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Red Carpet Interview





Andrea Bartoli

President of the Sant’Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue

An international conflict resolution expert who has served in key positions for more than three decades.


Deborah Dash Moore

Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies

Deborah Dash Moore is the former director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and a Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies.


George Nchumbonga Lekelefac

Founder/ CEO of the “Nchumbonga Lekelefac Institute of Research, Documentation, Language and Culture


Jamal Alsharif

MD & Development Worker

Dr. Jamal Alsharif holds a PhD in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a global citizen & inspirational speaker and the founder and president of Humans for Peace Institution.


Joshua Schachterle



Ken Fraser

Writer, Analyst, and Lecturer

Dr. Fraser teaches international relations for many years at the Australian National University and the University of Sidney (among others), he is an analyst, writer, and prolific lecturer.


Md Moazzem Hossain

Brigadier General, PhD

Brigadier General Md Moazzem Hossain, BGBM (Bar), Ph.D. is an ardent student of studies related to military, security, and political affairs together with history, culture, philosophy, and archaeology. His passion for archaeology and associated research is clearly evident in his literary works that make artful convergence of multidisciplinary approaches of scholarship.


Noomane Raboudi

Associate Professor

Dr. Noomane Raboudi is an islamologue-politologue. His PhD is in modern and contemporary Arabic and Islamic studies. He is a professor in the school of political science at the University of Ottawa.


Reuben Joshua Poupko


Rabbi Reuben Joshua Poupko is the Rabbi of Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation, an Orthodox synagogue in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Sisir Dutta

Executive Director

Founder & Executive Director of the Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Arts (BITA).


Vern Neufeld Redekop

Professor Emeritus

Prof. Dr. Neufeld Redekop is a world-renown scholar in Peace and Conflict Studies, he is Emeritus Professor at St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada, where he worked since 2001.


Arvind Sharma

Birks Professor of Comparative Religion

Worldreknown in the fields of comparative religion, Hinduism, Indian philosophy and ethics, and the role of women in religion.


Douglas Bryce Farrow

Professor of Theology & Christian Thought

Douglas Farrow is Professor of Theology and Christian Thought at McGill University in Montreal. He taught formerly at King’s College London alongside his Doktorvader, the late Colin Gunton.


Isaac Goodine

Isaac Goodine is a Retiree of the World Bank, and is active as a short term-consultant on-call as well a Member of the Speakers Bureau of the World Bank Group. He is a member of the World Bank Institute Alumni and remains engaged through the e-Learning program.


Joachim Ostermann


Joachim Ostermann, OFM, earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and then beame a postdoctoral fellow at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City.


Justin (Hüstin) Laku, Sr.

Development & Conflict Analyst

A conflict & development analyst, Justin was a member staff of the United Nations mission in Iraq and Sudan and a former advisor to the Canadian Secretary of State.


Liz Jackson

Professor of Education

Liz Jackson is Professor of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. She is also the former Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre.


Monjur Chowdhury

Teacher & social entrepreneur

Dr. Monjur Chowdhury is a math and science teacher and social entrepreneur.


Quentin "Q" Heggs

Standup Comedian

A master of dialects and facial expressions, comedian Quentin Heggs has left folks rolling in the aisles for over 3 decades. "Q" has traveled around the world , opening up for such acts as Regin Philbin, Boyz II Men, Rosie O'Donnel, and Tommy Davidson. He has also warmed up studio audiences for shows featured on Comedy Central, ABC, ESPN, HBO, and the Game Show Network. This talented funny man should NOT be missed!


Richard Koestner

Professor of Psychology

World reknown, Dr. Koestner conducts research on goal-setting, self-regulation and internalization processes. Broad questions of interest include: How do individuals motivate themselves to pursue valued goals? and How do they determine which goals and guidelines to internalize from their social-cultural surroundings?


Stanley Uche Anozie

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Prof. Dr. Stanley Uche Anozie is a prolific writer and teaches philosophy in addressing contemporary philosophical/ethical/religious studies’ issues from a cosmopolitan and multicultural perspective.


Carlos R. Ruano

Dr. Carlos R. Ruano


Francis X. Clooney, S.J

Parkman Professor of Divinity

A fellow of the British Academy, Francis X. Clooney, S.J. is the Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology at Harvard University.


Jahirul Haque

Vice Chancellor

Professor H M Jahirul Haque is presently serving at the Canadian University of Bangladesh as Vice Chancellor.


Joseph Levitan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Levitan is an assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. His research interests include leadership, teaching, and policy for social justice in education.


Karen Gazith

Lecturer and Dean of Academics

Dr. Karen Gazith received her Ph.D. from McGill University in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and is currently a faculty lecturer in the Department.


Matthew Lee

Architect and Artist

As a grandson of a tailor and a son of a watchmaker, Matthew Lee was brought up with the sensitivity of an artist and the skillfulness of a craftsman.


Neil D. Theise

Physician-scientist, anatomist, and philosopher

Neil Theise is a physician-scientist, anatomist, and philosopher. He is Professor of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine and attending physician at NYU Langone Health. Theise is considered a global thought leader, and has extended his work to areas of theoretical biology, defining a “post-modern biology.”


Ratna Ghosh

Professor of Education

Dr. Ratna Ghosh is Distinguished James McGill Professor and Sir W.C. Macdonald Professor of Education at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has been leading a research team at the Faculty of Education in McGill University named Preventing Extremism through Educational research (PEER).


Robert Louis


Beside attending Harvard Medical School, Postgraduate Medical Education in Clinical research, Dr. Robert Louis (Also known as Edmond Robert Louis) is a Canadian, Resilience scholar and professor.


Susan Korah


Susan Korah is an award-winning journalist, writer, editor, public speaker, master wordsmith, world traveler, focus on human rights, freedom of religion and expression.

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