Dr. Mohammed S. Dajani
Weston Fellow at The Washington Institute, founded the Wasatia movement of moderate Islam and previously worked as a professor of political science at al-Quds University in Jerusalem.
A Jerusalem-born scholar and peace activist, Dr. Dajani holds doctorate degrees from the University of Texas and University of South Carolina. He is the founding director of the Jerusalem Studies and Research Institute, chair of the board of directors of the House of Water and Environment in Ramallah, and a member of the board of directors of the Jerusalem International YMCA. He has written extensively on Arab culture and politics, including an International Herald Tribune op-ed he co-authored with Washington Institute executive director Robert Satloff titled “Why Palestinians Should Learn About the Holocaust.”
Rabbi David Rosen
International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Rabbi David Rosen, former Chief Rabbi of Ireland, is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and Director of AJC’s Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding. He is a past chairman of IJCIC, the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations.
Rabbi Rosen also serves as the Advisor on Interreligious Affairs to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel; is a member of the Chief Rabbinate’s delegation for Interreligious Dialogue; and serves on the Council of the Religious Institutions of the Holy Land.
Rabbi Rosen was recently appointed as the only Jewish member of the Board of Directors of the King Abdullah International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, established by the King of Saudi Arabia together with the governments of Austria and Spain.
In November 2005, Pope Benedict XVI made Rabbi Rosen a Knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great for his contribution to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation; and in 2010 he was made a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to interfaith relations.
Donald Kennedy is the editor-in-chief of Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a CESP senior fellow by courtesy. His present research program entails policy on such trans-boundary environmental problems as: major land-use changes; economically-driven alterations in agricultural practice; global climate change; and the development of regulatory policies.
Kennedy has served on the faculty of Stanford University from 1960 to the present. From 1980 to 1992 he served as President of Stanford University. He was Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration from 1977-79. Previously at Stanford, he was as director of the Program in Human Biology from 1973-1977 and chair of the Department of Biology from 1964-1972.
He currently serves as a director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as co-chair of the National Academies’ Project on Science, Technology and Law. Kennedy received AB and PhD degrees in biology from Harvard University.
Most Rev. Bishop William Shomali
Auxiliary Bishop and Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan
Most Rev. Bishop Shomali was born in Beit Sahour (Palestine) in 1950. He earned a B.A. in philosophy and Theology and was subsequently ordained as a priest in Jerusalem in 1972. He earned a Doctor of Divinity degree, and served as professor of liturgy, vice-rector and dean of studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology of the Major Seminary of Jerusalem.
In 2005 he became Rector of the same seminary. In 2009, he became Chancellor of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
In 2010 he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Titular Bishop of Lydda and Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine on April 7, 2010; and ordained Bishop on May 27, 2010 in Bethlehem. On February 4, 2017 he was nominated as Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan.
Dr. Joan Lurie Goldberg
UN/NGO Representative of the International Council of Jewish Women
Member-at-Large of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development
Joan is a physicist and business development consultant living in New York City and dealing with applications of satellite imagery and technology transfer. Her current interests include using satellite imagery to study the environment and the assessment of sustainable development projects.
At the United Nations she represents the International Council of Jewish Women, and is a member of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development where her work emphasizes the relationship between women’s rights and sustainability.
Rev. Dr. Martin Otto Zimmann, PhD
Alumni/ae Relations Director, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
Rev. Dr. Martin Otto Zimmann holds a PhD in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He helped shape the synodical partnership between the Southeast Michigan Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Holy Land and Jordan and has led several ELCA delegations to Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Previously, he taught at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan and Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio on a variety of topics, including Ethnic Studies, American Literature, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Apocalypse Theology. His hobbies include sustainability and earth-conscious stewardship.
Recently, Martin was the Co-Pastor (with his spouse, Angela) of the English Speaking Congregation at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem where he served as Special Assistant to Bishop Munib Younan, President of the Lutheran World Federation and presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.
Martin lives on campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg with his wife, Angela, and their two children, Seth and Chelsea.
Rev. Dr. Angela W. Zimmann
Vice President for Advancement; Adjunct Professor of Preaching, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
Prior to arriving at LTSG in 2014, Zimmann served in Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine as Pastor and Special Assistant to Bishop Munib Younan, (President of the Lutheran World Federation) and co-pastor of the English congregation at Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem. She has also served as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Riga, MI, ran for congress in the 5th District of Ohio, and taught full-time at Bowling Green State University from 2008-2013. She has taught preaching courses at Gettysburg Seminary occasionally since 2007.
While in Jerusalem, Angela served on the Board of the Anglican International School in Jerusalem (AISJ). Angela is married to Rev. Martin Otto Zimmann, Ph.D., and is the mother of two children, Seth and Chelsea.