Col. Kamal K Kapoor
A national security analyst who having spent 33 years in Army have taken up policy analysis, South Asian studies and defense as major areas of research and analysis.
Brigadier Arun Sahgal
“Brigadier Arun Sahgal (retired) is an independent consultant at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, and served in the Indian Army for over 36 years. With a Master of Science in Defense Studies and a Ph.D in Defense and Strategic Studies, he has served as Director of the Office of Net Assessment, the Integrated the Defense Staff.
He has headed the Center for Strategic Studies and Simulation, the United Service Institution of India, a senior fellow of the Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis and a distinguished fellow of the School of Geopolitics at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education”.
Wahid Ur Rehman :
Waheed Ur Rehman, Is an individual with a creative bent of mind with an ability to give shape to an idea. Inherent ability as a good team member, intermingling, and coordinating a team also comes as an asset to him. He believe in hard work, team work, integrity and learning something new each day. Waheed has been a student of International Peace & Conflict Studies & did a special course on Investigative Reporting from NECIR, BOSTON University USA he was awarded Peace fellowship by SIT, World Learning, Vermont-USA. Waheed has edited, produced and Anchor a lot of TV programs.
He’s also Member of Kashmir Committee (New Delhi) working for peaceful settlement of K- Issue.
Waheed has bean actively engaged in field of education and peace activism and have participated in SAARC emerging leaders conference in Nepal 2010. He has participated in many TV shows at NDTV, BBC national & regional networks. He secures a good experience of working with print and electronic media related to reporting/conflict analysis, Peace Journalism, field reporting, editing assignments covering Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Jeewan Jyoti Sidana
Formerly Dean Faculty of Education at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and now the Owner and principal of a chain of educational institutions known as Sidana Institutes of Education- Dr Jeewan Jyoti Sidana is a famed personality of Punjab. She obtained her doctorate in Education and was honored with “Lifetime Achievement Award” by National & International Compendium, New Delhi in 2005 for her outstanding achievements in the field of education. Her articles and interviews have appeared in reputed international and national media groups. Her theme of work besides social work in Amritsar is ‘Women Transforming India through Education’ and her work in the field of educational administration and management is commendable.
Atiya Zaidi is a post graduate in Eng Lit. and is in the publishing industry for more than 20 years. Atiya holds a specialization in ELT. She also conducts workshops on publishing, methodology, etc and has represented India in conferences on education, ELT etc, a few times Atiya is passionate about poetry, English, Hindi and Urdu and she is keenly interested in the subjects of gender inequality and educational reforms in the world at large.
Adfar Shah (Adfer Rashid Shah, Ph.D) is a Delhi based Sociologist, columnist and Senior Researcher. He keeps on Shuttling between Delhi and Kashmir writing on South Asian Societies particularly Kashmir valley,Muslim issues,Auqaf,Politics and Military affairs. Besides being widely published both nationally and internationally, he contributes as a columnist to some reputed media groups like Foreign policy.org, Kashmir Times, Eurasia Review, SAISA, Kashmir Monitor, etc,.