Christina Sciabarra is a Political Science PhD candidate in the School of Government and Public Policy. Her research interests include post-conflict reconstruction, conflict resolution, and peace-building strategies. Her case study work includes assessments of post-conflict peace-building strategies in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, and Lebanon. She has a B.S. in History from the United States Naval Academy, B.A. in Russian from the University of Arizona, and an M.A. in Diplomacy from Norwich University. Christina is a program director with Civil Vision International, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting, informing, and inspiring individuals to achieve peace and cultural understanding through collaboration and dialogue. She has facilitated a number of video dialogues between students in the U.S. and Afghanistan as well as hosted a number of educational and artistic events.
Fabian Otte is a young social entrepreneur, working in the field of intercultural exchange through sports and playing. In 2019, at the age of 19, he has founded the “Global Sports & Play Initiative”, which is promoting intercultural and intergenerational exchange through playful sporting events and international sports-related exchanges. He is studying Sport Science at the German Sport University Cologne with a research interest in Sport Cultures, Traditional Sports, Human Play and Play Psychology. Due to his research interest for Sport Cultures and Traditional Sports he has started a global research approach on Cultural Sports and Games which are used for local sports event with his organisation. Moreover, Fabian is dedicated to various sports such as swimming, dancing, gymnastics, functional training and movement, though he also works as a movement and functional training coach.