Initiative Group

Initiative Group

Margarita Kozhevnikova, (DPhil, St. Petersburg State University) The coordinator of the Initiative group of the project “Human education in the 3rd millennium”. Head, Research Laboratory for social support of the personality. Institute of Pedagogy, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. St. Petersburg, Russia


Walter Kohan (PhD, Ibero-Americana University, Mexico City) Professor of Philosophy of Education at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Was previously President of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Renato Huarte-Cuéllar (PhD, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Professor of Philosophy of Education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. President of the Latin American Society of Philosophy of Education. Member of Advisory Board of the International Network of Philosophers of Education. Mexico City, Mexico


Johan Öhman (PhD, Uppsala University) Professor of Education at Örebro University’s School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. One of the founders of the research group SMED (Studies of Meaning-making in Educational Discourses) and the research school GRESD (Graduate School for Education and Sustainable Development), head of the research school UVD (Educational Sciences with Emphasis on Didactics) Örebro, Sweden


Timo Airaksinen (PhD, Turku University) Emeritus Professor (Ethics and Social Philosophy), University of Helsinki, Finland. Life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and Vice-President of the Philosophical Society of Finland. Life Honorary Member of the Learned Society of Praxiology. Helsinki, Finland


Heta Aleksandra Gylling (PhD, Helsinki) has been a full professor and a docent of ethics and philosophy at the University of Helsinki and a docent at the University of Lapland (Rovaniemi). Helsinki, Finland


Pradeep Nair (PhD, University of Lucknow) Professor and Dean of School of Journalism, Mass Communication and New Media, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India. Member, Editorial Board Pedagogy in Health, Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Dharamsala, India.


Meenakshi Gopinath (PhD, University of Delhi) Educationist, political scientist, former principal of Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. The founder and director of the Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP). The 4th highest civilian award Padma Shri - for contributions to Indian educational sector (2007), Qimpro Platinum Standard Award for excellence in education (2007); Celebrating Womanhood South Asian Region Recognition for social harmony (2008); Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Education. Delhi, India.


Meenakshi Thapan (PhD, University of Delhi) Professor of Sociology and Director, Delhi School of Economics, and Co-ordinator of the D.S. Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics and Education, University of Delhi; Trustee of the Krishnamurti Foundation (India). Delhi, India


Poonam Batra (PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Professor, Department of Education, University of Delhi Delhi, India


Navneet Sharma (PhD, University of Delhi) Assistant Professor, Department of Teachers Education, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India. Dharamsala, India.


Nirmala Rao (PhD, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London), Vice chancellor Asian University for women in Chittagony, Former Pro-Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences, UK. Chittagony, Bangladesh


Scott Webster (PhD, Griffith University), Associate Professor of Education at Deakin University’s School of Education, the coordinator for the 'Curriculum, Pedagogy and Professional Learning' teaching and research group in the school of education. Melbourne, Australia.


Bob Lingard (University of Queensland, Australia) Emeritus Professor at The University of Queensland and Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University. Honorary Life Membership, Australian Association for Research in Education. Queensland, Australia


Andrew Wilkins, (PhD, University of Leeds), Reader in Education in the Cass School of Education and Communities at the University of East London. London, UK David Lewin (DPhil, University of Kent) Lecturer in Education Studies, School of Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK


Christoph Wulf (PhD, the Philipp University of Marburg) Professor of Anthropology and philosophy of education at the Freie Universität Berlin. The founder of the Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association and the commissions Education Research with the Third World and Pedagogical Anthropology (German Society of Educational Research). The founder and vice-chairman of the Society for Historical anthropology. Vice President of the German UNESCO Commission. Berlin, Germany


Krassimir Stojanov, (PhD, University of Hannover) Professor and Chair of Philosophy of Education and Educational Theory at the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt. Eichstatt, Germany.


Sebastian Guenther (PhD, Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg), Professor and Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Goettingen; a specialist in Islamic education and ethics. Former President of the European Association of Arabic and Islamic studies (UEAI). Founding member of the Goettingen Research Center “Education and Religion”. Goettingen, Germany.


Andrei Makarov - (PhD, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia) Professor of Philosophy, Volgograd State University. Chairman of the Volgograd Branch of the Russian Society of Intellectual History, Organizer of the "Intellectual Wednesdays" Society. Coordinator of the Russian-French educational program "Practical Philosophy: Socratic Dialogue" Volgograd, Russia


Josef Šmajs, (PhD, Masaryk university) Professor of philosophy at Masarykova Univerzita, Brno, Czeck Republic.


Zdenko Kodelja, (PhD, Ljubljana university) Senior researcher and Head of the Centre for Philosophy of Education at the Educational Research Institute in Ljubljana. Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Vasiliki Karavakou (PhD, University of London) Associate Professor, University of Macedonia, Department of educational & social policy. Thessaloniki, Greece.


Emiliano Grimaldi (PhD, University Federico II Naples), Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, UnRahyab, Chairman of Afghanistan Youth Government, Youth Expert at Administrative Office of the Afghanistan President, Senior researcher of youth fields and Executive director of New Thinking Youth Civil Organization, “World Youth Best Leader” award 2017 (New Delhi, India). Kabul, Afghanistan


Mika Okabe (PhD, Osaka University), Associate Professor of Human Sciences at Osaka University’s Graduate School of Human Sciences. Osaka, Japan.iversity Federico II Naples. Naples, Italy.


Giovanni Pampanini, Studio Interdisciplinare Scienze Sociali e Umane; the founder of the Mediterranean Society of Comparative Education; the pioneer president of the Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society (IOCES), World Council of Comparative Education Societies Vice President (2005-2007), Asolapo/Unesco Prize for educational merits, 2014-2015. Catania, Italy.


Valentine Banfegha Ngalim (Ph.D.) The chair of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Higher Teacher Training College, Bambili, University of Bamenda; the Chair of Educational Foundations in the Faculty of Education, University of Bamenda. the founder of a research group Philosophy of Education Society of Cameroon. Bamenda, Cameroon.


Michael Heyns (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Professor of philosophy, Director of the School of Philosophy. Head of the Institute for Foundational studies. NWU Potchefstroom Campus. Johannesburg Area, South Africa.


Randall Curren (PhD, University of Pittsburgh), Professor of Philosophy; Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rochester. Rochester, USA


John A. Weaver (Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh) Professor at Georgia Southern University’s College of Education, Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading. Statesboro, USA



Peter Nelsen (PhD, University of New Hampshire ) Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at Appalachian State University, Department of Leadership and Educational Studies. Boone, North Carolina, USA


Eduardo M. Duarte (PhD, New School for Social Research, New York), Professor of Philosophy at School of Education, Hofstra University. New York, USA


Ahmad Hewad Rahyab, Chairman of Afghanistan Youth Government, Youth Expert at Administrative Office of the Afghanistan President, Senior researcher of youth fields and Executive director of New Thinking Youth Civil Organization, “World Youth Best Leader” award 2017 (New Delhi, India). Kabul, Afghanistan


Mika Okabe (PhD, Osaka University), Associate Professor of Human Sciences at Osaka University’s Graduate School of Human Sciences. Osaka, Japan.hil, St. Petersburg State University) The coordinator of the Initiative group of the project “Human education in the 3rd millennium”. Head, Research Laboratory for social support of the personality. Institute of Pedagogy, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. St. Petersburg, Russia


Walter Kohan (PhD, Ibero-Americana University, Mexico City) Professor of Philosophy of Education at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Was previously President of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Renato Huarte-Cuéllar (PhD, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Professor of Philosophy of Education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. President of the Latin American Society of Philosophy of Education. Member of Advisory Board of the International Network of Philosophers of Education. Mexico City, Mexico


Johan Öhman (PhD, Uppsala University) Professor of Education at Örebro University’s School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. One of the founders of the research group SMED (Studies of Meaning-making in Educational Discourses) and the research school GRESD (Graduate School for Education and Sustainable Development), head of the research school UVD (Educational Sciences with Emphasis on Didactics) Örebro, Sweden


Timo Airaksinen (PhD, Turku University) Emeritus Professor (Ethics and Social Philosophy), University of Helsinki, Finland. Life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and Vice-President of the Philosophical Society of Finland. Life Honorary Member of the Learned Society of Praxiology. Helsinki, Finland


Heta Aleksandra Gylling (PhD, Helsinki) has been a full professor and a docent of ethics and philosophy at the University of Helsinki and a docent at the University of Lapland (Rovaniemi). Helsinki, Finland


Pradeep Nair (PhD, University of Lucknow) Professor and Dean of School of Journalism, Mass Communication and New Media, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India. Member, Editorial Board Pedagogy in Health, Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Dharamsala, India.


Meenakshi Gopinath (PhD, University of Delhi) Educationist, political scientist, former principal of Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. The founder and director of the Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP). The 4th highest civilian award Padma Shri - for contributions to Indian educational sector (2007), Qimpro Platinum Standard Award for excellence in education (2007); Celebrating Womanhood South Asian Region Recognition for social harmony (2008); Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Education. Delhi, India.


Meenakshi Thapan (PhD, University of Delhi) Professor of Sociology and Director, Delhi School of Economics, and Co-ordinator of the D.S. Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics and Education, University of Delhi; Trustee of the Krishnamurti Foundation (India). Delhi, India


Poonam Batra (PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Professor, Department of Education, University of Delhi Delhi, India


Navneet Sharma (PhD, University of Delhi) Assistant Professor, Department of Teachers Education, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India. Dharamsala, India.


Nirmala Rao (PhD, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London), Vice chancellor Asian University for women in Chittagony, Former Pro-Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences, UK. Chittagony, Bangladesh


Scott Webster (PhD, Griffith University), Associate Professor of Education at Deakin University’s School of Education, the coordinator for the 'Curriculum, Pedagogy and Professional Learning' teaching and research group in the school of education. Melbourne, Australia.


Bob Lingard (University of Queensland, Australia) Emeritus Professor at The University of Queensland and Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University. Honorary Life Membership, Australian Association for Research in Education. Queensland, Australia


Andrew Wilkins, (PhD, University of Leeds), Reader in Education in the Cass School of Education and Communities at the University of East London. London, UK David Lewin (DPhil, University of Kent) Lecturer in Education Studies, School of Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK


Christoph Wulf (PhD, the Philipp University of Marburg) Professor of Anthropology and philosophy of education at the Freie Universität Berlin. The founder of the Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association and the commissions Education Research with the Third World and Pedagogical Anthropology (German Society of Educational Research). The founder and vice-chairman of the Society for Historical anthropology. Vice President of the German UNESCO Commission. Berlin, Germany


Krassimir Stojanov, (PhD, University of Hannover) Professor and Chair of Philosophy of Education and Educational Theory at the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt. Eichstatt, Germany.


Sebastian Guenther (PhD, Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg), Professor and Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Goettingen; a specialist in Islamic education and ethics. Former President of the European Association of Arabic and Islamic studies (UEAI). Founding member of the Goettingen Research Center “Education and Religion”. Goettingen, Germany.


Andrei Makarov - (PhD, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia) Professor of Philosophy, Volgograd State University. Chairman of the Volgograd Branch of the Russian Society of Intellectual History, Organizer of the "Intellectual Wednesdays" Society. Coordinator of the Russian-French educational program "Practical Philosophy: Socratic Dialogue" Volgograd, Russia


Josef Šmajs, (PhD, Masaryk university) Professor of philosophy at Masarykova Univerzita, Brno, Czeck Republic.


Zdenko Kodelja, (PhD, Ljubljana university) Senior researcher and Head of the Centre for Philosophy of Education at the Educational Research Institute in Ljubljana. Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Vasiliki Karavakou (PhD, University of London) Associate Professor, University of Macedonia, Department of educational & social policy. Thessaloniki, Greece.


Emiliano Grimaldi (PhD, University Federico II Naples), Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, UnRahyab, Chairman of Afghanistan Youth Government, Youth Expert at Administrative Office of the Afghanistan President, Senior researcher of youth fields and Executive director of New Thinking Youth Civil Organization, “World Youth Best Leader” award 2017 (New Delhi, India). Kabul, Afghanistan


Mika Okabe (PhD, Osaka University), Associate Professor of Human Sciences at Osaka University’s Graduate School of Human Sciences. Osaka, Japan.iversity Federico II Naples. Naples, Italy.


Giovanni Pampanini, Studio Interdisciplinare Scienze Sociali e Umane; the founder of the Mediterranean Society of Comparative Education; the pioneer president of the Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society (IOCES), World Council of Comparative Education Societies Vice President (2005-2007), Asolapo/Unesco Prize for educational merits, 2014-2015. Catania, Italy.


Valentine Banfegha Ngalim (Ph.D.) The chair of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Higher Teacher Training College, Bambili, University of Bamenda; the Chair of Educational Foundations in the Faculty of Education, University of Bamenda. the founder of a research group Philosophy of Education Society of Cameroon. Bamenda, Cameroon.


Michael Heyns (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Professor of philosophy, Director of the School of Philosophy. Head of the Institute for Foundational studies. NWU Potchefstroom Campus. Johannesburg Area, South Africa.


Randall Curren (PhD, University of Pittsburgh), Professor of Philosophy; Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rochester. Rochester, USA


John A. Weaver (Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh) Professor at Georgia Southern University’s College of Education, Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading. Statesboro, USA



Peter Nelsen (PhD, University of New Hampshire ) Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at Appalachian State University, Department of Leadership and Educational Studies. Boone, North Carolina, USA


Eduardo M. Duarte (PhD, New School for Social Research, New York), Professor of Philosophy at School of Education, Hofstra University. New York, USA


Ahmad Hewad Rahyab, Chairman of Afghanistan Youth Government, Youth Expert at Administrative Office of the Afghanistan President, Senior researcher of youth fields and Executive director of New Thinking Youth Civil Organization, “World Youth Best Leader” award 2017 (New Delhi, India). Kabul, Afghanistan


Mika Okabe (PhD, Osaka University), Associate Professor of Human Sciences at Osaka University’s Graduate School of Human Sciences. Osaka, Japan.

Margarita Kozhevnikova

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COORDINATOR of the Initiative Group of the Project, (DPhil, St. Petersburg State University), Head Research Laboratory of social support of the personality, Institute of Pedagogy, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. St. Petersburg, Russia

Walter Kohan

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(PhD, Ibero-Americana University, Mexico City) Professor of Philosophy of Education at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Was previously President of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Renato Huarte-Cuéllar

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(PhD, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Professor of Philosophy of Education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. President of the Latin American Society of Philosophy of Education. Member of Advisory Board of the International Network of Philosophers of Education. Mexico City, Mexico

Timo Airaksinen

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(PhD, Turku University) Emeritus Professor (Ethics and Social Philosophy), University of Helsinki, Finland. Former Vice President of Finnish Philosophical Society. Life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and Vice-President of the Philosophical Society of Finland. Life Honorary Member of the Learned Society of Praxiology. Helsinki, Finland

Heta Aleksandra Gylling

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(PhD, Helsinki) has been a full professor and a docent of ethics and philosophy at the University of Helsinki and a docent at the University of Lapland (Rovaniemi). Helsinki, Finland

Johan Öhman

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(PhD, Uppsala University) Professor of Education at Örebro University’s School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. One of the founders of the research group SMED (Studies of Meaning-making in Educational Discourses) and the research school GRESD (Graduate School for Education and Sustainable Development), head of the research school UVD (Educational Sciences with Emphasis on Didactics). Örebro, Sweden

Pradeep Nair

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(PhD, University of Lucknow) is presently working as Professor of New Media and Dean of School of Journalism, Mass Communication and New Media at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, India. He also holds the post of Director, Computer Centre at the University. Dharamsala, India.

Meenakshi Gopinath

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(PhD, University of Delhi) Educationist, political scientist, writer, former principal of Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. The founder and incumbent director of the Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP). The fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri - for contributions to Indian educational sector (2007), Qimpro Platinum Standard Award for excellence in education (2007); Celebrating Womanhood South Asian Region Recognition for social harmony (2008); Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Education; the Mahila Shiromani Award and the Delhi Citizen Forum Award. Delhi, India.

Meenakshi Thapan

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(PhD, Dept. of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics; Commonwealth Postdoctoral scholar, University of London Institute of Education (affiliated with Basil Bernstein, Karl Mannheim Professor in the Sociology of Education)).Professor of Sociology and Director, Delhi School of Economics, and Co-ordinator of the D.S. Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics and Education, University of Delhi; Trustee of the Krishnamurti Foundation (India) since 2012.

Andrew Wilkins

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(PhD, The Open University), Reader in Education in the Cass School of Education and Communities at the University of East London. His recent books include Modernising School Governance (Routledge 2016) and Education Governance and Social Theory (Bloomsbury 2018). London, UK

David Lewin

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(DPhil, University of Kent) Lecturer in Education Studies, School of Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Vasiliki Karavakou

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(PhD, University of London) Associate Professor, University of Macedonia, Department of educational & social policy. Thessaloniki, Greece

Emiliano Grimaldi

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(PhD, University Federico II Naples), Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, University Federico II Naples. Naples, Italy

Giovanni Pampanini

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Studio Interdisciplinare Scienze Sociali e Umane; the founder of the Mediterranean Society of Comparative Education; the pioneer president of the Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society (IOCES), World Council of Comparative Education Societies Vice President (2005-2007), Asolapo/Unesco Prize for educational merits,2014-2015. Catania, Italy.

Eduardo M. Duarte

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(PhD, New School for Social Research, New York), Professor of Philosophy at School of Education, Hofstra University. New York, United States

Peter Nelsen

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(PhD, University of New Hampshire ) Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at Appalachian State University, Department of Leadership and Educational Studies. Boone, North Carolina, United States

Valentine Banfegha Ngalim

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(Ph.D.) The chair of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Higher Teacher Training College, Bambili, University of Bamenda; the Chair of Educational Foundations in the Faculty of Education, University of Bamenda. the founder of a research group Philosophy of Education Society of Cameroon. Bamenda, Cameroon.

Michael Heyns

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(PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Professor of philosophy, Director of the School of Philosophy. Head of the Institute for Foundational studies. NWU Potchefstroom Campus. Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Sebastian Guenther

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(PhD, Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg), Professor and Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies University at the University of Goettingen; a specialist in Islamic education and ethics. Former President of the European Association of Arabic and Islamic studies (UEAI). Founding member of the Goettingen Research Center “Education and Religion”. Goettingen, Germany

Krassimir Stojanov

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(PhD, University of Hannover) Professor and Chair of Philosophy of Education and Educational Theory at the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt. Eichstatt, Germany.

Zdenko Kodelja

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(PhD, Ljubljana university) Senior researcher and Head of the Centre for Philosophy of Education at the Educational Research Institute in Ljubljana. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Josef Šmajs

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(PhD, Masaryk university) Professor of philosophy at Masarykova Univerzita, Brno, Czeck Republic

Scott Webster

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(PhD, Griffith University), Associate Professor of Education at Deakin University’s School of Education, the coordinator for the 'Curriculum, Pedagogy and Professional Learning' teaching and research group in the school of education. Melbourne, Australia

Ahmad Hewad Rahyab

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Youth Expert At Administrative Office Of The Afghanistan President (AOP), Executive Director Of New Thinker Youth Civil Organization (NTYCO), Chairman Of Afghanistan Youth Government, Owner Of The “World Youth Best Leader” Award 2017 In New Delhi – India, Afghanistan Successful Young Figure Of The Year 2019, Writer Of The Book “Angels Guard” (Persian), Country Head Of Afghanistan At Global Youth Clan, Country Coordinator At International Youth Conclave, Member Of Future Team, Civil Activist, Researcher Of Youth Fields, And Owner Of Tens Awards, Certificates And Appreciation Letters From Different Countries. Kabul, Afghanistan

Mika Okabe

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(PhD, Osaka University), Associate Professor of Human Sciences at Osaka University’s Graduate School of Human Sciences. Osaka, Japan.

Andrei Makarov

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(PhD, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia) Professor of Philosophy, Volgograd State University. Chairman of the Volgograd Branch of the Russian Society of Intellectual History, Organizer of the "Intellectual Wednesdays" Society. Coordinator of the Russian-French educational program "Practical Philosophy: Socratic Dialogue" Volgograd, Russia

Navneet Sharma

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(PhD, University of Delhi, Delhi) is Assistant Professor, School of Education, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala. He engages with the discourse and concerns of Philosophy of Education, Social Science Education and Education for Women, Minorities and Marginalized

Muktangan

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Project KHEL

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SUMMERHILL SCHOOL

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