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Dr. Nafeez Ahmed Nafeez is co-Founder and Director of Media/ Journalism Strategy + Editorial Curation at PressCoin. He is an award-winning 16-year investigative journalist and complex systems analyst, formerly of The Guardian, now a columnist at VICE's Motherboard covering global system transformation. He is CEO and founding editor of INSURGE intelligence, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project that is PressCoin's flagship platform. He has also written for The Independent, The Scotsman, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Quartz, New York Observer, The New Statesman, Prospect, Le Monde diplomatique, among others. He is the winner of the 2015 Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, and has twice been featured in the Evening Standard's list of the top 1,000 most influential Londoners. Nafeez also wrote, co-directed and co-produced the feature documentary The Crisis of Civilization (2011) and co-produced Grasp the Nettle (2013).  

Dr. Nafeez Ahmed

Nafeez is co-Founder and Director of Media/ Journalism Strategy + Editorial Curation at PressCoin. He is an award-winning 16-year investigative journalist and complex systems analyst, formerly of The Guardian, now a columnist at VICE's Motherboard covering global system transformation. He is CEO and founding editor of INSURGE intelligence, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project that is PressCoin's flagship platform. He has also written for The Independent, The Scotsman, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Quartz, New York Observer, The New Statesman, Prospect, Le Monde diplomatique, among others. He is the winner of the 2015 Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, and has twice been featured in the Evening Standard's list of the top 1,000 most influential Londoners. Nafeez also wrote, co-directed and co-produced the feature documentary The Crisis of Civilization (2011) and co-produced Grasp the Nettle (2013).

 

Gunther Sonnenfeld Gunther is co-Founder and Director of Media Strategy, Revenue + Application Development at PressCoin. He is an internationally renowned practitioner in the areas of innovation + entrepreneurship, who has keynoted alongside the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and Guy Kawasaki, and has received a Forrester Groundswell Award in collaboration with Adobe's elite applied analytics group, as well as top honors in the Virgin Media Lab. Prior to his current role as founding Partner of Higher Order VC, Gunther was a partner at K5 Ventures, steering the early stage growth of nearly 40 portfolio companies including Coin, Strikingly and Conductrics. Gunther was recently the CIO and board member of Faveeo, a Swiss-based social media search engine + publishing platform with customers including Procter & Gamble, Orange, Expedia, The International Red Cross and the UN. Previously, he was co-Founder & CSO of Heardable, a brand analytics engine that sold to Hatcher, Singapore's largest incubator fund. Prior to that, he was the SVP of Cultural Innovation & Applied Technology at Omnicom Group (RAPP/DDB).

Gunther Sonnenfeld

Gunther is co-Founder and Director of Media Strategy, Revenue + Application Development at PressCoin. He is an internationally renowned practitioner in the areas of innovation + entrepreneurship, who has keynoted alongside the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and Guy Kawasaki, and has received a Forrester Groundswell Award in collaboration with Adobe's elite applied analytics group, as well as top honors in the Virgin Media Lab. Prior to his current role as founding Partner of Higher Order VC, Gunther was a partner at K5 Ventures, steering the early stage growth of nearly 40 portfolio companies including Coin, Strikingly and Conductrics. Gunther was recently the CIO and board member of Faveeo, a Swiss-based social media search engine + publishing platform with customers including Procter & Gamble, Orange, Expedia, The International Red Cross and the UN. Previously, he was co-Founder & CSO of Heardable, a brand analytics engine that sold to Hatcher, Singapore's largest incubator fund. Prior to that, he was the SVP of Cultural Innovation & Applied Technology at Omnicom Group (RAPP/DDB).

Amit Rathore Amit is co-Founder and Director of Content + Post-Facebook Monetization Strategy at PressCoin. He is a serial entrepreneur and investor, focusing on creating end-to-end digital economies for the new post-Facebook, post-fact world. He is the founder and board member of Quintype, a modern data-driven media technology platform, used by the likes of Amazon, Fortune, and Bloomberg. Quintype was initially funded by Quintillion, India's largest private media company. Amit's last company sold to Staples in 2013, at which point he was appointed VP of its prized Innovation Lab as part of the onboarding and integration process. Amit is also the founding partner of Higher Order VC, a new kind of venture firm, focused on applying blockchain and cryptocurrencies to various spheres within a rapidly shifting technology, financial, media and ecological landscape.

Amit Rathore

Amit is co-Founder and Director of Content + Post-Facebook Monetization Strategy at PressCoin. He is a serial entrepreneur and investor, focusing on creating end-to-end digital economies for the new post-Facebook, post-fact world. He is the founder and board member of Quintype, a modern data-driven media technology platform, used by the likes of Amazon, Fortune, and Bloomberg. Quintype was initially funded by Quintillion, India's largest private media company. Amit's last company sold to Staples in 2013, at which point he was appointed VP of its prized Innovation Lab as part of the onboarding and integration process. Amit is also the founding partner of Higher Order VC, a new kind of venture firm, focused on applying blockchain and cryptocurrencies to various spheres within a rapidly shifting technology, financial, media and ecological landscape.

Kate Markell Kate is Director of Community Development Strategy at PressCoin. She has been involved in community program development and leadership training for two decades all over the world. She began her work in Mumbai, helping to create health systems with East Indian families, and went on to develop community healthcare projects in Indonesia on the island of Bali, and in Guatemala, where over a four-year period, she helped to design and build a thriving village-based health care system whose primary purpose was to reach underserved women, families, and children. 

Kate Markell

Kate is Director of Community Development Strategy at PressCoin. She has been involved in community program development and leadership training for two decades all over the world. She began her work in Mumbai, helping to create health systems with East Indian families, and went on to develop community healthcare projects in Indonesia on the island of Bali, and in Guatemala, where over a four-year period, she helped to design and build a thriving village-based health care system whose primary purpose was to reach underserved women, families, and children. 

Kristin Nauth Kristin is Co-Director of Community Development Strategy at PressCoin. She is a futurist and qualitative analyst who has been deeply engaged with foresight practice and theory for more than 15 years, most recently at Foresight Alliance LLC. She has helped global organizations to leverage previously unseen opportunities, using scenario development, trend analysis, environmental scanning, qualitative forecasting, and emerging issues analysis. At Social Technologies LLC she led a multiclient content stream that delivered future-focused executive briefings on technology and consumer futures to Fortune 500 clients. As a former journalist, her byline has appeared in over more than 400 feature stories in publications including The Washington Post, MacWorld, Knowledge Management, and Billion. 

Kristin Nauth

Kristin is Co-Director of Community Development Strategy at PressCoin. She is a futurist and qualitative analyst who has been deeply engaged with foresight practice and theory for more than 15 years, most recently at Foresight Alliance LLC. She has helped global organizations to leverage previously unseen opportunities, using scenario development, trend analysis, environmental scanning, qualitative forecasting, and emerging issues analysis. At Social Technologies LLC she led a multiclient content stream that delivered future-focused executive briefings on technology and consumer futures to Fortune 500 clients. As a former journalist, her byline has appeared in over more than 400 feature stories in publications including The Washington Post, MacWorld, Knowledge Management, and Billion. 

Andrew Markell Andrew is co-Founder and Director of Partnership + Internal Process Integration at PressCoin. He is a founding Partner at investment consultancy Insurge Futures, founding Partner at the HigherOrder VC venture firm and co-founding Principal at Exile, a leadership transformation consultancy. Andrew has worked with leaders around the world for the last 20 years to help them transform their organizations and impacts on the planet, including with top executives and founders in publically traded and family held companies, executive directors of NGOs and non-profits, government and university leaders. Andrew began his career working with gangsters on the west coast for a decade beginning in 1995 at a time when violence and urban mayhem were prolific. This body of work gives him an edge in high intensity corporate and organizational settings, allowing him to see situations from unique and important vantage points.

Andrew Markell

Andrew is co-Founder and Director of Partnership + Internal Process Integration at PressCoin. He is a founding Partner at investment consultancy Insurge Futures, founding Partner at the HigherOrder VC venture firm and co-founding Principal at Exile, a leadership transformation consultancy. Andrew has worked with leaders around the world for the last 20 years to help them transform their organizations and impacts on the planet, including with top executives and founders in publically traded and family held companies, executive directors of NGOs and non-profits, government and university leaders. Andrew began his career working with gangsters on the west coast for a decade beginning in 1995 at a time when violence and urban mayhem were prolific. This body of work gives him an edge in high intensity corporate and organizational settings, allowing him to see situations from unique and important vantage points.

Amit Bansal Amit is co-founder and CEO of PressCoin election journalism platform NextElection. He is founder of Kumogado, an ambitious project to reduce the incidence of crime against individuals, using a virtual cloud guardian. Amit is a digital rights activist and part of advocacy groups demanding transparency & accountability of government departments, thus positively influencing policies around digital ID, biometrics & privacy. He has been involved in consumer and social justice causes over the years. He thrives in a melting pot of engineering, law, ethics and art. A large part of the second decade of his professional career as a technologist was spent in various business leadership roles with consulting organizations. While the first decade of his career was spent helping shape one of the world's foremost wireless standards and consulting for scores of technology companies in nearly 20 countries.

Amit Bansal

Amit is co-founder and CEO of PressCoin election journalism platform NextElection. He is founder of Kumogado, an ambitious project to reduce the incidence of crime against individuals, using a virtual cloud guardian.

Amit is a digital rights activist and part of advocacy groups demanding transparency & accountability of government departments, thus positively influencing policies around digital ID, biometrics & privacy. He has been involved in consumer and social justice causes over the years. He thrives in a melting pot of engineering, law, ethics and art.

A large part of the second decade of his professional career as a technologist was spent in various business leadership roles with consulting organizations. While the first decade of his career was spent helping shape one of the world's foremost wireless standards and consulting for scores of technology companies in nearly 20 countries.

 

 

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Dahr Jamail Dahr is an American investigative journalist who was one of the few unembedded journalists to report extensively from Iraq during the 2003 Iraq invasion. He spent eight months in Iraq, between 2003 and 2005, and has also reported from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last 10 years. He is a former correspondent for Al Jazeera, and currently reports for Truthout focusing on the great climate disruption. He is the recipient of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. He is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan (Haymarket Books, 2009), Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq (Haymarket Books, 2007), and co-author with William Rivers Pitt of The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible. His forthcoming book is The End of Ice, out via The New Press. 

Dahr Jamail

Dahr is an American investigative journalist who was one of the few unembedded journalists to report extensively from Iraq during the 2003 Iraq invasion. He spent eight months in Iraq, between 2003 and 2005, and has also reported from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last 10 years. He is a former correspondent for Al Jazeera, and currently reports for Truthout focusing on the great climate disruption. He is the recipient of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. He is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan (Haymarket Books, 2009), Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq (Haymarket Books, 2007), and co-author with William Rivers Pitt of The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible. His forthcoming book is The End of Ice, out via The New Press. 

Stephen Leahy Leahy is a Canadian 20 year plus journalist who covers international environmental issues in the public interest. He is the international science and environment correspondent for the Rome-based Inter Press Service news agency (IPA, the world’s sixth largest global news agency). His work has been featured in publications around the world including National Geographic, New Scientist, The London Sunday Times, The Guardian,  Al Jazeera, Maclean’s Magazine, Earth Island Journal, The Toronto Star, Wired News, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, and Canadian Geographic. He is the author of  Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts Behind Our Thirst for Earth’s Most Precious Resource, winner of the Best Science Book of 2014 Anderson Prize and Green Book Festival in New York City. He is a co-winner of the 2012 Prince Albert/United Nations Global Prize for Climate Change and Environment Reporting.

Stephen Leahy

Leahy is a Canadian 20 year plus journalist who covers international environmental issues in the public interest. He is the international science and environment correspondent for the Rome-based Inter Press Service news agency (IPA, the world’s sixth largest global news agency). His work has been featured in publications around the world including National Geographic, New Scientist, The London Sunday Times, The Guardian,  Al Jazeera, Maclean’s Magazine, Earth Island Journal, The Toronto Star, Wired News, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, and Canadian Geographic. He is the author of  Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts Behind Our Thirst for Earth’s Most Precious Resource, winner of the Best Science Book of 2014 Anderson Prize and Green Book Festival in New York City. He is a co-winner of the 2012 Prince Albert/United Nations Global Prize for Climate Change and Environment Reporting.

Abby Martin Abby is an American journalist and presenter of The Empire Files, an investigative news program on the satellite network teleSUR English and YouTube. She was formerly the host of Breaking the Set on RT America, working from the Washington, D.C. bureau, and became well-known for criticizing the Russian invasion of Ukraine live on her show. Rolling Stone describes her as "the young renegade of TV news." Abby is also an artist and activist, and helped found the citizen journalism website Media Roots. She serves on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored. Abby appeared in the documentary film Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News (2013), and co-directed 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013).

Abby Martin

Abby is an American journalist and presenter of The Empire Files, an investigative news program on the satellite network teleSUR English and YouTube. She was formerly the host of Breaking the Set on RT America, working from the Washington, D.C. bureau, and became well-known for criticizing the Russian invasion of Ukraine live on her show. Rolling Stone describes her as "the young renegade of TV news." Abby is also an artist and activist, and helped found the citizen journalism website Media Roots. She serves on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored. Abby appeared in the documentary film Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News (2013), and co-directed 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013).

Mathieu Roy Mathieu is a Montreal-based filmmaker who works in both documentary and fiction. In 2003, after acquiring his degree in Political Science and graduating from two film schools, the Montreal’s National Film Institute (INIS) and the New York Film Academy (NYFA), Mathieu was hired as Martin Scorsese’s personal assistant for the filming of The Aviator. He is known for Surviving Progress (2011), produced with Martin Scorsese, L'autre maison (2013) and Mort à Venise: Un voyage musical avec Louis Lortie. His first feature documentary, François Girard en Trois Actes, was awarded the 2005 prix Gémeau for best cultural documentary. In 2006, he directed La Peau de Léopard, a documentary featuring journalist Pierre Nadeau on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In April 2009, at the opening of the 27th International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Mathieu presented Mort à Venise, a musical journey with Louis Lortie. The film won the Prix du public ARTV. In 2013, Mathieu made his first fiction feature Another House, a family drama dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. His latest documentary film series is The Dispossessed.

Mathieu Roy

Mathieu is a Montreal-based filmmaker who works in both documentary and fiction. In 2003, after acquiring his degree in Political Science and graduating from two film schools, the Montreal’s National Film Institute (INIS) and the New York Film Academy (NYFA), Mathieu was hired as Martin Scorsese’s personal assistant for the filming of The Aviator. He is known for Surviving Progress (2011), produced with Martin Scorsese, L'autre maison (2013) and Mort à Venise: Un voyage musical avec Louis Lortie. His first feature documentary, François Girard en Trois Actes, was awarded the 2005 prix Gémeau for best cultural documentary. In 2006, he directed La Peau de Léopard, a documentary featuring journalist Pierre Nadeau on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In April 2009, at the opening of the 27th International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Mathieu presented Mort à Venise, a musical journey with Louis Lortie. The film won the Prix du public ARTV. In 2013, Mathieu made his first fiction feature Another House, a family drama dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. His latest documentary film series is The Dispossessed.

 
Lance Weiler Lance is an award-winning storyteller, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Lance is recognized as a pioneer because of the way he mixes storytelling and technology. He trained as a camera assistant and operator under Conrad Hall (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Marathon Man), Darius Khondji (Se7en, Midnight in Paris) and Harris Savides (The Yards, Milk). He went on to work as a writer, director and producer, developing TV and film properties for FOX, TNT, Starz and Endomel. He has collaborated with industry icons such as David Cronenberg, Gore Verbinski, Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick, co-creating and developing properties that mix film, TV and emergent technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and Virtual Reality. He has consulted for IBM, Twitter, Microsoft, Samsung, Ubisoft, Penguin Books, CAA, Ogilvy, McCann-Erickson and others, helping to create, design and shape entertainment properties that have reached billions of people. Since 2013, Lance has been a Founding Member & Director of the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab.

Lance Weiler

Lance is an award-winning storyteller, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Lance is recognized as a pioneer because of the way he mixes storytelling and technology. He trained as a camera assistant and operator under Conrad Hall (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Marathon Man), Darius Khondji (Se7en, Midnight in Paris) and Harris Savides (The Yards, Milk). He went on to work as a writer, director and producer, developing TV and film properties for FOX, TNT, Starz and Endomel. He has collaborated with industry icons such as David Cronenberg, Gore Verbinski, Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick, co-creating and developing properties that mix film, TV and emergent technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and Virtual Reality. He has consulted for IBM, Twitter, Microsoft, Samsung, Ubisoft, Penguin Books, CAA, Ogilvy, McCann-Erickson and others, helping to create, design and shape entertainment properties that have reached billions of people. Since 2013, Lance has been a Founding Member & Director of the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab.

Jonathan Cook Jonathan is a British journalist based in Nazareth, a former Guardian Middle East correspondent, and winner of the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. He has reported for the Times and the New Statesman (London); The International Herald Tribune and Le Monde diplomatique (Paris); Al-Ahram Weekly (Cairo); The National (Abu Dhabi); The Daily Star (Beirut); The Middle East Report and Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (Washington); and The Irish Times (Dublin).

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan is a British journalist based in Nazareth, a former Guardian Middle East correspondent, and winner of the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. He has reported for the Times and the New Statesman (London); The International Herald Tribune and Le Monde diplomatique (Paris); Al-Ahram Weekly (Cairo); The National (Abu Dhabi); The Daily Star (Beirut); The Middle East Report and Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (Washington); and The Irish Times (Dublin).

Daniel Pinchbeck Daniel Pinchbeck is an American author, journalist and philosopher. He is the the author of Breaking Open the Head (Broadway Books, 2002), 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher/Penguin, 2006), and Notes from the Edge Times (Tarcher/Penguin, 2010).  His new book, How Soon Is Now, featuring a preface from Sting and an introduction from Russell Brand, looks at the ecological crisis as a rite of passage or initiation for humanity and proposes a "blueprint for the future" - how we must redesign our technical and social systems to avert the worst consequences of ecological collapse.  Daniel was executive director of the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki. His essays and articles have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice and many other publications. He has have written columns for Conscious Living and Dazed & Confused.  In 2007, Daniel launched the web magazine Reality Sandwich and co-founded Evolver.net with Ken Jordan, Michael Robinson, and Talat Phillips. Evolver includes Evolver Learning Labs, a webinar platform, and The Alchemist's Kitchen, a retail and event space in downtown Manhattan. Daniel edited the publishing imprint, Evolver Editions, with North Atlantic Books, publishing Charles Eisenstein's Sacred Economics and Jose Arguelles' Manifesto for the Noosphere, among other books.

Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck is an American author, journalist and philosopher. He is the the author of Breaking Open the Head (Broadway Books, 2002), 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher/Penguin, 2006), and Notes from the Edge Times (Tarcher/Penguin, 2010). 

His new book, How Soon Is Now, featuring a preface from Sting and an introduction from Russell Brand, looks at the ecological crisis as a rite of passage or initiation for humanity and proposes a "blueprint for the future" - how we must redesign our technical and social systems to avert the worst consequences of ecological collapse. 

Daniel was executive director of the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki. His essays and articles have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice and many other publications. He has have written columns for Conscious Living and Dazed & Confused. 

In 2007, Daniel launched the web magazine Reality Sandwich and co-founded Evolver.net with Ken Jordan, Michael Robinson, and Talat Phillips. Evolver includes Evolver Learning Labs, a webinar platform, and The Alchemist's Kitchen, a retail and event space in downtown Manhattan. Daniel edited the publishing imprint, Evolver Editions, with North Atlantic Books, publishing Charles Eisenstein's Sacred Economics and Jose Arguelles' Manifesto for the Noosphere, among other books.

 

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John Pilger John is a veteran Australian war correspondent and documentary film-maker based in London. In his early career, he was chief foreign correspondent for the London Daily Mirror, reporting from all over the world, and covering numerous wars, notably Vietnam. In his twenties, he became the youngest journalist to receive Britain's highest award for journalism, Journalist of the Year and was the first to win it twice. He has won an Emmy and a BAFTA for his documentaries, which have also won numerous US and European awards, such as the Royal Television Society's Best Documentary. His articles appear worldwide in newspapers such as the Guardian, the Independent, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Mail & Guardian (South Africa), Aftonbladet (Sweden), and Il Manifesto (Italy). He writes a regular column for the New Statesman, London. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigous Sophie Prize for '30 years of exposing injustice and promoting human rights.' In 2009, he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.

John Pilger

John is a veteran Australian war correspondent and documentary film-maker based in London. In his early career, he was chief foreign correspondent for the London Daily Mirror, reporting from all over the world, and covering numerous wars, notably Vietnam. In his twenties, he became the youngest journalist to receive Britain's highest award for journalism, Journalist of the Year and was the first to win it twice. He has won an Emmy and a BAFTA for his documentaries, which have also won numerous US and European awards, such as the Royal Television Society's Best Documentary. His articles appear worldwide in newspapers such as the Guardian, the Independent, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Mail & Guardian (South Africa), Aftonbladet (Sweden), and Il Manifesto (Italy). He writes a regular column for the New Statesman, London. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigous Sophie Prize for '30 years of exposing injustice and promoting human rights.' In 2009, he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.

Antony Loewenstein Antony is an Australian independent freelance journalist. He has written for the The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, New Statesman, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Salon, Foreign Policy, The National, The Independent,  Haaretz, The Nation, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Los Angeles Review of Books, BBC World Service, Adbusters, Sydney’s Sun-Herald, New Zealand Herald, Sydney Ideas Quarterly, Crikey, Melbourne’s Age, Brisbane’s Courier Mail, Canberra Times, ABC Unleashed/The Drum, among others. His best-selling book, My Israel Question, was released by Melbourne University and short-listed for the 2007 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award. In 2015 he released a major new book, Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe. He is currently making a documentary with New York based film-maker Thor Neureiter, 'Disaster Capitalism', about aid, development and politics in Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea. It was selected for the prestigious 2016 Hot Docs film festival.

Antony Loewenstein

Antony is an Australian independent freelance journalist. He has written for the The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, New Statesman, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Salon, Foreign Policy, The National, The Independent,  Haaretz, The Nation, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Los Angeles Review of Books, BBC World Service, Adbusters, Sydney’s Sun-Herald, New Zealand Herald, Sydney Ideas Quarterly, Crikey, Melbourne’s Age, Brisbane’s Courier Mail, Canberra Times, ABC Unleashed/The Drum, among others. His best-selling book, My Israel Question, was released by Melbourne University and short-listed for the 2007 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award. In 2015 he released a major new book, Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe. He is currently making a documentary with New York based film-maker Thor Neureiter, 'Disaster Capitalism', about aid, development and politics in Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea. It was selected for the prestigious 2016 Hot Docs film festival.

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor Vicente is an internationally renowned environmental and energy expert, businessman and legal professional. The former Chairman of Spain’s National Energy Commission, Vicente launched the UK’s first solar power company, Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd, which is Europe's largest commercial solar operator. Vicente is also a Founder and Director of Ampere Energy, a solar storage-data company. Vicente is on the Advisory Board of Accenture, is Vice President of Axpo Iberia, S.L. and Founding Member of the Spanish Observatory of Public Procurement (2011). He is President of “Estudio Jurídico Internacional”, an international law firm specializing in Energy and Public Economy Law. He is also Member of the Eminent Persons Group on the “Atlantic Basin Initiative” of the Transatlantic Initiative of Johns Hopkins University; President of the Working Group on “Energy Security in the Occident” of EALEDE (CESEDEN - Spanish Centre for National Defence Studies) and Professor of Energy Law at the Business School Club Español de la Energía.

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

Vicente is an internationally renowned environmental and energy expert, businessman and legal professional. The former Chairman of Spain’s National Energy Commission, Vicente launched the UK’s first solar power company, Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd, which is Europe's largest commercial solar operator. Vicente is also a Founder and Director of Ampere Energy, a solar storage-data company. Vicente is on the Advisory Board of Accenture, is Vice President of Axpo Iberia, S.L. and Founding Member of the Spanish Observatory of Public Procurement (2011). He is President of “Estudio Jurídico Internacional”, an international law firm specializing in Energy and Public Economy Law. He is also Member of the Eminent Persons Group on the “Atlantic Basin Initiative” of the Transatlantic Initiative of Johns Hopkins University; President of the Working Group on “Energy Security in the Occident” of EALEDE (CESEDEN - Spanish Centre for National Defence Studies) and Professor of Energy Law at the Business School Club Español de la Energía.