In our effort to achieve a more inclusive and scientific process throughout the implementation of the project, we have decided to set up a Scientific Committee comprised of academics and researchers from Cyprus and abroad who will be assisting and consulting the Advisory Board on issues related to the theory and educational aspects of the project.

MUGE BEIDOGLU

Müge was born in Nicosia in 1963, where she completed her primary and secondary education. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from İstanbul University, Department of Educational Sciences and her master’s degree from University of Southern California in Counseling Psychology. She received her PhD in 2001 from Middle East Technical University in the Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance with the dissertation, ‘The Effect of the Program for Young Negotiators on Preservice Elementary School Teachers’ Conflict Resolution Strategies’.  She has been teaching at the Atatürk Teacher Training Academy since 1988 and became an assistant professor in 2006. She has presented papers in various conferences, provided training to number of  non government organizations, served as a trainer in in-service trainings and participated in bi-communal professional training workshops. She is a board member in the Cyprus Turkish Counseling and Guidance Association and  Cyprus Educational Research Association of which she is also a founder.



ZVI BEKERMAN

Zvi Bekerman, teaches anthropology of education at the School of Education and The Melton Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a former Research Fellow at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the same university and faculty of the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem. His research interests are in the study of cultural, ethnic and national identity, including identity processes and negotiation during intercultural encounters as these are reflected in inter/multicultural, peace and citizenship education and in formal/informal learning contexts.

He has published numerous papers and books in these fields of study and is the Editor of the refereed journal Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education (Taylor and Francis).  His most recent books: Teaching contested narratives: Identity, memory and reconciliation in peace education and beyond Cambridge University Press, 2012 – (with Michalinos Zembylas); and International Handbook of Migration, Minorities and Education Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in Processes of Learning - Springer, 2012 – (with Geisen Thomas).

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ALICIA CABEZUDO

Alicia Cabezudo is Emeritus professor at the School of Education, University of Rosario, Argentina and at the UNESCO Chair on Culture of Peace and Human Rights, University of Buenos Aires. She is the Vice President of the International Peace Bureau – IPB (Geneva) , the oldest Peace NGO in the world. Professor Cabezudo’s work is rooted in the field of Peace Education, Education for Democracy, Citizenship, Human Rights and Culture of Peace. She is Annual Visiting Professor at the MA in Peace Education, University of Peace (Costa Rica); at the MA in Mediation and Social Inclusion in the University of Barcelona, (Spain) and at the MA on Development, Conflict and Peace, University Jaume I (Castellon- Spain). In the last six years she teaches Culture of Peace Summer Courses to students from Arabic countries in Alexandria and Cairo at the Institute of Peace Studies – today the new Centre for Peace and Democracy of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt). She is Visiting Professor in many universities and was recently appointed as Faculty Member of a program on Culture of Peace and Democracy at the National Jeju University (South Korea) and at the MA in Human Rights of the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Brasilia (Brazil) as well as the Master in Social Mediation and Peace at the University of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). Mrs Cabezudo is Consultant on Global Citizenship Education of the Anna Lindh Foundation (Stockholm / Alexandria) . She has the same position at the North South Centre of the Council of Europe (Lisbon / Strasbourg) and she was appointed in the year 2012 as UNESCO Expert on Global Citizenship Education. She is author of various books, research articles and on-line courses.

luigicajaniLUIGI CAJANI

Luigi Cajani teaches Modern History at the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia of the Sapienza University of Rome and is Associated Scholar of the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (Georg-Eckert-Institut für International Schulbuchforschung) in Braunschweig (Germany). He is also president of the International Research Association for History and Social Sciences Education (IRAHSSE). He is currently involved in the European research project “Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union”.

Research interests: History of Crime and Criminal Justice in Italy during the Ancien Régime; German-Italian relations during World War II; History of historiography; History education.

Among his recent publications:
Periodization, in Jerry H. Bentley (ed), The Oxford Handbook of World History, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 54-71
Criminal Laws on History: The Case of the European Union, in “Historein”, 11 (2011), pp. 19-48
The Image of Italian Colonialism in Italian History Textbooks for Secondary Schools, in “Journal of Educational Media Memory, and Society”, vol. 5/1 (Spring 2013), pp. 72-89

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CARLOS EDUARDO MARTINES HINCAPIÉ

Professor Carlos Eduardo Martínez Hincapié is a political scientist and holds a Masters Degree in Educational and Social Development from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Colombia. He received his PhD in Peace, Conflict and Democracy from the University of Granada in Spain.

His life experience, to which he attributes his thoughts and most important reflections, has derived from the field of Pedagogy, Pacifism and Nonviolence.

He’s the Director of the School of Peace and Development at UNIMINUTO in Bogota, Colombia; and member of the research group on Citizenship, Peace and Development attached to Colciencias (Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Government of Colombia). He is also one of the founding members of Benposta (http://www.benpostacolombia.org/), a communal and educational organization in Colombia.

shreyajaniSHREYA JANI

BA Political Science (Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University)
B.Ed (Central Institute of Education, Delhi University)
Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building (Lady Shri Ram College)
MA Peace Education (United Nations Mandated University of Peace, Costa Rica)
Founder and Managing Trustee Standing Together to Enable Peace Trust (STEP)

Shreya Jani is the founder and managing trustee of STEP and the first person to receive a Masters in Peace Education in the India. She has actively been involved in promoting Peace Education at a governmental level and has contributed to NCERT’s (National Council of Educational Research and Training) first government manual on peace education for teachers named “Ways to Peace” which was published in 2010 in English and since then translated into 3 other regional languages by NCERT. Apart from this she has also co-authored two books for teachers on ecology with renowned ecologist Dr Vandana Shiva.  As part of the Global Youth Team for Evaluating the UN Decade of Culture of Peace, Shreya was invited to the World Education Forum in Spain in 2011 to present the Asia evaluation report for the decade. This report was also presented at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. She received the Rotary Club India Peace Award in 2013, and the International Youth Peace Festival (Chandigarh) award for the exemplary work that her organization has done in promoting peace in Kashmir and Manipur, two conflict zones in India.  Standing Together Enable Peace Trust (STEP) is a non-profit organization established in Delhi in 2009. Under her tutelage STEP has conducted over 256 workshops in Delhi, Kashmir, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Uttrakhand and Manipur as well as held 4 annual 12 day ‘Festivals of Peace’ across multiple cities, resulting in outreach of 10,000 people including over 300 teachers and 3,000 participants.

michalinoszembylasMICHALINOS ZEMBYLAS

Michalinos is an Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies at the Open University of Cyprus; and a Visiting Professor at the University of Free State, South Africa. His research interests are in the areas of educational philosophy and curriculum theory, and his work focuses on exploring the role of emotion and affect in curriculum and pedagogy. He is particularly interested in how affective politics intersect with issues of social justice pedagogies, intercultural and peace education, and citizenship education.

Michalinos’s publications include the co-authored Teaching Contested Narratives (2012) with Zvi Beckerman which discuss how historical trauma and suffering are dealt with in the context of teaching, and highlight the potential of pedagogical interventions for reconciliation.His other books include, Teaching With Emotion: A Postmodern Enactment; Five Pedagogies, a Thousand Possibilities: Struggling for Hope and Transformation; and The Politics of Trauma in Education. His upcoming book is entitled Emotion and traumatic conflict: Re-claiming healing in education.