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Delphine Astier is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris) and the University of Grenoble where she earned a degree in Territorial Development. She is currently Program Officer at the Ecole de la Paix in Grenoble, France, where she heads the Colombia Project (including the Peace Communities Initiative) and is also director of the Mediation and Solidarity Institute which coordinates peace education projects in various countries. Delphine coordinated the workshop "Development and the State" for the Alliance for a responsible, Plural and United world. (Send an Email to Delphine Astier)

Henri Bauer is a professor of political science at the Catholic Institute of Paris, where he received his ThD, and a fellow at the Center for Peace Research. He is also director of the project "Irénée," an online encyclopedia on peace. A native of Guatemala, he has lived and studied in Italy and France. (Send an Email to Henri Bauer)

Arnaud Blin is a senior fellow and director of the Peace Indicators Project at the Ecole de la Paix and an associate at the Institut français d'Analyse Stratégique (Paris). He spent thirty years in the United States where he studied international relations (Georgetown and Tufts universities) and theology (Harvard University). He is the author of a dozen books on international politics, including A History of Terrorism , (U. of California Press, forthcoming). (Send an Email to Arnaud Blin)

Larbi Bouguerra, a native of Tunisia, is a former professor at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) where he received his PhD in Physics in 1967. A renowned authority in the field of chemistry, Larbi has published a dozen books and over one hundred scientific articles, notably on physical chemistry, on water and on the environment. He is also the author of a biography of two-time Nobel laureate Linus Pauling. (Send an Email to Larbi Bouguerra)

Pinky Cupino, Executive Director, The Center for Positive Futures, providing educational opportunities to the economically disadvantaged, Manila, Philippines; Founder and member of the Organization for Training, Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (OTRADEV), an organization of social development professionals engaged in rural development. (Send an Email to Pinky Cupino)

Caroline Mac Kenzie is a native of Great Britain now living in Provence, France. She studied at the Australian National University and the University of Provence where she earned a PhD in medieval studies. She is a noted author and translator in the fields of history, culture and communication. (Send an Email to Caroline Mac Kenzie)

Linda Pollack, Los Angeles based artist and organizer, formerly worked for the Amsterdam-based European Cultural Foundation where she founded their first arts mobility program to foster greater East / West European cooperation, and set up initiatives that addressed culture and war in the former Yugoslavia. In 2002, Linda founded My Daily Constitution, which creates interactive community dialogues about the U.S. Constitution in different cities, in response to the political and cultural climate of the United States after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (Send an Email to Linda Pollack)

Siddhartha, Founder of Fireflies, an inter-religious and secular center outside of Bangalore, India that addresses environment sustainability, the resolution of communal violence and the deepening of democracy and civil society processes in India. He writes regularly for Indian and International newspapers and journals, and lectures widely all over the world on issues related to culture, ecology, and sustainable development. His essays, Lettres du Gange (Publisher: L'Aube) were published in Paris in 2004. He was the international coordinator of INODEP-International Paris, a Center of alternative education founded by Paulo Freire. (Send an Email to Siddhartha)

John Stewart is a native of South Africa. Now based in Zimbabwe, he also lived in Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, and England and worked in the Congo. He is the director of a service organization called NOVASC (Nonviolent Action and Strategies for Social Change), which trains individuals and collective organizations in skills of negotiation, mediation and leadership and participates in peace-building and human rights organizations in Zimbabwe. He is also on the international Governing Council of the Nonviolent Peaceforce, which is working to train and organize unarmed civilian peacekeepers to intervene in situations of violence and conflict. (Send an Email to John Stewart)

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