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Christina Kontomichalou's picture
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Christina Kontomichalou is a Greek-Chinese civic entrepreneur and youth advocate. She founded PanScope, a global youth-led organization democratizing civic engagement to enable every voice to contribute to peace and security. She leads 500+ volunteers in breaking down barriers to policy and amplifying marginalized voices in 100+ languages. This work has reached over 100,000 individuals across 82 countries, advancing youth-driven dialogue and active global citizenship for inclusive and peaceful societies.
Sahaj Vaidya's picture
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A third year doctoral student in the Department of Informatics at New Jersey Institute of Technology in the United States, my research focuses on Ethical AI governance and Data-driven policy making. The goal of my work is to look at how advances in AI facilitate the human-technology partnership by designing policies and decisions to augment human performance for the overall good of society.
Ryan Smith's picture
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Dr. Ryan Smith holds a Doctorate in Higher Education and an MA in International Development. With over a decade of experience in higher education, his work has focused on conflict resolution, policy analysis, and organizational development. He has also written and presented in these spaces, and has served in leadership positions within his field. Dr. Smith currently serves as the Assistant University Ombuds at Michigan State University.
Emanuel Maphie's picture
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I am Emanue Ismael Maphie (PhD), a lecturer in Psychology and Education at the University of Dar es Salaam. I have an experience of 10 years in teaching at university level. I have also researched and published in education particularly special needs and inclusive education
Obasesam Okoi's picture
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Dr. Obasesam Okoi is Assistant Professor of Justice and Peace Studies and Coordinator of the Peace Engineering program at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. He is the Charles E. Scheidt Faculty Fellow in Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University, Advisor at the War Prevention Initiative, and AATH Jill Knox Peace Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Manitoba. His research investigates how social systems and environmental systems interact to create patterns of vulnerabilities that lead to conflict and the processes of peacebuilding.
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Juliet Schor is an economist and sociologist at Boston College. Schor’s research focuses on work, consumption, and climate change. Her recent work focuses on the four-day workweek.
BRANDIE WEIKLE's picture
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Canadian journalist working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Megumi Matsumoto's picture
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Born in Fukuoka, Japan, she worked for a U.S. semiconductor equipment manufacturer before pursuing an MBA in Switzerland. Joining Matsumoto Kosan Co., Ltd. in 2015, she became its director, focusing on the accounting department. Believing that accounting knowledge empowers workers, she developed the "Balloon Accounting method," aiming to simplify understanding. Conducting seminars for employees since 2021, she established Star Compass Co., Ltd. in 2022, obtaining a patent for the method. These seminars, spanning all age groups, gained popularity nationwide, with major companies adopting them.
Abhinandan Patil's picture
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Dr. Abhinandan R. Patil, a distinguished research scientist and professor at D Y Patil University, Kolhapur, is a TEDx speaker, certified music therapist, and accomplished international educator. Holder of a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, his pioneering work earned him the title of Start-Up Hero of Maharashtra under the Make in India scheme. Dr. Patil's achievements include discovering two anticancer microorganisms, recognized by NCBI, USA. He holds a unique world record, receiving gold medals for Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD degrees with record. He holds 45 patents and 91 publication.
Oya USLU's picture
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Oya Uslu Çetin is an instructor who teaches educational sciences and acts as an international mobility advisor at the International Relations Office at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University. She holds a PhD in Educational Administration from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Türkiye. Her main research interests include educational leadership, teacher training and higher education studies.

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