Name Title
Samer Abdelnour Ph.D Candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
Khalid Ahmed Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto, Secretary General, Sudanese Canadian Human Rights Organization
Dr. Taisier M. Ali Executive Director, Peacebuilding Center for the Horn of Africa, Asmara, Eritrea
Yukari Ando

Assistant Professor, Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University, Japan

Dr. Dominic Odwa Atari Assistant Professor of Geography, Nipissing University, Environment, Geography and Health in South Sudan
Ibrahim Badri Associate Professor, Department of French Studies, York University
Zeinab Bashir El Bakri Member of the Inspection Panel, World Bank
Christina Clark-Kazak

Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, York University

Zilia Castrillon  
Dr. Francis M. Deng Ambassador, South Sudan Permanent Representative to the United Nations, former Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations, New York City, United States of America
Dr. David Dewitt Vice-President Programmes, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Ali Ali Dinar Associate Director of the Centre for African Studies, Penn State University, Former President of the Sudan Studies Association
Datejie Cheko Green MES, Filmmaker/Scholar, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Amani El-Jack Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Lecturer of Women's Leadership in a Global Perspective, McCormack Graduate School, Boston, United States of America
Hon. Buri M. Hamza MP, Minister of Environment, The House of the People of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Somalia
Kennedy Jawoko

Instructor, Journalist, Knight Journalism Fellow, Media Deveolpment Expert, Ryerson University, Journalists for Human Rights (Canada), Agency for Independent Media (South Sudan)

Caroline Keenan Education in Emergencies Technical Advisor, Save the Children
Panther Kuol Pension Analyst, Morneau Shepell, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rev'd Malith Kur Pastor, South Sudanese Congregation of London, Ontario, Canada
Justice Isaac Lenaola High Court Justice, Kenya
Dr Kon Madut K Employment Specialist/Case Coordinator, City of Ottawa, Municipal Government, Canada
Mark Marshall An information officer at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Dr. Robert O. Matthews Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Susan McGrath Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) Scholar, Professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Kevin McKague Adjunct Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Erin Mooney Advisor, AU-UN peace process in Darfur
Prof. Peter Penz

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Fahimul Quadir Division of Social Sciences & Graduate Programme Director in Development Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Joseph Rikhof Justice Canada, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Program: International criminal law; Refugee exclusion clause; War crimes
Lillian Riziq Director of the South Sudan Women's Empowerment Network and current Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Irrigation in Western Bhar El Ghazal State, South Sudan
Dr. Galya Ruffer Director, International Studies Programme, Department of Political Science, and Director, Centre for Forced Migration Studies, Buffett Centre, Northwestern University, United States
Fabien Schneider Program Manager, Médecins Sans Frontières - Doctors Without Borders, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Craig Scott Member of Parliament for Toronto-Danforth, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Hy Shelow Senior Protection Officer, Assistant Representative of Protection, UNHCR, Juba, South Sudan – South Sudan Protection Cluster
Dr. James C. Simeon Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Ian Spears Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
John K. Wilkins Associate Director, Executive in Residence, and Part-time Instructor Public Management, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada
Vladimir Zhagora Senior Political Affairs Officer (retired), UNHQ, Department for Political Affairs
Name Title
  Other members of the South Sudanese community in Toronto, Canada
  Officials from the UNDP and UNHCHR, IOM, and other relevant international organizations (TBC)
  Graduate Students from York University
  Senior Officials in the South Sudan Government (TBC)
  Senior Officials in the Sudanese Government  (TBC)
  NGO Participation: Oxfam Canada; World Vision; Save the Children, Lost Boys of Sudan, and others. (TBC)
  Other Faculty members of York, University of Toronto, and Ryerson