…

Mishleen M. Aqleh


Mishleen M. Aqleh is an MBA student at Ahlia University Bahrain, working on her thesis under the supervision of Professor Mukhtar AL-Hashimi. She received her BSc in Chemical Engineering from Jordan University.…

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Dr. David Rubens

Managing Director

Dr. David Rubens DSyRM, CSyP, FSyI is a leading authority on the strategic management of complex operations in crisis environments. He gained his MSc in Security & Risk Management from Leicester University in 2006, and was subsequently a Visiting Lecturer and Dissertation Supervisor on their Terrorism, Security and Policing MSc programme (2006-12), and a Visiting Lecturer on the Strategic Leadership Programme at the UK Defence Academy (2010-11).

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Dr. Kazi Parvez Fattah

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kazi P. Fattah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), Sharjah, U.A.E. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. degrees at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.…