Ruth Illman

Ruth Illman is the Director of the Donner Institute for Research into Religion and Culture at Åbo Akademi University Foundation (SÅA) in Turku, Finland. Her research concerns questions pertaining to Jewish life in the Nordics today, cultural encounters and interreligious dialogue, ethnographic research methodology within cultural studies. She was co-editor of a volume on religion and […]

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International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is an intergovernmental organization with 35 member countries and nine observer countries. Founded in 1998 by former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, IHRA addresses issues related to the Holocaust and genocide of the Roma. Kathrin Meyer has been secretary-general of the IHRA since 2008. The IHRA’s permanent offices are in […]

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Imran Awan

Imran Awan is a professor of criminology at Birmingham City University. He is one of the United Kingdom’s leading criminologists and experts on Islamophobia and countering extremism.

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Irene Zempi

Irene Zempi is an associate professor in criminology at Nottingham Trent University. Zempi is also chair of the British Society of Criminology Hate Crime Network, the lead of the NTU Hate Crime Research Group. She has published multiple books on Islamophobia.

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Runnymede Trust

The Runnymede Trust is a U.K.-based think tank focused on researching racial inequalities in the U.K. and producing educational assets, policy briefings and public engagement pieces to provide the tools with which to “dismantle systemic racism and barriers to opportunity across society.” Its interim CEO is Shabna Begum.

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Marion Lalisse

Marion Lalisse is the European Union Commission coordinator on combating anti-Muslim hatred. Press contacts according to country are available on the European Commission’s press page.

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Kezevino Aram

Kezevino (Vinu) Aram serves as a Co-Moderator and Executive Committee Member of Religions for Peace. She previously served as Member of the International Youth Committee of Religions for Peace. Aram is a Child Health Practitioner and Director of Shanti Ashram in Coimbatore, India.

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Sangeeta Mahapatra

Sangeeta Mahapatra is a research fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Leipzig, Germany. Her research looks into digital politics, digital authoritarianism, disinformation, online radicalization and internet governance.

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