Ahmed AL Jaafari, Ph.D.
Scholar and writer
- PhD degree in Educational Administration and Policy, The State University of New York, Buffalo
- Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Policy, The State University of New York, Buffalo.
- Master’s degree in Educational Administration, Al Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq.
- Faculty member at Al Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq
Dr. Taher Al-Bakaa is a visiting scholar at Harvard University. In 2004, he was named minister of higher education in Iraq. After 2003, Al- Bakaa was appointed president of Al-Mustansiriya. A year later, in the mid- 1990s, Al- Bakaa was chair of the history department at Al-Mustansiriya University, the second-largest university in Iraq.
“Life without hope has no value,” Al-Bakaa says. “He who loses hope cannot live. But to be optimistic you always have to see a light in the end of the tunnel.”
Dr. Montazer Kamel Mensoor
Researcher, biologist and public health specialist. Director of the International Center for Training, Research, and Development (ICTRD) in Baghdad.