Adnan A. Musallam: Earned his PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. His interest is Contemporary Arabic/Islamic Thought; Contemporary History of the Arab World and the Middle East; and Contemporary Arabic Literature. He is an associate professor of history at Bethlehem University, Palestine and he is an active member of Al-Liqa’s Board of Trustees.
Sayed Hassan Akhlaq: obtained his Master of Art degree in the field of western Philosophy from the Imam Khomeini International University and a doctorate in western philosophy from Allameh Tabatabai University. Akhlaq has published four books, numerous chapters, editorials, encyclopedia and dictionary entries. He has been involved in comparative study and inter and intra-faith dialogue. He is also a member of the American Academy of Religion and an adviser for the Center for the Study of Islam and the Middle East in Washington DC.
Moonis Ahmar is a former Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and currently Meritorious Professor at the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi. He is also Director, Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, at the same university. His field of specialization is conflict and security studies focussing on the South and the Central Asian regions. He is the author of three books, four monographs and has edited 15 books on different themes of International Relations. Ahmar has worked on several research projects related to terrorism, conflict and security studies and has received research grants from the Ford Foundation. He held post-doctoral positions at several institutions. His book, Conflict Management and Vision for a Secular Pakistan: A Comparative Study is recently published by the Oxford University Press.
Rizwan Zeb earned his Ph.D. from UWA in 2016. He is director, Pathfinder Associates, a political and risk security consultancy and associate editor, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs (Sage). He is also a Research Fellow, Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan and an Associate Professor at the department of International Relations and Development Studies at the Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan and adjunct faculty at the department of Defense and Strategic studies at the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He was a Benjamin Meaker visiting Professor in Politics at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol, United Kingdom 2006- 2007.