Dr. Sharon Ackerman is a dynamic self-starter that is dedicated to higher education, human rights and civil society progress for developing nations. Prof. Ackerman has been awarded three Fulbright Fellowships to Japan, Russia, and China and most recently served as the Academic International Liaison and Human Rights Advisor for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Kurdistan Regional Government in north Iraq, where she also served as Professor of Law in the College of Law and Politics at the University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Iraq.
Dr. Amy Horowitz has three decades of experience in the academy, the music industry, and grassroots arts networks. Her main research interests are Mediterranean Israeli Music, (a form of contemporary popular Israeli music created by Israeli Jews from Islamic countries), the study of cultures in disputed territories, the folklore traditions of contemporary Jerusalem, and protest music as responsible citizenship.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Haidar Khezri is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) at Indiana University Bloomington. He specializes in the languages and literatures of the Persian, Kurdish and Islamic/ate world.
Sikander Ahmed Shah
Sikander Ahmed Shah is a Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from the University of Michigan Law School, and an Associate Professor of Public International Law at LUMS University, Pakistan and a Former Legal Advisor to the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At present he is a visiting scholar with CSME.Recent publication: International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan
Major General (USAF, Ret.) Charles Tucker, serves as Executive Director of two International Non-Governmental Organizations: the Sustainable Capacity International Institute, Arezzo, Italy; and the World Engagement Institute, Chicago, IL, USA.