Global Peace Education Day
Gabriela Ramos – Chair
UNESCO Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences
A Culture of Peace
Author; Founder of The Prem Rawat Foundation and the Peace Education Program. His global efforts in peace education span over 100 countries.
Tony Jenkins PhD
Alexander Laszlo PhD
Steve Killilea AM
Founder & Executive Chairman
The Charitable Foundation: Institute for Economics and Peace
He founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in 2007, as an independent not for profit global research institute analysing the intertwined relationships between business, peace, and economic development.
Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Founder, Culture of Peace Foundation; Former Director General, UNESCO
Lisa Worth Huber PhD
President of the National Peace Academy; member, Advisory Council for the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence; trainer for the UnGUN Institute: Collective Trauma Healing Through the Arts; adjunct professor, Western Connecticut State.
Guila Clara Kessous, PhD
A UNESCO Peace Ambassador and an executive coach using theatrical techniques to enhance corporate communication and help heal those who have suffered from prior trauma. A French human rights artist and academic. She was nominated UNESCO Artist for Peace for her dedication in the arts and human rights and Knight of Arts & Letters by the French Ministry of Culture for her work on the influence of French culture overseas.
Professor Nisha Sajnani
Professor Nisha Sajnani is the Director of the Program in Drama Therapy, Chair of the Creative Arts Therapies Consortium and International Research Alliance, and founder of the Arts and Health initiative at New York University.
Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR
Dr. Mollica is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 1981, Dr. Mollica and HPRT have pioneered the medical and mental health care of survivors of mass violence and torture in the U.S. and abroad.
Under Dr. Mollica’s direction, HPRT conducts clinical, training, policy, and research activities for populations affected by mass violence around the world.
Héloïse Onumba-Bessonnet, victimologist specialising in sexual violence in armed conflict.
LOBA Association, Project Manager for Re-Création by LOBA.
Peace & Justice
Bishop Horace Smith MD
Pastor of the Apostolic Faith Church; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Assistant Professor at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine; Presiding Bishop Emeritus of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.
Director, Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, Indianapolis Field Office, US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Rita Rubin Long
Educational consultant. Peace education facilitator. Kent State survivor.
Executive Director, Global Peace Education Network; Executive Producer, PeaceChannel.com
Peace & Leadership
Dr. Stephane Monney-Mouandjo
Director-General of the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD)
Executive coach; Business consultant; Senior Facilitator, the Art of Hosting.
Bakari Sidiki Diaby
General Coordinator of the African Coordination of Human Rights for Armies (CADHA), preventing conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence among armed forces.
Kozue Akibayashi PhD
Professor at Doshisha University Graduate School of Global Studies, in Kyoto, Japan, and a member of the WILPF. Okinawan Women Act Against Military Violence
President, Paix et Education; Assistant Administratif, FODEFCA (Development Fund for Continuing Vocational Training and Apprenticeship)
He is Vice-President in charge of sustainable development, energy transition, the water cycle and biodiversity of Grand Paris Sud, Vice-President of City and Suburbs and President of the Association “Maires pour la Paix France”. On September 13, 2021, the World Mayor Foundation named him “Best Mayor in the World”.
Peace & Planet
Founder/President, Green Hope Foundation, Climate Reality Mentor, Former Global Coordinator for Children and Youth, UNEP MGFC, and a UN Human Rights Champion.
Francisca Cortes Solari
Founder of Filantropía Cortés Solari
Filantropía Cortés Solari (FCS) is a philanthropic institution whose mandate is to promote the Comprehensive and Sustainable Development of Chile, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) promoted by the United Nations (UN) to give continuity to the global development agenda focused on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Grassroots environmental justice organizer; Co-founder, Start: Empowerment; winner, Brower Youth Award.
Art & Peace
Aixa Portero y de la Torre PhD
Internationally recognized artist; Fine arts professor, University of Granada where she is a member of the Institute of Peace and Conflicts Investigation. Revolving around a Culture of Peace, her art combines paint, sculpture, photography, installation and new technologies.
Artist & Curator
Richard L Dana
Richard is a self-taught artist working in a wide range of media, including mixed media painting, drawing, and installations.
Independent Photographer & Filmmaker. Lucian Perkins is a Pulitzer prizewinning photojournalist, who is best known for compassionate coverage of such conflicts as the war in Afghanistan, Kosovo and the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
Chairman, Millennium Arts Salon
Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and arts writer. Many of her projects have explored the intersection of art with such topics as science, food, tools, and books, inspiring new ways to engage the world around us.
Peace & War
Gina Langton MAMBM FRSA
Founder of 80,000 Voices Ltd, one of the partners of ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017
Monica Willard, United Religions Initiative, is the main URI representative to the United Nations and works with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) on the Student Observance for Peace Day.
Fawziah al-Ammar Phd
Fawziah al-Ammar Phd is a senior research fellow with the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies where she leads the center’s research on the psychological impacts of the ongoing conflict. She is an assistant professor of psychology at Amran University
Tezikiah is the Executive Director of Pathways To Peace, a UN Peace Messenger Organization, in consultation with ECOSOC. Tez works in partnership with Peacebuilders locally and globally to build a Culture of Peace.
Tezikiah is the owner and Senior Consultant for Gabriel Associates. For 30 years, Tez has worked with mission-based organizations to create relevant, viable, and sustainable, workplace environments that affect real change in our world.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences has a long history of collaborating with like-spirited organizations and educational institutions, and this remains a key part of both our strategy and mission and our belief that only collectively can we address the many challenges of our time.
In order to build a culture of peace on a healthy planet, the Global Peace Education Network connects peace educators and communities, advocates peace education policies and programs, and campaigns for an official United Nations Global Peace Education Day.