Prof. G. Mohan Gopal

Former Director,National Judicial Academy, Bhopal

Former Director (Vice-Chancellor), National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

Former Chief Counsel, Legal Department, The World Bank, Washington, D.C


Doctorate in Law (S.J.D.) and Masters In Law (LL.M.) from Harvard University and a
Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Delhi University.

Prior Experience & Achievements:
He is the former Vice Chancellor of the National Law School of India, Bangalore, Prof. Gopal is alsoa former member of various national regulatory bodies including the Law Commission of India; the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI); the University Grants Commission (UGC); the  Copyright Law Board of India; and the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (self-regulating body for Indian electronic news media). Dr. Gopal also currently serves as Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS), India’s leading liberal, social democratic think tank. Dr. Gopal worked at the World Bank in Washington, DC for over two decades, where he became Chief Counsel in the Legal Department. He taught law at Georgetown University Law School, Washington, DC as an adjunct professor for nine years (1991-2000); and at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, as a lecturer in law for three years (1980-83). Dr. Gopal has also worked as legal counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the Asian Development Bank, Manila (1983-


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Prof. Bertrand Badie

Professor of political science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris 

Researcher associated with the Centre d’études et de Recherches Internationales (CERI).


Graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP, political science), M. Phill. From the Institut des Langues Orientales and the University of Paris I (history of the 20th century), and a Ph.D. in political science from the IEP, Earned the State “Agrégation” in Political Science.

Areas of Interest

International Relations, Migration and Integration, Religion, Terrorism, War & Conflict

Experiences & Achievement

Served as Director of the Presses de Sciences Po from 1994 to 2003, and director of the Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution at Sciences Po between 2001 and 2005.

Written extensively about international relations theory, focusing on globalization and the structural effects it exerts on the international system, states and societies. He is the author of The End of Territories (1995), which explores the weakening of traditional concepts of statehood caused by the end of the Cold War, and the proliferation of new non-state actors including multilateral corporations and global NGOs in international affairs. Professor Badie has authored eleven other texts, including most recently The Watershed: the State of the World 2010.

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Lubin Asaf

Lecturer at Yale University, U.S.A 

Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University


Dual Degree in Law and International Relations (LL.B./B.A, magna cum laude) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Master of Laws (LL.M,) and Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) Degrees from Yale Law School.

Attended The Hague Academy of International Law, and interned for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Areas of Interest

Public and Private International Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Torts, Privacy and Data Protection Regulation

Past Experience & Achievements

Former Israeli intelligence analyst, Sergeant Major (Res.) and a Robert L. Bernstein Human Rights Fellow with Privacy International, as well as on his previous work with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the Turkel Public Commission of Inquiry, and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Office of the Legal Advisor. His current research is funded by Google and the Hewlett Foundation and supervised by Professor of Computer Science and International Relations, Susan Landau, examining the different categorization of metadata and their regulation under both U.S. and comparative domestic surveillance legislation.

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K P Fabian

Retired Indian Foreign Service Diplomat, (1964-2000) & Professor, Indian Society of International Law

Areas of Interest

International Law, International Diplomacy, International Relations

Past Experience & Achievements

Served in the Indian Foreign Service between 1964 and 2000, during which time he was posted to Madagascar, Austria, Iran, Sri Lanka, Canada, Finland, Qatar, and Italy.

During his time in the diplomatic service, he spent three years in Iran (from 1976 to 1979), witnessing the Iranian Revolution first hand. As Joint Secretary (Gulf) in the Ministry of Affairs, K.P Fabian coordinated and played a pivotal role in the evacuation of over 176,000 Indian nationals from Iraq and Kuwait in 1990-91. K.P Fabian is an authoritative academician in the subject of international diplomacy and international relations. His book ‘ The Commonsense on War of Iraq’ was published in 2003.

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Dr. Parivelan K.M

Associate Professor, School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance at Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai

Chairperson of Centre for Statelessness and Refugee Studies, School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, Tata Institute of social Sciences

 Past Education International Studies (JNU, New Delhi), M.Phil(JNU, New Delhi), Ph.D. (JNU, New Delhi)

Areas of Interest

Refugees Protectio, Policy Advocacy, Statelessness Issues, International Humanitarian Law, Human rights education in India,  Environmental Governance in India, Access to Justice, Forced Migration, Displacement, Ethnicity and Conflict Resolution,

Previous Experience & Achievements

Previously, Dr. Parivelan K.M had served at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for facilitating the post-Tsunami recovery and at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and facilitated the voluntary repatration of Sri Lankan refugees as part of peace process. He also briefly served at Pondicherry (Central) University, Puducherry and Jamia Millia Central University, New Delhi, respectively.

Furthermore, Dr. Parivelan K.M had extensively working and undertook projects in regards to mapping the Statelessness among Sri Lankan Refugees in India in  collaboration  with UNHCR. Dr. Parivelan K.M had already worked on exploring the durable solutions for the Sri Lankan refugees in collaboration between TISS, ADRA India and Danish Refugee Council.

Dr. Parivelan had also undertaken projects to ensure in addressing the established structural problems related access to criminal justice system in India

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Prof. Goran simic

Assistant Professor at Faculty of Law, International University of Sarajevo,

Guest Professor at University of Cambridge (UK) & Member of the Senate at International University of Sarajevo

Past Education

B.A. from Faculty of Law, University of Split, M.Sc. from Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Ph.D. from Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo

Areas of Interest

International Law,  Criminal law, International Criminal law, and Transitional Justice

Past Experience & Achievements

Goran Simic has published multiple books and articles specifically on international criminal law and transitional justice. The publication includes “The Influence of the Hague Tribunal on the Criminal Legislation” (2016), he is Contributing Expert of International Nuremberg Principles Academy. Previously, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy awarded him for his contribution in Assessing the Acceptance of International Criminal Justice in Situation Countries-Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Dr. Waiel Awwad

Syrian Writer, political analyst and South-Asian journalist, President of The Foreign Correspondents` Club Of South Asia (FCC) ,  Member of International Association Pres Clubs (IAPC)

Areas of Interest

International Journalism, international relations, international politics

Past Experience & Achievements

Worked for Bureau Chief of MBC (Middle East B`casting Centre)-London,MBC-FM Radio,Kuwait, Oman and Damascus Radio. Ran a special program ‘Dateline South Asia’ in Arabic, which was first of its kind, with Asian News International(ANI). Served as South Asia Bureau Chief of Alarabiya TV Channel(Dubai Media City) in 2002-2012.Many of his writing published in English and Arabic in major newspapers and magazines. Covered wars in South Asia and was detained in Afghanistan before the fall of Taliban government and also was captured in an ambush during the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 while he was embedded with American Troops.Served as president of the Foreign Correspondents` Club of South Asia (FCC) for two terms 2003-2205 and 2013-2015 and as a president Emeritus for FCC South Asia.Recipient of the 5th Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award 2014 for the Best Journalist from overseas as well as Freedom of Speech Award

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