George Bisharat

The Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: bisharat@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4721 / Office 603F-200

Criminal Procedure Islamic Law Law and Social Anthropology Criminal Practice Law in Middle East Societies

Scott B. Smart

Clinical Professor of Finance · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Scott B. Smart researches corporate governance.

M&A IPOs Corporate Governance

Jennifer Dolman

Partner, Litigation · Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Commercial litigator with deep expertise in advising Canadian and international franchisors with all manner of business disputes.

Class Actions Defamation Law Franchise Law Employment & Labour Law Hospitality and Leisure

Wesley Longhofer

Associate Professor of Organization & Management; Executive Academic Director at The Roberto C. Goizueta Business & Society Institute · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Human Rights Philanthropy and Non-Profits Climate Change Social Enterprise Business and Society

Diane Finegood

Professor · Simon Fraser University

Expert in systems thinking & cross sector partnerships as approaches to solving complex problems including obesity and chronic disease

Health Research Research Ecosystem Public Private Partnerships Complex Systems Chronic Disease Prevention

Charles Kurzman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Sociology, and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in Middle East and Islamic studies.

Sociology of Religion Islam and the Middle East Middle East Studies Democracy Building Terrorism

Richard K. Lyons

Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer, UC Berkeley | Professor & Former Dean | William & Janet Cronk Chair in Innovative Leadership · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Leadership and Culture Cryptocurrencies Microstructure Finance Exchange Rate Economics International Finance

Brett Benson

Associate Professor of Political Science · Vanderbilt University

Expert in Chinese and East Asian politics and international relations, as well as economic and military alliances.

Religious Bias among U.S. Voters East Asian Relations International Relations Chinese Politics Military Alliances

Umar Saeed

MAcc, CPA, CA, Partner · Welch LLP

An expert in Public-Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) as well as International Public-Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

Public sector audits Financial management and control Accounting policy development International Public Sector Accounting Standards Public Sector Accounting Standards

Dr. Kevin McCormick

President · Huntington University

A champion for education, a humanitarian of distinction, an active volunteer and community builder, and a true global citizen.

Finland Canada Community Development Education Event Planning

Howard (Shih-Ming) Hu

Professor of Hotel, Resort, Hospitality Management · Southern Utah University

Specializing in international cuisine, hospitality management, and culinary science

Food Service Preparation Techniques International Cuisine Culinary Tourism Culinary Programs Hospitality Management

Greg Shaw

Director of International and Corporate Relations · International Federation on Ageing

Mr. Shaw represents the IFA at the United Nations, works closely with governments, and maintains the IFA’s elder abuse initiatives

Population Ageing Care Continuum Elder Abuse Prevention Healthy Ageing Program Implementation

Shobha Gurung

Professor of Sociology · Southern Utah University

Specializes in gender and labor, comparative family and community, migration, globalization, and transnationalism, and civic engagement.

Global Civic Citizenship Human Rights and Social Justice Gender and Labor Studies Immigrant, Migrant, and Refugee Community Gender and Society

Sheila Purcell

Director and Clinical Professor, Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: purcells@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8940 / Office 408-100

Alternative Dispute Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy Dispute System Design International Court Alternative Dispute Resolution

Avi Savar

Founding Partner · Big Fuel

Founder and Chairman of Big Fuel. Inaugural Cannes Lions Branded Content Jury President. Sought-after industry spokesperson and author.

Branded Content Original Programming for Broadcast & Web Brand Strategy Marketing and Content Creation Social Media & Branding

Christopher Finlay

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Political Science Communication New Media Global Communications Journalism

Jamie Darin Prenkert

Professor of Business Law · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Jamie Prenkert's research focuses on employment discrimination and whistleblowing, as well as business and human rights.

Employment Discrimination Law Workplace Bullying and Emotional Abuse Retaliation Issues

Keith J. Hand

Associate Dean for Global Programs, Professor of Law, and Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: handk@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4803 / Office 378-200

Chinese Law East Asian Legal Systems Contract Law Chinese Culture Human Rights Law

Professor Marina Novelli

Professor of Tourism and International Development · University of Brighton

She is committed to generating new knowledge on ways in which tourism can play a key role in sustainable development.

Travel Policy Tourism in Africa International Tourism Sustainable Tourism International Development

Dr. Lyn Phillipson

Associate Professor & Principle Research Fellow · University of Wollongong Australia

Lyn is an award-winning public health academic involved in research and action to promote aged and dementia friendly communities

Public Health Qualitative Methods Ageing Dementia Vulnerability