Adviser on Chinese Cultures

Adviser on Chinese Cultures Xueping Luo was born into a Hakka family in a Cantonese village in Guangdong in southern China. She has lived in Shanghai (east central) and Beijing (northern), and travelled extensively in China and overseas, primarily as an interpreter and translator. Xueping has master’s degrees in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development…

Adviser on Jewish Tradition

Adviser on Jewish Tradition Dr. Ruben Sternschein is Rabbi of the Paulista Israelite Congregation and has been a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He founded and directed the Liberal Jewish Community of Barcelona and was selected as a Jewish representative to the interreligious group of UNESCO in the same city. He is currently…

Adviser on the Mapuche People

Adviser on the Mapuche People Educator, researcher, composer, and interpreter of Mapuche and Latin American music, Nancy San Martín spent much of her childhood in the community of Valle de Imperialito, where she learned the first ancestral toquios from the Kultrún from the Machi María and the continuous song of his Uncle Rosendo and his…

Adviser on African Cultures

Adviser on African Cultures Storyteller and media consultant, Maimouna is a co-founder of Positively African, an arts and media company, and is the founder of the Nairobi Storytelling Festival. She is currently compiling and reinterpreting traditional African stories for today’s audience in Re-Imagining Series, as well as giving workshops and traveling the world as a…

Oneida Nation (Iroquois) / Adviser on North American Native Cultures

Oneida Nation (Iroquois) / Adviser on North American Native Cultures Laurie Roberts is a lineal descendant of Tsilikomah, an Oneida (Iroquois) healer in Cascaskia, on the Shenango River, ca. 1800, who took up responsibility for a vast Oral Tradition and Learning Way from an Erie/Oneida Keeper of the Old Things who was her patient. This…

Adviser on New Pedagogies

Adviser on New Pedagogies PhD Director of the University La Salle, in San Jose, Costa Rica, Cruz Prado is a mythic figure in the educational world, for having been the founder, together with Francisco Gutiérrez, of the Ecopedagogy or Pedagogy of the Earth. This is an educational approach emerged from the currents of critical pedagogy…

Adviser on Celtic Cultures

Adviser on Celtic Cultures George is the seanachaidh –keeper of the oral tradition, tribal memory– of the Macpherson and MacLeod clans in the Scottish Highlands, a charge that has been passed down from grandfather to grandson for more than two thousand years. He is one of Scotland’s best known storytellers, and has told his stories…

Adviser in Peace and Conflict issues and Slavic Cultures

Adviser in Peace and Conflict issues and Slavic Cultures Alena has a PhD in Peace, Conflicts and Democracy, and a Master in Peace, Conflicts, Education and Human Rights from the University of Granada, Bachelor of Teaching Spanish Language, Modern Languages from the Minsk State Linguistic University (Belarus), and Bachelor in Slavic Philology and Degree in…

Director of Programmes at Earth Charter International

Director of Programmes at Earth Charter International Alicia Jiménez is a biologist from the University of Costa Rica, with a MSc in Resource Development from Michigan State University in the US. Since 1998 has been working in the field of conservation and sustainable development. She worked in the IUCN Mesoamerica’s Regional Office and the National…

Adviser on African and Caribbean Cultures

Adviser on African and Caribbean Cultures Amina is a political scientist, early childhood educator, with a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, and Director of the Culture in Education Programme in the Ministry of Education, Jamaica. But above all she is an accomplished storyteller, writer, director, performer, and custodian of…