J. Ann Tickner

Professor Emerita, School of International Relations, University of Southern California; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, School of International Service, American University

Research focus: International Theory, Peace and Security & Feminist approaches to International Relations.


Michelle Gawerc

Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, Loyola University Maryland

Michelle I. Gawerc’s research lies at the intersection of social movements and peace and conflict studies with a focus on Israel/Palestine.


Franke Wilmer

Professor of Political Science & International Relations, Montana State University

Franke Wilmer has written three books and numerous articles and book chapters on issues of political violence and identity, gender and politics, human rights, and conflict and peace studies.


David Elcott

Taub Professor of Practice in Public Service and Leadership at the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU

David Elcott works at the intersection of community building, cross-boundary engagement, and interfaith and ethnic organizing/activism.


Donna J. Perry

Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Graduate School of Nursing.

Donna Perry’s research is conducted using a theory she developed on the evolution of human and ecological dignity called transcendent pluralism.


Nancy Stern

Associate Professor of Education, The City College of New York and Linguistics, Graduate Center (CUNY)

Nancy Stern’s research and publications are in the areas of English grammar, bilingualism and teacher education.


Stephen Zunes

Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco

Recognized as one the country’s leading scholars of U.S. Middle East policy and of strategic nonviolent action.


Sherman Teichman

Founding Director Emeritus, Institute for Global Leadership.

Non-resident Research Associate Centre for International Studies, Oxford University & Senior Fellow of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University


Gordon Lafer

Professor at University of Oregon's Labor Education & Research Center

Gordon Lafer is a Research Associate with the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC.


Rachel Feldman

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Franklin & Marshall College

Rachel Feldman specializes in the Anthropology of Religion with a focus on Judaic Studies, Gender Studies, and the Middle East.


Sonja Arsham Kuftinec

Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota

Professor Kuftinec has published widely on community-based theatre and has developed collaborative theatre projects with youth in the Balkans and Middle East.


Warren Spielberg

Associate Teaching Professor of Psychology, The New School

Dr. Warren Spielberg is a psychologist and psychoanalyst who works with iIsraeli and Palestinian youth, is co-editor of the two-volume…


Stellan Vinthagen

Professor of Sociology, and the Inaugural Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Stellan Vinthagen directs the Resistance Studies Initiative.


Jonathan Levine

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Michigan

Jonathan Levine’s research centers on the potential and rationales for policy reform in transportation and land use. He teaches in the areas of transportation, land use, economics of planning, and research design.


Tamar Miller

Merrimack College
Professor of Social Justice and Civic Engagement

Tamar Miller loves supporting Combatants because the combination of personal transformation and active peace building in public spaces, shifts the dynamics of power toward reconciliation and peace.

Susan Linfield

Associate Professor of Journalism, NYU

Susie Linfield, writes about the intersections of culture and politics for a wide array of publications, including the New York Times, Dissent, The Nation, Guernica, the Boston Review, and the New Republic.


Steven M. DeLue

Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Miami University of Ohio

Book publications include: Political Obligation in A Liberal StateHow the Liberal Arts Can Save Liberal Democracy, and Political Theory, Political Thinking and Civil Society.


Alexander Warren Marcus

Blaustein Postdoctoral Associate in Ancient Judaism, Yale University

Marcus’s work focuses on Jewish communities of Late Antiquity (~3rd-7th century CE), the Babylonian Talmud and materials relating to Jewish life in Sasanian Mesopotamia.


Benina Gould

Adjunct Professor, Department of Transformative Social Change, Saybrook University

Dr. Gould focuses her research on issues of  ‘Youth and Religion,” primarily on understanding Youth, Islamophobia and religious tolerance in schools.


Joel Federman

Chair, Department of Transformative Social Change, Saybrook University.

Dr. Federman’s teaching and writing focuses on helping people to reenvision their individual and collective potential, to see themselves shaping a better world.


Ellie Friedland

Clinical Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the BU Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

Friedland is an activist, teacher educator, writer and performer


Alan Singer

Historian in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Technology at Hofstra University

Alan Singer is a former New York City high school teacher and regularly blogs on Daily Kos and other sites on educational and political issues.


Emily Raboteau

Professor of Humanities and Arts at the City College of New York, CUNY

Author of The Professor’s Daughter, Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora, winner of an American Book Award, and Caution: Lessons in Survival, forthcoming from Holt.


Anwar Mhajne

Assistant Professor at Stonehill College

Dr. Anwar Mhajne is a political scientist specializing in international relations and comparative politics, focusing on gender, religion, and Middle Eastern politics.