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James Stockmal, Director, Deloitte
Dimitri Neos, Executive Director, Center for International Relations

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David Phillips, GBRW
Dr. Christos Kyrou, Adjunct Professor, American University

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Dr. Terrence R. Guay, Professor of International Business, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Muhiuddin Haider, Associate Professor , Department of Global Health & International Affairs, George Washington University
Dr. Sahar Khamis, Assistant Professor of Communication, Affiliate Faculty of Women's Studies, and Affiliate Faculty in the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity, University of Maryland
Ghada Gomaa A. Mohamed, Lecturer in Economics, Carleton University (Canada)
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Dr.Siddhartha Sarkar, A.C.College of Commerce, India

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Leo Halepli
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C. Sadkam
Dr. Syuzanna Vasilyan
Anthony Welch

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James Breffit(United Kingdom)
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Giulia Frontini (United Kingdom)
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Vikas Mehta (India)
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Rafael Panlilio
Pratik Patil (India)
David Max Rosenthal
Mohammed Salama(Egypt)
Adriana Stephan
Ren Xiang Tan (Canada)
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