David G. Addiss is studied public health at The Johns Hopkins University. He co-founded and co-directed the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Control and Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in the Americas. In 2006, David joined the Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he directed a research program in science and spirituality. He taught global health and epidemiology at Kalamazoo College, where he was a Fellow at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. David is currently Director of Children Without Worms (CWW), based at the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, Georgia, USA. In 2014, David completed a Buddhist chaplaincy training program at Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, and was ordained a lay minister. He co-founded the Center for Compassion and Global Health.
Fatima Al-Bishri is an interpreter and Programme Supervisor at King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND). She is interested in women empowerment and cultural dialogue. In 2008, Fatima was co-founder of the Ambassador Program for Cross Cultural Dialogue. Since then (7 years) she has been responsible for organizing and running cross-cultural workshops in an aim to open up channels of communication between Saudis and non-Saudis; among women in particular. In 2011, she was nominated among the top twenty youth leaderships in the Kingdom. In 2013, Fatima worked with the UNESCO in organizing the Youth Conference for Volunteering and Dialogue. She has also participated lately in organizing national meetings for women held by KACND in many regions around Saudi...
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