Supna Zaidi Peery
Executive Director
Supna Zaidi Peery is an attorney and a Strategic Policy Analyst at the Counter Extremism Project, a not-for-profit, non-partisan, international policy organization that combats the growing threat from extremist ideology. Ms. Peery’s areas of expertise include the roots of extremism, foreign policy, human rights, immigration, and development issues.  Ms. Peery has represented victims of FGM at asylum interviews and detainees in deportation hearings. She also previously provided policy and intelligence analysis for the banking sector in New York City. Ms. Peery has written extensively on foreign policy, human rights, and religion for more than a decade.
Saadia Farooq
Director Research and Social Media Outreach
Saadia is passionate storyteller and determined community server.She has organized workshops with the Pak-US Alumni Network Multan Chapter on Citizen Journalism and Storytelling. Saadia also led the Digital Storytelling Project with IREX. During her Global Undergraduate Student exchange program sponsored by the US State Department, Saadia became a member of National Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and Vice President of Presidents Hall (Residence Life) in University of Toledo. Due to her accomplishments, Saadia was invited by the Vice Chancellor of Bahauddin Zakariya University to charter the first Rotaract Club of Bahauddin Zakariya University. Saadia is also the ambassador to the World's Greatest Meal to End Polio. Saadia has fundraised for both the Rotaract Club and the campaign to end polio in Pakistan.
Ali Sajid Imami
Director, IT
Dr Ali Sajid Imami's social activism blends his professional and personal interests, ranging from his practice in medicine to his skills in programming and systems administration.The latter led to a three-year stint in Silicon Valley. Currently, Ali is doing studying Psychiatry as he helps grow MWT into a platform where he can bring much needed attention to social and health issues affecting the communities around us. Ali is also a hardcore gamer and film critic
Aly Naashid
Director, MALDIVES
Aly Naashid is a counter terrorism and security consultant from Maldives. After a decade in government, combatting against terrorism at different levels, he is now an independent consultant on terrorism and security. His vision is to contribute to a peaceful and secure Maldives
Okan Altiparmak
Director, Turkey
A Northwestern University '84 alumnus in the field of economics, Okan Altiparmak is an advisor on U.S.-Turkish relations and an independent filmmaker based in Istanbul, Turkey. Having penned several articles about Turkey in recent years, Altiparmak has also produced and directed a full-feature documentary on Turkish soccer fans that was released nationwide in Turkish theaters in 2005 following years of experience working with motion picture producers in Hollywood alongside an acting career in the local LA theater scene.
PJ Escobio
Director, Arts & Culture
PJ has spent his life in Theater telling stories. He was the Artistic Director of "Shakespeare Anyone?" for 10 years, during which time he performed in and/or directed pieces from all but 5 of Shakespeare’s plays. For three years he was the Associate Artistic Director of WordBRIDGE Playwrights laboratory, a new play development workshop whose focus was supporting collegiate and pre-professional playwrights on individual projects, with professional resource artists. He is currently working as a freelance Director, Playwright and Actor on various projects in Europe. His greatest hope for storytelling is affecting the listener who then is motivated to act. He has a B.A. from the University of South Florida and an M.F.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Shafiqah Othman
Director, Malaysia
Shafiqah Othman is a human rights activist in Malaysia. She is a member of Sisters In Islam, a non-profit organisation that fights for the rights of women, and also Komuniti Muslim Universal, an organisation that aims to create counter-narratives to religious radicalism by spreading more compassionate interpretation of Islamic texts and forging interfaith relationships. She writes columns for Malay Mail Online, mainly concentrating on the issues of political religion.