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Anthony J. Cernera, Ph.D.

Anthony is the President and Co-Founder of Being the Blessing Foundation and Center for Interreligious Understanding. He is initiator and lead organizer of the RME Network. He serves on the board of directors of the Global Refugee School and on the board of advisors for the Stem for Life Foundation and the Ignatian Center for Spirituality. He also chairs the board of advisors for the Real Sourcing Network.

Anthony has been involved in higher education for 34 years serving as vice president at Marist College, as vice president and president of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, and as president of the Sacred Heart University. Anthony has served on the Board of Directors of numerous colleges and universities and many other civic organizations.

Anthony holds a Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University and has written various papers on the Vatican and inter-religious dialogue.

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Fr René Micallef, SJ

Fr Micallef is a Maltese priest and member of the Society of Jesus. He lives in Rome and teaches Moral Theology and Social Ethics at the Pontifical Gregorian University, specializing in topics such as migration, conflict, human rights and the sources of moral reasoning. He holds degrees from the University of Malta, the University of London, the Facultés Jésuites de Paris, Comillas University (Madrid), and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from Boston College (2013).

During his studies, Fr Micallef has collaborated with NGOs such as the Jesuit Refugee Service (Malta, Uganda) and Pueblos Unidos (Madrid) that promotes the integration of immigrants. In 2012, he participated in “La Jornada” and journeyed through Central America and Mexico, visiting and staying at migrant reception centres.

Within the RME Network, Fr Micallef’s role is partly that of a consultant and partly that of a critic, given his international formation, his job as educator in an international academic context, and his training in ethics and migration studies.

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Dr Paulina Guzik

Paulina teaches communications at Kraków’s Pontifical University of John Paul II and works as a journalist for TVP (Polish Public Television). She directed the International Media Office for World Youth Day 2016 Kraków, worked for CNN in New York, and was an international correspondent and anchor of TVP prime time newscasts, covering conflicts and refugee crisises, including Georgia, Iraq and the West Bank.

Paulina holds masters in journalism and communications, and international relations, as well as a Ph.D. in communications, all from University of Warsaw. She is a published author and co-authored WYD 2016 Kraków: The Largest European Event of the 21st Century (2018). Her recent research paper on communicating migration can be found here.

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Dr Monika Hubbard

Monika studied agriculture and media consulting in Stuttgart and Berlin and has worked in communications management across a range of sectors, including non-profit. She worked as a research assistant at the University of Hohenheim where she taught internal communications and public relations. She holds a doctorate degree in social sciences and is a published author on brand management and internal communications.

Monika worked as a Director of Communications for the London based human rights organization Hello World and teaches Campaigning and Narrative Communications at Pforzheim University. She currently works at a management consultancy in Germany, and serves as a Advisory Director Communications for Pangea Educational Development, an organization dedicated to empowering schools through sustainable education. She also manages communications at STELP, a Stuttgart based aid organization.

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Dr Rod Berger, PsyD.

Rod is the President and CEO of MindRocket Media Group, Inc. and Educate4Health. He is a global health care and education media personality featured in Scholastic, AmericanEdTV and in EdTechReview India, The Huffington Post and Forbes. Rod has interviewed the likes of Sal Khan, former USDOE Secretary Arne Duncan, Ministers of Education, best-selling author Daniel Pink, Sir Ken Robinson and leading technology investors. He has previously served in leadership and advisory roles for technology companies and is a guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Rod also supports the industry as a Special Advisor to firms in the U.S. and abroad. He is based in Nashville with his wife and two young children.

Rod serves as a Strategic Advisor for the RME Network.