Ammara Farooq Malik, Pakistan.
Ammara Malik is a doctoral candidate in action based leadership, social entrepreneurship law and policy at Business School Netherlands. She has an MA in Political Science from the Punjab University and an LL.M. from the University of London. She also works as a social enterprise law, development and policy consultant, a gender and climate change consultant and an international development consultant. She is an international speaker having presented during various forums and conferences in New York, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Duhok (Iraq), Colombo, Singapore, Nepal, Manila and Maldives. Her research interests lie in social enterprise management, development and gap analysis of trade promotion policies including environment related national and international policies. She is especially interested in international diplomacy and the economic foreign policy of Pakistan. She is author of the upcoming books ‘Sewegap Women & Leaders of Pakistan’, ‘Building Bridges through Social Enterprises in Pakistan’ and is co-authoring the book ‘Introduction to Intellectual Property Laws & Commercialization in Pakistan’.
Barrister Ahmad Farooq Malik
Barrister Farooq Malik is practising civil and corporate law in Pakistan. He completed his undergraduate degree in law (LL.B) from the University of Sheffield, England in 1998 and the Bar Vocational Course from University of The West Of England, Bristol, England and Lincoln’s Inn in 1999 and started practicing law the same year. He has been associated as a senior counsel with Irfan & Irfan, Aitzaz Ahsan & Associates, Bokhari Chambers (London) and has remained the Chief Legal Officer at the Infrastructure Development Authority Punjab (IDAP) before proceeding with AFMalik Law. He has created the ‘Intellectual Property Rights Tool Kit’ for Business Incubators in Punjab, as a project of the USEP. He regularly writes legal articles and critiques at AFMalik Law and Impact World Press.
Dr. Angela Movileanu, Portugal & Iraq.
Angela Movileanu is the director of Open Think Tank in KRI dedicated to research in the politics and policy of Kurdistan Region of Iraq www.ttopen.org , and researcher at the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology, at ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal. Her main activities lie between researching and teaching comparative politics.
She is a native from Republic of Moldova and is fluent in Romanian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and learning Kurdish. Her major dream is a world without political borders, where different cultures are source of unity, not of division.
Katarzyna Szutkowski, USA
Katarzyna Szutkowski holds an MS in Global Affairs and Human Rights from the New York University.
She has worked as a Peacebuilding Consultant at the SEPLAA Foundation, US Chapter from 2011-2014. She has also actively participating as an international speaker at the SEPLAA Young Leaders’ Club from 2015-2017.
She has presented in international conferences in Iraq, US and online in Pakistan and has an interest in human rights, gender, child rights and peacebuilding.
Susan Sadeed, Afghanistan
Susan Sadeed holds a masters degree in International Management and a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Pune, India. She is a management professional and has a sound knowledge of social, cultural and economic, human rights and political issues that are currently affecting the world. As mentor to hundreds of Farahi girls, Susan was named “Gap Bezan Hero” in 2012. On February 2013 she created a civil society association called Social Organization of Initiative Women (SOIW) through which she could play a significant rule by conducting awareness raising campaigns to local communities encouraged people to participate in election. In 2014 Ms. Sadeed participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Susan hopes to continue her work as a leader and a role model and advocate for human rights and women’s rights for women and girls in Farah Afghanistan.
Thulasi Muttulingam, Sri Lanka
Thulasi Muttulingam is a freelance journalist from Sri Lanka. She has been a journalist since 2008 but in 2013, she quit her full time journalism job in Colombo (the capital city) to move to the war torn areas of Northern Sri Lanka, which she felt were not getting adequate coverage in the news. She firmly believes that in order to report well, the reporter needs to be on the ground, talking directly to the people – a concept that many media houses in her country unfortunately ignore citing budgetary concerns. Apart from her journalism work, she also runs a Facebook page called Humans of Northern Sri Lanka (inspired by Humans of New York) to raise awareness on the people, issues and culture of Northern Sri Lanka (predominantly made up of the ethnic minorities of Tamils and Muslims as opposed to many other parts of the country which are predominantly Sinhalese).
A 30 years’ long civil war has torn her country apart and left the different ethnicities pitted against each other. She believes fervently in reconciliation and reaching out to prevent the tragedy of another war. Her journalism and advocacy work are all geared towards this goal of peace rather than war.