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Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development - 16 and 17 April 2014

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AbdelMonem, Ahmed
Manager of the Pan Arab Project for Family Health (PAPFAM), League of Arab States (LAS)
Ahmed AbdelMonem. Holds a PhD in Population Studies from Cairo University. Has experience in demographic and health studies and field surveys in several Arab countries, including the use of statistical software and the preparation of national statistical reports. Published extensively in the areas of population, development, bio-statistics and information systems.

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Abdulla, Faraj Al-Abdulla
Director of Quality, Impact & Strategy, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA)
 Abdulla Faraj Al-Abdulla, led the Monitoring & Evaluation system by integrating Result-based M&E approach for Reach Out to Asia (ROTA). As the current Director of Quality, Impact & Strategy department he is responsible for continuing of ensuring that highest standards of quality are met in ROTA’s programs in order to lead to maximum impact and credibility, voice and recognition amongst beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
 
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Abramov, Andrei
Chief of the NGO Section, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
Mr. Andrei Abramov, Chief of the NGO Branch, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), has diversified professional experience in working with NGOs, supporting intergovernmental policy making, negotiations and preparing policy documents.

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Abu-Ismail, Khalid
Chief of Economic Policy Section at UN-ESCWA
Khalid Abu-Ismail is currently the Chief of Economic Policy Section at UN-ESCWA. He was the Poverty and Economic Policy Adviser at UNDP's Regional Center for Arab States. Khalid has advised on the design and implementation of national development plans and macroeconomic and poverty reduction policies and programs in 15 Arab countries.

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Al Bah, Jamal bin Obaid
Chairman, Arab Family Organization
Mr. Jamal Al Bah is the Chairman of the Organization of the family Arabic. Between 2001 and 2006 served in the Executive Board member of the world family organization. He has been involved in studying divorce in collaboration with the University of UAE.

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Al-Khulaifi , Abdullah Saleh Mubarak
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Qatar
 
 
Amal Mannai
Al Mannai, Amal A.
Executive Director, Social Development Center, Qatar
Ms. Amal ِA. Al-Mannai is the Executive Director of the Social Development Center (SDC), Member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Since, and Community Development, a Nonprofit Social and Development Organization that aims primarily to develop Individuals, Family, and Community Capabilities in Qatar. She is an advocate for women and children rights and a social activist. 
 
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Al Nasser, Nassir Abdulaziz
UN High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations
H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al- Nasser assumed his position as the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations on March 1, 2013. Throughout his career, he has contributed to advancing the multilateral agenda in the realms of peace and security, sustainable development and South-South cooperation.

Prior to that, Mr. Al Nasser held the position of the President of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly from 2011 to 2012.

His career as a diplomat spans for more than three decades. From 1998, he represented Qatar in the United Nations and worked on core issues such as security, terrorism, poverty, hunger and natural disasters.

Mr. Al-Nasser has received numerous awards and honorary doctorates from various countries and universities for his work in fostering cross-cultural understanding.
 
 
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Al Saleh, Faeqa Saeed
Assistant Secretary-General of the League of the Arab States, Head of Sector for Social Affairs
 Ambassdor Faeqa Saeed ALSALEH, currently serving as Assistant Secretary General of the League of Arab States Head of Social Affairs Sector. Her research interests focus on education reform and development and comparative education. She published a number of books in Arabic within the Education System in the World Series. She is also in charge of producing national reports on education in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Chief Editor of the "Educational Information Journal."
 
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Al Thani, Sheikha Hessa Ahmad
Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, League of Arab States


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Barratt, Jane
Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing
Jane Barratt is the Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) comprising government and non-governmental members in 62 countries and representing some 50 million older people. She brings to this position over 35 years of experience in both public and private sectors in the fields of public health, community and aged care, and ageing and disability. Dr Barratt strives to strengthen the roles and relationships between government, NGOs, academia and industry in order to help shape and influence policy to improve the quality of life of older people.


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Bates-Eamer, Nicole
Former Researcher Consultant, Toward a Post-2015 Development Paradigm, CIGI
 Nicole Bates-Eamer is currently the Project Manager for the Borders in Globalization (BIG) research program at the University of Victoria (UVic), exploring borders in the 21st century, and she is an independent research consultant. She has previously worked in children’s rights for Right To Play in UN refugee camps in Tanzania and at the Senate of Canada. She delivers interactive workshops to high school students on global issues.
 
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Beardshaw, Tom
Co-founder of Dad Info, fatherhood specialist at Employees Matter and Partner, Native HQ
Tom Beardshaw, delivers seminars and workshops to fathers in banking and legal companies, was part of the founding team of the Fatherhood Institute from 2000 2008, and cofounded www.dad.info. Coordinated the Oxford International Fatherhood Summit and led efforts to get Paternity Leave into UK law.


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Belsey, Mark
Former Advisor, Maternal, Child and Family Health, World Health Organization (WHO)/ Author of "AIDS and the Family"
Doctor Belsey was trained in pediatrics and taught at Tulane University in the departments of pediatrics and epidemiology for 10 years. He then joined WHO where he was the focal point on the family, representing WHO at the Ad hoc Inter-Agency Meetings planning the International Year of the Family, as well as the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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Bernard, Catherine
Director, Service and Research Institute on Family and Children (SERFAC)
Dr. Catherine Bernard belongs to the Congregation of the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod. She is a Medical Doctor by profession and holds a degree in Religion and Religious Education. She has switched professions becoming a Family Life Professional. In 1986 she founded the Service and Research Institute on Family and Children (SERFAC),Chenna, India.

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Bogenschneider, Karen
Rothermel Bascom Professor of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Karen Bogenschneider is a Rothermel Bascom Professor of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Family Policy Specialist at University of Wisconsin-Extension. She has served as director of the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars–a series of presentations, briefing reports, and discussion sessions for state policymakers.

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Burgess, Adrienne
Joint Chief Executive & Head of Research, Fatherhood Institute (UK)
Adrienne Burgess, Joint CEO and Head of Research at the Fatherhood Institute has written widely on fatherhood and on couple relationships. Her book Fatherhood Reclaimed: the making of the modern father (Vermilion, 1997) helped set a new agenda on fatherhood in the UK, and has been published throughout the world.
 
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Butts, Donna M.
Executive Director, Generations United
Donna Butts is the Executive Director of Generations United, a position she has held since 1997. Generations United has been the catalyst for policies and practices stimulating cooperation and collaboration among generations, evoking the vibrancy, energy and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages come together.

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Callan, Samantha
Associate Director for Families and Mental Health, Centre for Social Justice
Dr Samantha Callan is recognised as a research and policy expert in the fields of family relationships (including family law), early years, mental health and work-life integration. She is currently Associate Director at the leading London-based thinktank, the Centre for Social Justice, which finds solutions to entrenched poverty by tackling its root causes, for whom she has chaired and written four major social policy reviews. She is also an honorary research fellow at Edinburgh University's Centre for Research in Families and Relationships. She is also on the Advisory Council of the pioneering Early Intervention Foundation and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Prior to joining the CSJ full-time she was the Family and Society Policy adviser in the Conservative Policy Unit.

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Cecchini, Simone
Economist, Social Development Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Simone Cecchini is an economist with the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Santiago, Chile. He works on poverty reduction and social protection policies and programs, advising countries of the region. He has edited a series of publications on Social Protection Systems for the region.

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Chakkar, Yamina
Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team for MENA
Dr. Yamina Chakkar leads the Middle East and North Africa Regional Support Team in helping countries in the region to accelerate progress to achieve the targets of the 2011 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS. Works w/countries to ensure that no HIV victim is left behind and works to improve data collection & reporting on HIV

Nuria Chinchilla
Chinchilla, Nuria
Professor at IESE Business School and Director of the International Center for Work and Family
Dr. Nuria Chinchilla is currently Professor at IESE Business School and Director of the International Center for Work and Family. She developed the term CFR (Corporate Family Responsibility) and the Index of Family Responsible Companies (IFREI). Professor Chinchilla is often sought out as advisor by companies, governments and the UN, she is also member of several councils and president of NCH & Partners.
 
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Cruz Saco, Maria
Professor of Economics, Connecticut College
Maria Amparo Cruz-Saco, Ph.D is a full professor of economics at Connecticut College, CT, USA and associate researcher at Universidad del Pacifíco, Lima, Perú. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics and Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. She has authored and co-authored several books and papers. Her latest paper (co-authored) “Familism and Social Inclusion: Hispanics in New London, CT” (November 2013, Social Inclusion).

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DeRose, Laurie
Director of Research for the World Family Map Project and Professor, University of Maryland
Laurie DeRose is the Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, and Director of Research for the World Family Map project. She is a demographer with strong interests in comparative development. Her work on the effects of HIV/AIDS on fertility in sub-Saharan Africa conceptualizes entry into adulthood in a context of high disease risk as a fundamental social change that impacts family formation differentially by gender and wealth.

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Doshi , Anjli Panalal
Deputy Director General (Policy), Malaysian National Population and Family Development Board
Anjli Doshi (Ph.D) is the Deputy Director General (Policy) of the National Population and Family Development Board Malaysia, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia. Her responsibilities include the development of family development training modules, planning, development and implementation of family development, parenting and reproductive health programs, social and family research, advocacy, and training.

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Doyle, Richard F.
Co-founder of “Men Defense Association”, United States of America
Richard F. Doyle, formed the Men’s Rights Association (now Men’s Defense Association) in the U.S. l972. A founding member of Men’s Equality Now (M.E.N.) International, an international coalition of similar organizations, in l977. Edited and published The Liberator, foremost newspaper in the men’s movement for over 30 years.

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Gauthier, A.H. Anne
Senior Researcher, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)
 Anne H. Gauthier is senior researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). She obtained her doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1992 and has since held teaching and research positions in Britain, Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands. She was the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Family Policy at the University of Calgary from 1999 to 2010.
 
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Guy, Christian
Director, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)
Christian Guy, Director of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ). Member of the Government's Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission and an adviser to the Early Intervention Foundation. A regular commentator on social policy across nat/international media. His public policy themes including welfare reform, child poverty, criminal justice, older age and addiction.

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Hamad, Tajeldin
Secretary General, World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)
 Mr. Tageldin Hamad, Secretary General of the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) He is also the Secretary General of the Universal Peace Federation International, and UPF Main Representative at the United Nations in NY. He served as Secretary of the Executive Committee of DPI-NGOs at the United Nations, Executive Director of the Interreligious Leadership Seminar, Executive Director for the Interdenominational Christians for Unity and Social Action, and was the Organizing Chair for the Summit of World Muslim Leaders conferences held in Jakarta, and London.
 
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Hammoud, Hassan
Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Lebanese American University
Hassan R. Hammoud, Ph.D in Social Welfare Policy. Professor of sociology/social welfare at the Lebanese American University since 1996. Between 1978-1995, he taught at Kuwait University, and between 2007-2010 , he founded and managed the Family Research Division at the Doha International Institute for Family Studies & Development at Qatar Foundation. His research and consultancy work for several local and international firms and organizations, such as the UNESCO, the UNESCWA, the World Bank, and several Arab Governments.

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Hwang, Phillip
Professor of Psychology at Gothenburg University, Sweden
Dr. Philip Hwang is a Professor of Psychology at Gothenburg University, Sweden. His research focuses on child development, fatherhood and the linkages between gender, family and work in post-industrialized societies. Dr. Hwang’s is currently overseeing several projects including The Gothenburg Longitudinal Developmental Study (GoLD). Published extensively.

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Kaczmarska, Renata
Focal Point on the Family, DSPD/DESA
Mrs. Renata Kaczmarska has served as the Focal Point on the Family in the Division for Social Policy and Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs since 2009. In this capacity, she has acted as a spokesperson on family issues for the United Nations Secretariat.

Mrs. Kaczmarska has been actively engaged in the preparations for and observance of the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, 2014 at international, regional and national levels. She has organized international expert group meetings and has written reports on family policy, social integration and well-being.

Mrs. Kaczmarska has presented at numerous conferences, workshops and briefings organized by regional entities and civil society such as African Union, European Union Commission of the Regions, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Doha International Family Institute, International Federation for Family Development, National Council on Family Relations, Voice of the Family in Africa and many others. She actively liaises with Governments, United Nations Regional Commissions, United Nations Agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and researchers on family policy, in particular in the areas of family poverty, work-family balance and intergenerational issues. She also facilitates the exchange of good practices in the areas above.


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Karakara, Ravi
Global Advisor for the World Youth Conference and the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development/ Focal Point on Youth and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Karakara, Ravi is the Global Advisor for the World Youth Conference and the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development/ Focal Point on Youth and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Ravi is a global advocate on human rights and human capability approach to development, advocating social development, social inclusion and social justice for over 17 years.  
 
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Kouyoumdjian, Zaven
Media figure / talk show host & producer
Zaven Kouyoumdjian is a Lebanese television celebrity, talk show host & producer. He is currently hosting “AalAkid” program on Lebanon's Future Television. The show is a combination of investigative journalism and reality TV style. AalAkid is reshaping Lebanese social talk show. He is the founder and CEO of ZAK: PRIVATE MEDIA FIRM.

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Kumari, Ranjana
Director, Center for Social Research, India
Dr. Ranjana Kumari has devoted her entire life’s work to a single cause, the quest for gender equality in India for more than three decades. A dedicated social activist, she is also an admired academic and the author of twelve full-length volumes. Currently serving as Director of Centre for Social Research and President of Women Power Connect, Ranjana.

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Kusztra, Deisi Noeli Weber
Executive Director of National Union of the Associations of Protection of Maternity and Childhood, World Family Organization
Dr. Deisi Kusztra, President of the World Family Organization. Dr. Kusztra represents the Organization of the United Nations, Governments and Inter-Governmental Organizations. She directs the work of the organization through its regional structures and assists government in preparing strategic frameworks and plans of action to implement family focused policies, programs project and services.

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Liedekerke, Anne-Claire de
President of the European Delegation of MakeMothersMatter
Anne-Claire de Liedekerke is an art historian. During a first expatriation in the US, Anne-Claire became a lecturer at the Leesburg Community College in Florida. After four years in Paris, she returned to the U.S. where Anne-Claire became a docent at the Dallas Museum of Art. Her deep conviction that mothers have a crucial role in society is at the heart of her involvement in MMM.

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Mammadiyya, Aynur Sofiyeva
Deputy Chairperson, State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, Azerbaijan Republic
Sofiyeva Aynur Mammadiyya has served as the Deputy Chair of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic since 2007. She is a leading expert in researches carried out by the Committee, specifically the social investigation with regard to “Early marriages: violation of children’s rights” (2009); and the wide and comprehensive research the “Family and Marriage Institute in Modern Azerbaijan.”
 
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Martin, Maria Francesca Mireille
Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Republic of Mauritius
Maria Francesca Mireille Martin is the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare. H.E. Mrs. Martin symbolizes a new breed of politician: a true Mauritian, a young and dynamic minister and a woman who believes that true Mauritianism is possible. She is driven by an urge to achieve excellence in everything that she undertakes.

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Meriton, Vincent
Minister for Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports, Seychelles
Vincent Meriton, Minister for Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports, Seychell. Mr. Meriton holds the portfolio for Family and Children and leads the Social Renaissance project initiative launched by the President of the Republic of Seychelles, with the objective of strengthening the family as the basic unit of society and of reinforcing discipline, hard work and responsibility of the citizen in addressing the socio-economic challenges of the country.

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Mohammed, Amina J.
Special Adviser of the Secretary-General’s on Post-2015 Development Planning
Mrs. Amina J. Mohammed was appointed as the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning to coordinate the design of the next development agenda. With over 30 years experience as a development practitioner, she managed over $1 billion annually towards accelerating progress on the MDGs in Nigeria.

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Mohd Dun, Datuk Azizah
Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia
YB DATUK HJH AZIZAH DATUK SERI PANGLIMA HJ MOHD DUN, DEPUTY MINISTER OF WOMEN, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. She holds a B.A. in LAW from MANCHESTER POLYTECHNIC (MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY and received her BARRISSTER-AT-LAW from LINCON’S INNS in LONDON in 1981. Ms. Dun is a MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT P.177 BEAUFORT.

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Mokomane, Zitha
Senior Research Specialist, Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation (PHHSI), Human Sciences Research Council
Dr. Zitha Mokomane is a Chief Research Specialist in the Human and Social Development research program at the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa. She has extensive research, policy and programmatic expertise in the fields of family studies, specific interest in work-family interface; social policy analysis; as well as poverty reduction and social protection.

Maya Morsy
Morsy, Maya
Gender Practice Team Leader for the Arab Region, UNDP Regional Center
Dr. Maya Morsy joined the UNDP Arab Regional Center as the Gender Practice Team Leader for the Arab Region. As a Gender and Public Policy Expert, she had worked for the past 20 years, in women human rights, public policies, gender budgeting and performance based budget, gender planning, gender mainstreaming, monitoring and evaluation, and human security with specialization on Women Human Security.
 
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Mortelmans, Dimitri
Head, Centre for Longitudinal and Life course Studies (CLLS)
 Dimitri Mortelmans is full professor in Sociology at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and also serves as vice-dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. His research concentrates on family sociology and sociology of labor. He has published on causes and consequences of divorce, new constituted families, gendered labor careers and the work-life balance.
 
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Mutura, Raymond
President, Voice of the Family in Africa
Raymond Mutura is the President of the Voice of the Family in Africa International (VOFA) and of the Programme for Family Development (PFD), and Vice President of the English-speaking area of Africa in IFFD. He also sits in the board of the IFFD. He is one of the founders of the Center for Research Organization Work and Family, a research and think-tank on Work-Family Research at Strathmore Business School in 2006.
 
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Nayyar, Deepak
Emeritus Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Deepak Nayyar is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and was, until recently, Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research, New York. His research interests are primarily in the areas of international economics, macroeconomics and development economics. Professor Nayyar has published more than 75 papers in academic journals and 14 books.
 
Julie Newton
Newton, Julie
Manager Research Policy and Practice: Food Security & Livelihoods, Save the Children in Bangladesh
 Dr. Julie Newton is a Manager of Research Policy and Practice in the Food Security and Livelihoods Sector at Save the Children in Bangladesh focusing on capturing the learning and best practices from the food security and livelihoods portfolio. Her interests include sustainable communities, children’s participation, wellbeing, green spaces, gender responsive natural resource management, poverty and the environment, agricultural extension, social integration and inclusion, and participatory research methods.
 
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Nimwegen, Nico van
Honorary Fellow, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and Executive Director, European Association for Population Studies
Nico van Nimwegen is a social demographer who was trained as a sociologist at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He has been associated with the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) for most of his career, as a researcher and Deputy Director. Working on the interface of science and policy, his research focuses on the social impacts of demographic change.

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Nnaedozie, Ike
National President, Nigerian Association for Family Development (NAFAD)
Ike Nnaedozie has been involved with the Nigerian Association for Family Development (NAFAD) since 1995. He was Course Coordinator, Lagos zone, Secretary General and from 2010 the National President. NAFAD, is a not-for-profit NGO made up parents interested in the development of quality family life for themselves and the society through various Family Enrichment Programs and other educational initiatives.

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O’Brien, Margaret
Director, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London
Professor Margaret O’Brien, PhD Social Psychology 1984 (LSE) is Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit at London University’s Institute of Education. Her main research areas are: fatherhood and work-family policy; fathers, parenting and family support; children, families and communities; children’s services and child wellbeing.

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Richardson, Dominic
Policy Analyst, OECD Social Policy Division
Dominic Richardson has been working at the OECD Social Policy Division since May 2007. Dominic’s work focuses on issues of family and child well being, in particular analyzing social welfare policies and public expenditure across the child’s lifecycle and their effects on family poverty outcomes and broader well-being measures in the UK.

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Robila, Mihaela
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Queens College, City University of New York
Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., CFLE, is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Queens College, City University of New York. Dr. Robila’s scholarship is on family functioning, family policies, international migration, and cultural diversity. She has published extensively including editing the “Handbook on Family Policies across the Globe” (Springer, 2014).

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Roylance, Susan
Founder, United Families International
Susan Roylance, is a founder of United Families International (1978), and has been actively involved in many pro-family organizations, in addition to serving as a political consultant and the CEO/Manager of Roylance Publishing. She is currently the International Policy and Social Development Coordinator for the Howard Center for Families, Religion and Society (U.S.A.).

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Salah, Rima
Former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Assistant Clinical Professor Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center

Dr. Rima Salah, former Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad. She has had a distinguished career with UNICEF, and is currently a member of the Faculty of The Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine. Considered a great and effective advocate for the rights of children and women in armed conflict and post-conflict situations.


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Sherif Trask, Bahira
Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and a Policy Scientist at the University of Delaware
Bahira Sherif Trask, PhD., is a Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and a Policy Scientist in the Center for Community Research and Service, at the University of Delaware. Dr. Trask’s research focuses on the intersection of globalization, gender, work and family in Western and non-Western contexts, with an emphasis on economic changes, work and gender roles, and policies that can assist and strengthen families.


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Skånberg, Tuve
Swedish Parliamentarian
Dr. Tuve Skånberg, PhD. Member of the Swedish Parliament, Christian Democrats, since 1991. Member of the standing Committee on Constitution. Member of the Board of the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) since 2006. Director of a think tank, the Clapham Institute, since 2006.

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Socías, Ignacio
Director, Communication and International Relations, International Federation for Family Development (IFFD)
Ignacio Socías is Director General of The International Institute for Family Research – The Family Watch, a think tank committed to researching the family and finding solutions to the problems it faces. The Institute uses inter-disciplinary research to analyse the social context families find themselves in today.

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Sonbol, Amira
Professor of History, Georgetown University
 
 
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Troensegaard, David Mikkelsen
Co-Founder of Refugees United
David Mikkelsen is the co-founder of Refugees United based on a personal experience trying to reconnect a young Afghan refugee with his family, he realized the lack of any global, IT-based infrastructure to help refugees locate missing families. He co - built Refugees United, the first global mobile search tool for refugees and named one of the “New World Heroes” by Monocle Magazine, in 2011.

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Tzannatos, Zafiris
Senior Consultant for Policy and Research, SILATECH
Professor Zafiris Tzannatos is currently a Senior Consultant for Policy and Research at SILATECH. He has previously worked as Senior Advisor for various organizations and governments, including among others the International Labor Organization, the World Bank, the European Union, ESCWA, UNDP, EUROSTAT and the Governments of Lebanon and Abu Dhabi. He has also held various senior academic and research appointments in Europe and, more recently, as Chair of the Economics Department at the AUB. His publications include 14 books and 200 reports and papers in the areas of labor economics, poverty, inequality, discrimination, education and training, gender, social policy and development strategy.

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Van der Hoeven, Rolph
Human Resources and Local Development, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam
 Rolph van der Hoeven, Ph. D Free University Amsterdam. Professor of Employment and Development Economics at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University (EUR), The Hague and member of the Committee on Development Cooperation of the Dutch Government. He also serves on the board of several of international institutions and journals.
 
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Walsh, Froma
Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita, University of Chicago
Froma Walsh, PhD is the Mose & Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and Department of Psychiatry, and Co-Founder & Co-Director of the university-affiliated Chicago Center for Family Health. Dr. Walsh is a leading international expert on family resilience theory, research, and practice.

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Wilcox , W. Bradford
Senior Fellow, Institute for Family Studies and Co-Director, World Family Map Project
W. Bradford Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. Dr. Wilcox is also exploring the contribution that families make to the economic welfare of individuals and societies. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and many other media outlets around the globe.

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Wiman, Ronald
Development Manager, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

Ronald Wiman, Finland. Development Manager in charge of Global Social Policy at the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL, since 1986) and External Senior Advisor on Social Development to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (since 2001). Editor-In-Chief of the Global Social Policy web portal.


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Zelenev, Sergei
Executive Director of the International Council on Social Welfare
Sergei Zelenev is Executive Director of the International Council on Social Welfare, a non-governmental organization devoted to promoting social welfare, social development and social justice worldwide.

Mr. Zelenev is a Visiting Professor at the MGIMO University in Moscow teaching courses on Global Governance and Social Policy. He also serves as an advisor to the Club de Madrid on Shared Societies Project: Democratic Leadership for Dialogue, Diversity and Social Cohesion.

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