Attorney at Law, Founder, Cremades & Calvo Sotelo Law Office, Spain

Javier Cremades is the President and Founder of the Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo Abogados, a prestigious international law firm with presence in 15 cities in 8 countries. Mr. Cremades has received his PhD in Law from the University of Regensburg (Germany), and from UNED (Spain) as well as an “Honoris Causa” Degree from the International University of Valencia (Spain). Javier Cremades has had a great recognition in the international rankings of lawyers. He has been designated by Forbes Magazine as Lawyer of the Year in Spain (2015-2016) and Jurist of the Year by the World Jurist Association (2017-2018). Javier Cremades has excelled in the defense of human rights and civil liberties and is part of the legal team that leads the international defense of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López.

Afghan-Turk High School, Afghanistan

Tahmina Abdulsabur Payende has graduated from the Afghan-Turk High School, and she became the first place by scoring 353 out of 360 in Afghanistan’s University entry exam. Tahmina is now enrolled in a medical faculty in Afghanistan.

New York Ambassador, House of One, USA

Rabbi Dr. Sonja K. Pilz earned her doctorate from the Department of Rabbinic Literature at Potsdam University, Germany; she holds Rabbinic Ordination from Abraham Geiger College, Germany. Prior to joining the Central Conference of American Rabbis, she taught liturgy and ritual at HUC-JIR, NY, at the School of Jewish Theology at Potsdam University, and in many congregational settings. She served as a rabbinic intern and cantorial soloist in congregations in Germany, Switzerland, Israel, and the US.

General Secretary, Cambodian Inter-Religious Council, Cambodia

Ven. Dr. Yon Seng Yeath is the General Secretary of Cambodian Inter-Religious Council (CIC). He is the ViceRector of Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University based in Phnom Penh since 2016. Prior to his engagement in the academic world, he has actively engaged with Dhammayietra (Peace March Movement), founded by Ven. Maha Ghosananda in collaboration with the collective spirits of the inter-faiths based communities, working on peace, reconciliation and non-violence, environmental protection, landmines awareness and post-war traumatized people in Cambodia since 1992 up to the present. He is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University, conducting research on “Maha Ghosananda’s Peace March Movement.”

Ph.D. Candidate, Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs, USA

Pishtiwan Jalal is a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs. He is currently conducting research on the sectarian conflict in the Middle East and its impact on the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. He holds an MA in International Affairs from the Catholic University of America and a BA in Political Science from the University of Kurdistan- Hewler. He specializes in identity politics, political Islam, peace-building and conflict resolution, and international relations of the Middle East. His geographical focus is the Arab Gulf, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.