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Season One

Why Knowledge Matters

Episode 18

Season 1

MAHATMA GANDHI

Arvind Sharma

Arvind Sharma is undoubtedly one of the greatest thinkers of our times and in the fields of comparative religion, Hinduism, Indian philosophy and ethics, and the role of women in religion. Pursuing a life-long interest in comparative religion, Dr. Sharma gained an M.T.S. in 1974 and then a Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Harvard University in 1978.

Episode 17

Season 1

FINDING YOURSELF

Joachim Ostermann

Joachim Ostermann earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Munich and then became a postdoctoral fellow at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City. After several years as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University and research-management positions in highly innovative biotechnology companies, he entered the Order of Friars Minor, the Franciscans.

Episode 15

Season 1

CATHOLICISM & SCIENCE

Joachim Ostermann

Joachim Ostermann earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Munich and then became a postdoctoral fellow at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City. After several years as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University and research-management positions in highly innovative biotechnology companies, he entered the Order of Friars Minor, the Franciscans.

Episode 16

Season 1

THE EMERGING AREA OF EDUCATION & SECURITY

Ratna Ghosh

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).

Episode 14

Season 1

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

Liz Jackson

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 and Past President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.

Episode 13

Season 1

RESILIENCE

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.

Episode 9

Season 1

GOVERNANCE

Justin Laku, Sr.

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 for Africa and Latin America and Asia Pacific as well as a former staff of the Canadian International Development Agency.

Episode 11

Season 1

COMMUNITIES

Jamal Alsharif

Dr. Jamal is a global citizen & inspirational speaker. He's the founder and president of Humans for Peace Institution. HPI is a worldwide volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving the individual. He has Ph.D. in Surgery and speaks 6 languages

Episode 10

Season 1

FAITH, SCIENCE AND MEDIEVAL FRANCISCANS

Joachim Ostermann

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

Episode 8

Season 1

FAITH & SCIENCE

Joachim Ostermann

Joachim Ostermann, OFM, earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Munich and then became a postdoctoral fellow at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City.

Episode 7

Season 1

IDENTITY & LEARNING

Joseph Levitan

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. Dr. Levitan is an educational philosopher and anthropologist who engages in action research to improve the quality and responsiveness of schools and educational organizations.

Episode 1

Season 1

HERMENEUTICS

Stanley Uche Anozie

A prolific writer, Professor Dr. Stanley Uche Anozie teaches philosophy in addressing contemporary philosophical/ethical/religious studies’ issues from a cosmopolitan and multicultural perspective. Trained in theology and philosophy in Italy, Germany, and Canada, he writes extensively from philosophy to international development.

Episode 4

Season 1

CONFLICT

Vern Neufeld Redekop

A world-renown scholar in Peace and Conflict Studies, Emeritus Professor Vern Neufeld Redekop is the former President of the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR).

Episode 3

Season 1

SCAPEGOATING

Vern Neufeld Redekop

A world-renown scholar in Peace and Conflict Studies, Emeritus Professor Vern Neufeld Redekop is the former President of the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR).

Episode 2

Season 1

ONTOLOGICAL SECURITY

Ken Fraser

Teaching international relations for many years at the Australian National University and the University of Sidney (among others), Dr. Ken Fraser is an analyst, writer, and prolific lecturer on international relations theory and world order, human rights, economic and military history.

Episode 5

Season 1

ARAB-WESTERN RELATIONS

Noomane Raboudi

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. He specializes in ancient and contemporary Arabic-Muslim political imaginary.

Episode 6

Season 1

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Karen Gazith

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 of Educational and Counselling Psychology where she has taught since 1993.