Meet Our Speakers

Our Speakers

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Professor King Cheek

Dr. King Virgil Cheek, J.D. is a lifelong educator who has served as President of Shaw University from 1969 to 1971, and also served as the 8th President of Morgan State University from 1971 to 1974. He is the author of numerous books including The Quadrasoul, novels that explore the four dimensions of the human spirit. He is member of the Board of Trustees of the International Foundation for Tolerance.

H.E Altay Abibullayev

His Excellency Altay Abibullayev is the Chairman of the Board of Nursultan Nazarbayev Center for Development of Interfaith and Inter-Civilization Dialogue in Kazakhstan. He was the former spokesman of Kazakh MFA-Chairman Committee for International Information and former Spokesman of RK - Deputy Director of CCS and former deputy Head of Agency for communication and informational of Kazakhstan.

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Dr. Caroline Makaka, United Kingdom

Multi Award Winner Dr Caroline Makaka is the Founder/CEO of Ladies of All Nations International also known as LOANI. Caroline has been recognized by numerous by numerous & Prominent Bodies. She is a Mother, Patron an Orphange School in Africa , Board Advisor for Central Entrepreneur Capital Union , President of Aesthetics International UK , Save the Girl Child Ambassador

Joseph K. Grieboski

Bishop Joseph K. Grieboski is the president of the International Center on Religion and Justice in Washington DC, United States of America. He is a member of the board of trustees of the International Foundation for Tolerance, the Board of Directors of Interfaith Alliance, and is completing two doctoral degrees in theology and psychology.

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Prof. Anil Srivastav, India

He is the chairman of the North Eastern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a visiting professor at MPISSR, Ujjain (M.P.) associated with Indian Council of Social Science Research. He has received numerous awards both in India and overseas for his role in building business and cultural bridges among different nations. He is also a member of the advisory council of the international foundation for tolerance and member of the board of many other regional and international organizations.

Dr. Ghadha Al Murshidi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ghadah is assistant professor in the college of education, the United Arab Emirates university. She has her PhD degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Comparative and International Education, Pennsylvania State University, MA in educational leadership and another master degree in applied linguistics from Pennsylvania State University. In addition to her academic role, she is also a professional trainer for a wide range of training programs.

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Dr. Robert Crane USA/ France

Robert Crane has built a solid reputation in international development, cross-cultural business applications, and institutional entrepreneurship worldwide. During his career, he has been involved with such management institutions as the J.L. Kellogg school of Management at Northwestern University, EM-Lyon in France and the International Management Center (now the business school of Central European University) in Budapest. He has developed and run customized programs for senior executives of such firms as Société Générale, Nokia, Bouygues, McKinsey and Co. and many others. He is publishing a series of cross cultural management books with Palgrave-MacMillan in London.

Dr. George Simons , USA / France

Dr. Simons holds a Doctorate from Claremont Graduate School in Psychology. His online collaboration in writing projects resulted in books on EuroDiversity, Global Competence, Working Together, Putting Diversity to Work, Men & Women, Partners at Work and Transcultural Leadership. He is the creator and/or editor of over fifty games in the diversophy® series of training room and online cultural training games and has authored eight instruments in the Cultural Detective® series. He has coauthored The Questions of Diversity and the Cultural Diversity Fieldbook and the Cultural Diversity Sourcebook.

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Indunil Fernando, Sri Lanka

Indunil is currently the Chief Executive Officer of a major Vetenerary hospital in Sri Lanka. He has more than 21 years of experience across multiple industries & business verticals with a track record of producing, presenting and managing the implementation of innovative business solutions. He is also a regional director of Global Goodwill Ambassadors.

Dr. Mai Nguyen, The Netherland

Dr. Mai Nguyen (or Nguyen-Phuong-Mai) is Associate Professor at AMSIB where she has been working since 2008. She involves in diverse research projects. In the last few years, she has taken interest in cultural neurosciences and published her latest book Cross-Cultural Management with Insights from Brain Science . Dr. Mai Nguyen holds a Master in Educational Science and Curriculum Design from Twente University, and a PhD in Intercultural Communication from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She contributes as member of several research advisory boards, including ELLTA (Leadership and Learning in the Asian century).

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Ewelina U. Ochab, United Kingdom

Ewelina is a legal researcher and human rights advocate, and author of the book “Never Again: Legal Responses to a Broken Promise in the Middle East.” She works on the topic of persecution of minorities around the world, with primary projects including Daesh genocide in Syria and Iraq, Boko Haram atrocities in West Africa, and the situation of religious minorities in South Asia. She has written over 30 UN reports and has made oral and written submissions at the Human Rights Council sessions and the UN Forum on Minority Issues. She is working on her PhD in international law, human rights and medical ethics.

Dr. Earl Johnson, USA

President and CEO of International Consultants and Investigations, Inc. (ICI), He leads investigation of international financial fraud, intelligence gathering, counter terrorism, corporate security and investigation of maritime accidents. He has been involved in recent year with cyber security providing consulting services to leading companies in the USA and other countries.

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Professor Rajiv Gupta, India

Dr. Gupta is a professor at the Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, and director, Directorate of Distance Education, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India. He held many positions in the past including the dean of the faculty of management studies at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya. He has published many articles and papers and spoke at different regional and international conferences.

KELVIN MORGAN, Ghana

Dr. Kevin Morgan is the co-founder of the African Festival Foundation and he is also the executive director, international relations for Logest Gorup in Ghana. He is an activist and speaker for and peace and youth development. He is a member of many national, regional and international organizations. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Council of Alternative system of medicine.

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Jelena M. Dimitrijević, Serbia

Jelena M. Dimitrijević is a certified systems psychodynamic organizational consultant and executive coach, a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Studies of Organizations. Her 20-year long journey through the corporate world, international organizations and NGO sector, included positions of a member of full-time staff, external or internal expert consultant. For several years now her attention has been turned towards process consultancy. Using systems psychodynamic principles, she supports individuals, teams and organizations. By stimulating leadership and authority distribution and resolving conflicts arising at work, she helps improve and strengthen organizational culture in organizations

Mr. Sadeque Hussain, India

Sadeque Hussain is currently he is leading a World Bank Program on Disaster Management through community participation in India. He has completed his masters in social work and worked briefly as a research officer in the Indian Institute of Public Administration. Basically a development consultant with over 20 years of experience in leading humanitarian organizations in the domain of Disaster risk resilience, Social Development and good governance and positioned in most challenging areas. He also initiated a peace building network at global level.

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Victoria Aniesineno Umoren, Nigeria

Victoria Umoren is a young Nigerian member of Blue Sky Development Foundation and actively involved in Give Back Project. She works with volunteers to provide food and support to the so many Internally Displaced Persons (IDP). She will address the critical link between tolerance and development in Africa.

Dr. Melfi Alrasheedi, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Alrasheedi is the head of the Quantitative Methods department at the School of Business, King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia. He holds a PhD degree in Operations Research from Brunel University, United Kingdom. He HAS held many OTHER positions including the deanship of a community college. He has translated three textbooks and published many papers in international professional journals.

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