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Monisha Bajaj, Ed.D., is Associate Professor of International and Comparative Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She received her doctorate from Columbia’s Teachers College, and her M.A. and B.A. from Stanford University.  Dr. Bajaj’s research and teaching interests focus on education as a force for social transformation in diverse global contexts.  She is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Peace Education (Information Age, 2008) and is the author of a teacher-training manual on human rights education (UNESCO, 2003) as well as a recent book, Schooling for Social Change: The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India (Continuum, 2011), which was awarded the Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Prize of the Comparative and International Education Society.  She has also authored numerous articles related to her research across the globe. Dr. Bajaj has developed curriculum--particularly related to the incorporation of peace education, human rights, and sustainable development--for non-profit educational service providers, community-based organizations, and inter-governmental organizations, such as UNICEF.

Promiti Islam is pursuing her Masters of Arts in International and Comparative Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University in Anthropology and American Studies. Since 2008, Promiti has worked at the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, a young women's organization based in New York City. She served as Director of the flagship Summer Institute, and has developed the organization's core curricula and programming focused on leadership development and social justice education for youth. Her academic interests include generating social change through community-based education practice, focusing on the needs of immigrant youth and women. She is the recipient of the 2012 Arther Zankel Urban Fellowship and hopes to continue learning about peace and human rights education.

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