Cui Tiankai is the Chinese ambassador to the United States. He has defended the imprisonment of Muslims in China, arguing that it will help them better contribute to society.
Nury Turkel is the co-founder and chairman of the board for the Uighur Human Rights Project, which works to increase awareness of the plight of Uighur Muslims in China.
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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