Dr. Caleb Kwong, University of Essex
Specializes in entrepreneurship, with a focus on the organization of businesses within IDP and refugee scenarios
Dr. Natalie Ralph, Associate Research Fellow, Deakin University
Engages in research exploring renewable energy interlinkages with conflict, peace, geopolitics, ethics, new technology exports, public policy and international governance.
Dani Ibrahim, Development Manager MENA, Positive Planet
Responsible for project identification and support in line with Positive Planets strategic interests.
Prof. Elliot Maltz, Willamette University
A global pioneer of transformative subsistence entrepreneurship, examining business growth within subsistence environments
Dr. Nellie El Enany, American University of Cairo
Nellie is an interdisciplinary, qualitative researcher with a central focus on identity, in particular identity transitions and identity development.
John Katsos, Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah
John is a business and peace researcher and examines how businesses can mitigate political risk and enhance peace in conflict and post-conflict zones. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Negotiations, and Business Law.
John Grova, Consultant, OHCHR / Secretariat of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
Adviser to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and the annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights.
Julia Smith-Omomo, Development Finance Expert, International Organization for Migration
Responsible for the technical aspects of implementing a matching grant fund for conflict affected businesses in Iraq, advisor on other quality and research issues related to livelihoods.
Dr. Yanto Chandra, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Is a pioneer in social research in conflict zones, with a focus on entrepreneurship.
Mariwan Baker, Founder, Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation
Is the founder of BringHope Humanitarian Foundation, focusing on livelihood development among refugees and IDPs.
Prof Adam Lindgreen, Copenhagen Business School
Adam is a world leading expert in corporate social responsibility and sustainability, with recent applications to business in torn societies.
Razhan Omar, University of Kurdistan Hewler
Is an Iraqi researcher with experience in entrepreneurship, and social roles for female entrepreneurship.
Prof. Marc Orlitzky, University of South Australia
Marc is a thought-leader in corporate responsibility, with current working papers on cross-cultural entrepreneurship.
Zainab Ali, University of Kurdistan Hewler
Is an EMBA student currently working on female entrepreneurship in post-conflict zones.
Sally Shamieh, Swiss Business School
Sally is completing her DBA at the Swiss Business School on Critical Entrepreneurship Studies.
Dr. Helen Borland, Aston University
Holds a focus on ecological sustainability, with current projects on business for peace.
Yasmeen Hidmi, American University of Beirut
Is an OSB graduate, currently working on research on business for peace.
Safeen Raouf, University of Kurdistan Hewler
Is a project coordinator working in Iraq, with research experience in transformative entrepreneurship in conflict zones.
Fayeq Ali, Ishik University
Is a Research Assistant at Ishik University, Erbil, with a keen interest in entrepreneurship and business development.
Dalia Bedawed, University of Kurdistan Hewler
Has worked extensively with INGOs such as UNIDO on livelihood development research.
Doaa Althalathini, Plymouth University
Doctoral researcher examining entrepreneurial resilience in conflict-affected countries.
Dr. Fahrettin Sumer, Associate Professor and Chair, American University of Iraq
Expert in various international relations classes at AUIS since 2012. Has has also been serving as the Chair of the Business Department since 2014.
Hal Miran, CEO, MSelect
CEO of MSELECT, a staffing and training agency established in Iraq and operating throughout the Middle East. Host of BiteTech, a technology based start up in Erbil, Iraq.
Chloe Jacquin, Financial Education Coordinator, Positive Planet
Expert in implementing financial capability, entrepreneurship and micro-savings programs as well as monitoring and evaluation.
Karwan H. Sherwani, Head of Business Management Department, Ishik University
Karwan's role at the university is managing the Business and Management Department, and also teaching Business Management, Performance Management, and Entrepreneurship.