Robert Muggah is the co-founder of and research director for the Igarape Institute in Brazil, which is focused on security issues in South America. He specializes in safety and migration and serves as an associate faculty member at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
Chris Seiple is president emeritus of the Institute for Global Engagement. He previously worked as a religion and foreign policy adviser for the secretary of state. Seiple is the co-founder of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable, an informal gathering of human rights activists that meets in Washington, D.C.
Sahar Aziz is a law professor at Rutgers University. She is also founding director of the Rutgers Center for Security, Race and Rights.
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David Halperin is the executive director of the Israel Policy Forum, which advocates for a peaceful two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Gary Bouma is an emeritus professor of sociology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where he studies religious diversity, pluralism, terror and the relationship between religion and public policy. He is the author or co-author of more than two dozen books, including Australian Soul: Religion and Spirituality in the Twenty-First Century, and an Anglican priest.
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Erol Kekic is the senior vice president in charge of the immigration and refugee program for Church World Service, a faith-based organization focused on issues like poverty, displacement and disaster relief.
Ashley Feasley is director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs.