Dr. Thomas Clough Daffern, BA (Hons), PhD, D.Sc. (Hon), PGCE, Director, International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy, UK and France (www.educationaid.net), European Regional Director, World Intellectual Forum (Global Co-Chair of the World Intellectual Forum)
Prof. SAR PV Chaturvedi, M.A (Philosophy), M.A (Sanskrit), LLB Founder Managing Trustee, Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust (SRMT), Chennai, India (Honourary Founding President of WIF)
Dr. Abdessattar Benmoussa Ph.D (Law and Political Science), Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President, Tunisian Human Rights League,
Dr. Ian Fry, Honorary Postdoctoral Associate, University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia.
Prof. Rick Clugston, Co-Director of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future and Director the Sustainable, Development Programs of Forum 21
Mr. Robert Kesten, Executive Director, PDHRE, Human Rights Organisation, New York.
Dr.Michal Ben-Eli, President, Sustainability Lab, New York
Sharon Hamilton Getz, Chair Emeritus, Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns—NY
Dr. Eduard Muller, Founder and President, University for International Cooperation, Costa Rica. Chair-holder of the UNESCO Chair for Biosphere Reserves and Natural and Mixed World Heritage Sites.
Dr. C.N.R. Rao, FRS, National Research Professor, Linus Pauling Research Professor & Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India
Dr. Sam Pitroda, Former Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations
Dr. Glen T. Martin, President, World Constitution and Parliament Association, USA
Gila Haron M.A (Hebrew University of Jeruslaem), IIPSGP Coordinator, Israel, Herzliyah, Israel,
Mr. HOMI D. GANDHI, Former President, FEDERATION OF ZOROASTRIAN ASSOCIATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA (FEZANA) and Honorary President, Religions for Peace
Sri Gulab Kothari, Chief Editor, Rajasthan Patrika Newspaper
Judge (ret.) Shlomo Shoham, Former First Commissioner for Future Generations and Legal advisor to the Constitution Law and Justice Committee in the Israeli Parliament.
Shri Birendra Kumar, Country Director, India, The Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVP), New Delhi
Prof. Sari Nusseibeh, Palestinian Professor of Philosophy, Former President of the Al-Quds University in Jerusalem
Prof MS Swaminathan M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)
Dr K.P.Mishra, Ph.D. Currently Emeritus Professor, B.M.International Research Center, Jain Vishwa Bharti Institute (a deemed-to-be University), Rajasthan.
Dr. Alexander Chumakov Ph.D., Professor, First Vice-President of the Russian Philosophical Society, IIPSGP Coordinator for Russian Federation and Russian Committee member of the World Intellectual Forum (Europe)
Dr. Igor Kondrashin, Classical Philosopher, Chair of the World Philosophical Forum (WPF), Moscow and Athens, Greek Committee member of the World Intellectual Forum (Europe)
Mr. Marko Hren, Chair of UPASANA, traditional faith community of Slovenia, and Slovenian Committee member of the World Intellectual Forum (Europe), and coordinator of IIPSGP for Slovenia. He works on digital intelligence projects for the European Union and the Government of Slovenia. Long time peace, ecology and human rights activist in former Yugoslavia and now Slovenia, Government adviser on infrastructure and digital development strategies.
Prof.Nicholas Hagger, British writer, poet, man of letters, philosopher, historian and educator, leading advocate of Universalism in all disciplines including history, philosophy, literature and international politics and statecraft.
Shreya Shankar, Mediator, legal and human rights expert, She has lived both in India and in California. Has spent much time volunteering on conflict prevention and mediation work with indigenous communities in South India, where she lives. In August she is coming to Europe to do an MA in International Law at the University of Leiden. She has been a regular attender and contributor at our monthly WIF zoom meetings. She spoke movingly at the Academic Conference in June 2022, and then attended our business meeting. She was invited to join the Working Group On Global Good Governance due to her expertise in law and is making valuable contributions going forward.
Dr Sean English, Coordinator, The World intellectual Forum, Ireland, an active member and taking part in many on line WIF webinars, speaking on occasion about his intellectual work for peace. He has written many books on the philosophy of peace, and did his PHD on the same topic. Former convenor of the Peace Theories Commission for the International Peace research Association. Helped Thomas set up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Britain and Ireland. Served as head of peace studies at the Free University of Ireland. Spoke at the 2022 June academic meeting and attended the WIF Board meeting. Has been serving on the European Board of WIF and with the merging of the European and international boards, now takes his seat on the international board going forward.
Gevork Manoukian, Armenian Coordinator of WIF, Active member of WIF and has attended many on line zoom meetings and spoken, not least when the recent war broke out when Azerbiajan invaded Artsakh in September 2020. Helped Thomas draft a Declaration for peace and mediation which we circulated. Attended the launch meeting of the European section of WIF in September 2009, flying from Armenia to Paris. Been active as Armenian coordinator ever since. A trained lawyer, human rights educator and specialist in religious and cultural human rights, and also a strong believer in the Christian heritage of Armenian culture. When the European board and international board were merged, has taken his rightful place on the international board. Attended the international academic meeting of WIF June 2022, and then attended the Board meeting on June 23-24 2022.
Morag Fairley, religious studies expert artist, Scottish Independence campaigner, Secretary of Intellectuals for Scottish Freedom, ecology and peace campaigner, Has attended many meetings of our online zoom webinars. A younger intellectual, perpetual student, lover of Gaelic culture and Catholic Christian and druid heritage of Scotland. Active campaigner for Scottish independence and secretary of Intellectuals for Scottish Freedom. Lives near Loch Lomond in Scotland and is a strong campaigner for ecological sanity. Spoke very well at our Academic meeting in June 2022 about the Scottish government’s ecological plans for the future after independence from Westminster.
Dr. George Mutalemwa, Secretary General of the Network of African Catholic Universities and Institutes of Higher Education, A sociologist who is involved at senior level with developing peace studies programmes across Africa, from his base at the St Augustine University of Tanzania. He runs the Catholic network of Higher education centres and universities in Africa and is trying to get them all to adopt peace studies programmes. Runs a series of weekly online webinars. Attended the academic conference in June 2022, and spoke movingly about his work including his social theories of “constructivism”, speaking partly as an academic sociologist. A highly educated intellectual with a deep grasp not only of African life and thought but of the wider world as well. Played an important role in our EB meeting in June 2022, agreed with the decisions we took, and volunteered to serve on the Working group on Global Good Governance and attended our launch meeting on July 4. He is taking forward the work of WIF into new African intellectual spheres with our blessings and active support.
Larysa Karachevtseva – Philosopher at Ukrainian Institute of Philosophy, Kiev, currently in exile in Austria due to Ukraine invasion by Russia, Laryssa was invited to take the role of coordinator of WIF for Ukraine and she attended ur online zooms, especially once the invasion of Ukraine by Russia happened in February 2022. For several weeks she was sheltering in fear like most of the population of Kiev under bombardment. She gave very moving testimony to our zoom webinars about this experiment which was shocking to us and harrowing to her. She is a consummate intellectual, a philosopher, and expert in French existentialist philosophy and phenomenology such as the work of Levinas. She holds a position at the national Institute of Philosophy in Kiev part of the Ukrainian academy of sciences, whose work has been put on hold for the duration of the war. She recently had to flee to Austria where she is now living in temporary exile along with 4 million other UIkrainians.
Bharti jain - Active board member, Coordinator, WIF Youth Wing, Bharti Jain has been active as a Jain peace and health worker for many years, and has met Thomas at several international peace conferences organised by Anuvibha over the years. She attended the 2019 WIF meetings in Delhi and help organised a special Youth Wing for WIF involving local school children and undergraduates from Rajasthan and Delhi. They issued a declaration on peace and Non-Violence. She has developed a powerful series of trainings for young people to raise their health awareness and wants to take this programme into schools, colleagues, universities around the world. She believes that peace and health are deeply connected, and that instead of spending money on weapons and war we should as a planet be working for peace and enlightenment. She has spoken at many of our zoom conferences for WIF and kept us up to date with her work, even during the tragedy of the pandemic in India, where she was motivating people by specific exercises and trainings.