Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, Ph.D (Doctorat d’État) in philosophy at the Sorbonne (1988) where he also took his BA (1977). His field of research includes Boolean algebra of logic, history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy and literature.

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Sandra Goulart Almeida

Sandra Regina Goulart Almeida is currently rector of UFMG. Placed in the southeast of Brazil, the most industrialized region of the country, UFMG, a free-of-charge public educational institution, is the oldest university in the state of Minas Gerais. Sandra Regina Goulart Almeida is a professor of Literary Studies and she coordinates research groups The discourse of female authorship in English-language literature and Contemporary Literature Spaces, both from UFMG;

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Michel DeGraff

Professor of Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the MIT-Haiti Initiative. He is a founding member of the Haitian Creole Academy. His fields of scholarship are linguistic theory, Creole studies and the relationship among linguistics, ideology, education, human rights and development.

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Simone Beta

Professor of Classical Philology, Università degli studi di Siena, Italy

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Anne Murray

She has shown her work in exhibits in Turkey, France, Italy, Hungary, Spain, China, Belgium and many other places around the world. Her art can be found in the White House Permanent Collection and the Collection of Prints and Photographs at the New York Public Library Main Branch on 42nd Street. She has been an artist-in-residence in many countries and is currently working on projects related to identity and borders.

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Thomas Arnold

Research Associate, Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory Tufts University, USA

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Pavel Himl

Associate Professor of History, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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