ICERM Radio Guests

Ambassador Shola Jonathan Omoregie,Former Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Guinea- Bissau and Head of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS); Author of “Witness to Transformation: My years at the United Nations”, a book featured on ICERM Radio Book Review Program, March 13, 2014.

Jen Marlowe, A Seattle-based award-winning author/documentary filmmaker/playwright and human rights activist; Co-author of “The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker”, a book featured on ICERM Radio Book Review Program, March 9, 2014.

Silvio Torres-Saillant, Ph.D., Founder of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, Professor in the English Department, formerly headed the Latino-Latin American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University and co-founder, La Casita Cultural Center, an organization opened in the Near West Side of the City of Syracuse with the mission to create bridges of communication, collaboration, and exchange linking Syracuse University with the Latino population of the city and promoting the Hispanic heritages of Central New York. Dr. Torres-Saillant was a guest on the ICERM Radio Panel Discussion Broadcast on the Dominican Republic – Haiti Relations, February 26, 2014.

Jocelyn McCalla, Human Rights activist and expert, founder of the Haitian Studies Association, former Executive Director of the National Coalition for Haitian Rights, and of the New Jersey Immigration Policy Network, and former Board member of the National Immigration Forum, the NY Immigration Coalition, as well as former Advisory Board member of Human Rights Watch/Americas. Mr. McCalla was a guest on the ICERM Radio Panel Discussion Broadcast on the Dominican Republic – Haiti Relations, February 26, 2014.

Dr Koh Kim Seng, Author of “Misunderstood Myanmar – An Introspective Study Of A Southeast Asian State In Transition”, a book reviewed on ICERM Radio Book Review Program, February 13, 2014.

Mr. Modem Lawson-Betum, A former long-serving diplomat from Togo, and a former Senior Political Adviser and Head of West Africa Team at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, New York. Mr. Lawson-Betum was a guest on the ICERM Radio Panel Discussion Broadcast on Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in South Sudan, the CAR, the DRC and Nigeria: Encouraging Aspects within the Chaos, January 16 2014. 

Prof. John Mukum Mbaku, A Presidential Distinguished Professor of Economics & Willard L. Eccles Professor of Economics and John S. Hinckley Fellow at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, and former (1986-2007) Associate Editor (Africa), Journal of Third World Studies; Nonresident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. and an Attorney and Counselor at Law, licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of the State of Utah and the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. Prof. Mbaku was a guest on the ICERM Radio Panel Discussion Broadcast on Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in South Sudan, the CAR, the DRC and Nigeria: Encouraging Aspects within the Chaos, January 16 2014. 

Ambassador Shola J. Omoregie, Former Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Guinea- Bissau and Head of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS). Ambassador Omoregie was a guest on the ICERM Radio Panel Discussion Broadcast on Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in South Sudan, the CAR, the DRC and Nigeria: Encouraging Aspects within the Chaos, January 16 2014. 

Chris Agiri JN Esq, Director General and Founder of The Flag Foundation of Nigeria. Mr. Agiri was a guest on the ICERM Radio Panel Discussion Broadcast on Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in South Sudan, the CAR, the DRC and Nigeria: Encouraging Aspects within the Chaos, January 16 2014. 

Prof. René Lemarchand, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida and Specialist on the history and politics of the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. Prof. Lemarchand was a guest on the ICERM Radio Panel Discussion Broadcast on Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in South Sudan, the CAR, the DRC and Nigeria: Encouraging Aspects within the Chaos, January 16 2014. 

Dr. Ani Kalayjian, Psychology Professor, American Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, logotherapeutic psychotherapist, traumatologist, Genocide Scholar, conflict resolution expert, researcher, community organizer, and international consultant. Dr. Kalayjian talked about “Mindful Living” on the ICERM Radio “Lets Talk About It” Program, December 30, 2013.

Ambassador Shola J. Omoregie, Former Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Guinea- Bissau and Head of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS). Ambassador Omoregie was a guest speaker on the ICERM Radio Lecture Series. The theme of his lecture was: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Africa – The Role of the United Nations, November 6, 2013. 

Dr. Ani Kalayjian, Psychology Professor, American Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, logotherapeutic psychotherapist, traumatologist, Genocide Scholar, conflict resolution expert, researcher, community organizer, and international consultant. This interview with Dr. Kalayjian took place on the ICERM Radio “Lets Talk About It” Program. Theme: Reconciliation and Forgiveness after Deadly Violence: Transforming Tragedy and Trauma into Healing,  October 29, 2013.

Prof. René Lemarchand, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida and Specialist on the history and politics of the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. Prof. Lemarchand delivered a lecture on the ICERM Radio Lecture Series Broadcast. Theme: The Politics of Memory in the Great Lakes, October 30, 2013. 

Libby Traubman, a retired clinical social worker, helped organize the 1991 Beyond War conference for Israeli and Palestinian citizen-leaders resulting in a historic signed document, Framework For A Public Peace Process. She co-produced three films modeling a new quality of listening and communication – Peacemakers: Palestinians & Jews Together at Camp, Dialogue at Washington High, and Crossing Lines in Fresno. For her community service and global influence, Libby was inducted into the San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame.

Len Traubman co-founded with Libby the 21-year-old Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue of San Mateo preparing for its 258th meeting. For 30 years he has helped bring “enemies” together and has published on successful public peace processes from personal experience with Soviets and Americans, Armenians and Azerbaijanis, Jews and Palestinians, and most recently Muslim and Christian Nigerians. He co-produced the 2012 documentary, DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Future, and in 2013, DOZOS-GUERRE TRIBAL HEALING IN COTE D’IVOIRE.  A retired pediatric dentist, Len was the 1998 Distinguished Alumnus of the University of California School of Dentistry.

Libby and Len were guests on ICERM Radio to talk about their documentary film — DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Future, a dialogue program that promoted “The Citizen-To-Citizen Public Peace Processin NigeriaOctober 16, 2013. 

Professor Ernest Uwazie, a Professor of Criminal Justice and the Director of the Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) at California State University, Sacramento. Professor Uwazie was a guest on the Inaugural program of ICERM Radio. He spoke about Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in Africa: Causes, Consequences and Resolution Practices, September 25, 2013. 

 

 

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