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Hassan Ahmed received his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas, Denton. USA, Masters from Dept. of Political Science, University of Missouri, Columbia. USA, and an LLB. from the Faculty of Law, University of Khartoum. He is currently Dean. Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum. He is also the editor of Islam & Contemporary World Studies Journal and was the editor of Middle East & Africa Studies Journal. In 2001- 2005 he worked in the Dept. of Africa and Middle East Studies, Graduate School of International Area Studies, Hankuk University, South Korea. He was an adjunct in theNational Center for Diplomatic Studies, Khartoum, adjunct at the Numairi Military Academy, Khartoum, and Researcher, Strategic Studies Center, Khartoum & editor of Strategic Studies. He has published, lectured and consulted widely on Sundanese affairs and has served on many boards. He has been Deputy President, Sudanese Political Science Association 2008-2010. He is a member of the International Studies Association, Organization for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern & Southern Africa (OSSREA).
Mariana Alves da Cunha Kalil is Visiting Professor, Institute for Strategic Studies, Fluminense Federal University (INEST/UFF). She has been Editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy in Debate http://politicaexternabrasileira.com/; Associate Researcher at the Lab for Brazilian Foreign Policy Studies (LEPEB/UFF); Associate Researcher at GAPCon/UCAM (Group for the Analysis of International Conflict Prevention); and Executive Coordinator for the Sergio Vieira de Mello School (EPAZ). She is working for her Ph.D., She holds a Master's in Comparative and International Politics at IRel/UnB and a Bachelor in International Relations at IRI/PUC-Rio. She is a member of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFF), Women in International Security (WIIS), in the International Studies Association (ISA) and in the Brazilian Association for International Studies (ABRI).
Nannette Archer Svenson teaches at Tulane University. She has lived and worked for the past 20 years in Tokyo, Barcelona and Panama. She has experience in the private sector, international development and academia, and currently works as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and various Panamanian public and private entities. She received a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from IESE in Barcelona, and an MS and PhD in International Development from Tulane University. Apart from Tulane, she has taught at Panama’s Catholic University (USMA), the Panamanian Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT) and UC Berkeley. She helped found and head Pro Artesana, the leading NGO for Panamanian artisan capacity development and is a member of Panama’s FUDESPA, a private foundation for national economic and social development. She has been a member of the Global South Caucus from its initiation in 2011, serving on the EXCOM as its Latin American representative. She served on the conference committee of the First Global South International Studies Conference in Menton, France, in 2012.
Delidji Eric Degila, holds a Ph. D in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations (Université Jean Moulin, France, a Master's Degree in Public Law (Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin), a Master's Degree in International Security (Université Jean Moulin, France), and is a graduate of ENA (National School of Administration) of Benin, with a specialization in diplomacy.
He worked at the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Benin before joining the University. He is currently an Associate Professor at Sciences Po Lyon and Professor-Researcher at Jean Moulin University. He also serves as Visiting Professor at various universities of Benin and is currently a global south Scholar-in-residence at the Graduate Institute of Geneva where he is doing research on “The role of African States in the contemporary global governance”. He also serves as a consultant for various UN Agencies.
Clifford E. Griffin is Associate Professor,Department of Political Science,School of Public and International Affairs, North Carolina State University. He is also the Director of International Programs and Chair, of the Park Scholarships Advisory Committee. He has published widely and lectured and consulted on Caribbean safety and security issues. He served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Global South Caucus (2011-12) and is now serving as Secretary (2012-13). As per the GSCIS constitution, he is seeking endorsement for a second two-year term.