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IMPACT-SE's International Advisory Board

  • Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Al-Hussaini
    Senior Research Fellow in Islamic Studies at the Leo Baeck College and expert on comparative Islamic, Karaite and Rabbanite approaches to exegesis of Scripture in the Middle Ages.
  • Dr. Rosa Alonso
    Director of International Development and Senior Pears Fellow at Tel Aviv University. Specialist in political economy of economic reforms, corruption and income distribution, and budgets and poverty reduction.
  • Rafael L. Bardaji Lopez
    Founder of the Strategic Studies Group and National Security Advisor to former Spanish president José María Aznar. Director of International Politics, Fundación para el Analisis y los Estudios Sociales (FAES), Spain
  • Édith Cresson
    Prime Minister of France (1991–1992), European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science (1995–1999). A member of the Council of Women World Leaders, she is the only woman in French history to serve as Prime Minister, France
  • Professor Hatice Dogan
    Philosophy and History of Religions, Selçuk University in Konya, Author of Osmanli Devleti’nde Hahambasilik Müessesesi (The Chief Rabbinate In The Ottoman Empire, 2003) and Maymonides'in Hayati ve Eserleri (The Life and Work of Maimonides, 2010), Turkey
  • Ambassador Luigi Vittorio Ferraris
    Former Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Professor at the University of Rome
  • Professor Andreas Grünschloß
    Department of Religious Studies at Göttingen University, Co-editor of the Marburg Journal of Religion, Author, among others, of Religionswissenschaft als Welt-Theologie (Religion as a World Theology, 1994). Der eigene und der fremde Glaube. Studien zur interreligiösen Fremdwahrnehmung in Islam, Hinduismus, Buddhismus und Christentum (The Individual and the Foreign Faith: Studies on Inter-Religious Perception of Others in Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity, 1999), Germany
  • Ambassador Mezri Haddad
    Diplomat, Journalist and Scholar, Former Tunisian Ambassador to UNESCO, Author of « Rôle du dialogue des religions pour asseoir les fondements de la paix», Du dialogue euro-arabe, Exigences et perspectives, éd. Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (2003), La face cachée de la révolution tunisienne. Islamisme et Occident, une alliance à haut risque, (2011), Tunisia
  • Sheikh Dr. Tawfik Hamid
    Senior Fellow and Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Author of Inside Jihad: Understanding and Confronting Radical Islam (2007), Egypt
  • Jana Hybášková
    Ambassador of the European Union in Iraq (since 2011), Member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (2004-2009). Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Slovenia (1997–2001), Qatar and Kuwait (2002–2004). Member of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy, Czech Republic
  • Professor Orit Ichilov
    Professor of Education at Tel Aviv University, Author of Political Learning and Citizenship Education Under Conflict: The Political Socialization of Israeli and Palestinian Youngsters (2004), Israel
  • Johannes “Hans” Jansen
    Professor of Contemporary Islamic Thought, University of Utrecht and Leiden, Columnist, Author of The Interpretation of the Koran in Modern Egypt (1974), The Neglected Duty: The Creed of Sadat's Assassins and Islamic Resurgence in the Middle East (1986), The Dual Nature of Islamic Fundamentalism (1997), The Netherlands
  • Pierre Kipré
    Former Minister of Education and Ambassador to France for the Ivory Coast, Historian and Author of Villes de Côte d'Ivoire 1893-1940 (1985), Côte d'Ivoire - La formation d'un people (2008), Histoire de la Côte d'Ivoire (1992), Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Kemal Kirisci
    Professor of Political Science, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Author of Turkey in World Politics: An Emerging Multi-Regional Power (2001), Land of Diverse Migrations: Challenges of Emigration and Immigration in Turkey (2009), Getting to Zero: Turkey, its Neighborhood and the West (2010), Turkey
  • Dana Lindaman
    Professor of Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Author of How Textbooks from around the World Portray US History (2004), PhD Harvard University, USA
  • Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi
    Political Scientist, Senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Director of the Transatlantic Institute, Brussels (2006-2010), Author of Autodafe': L'Europa, gli ebrei e l'antisemitismo (2007), Under a Mushroom Cloud: Europe, Iran and the Bomb (2009), Italy
  • Dr. Daniel Pipes
    Founder and Director of the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia, Author of Slave Soldiers and Islam: The Genesis of a Military System (1981), Greater Syria (1990), Friendly Tyrants: An American Dilemma (1991)¸ The Hidden Hand: Middle East Fears of Conspiracy (1997), In the Path of God: Islam and Political Power (2002), USA
  • Senator François Roelants du Vivier
    Politician and Environmentalist, Chairman of the Committee on External Relations and Defense, Senate of Belgium (2000-2009), Belgium
  • Professor Rogan Randall
    The Department of Communication, West Forest College, Author of Dynamic Processes of Crisis Negotiation: Theory, Research and Practice (1997) and Contemporary Theory, Research, and Practice of Crisis/Hostage Negotiations (2010), His analysis of written documents assisted in the investigation that resulted in the arrest of mega-terrorist Theodore Kaczynski (the “Unabomber”) in 1996, USA
  • Dr. Jean-Christophe Rufin
    Physician, Novelist, Diplomat and Human Rights Activist, Goncourt Laureate, President of Action Against Hunger and one of the founders of Médecins Sans Frontières, Ambassador of France in Senegal, Author of the “Rufin Report” (2004) on Anti-Semitism and Racism, Author of Le Parfum d'Adam (2007), Globalia (2004), Brazil Red (Rouge Brésil 2001, winner of prix Goncourt), Lost Causes (Asmara et les causes perdues 1999, winner of prix Interallié), The Siege of Isfahan (1998), The Abyssinian (1997, winner of Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman and Prix Méditerranée), France
  • Professor James R. Russell
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University. Author of Zoroastrianism in Armenia (Harvard, 1987), Armenian and Iranian Studies (Harvard, 2004), Bosphorus Nights: The Complete Lyric Poems of Bedros Tourian (Harvard, 2006), "The Curving Shore of Space and Time: Notes on the Prologue to Pushkin’s Ruslan and Ludmila," Festschrift Yaakov Elman (2009) and numerous articles for the Encyclopædia Iranica, USA
  • Professor Antoine Sfeir
    Professor of International Relations at the Sorbonne university, Director, “Les Cahiers de l’Orient”, President of the Centre d'études et de réflexions sur le Proche-Orient, Author of Vers l'Orient compliqué (2006), Les islamismes d'hier à aujourd'hui, Éditions Lignes de repères (2007) ,Chrétiens d'Orient : Et s'ils disparaissaient ? (2009), (with Christian Chesno,) Orient-Occident : Le choc ? (2009), France and Lebanon
  • Professor Shimon Sheetrit
    Department of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Former Minister of Economics, Minister Planning and Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Religious Affairs, Author of 20 books and more than 100 articles, Head of IMPACT-SE international board, Israel
  • Professor Emmanuel Sivan
    Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Author of Communisme Et Nationalisme En Algerie 1920-1962 (1976), Interpretations of Islam: Past and Present (1985), Radical Islam: Medieval Theology and Modern Politics (1990), Mythes politiques arabes (1990), and (with Almond and Appleby) Strong Religion: The Rise of Fundamentalisms around the World (2002), Israel
  • Dominique Sopo
    Human Rights Activist and Writer, President of SOS Racisme, Author of Antiracisme (2005), France
  • Georges Tadonki
    Diplomat and Human Rights Activist, United Nations OCHA, Manager for the Southern Africa, Humanitarian Information Management Network, Whistleblower on the Cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe, South Africa