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Hazel Smith

Professor of Security and Resilience at Cranfield University

April 22nd, 2010, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Author/Novelist, China, Civil Society, Development, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, French, Korea, Law and Human Rights, Media, Oxford, Terrorism, UK, United Nations, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

Hazel Smith

Dr. Hazel Smith is Professor of Security and Resilience at Cranfield University. Professor Smith has worked on the North Korea for over twenty years; and lived and worked in-country for two years, traveling and working throughout the country between 1998 and 2001 while on secondment to United Nations agencies. Dr. Smith was also seconded to the United Nations University, Tokyo as Senior Program Officer (2003-2004).

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Professor of Security and Resilience at Cranfield University

Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Development, Law and Human Rights, Media, Terrorism, War and Conflict, Women's Rights
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe
Geographical Expertise - Country: China, Korea
Languages: English, French
Field of Work: Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Author/Novelist, United Nations
City: Oxford
Country: UK
Continent: Europe

Email: hazel.smith@theglobalexperts.org

Hiro Sakurai

Representative, Soka Gakkai International

February 12th, 2010, Civil Society, English, Law and Human Rights, New York, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, Terrorism, United Nations, USA, War and Conflict, Women's Rights, Youth Issues

Hiroyuki Sakurai

Hiro Sakurai is the representative of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) to the United Nations in New York, and has managed SGI’s United Nations Liaison Office since 1997.

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Representative, Soka Gakkai International

Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Law and Human Rights, Religion, Terrorism, War and Conflict, Women's Rights, Youth Issues
Geographical Expertise - Region: North Africa and Middle East, North America
Language: English
Field of Work: Non-Governmental, United Nations
City: New York
Country: USA
Continent: North America

Email: hiroyuki.sakurai@theglobalexperts.org

Iason Athanasiadis

February 28th, 2011, Afghanistan, Arabic, Asia, Asia, Civil Society, English, Europe, Greek, Iran, Istanbul, Journalist/Commentator, Kabul, Law and Human Rights, Media, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, Persian, Religion, Terrorism, Turkey, Turkish, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

Iason Athanasiadis_

Iason Athanasiadis is a photojournalist, documentary film-maker and international lecturer working on the intersection of the Eastern Mediterranean with the Arab, Persian and Turkic Middle East and Central Asia. He has covered some of the contemporary region’s signature crises, including the 2011 Arab revolts, the 2010 Afghan surge, the Greek economic crisis, the 2009 Iranian pro-democracy movement, the 2006 Lebanese war, the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and the passing of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in 2000. Iason has lived in Cairo, Damascus, Sanaa and Tehran. He is currently based between Istanbul and Kabul.

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Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Law and Human Rights, Media, Migration and Integration, Religion, Terrorism, War and Conflict, Women's Rights
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia, North Africa and Middle East
Geographical Expertise - Country: Iran
Languages: Arabic, English, Greek, Persian, Turkish
Field of Work: Journalist/Commentator
City: Istanbul, Kabul
Country: Afghanistan, Turkey
Continent: Asia, Europe

Email: iason.athanasiadis@theglobalexperts.org

J. Peter Pham

Director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center at the Atlantic Council

May 3rd, 2010, Author/Novelist, Development, English, French, International Relations, Italian, Law and Human Rights, New York, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, Subsaharan Africa, Terrorism, USA, War and Conflict

J. Peter Pham

Dr. J. Peter Pham is the Director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC.

Dr. Pham was previously Senior Vice President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and editor of its bimonthly journal, American Foreign Policy Interests. He was also a tenured associate professor of Justice Studies, Political Science, and Africana Studies at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he was director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

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Director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center at the Atlantic Council

Area of Expertise: Development, International Relations, Law and Human Rights, Religion, Terrorism, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: North Africa and Middle East, North America, Subsaharan Africa
Languages: English, French, Italian
Field of Work: Author/Novelist, Non-Governmental
City: New York
Country: USA
Continent: North America

Email: jpeter.pham@theglobalexperts.org

Javeed Alam

March 3rd, 2011, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Asia, Asia, Author/Novelist, Civil Society, English, India, India, Law and Human Rights, Media, New Delhi, Terrorism, Urdu, War and Conflict

Javeed_Alam

Professor Javeed Alam is former Head of Department of Centre For European Studies, CIEFL. Mr. Alam is India specialist and his wide range of expertise include e.g. philosophical treatment of modernity, secularism, marxism and communist movement, democracy as well as politics and the caste system in India.

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Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Law and Human Rights, Media, Terrorism, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia
Geographical Expertise - Country: India
Languages: English, Urdu
Field of Work: Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Author/Novelist
City: New Delhi
Country: India
Continent: Asia

Email: javeed.alam@theglobalexperts.org

Jean-Philippe Béja

Senior Researcher, CERI

December 7th, 2010, Asia, China, Chinese, English, Europe, Europe, France, French, Italian, Law and Human Rights, Migration and Integration, Paris, Think tank/Research center

JP_Beja

Jean-Philippe Béja is a specialist on Chinese domestic politics at CERI. His research focuses on social and political change in China, and the Chinese political system.

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Senior Researcher, CERI

Area of Expertise: Law and Human Rights, Migration and Integration
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia, Europe
Geographical Expertise - Country: China
Languages: Chinese, English, French, Italian
Field of Work: Think tank/Research center
City: Paris
Country: France
Continent: Europe

Email: jp.beja@theglobalexperts.org

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