BEYOND EDUCIDE is the result of the International Seminar on the Situation of Iraqi Academics The autors of this booklet are all those who participated in this seminar.
RUDDY DOOM Professor Ghent University, Department of Third World Studies. His main research interest focuses on political problems in the Global South. The tread of his publications, covering diverse continents, is the nature of the relationship between the global system and local conflicts. His latest book is entitled Spiegelpaleizen. (The hall of mirrors. How 'they' look at 'us').
PATRICK DEBOOSEREi s demographer and professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He holds a master degree in political science and a doctoral degree in sociology and teaches demography and statistics. His area of research is population studies with a focus on population health, ageing and socio-economic differentials in mortality and health. He was coauthor of several books and papers on ageing and population health. He also published on households, migration and urban demography. He is co-founding member of the BRussells Tribunal.
SAAD JAWAD Department of International Studies, College of Political Sciences, Baghdad University. Past president of Iraq's professors association. Vice president of the Arab Association for Political Sciences.
SOUAD AL AZZAWI is a former Vice-President of Mamoun University of Scientific Affaires; former professor of environmental engineering at Baghdad Univ., recipient of the 2003 Nuclear-Free Future Award for her work on environmental contamination after the Gulf War in Iraq. She published 50 Papers in hazardous Waste management and Radiological Pollution from the use of Depleted Uranium Weapons in Iraq.
TAREQ ISMAEL professor of political science at Calgary University (Canada), has been author, co-author or editor of over 25 works on the Middle East, Iraq and international studies and is also the editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies. He is the Secretary General of the International Association of Middle Eastern Studies and the past President of the International Centre for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies.
DENIS J. HALLIDAY as appointed to the post of United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq as of 1 September 1997, at the Assistant Secretary-General level, and he served as such until end September 1998. During this period, the Security Council Resolution 986 introduced the "Oil for Food" Program. Mr Halliday resigned from the post in Iraq in October 1998. "I refused to continue to take Security Council orders, the same Security Council that had imposed and sustained genocidal sanctions on the innocent of Iraq. I did not want to be complicit". He is visiting professor of peace studies at Swarthmore College and a lecturer in International relations at Trinity College Dublin. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and is a recipient of the prestigious Gandhi International Peace Award.
ZUHAIR AL SHAROOK, BSc, PGCF, PhD. Born in Mosul - Iraq. BSc in Zoology Mosul University 1969, PhD in Physiology University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1975. Professor of Physiology since 1989, Author of 3 Books. Dean of the Education College, Mosul University from (1989-2000) Dean of the Science College, Mosul University (200-2001) President of Mosul University, 2001- till the occupation. Anatomy and Physiology Tutor Westminster adult Education Service.
IMAD KHADDURI has a MSc in Physics from the University of Michigan (United States) and a PhD in Nuclear Reactor Technology from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom). Khadduri worked with the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission from 1968 until 1998. He was able to leave Iraq in late 1998 with his family. He has been interviewed by the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency in regards to his knowledge of the Iraqi nuclear program. During half a year before the occupation of Iraq, he embarked on a lonely battle to counter the misinformation campaign mounted by the United States and United Kingdom fueled by people with questionable credibility.
OMAR AL KUBAISSI is a renowned Iraqi cardiologist surgeon. Former Head of Cardiac Dept. at Al Rasheed Military Hospital (Baghdad), Head of Cardiac Dept. Saddam Center for Cardiac Surgery from 1999 to 2003. He was also former Head of the postgraduate medical Arab Board studies in al-Rasheed hospital, Secretary Deputy of the Arab Military Medical Organization, coeditor of the bulletin of the Iraqi society for cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. He is Head of Postgraduate Department at Ibn Al Bitar Hospital, and chief consultant physician in cardiology, Baghdad, Iraq from May 2003 till now.
JEAN BRICMONT is Belgian theoretical physicist, philosopher of science and a professor at the UniversitéCatholique de Louvain. He is a member of the Division of Sciences of the Royal Academy for Sciences, Letters and Arts of Belgium. He is co-author of Fashionable Nonsense with Alan Sokal, in which they criticise relativism in the philosophy of science. Jean Bricmont also collaborates with activist Noam Chomsky and campaigns on a variety of progressive causes. In 2006 he published "Humanitarian Imperialism". He is a member of the BRussells Tribunal Executive Committee
CYNTHIA McKINNEY is a former member of the US House of Representatives for the 4th District of Georgia and the Green Party US Presidential Candidate 2008. McKinney earned a B.A. in international relations and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy. She worked as a university professor, with teaching posts at Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Agnes Scott College and visiting Professor at Cornell University. She has been very outspoken against the 1991 Gulf War, the sanctions imposed on Iraq and the war on terror. She's a renowned human rights advocate.
MOHAMMED AREF Science & Technology writer and research; advisor to Arab Science & Technology Foundation (United Arab Emirates, 2000-2003).Science and Technology Editor of Al-Hayat newspaper, London, UK (1988-2000).Technical Consulting & Publishing House Chief editor, London (1982-1985). Selected publications: "The many faces of Arab Brain Drain", UNDP, Arab Human Development Report 2009; "Arab women of science", UNDP, Arab Human Development Report 2005; "Arab Science & Technology Portal" Al- Arabi magazine, Kuwait, 2001; "Quantum Physics and Scientific Research Outlook in The Arab World in the New Millennium", SRO1, ASTF, Unite Arab Emirates, 2000, and many more.
HANS CHRISTOF von SPONECK a former UN assistant secretary general, joined the UN Development Program in 1968 and worked in Ghana, Turkey, Botswana, Pakistan and India, before becoming Director of European Affairs in Geneva. He was appointed the UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq in October 1998. Count Sponeck resigned from this position in February 2000 in protest of international policy towards Iraq. He teaches at the University of Marburg and serves in a range of NGO boards in Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and Italy. Author of the book A Different Kind of War: The UN Sanctions Regime in Iraq, Berghahn Books, Providence, 2006.
RICHARD A. FALK is an international law and international relations scholar, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2001–04). Since 2005 he chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. On March 26, 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed Falk to a six-year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on "the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967."