Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions from the Frontlines

Social Justice Index

11 May 2022 | 16:00 - 17:30 CEST
(Policy) Roundtable discussion

A panel discussion with stakeholders on the creation of a social justice index to support and advocate social justice within regions where populations are under a form of colonization and apartheid and injustice. Speakers’ Bios: 1. Rana Dajani: Professor of molecular cell biology, Hashemite University, Jordan, Harvard Radcliff fellow, a Fulbrighter, Eisenhower fellow, Yale and Cambridge visiting professor. Research area: refugee youth and the epigenetics of trauma across generations and world expert on genetics of Circassian and Chechan populations in Jordan. Established stem cell research ethics law in Jordan. Advocate for biological evolution and Islam, Member UN women Jordan advisory council. Established a women mentor network, and received Partnerships for enhanced engagement in research (PEER) award 2014. Organized the first gender summit for the Arab world 2017. Most influential women scientists in Islamic World, 12 among100 the most influential Arab women, Global Changemaker Award for celebrating, President of the Society for the Advancement of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Arab World. Awarded the Jordan star of science by His Majesty King Abdullah II. Developed a community-based model “We love reading” changing mindsets through reading to create changemakers, received World Innovation Summit in Education Award 2014, King Hussein Medal of Honor 2014, UNESCO International Literacy Prize 2017, World Literacy Council Award 2018 and the Jacobs social entrepreneurship award 2018, Science, Technology and Innovation Award UN 2019, Ashoka Fellow 2019, UNHCR Nansen Refugee awardee 2020, Schwab Social entrepreneur 2022. Author of the book: Five scarves, Doing the impossible: If we can reverse cell fate why can’t we redefine success, Nova Publisher 2018. Reviewed by Nature. 2. Tariq Al-Olaimy: co-founder of 3BL Associates. For his work with 3BL, Tariq was named as one of 10 Muslim men shaping the world by, and was the first per- son from the MENA region to be recognized by GreenBiz and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as one of their “30 under 30” leaders for breaking new ground in sustainability innovation. Last year, Tariq was also honored as one of 22 Climate Trailblazers worldwide by the Global Climate Action Summit, and recognized as an Expo 2020 Global Innovator. As an educator at heart, Tariq is a certified Ubuntu Peer Peace Coach through the Archbishop DesmondTutu Foundation, a former TEDx curator, and is a co-chair of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development Partner Network. Tariq is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, sits on the board of AIESEC in Bahrain, and serves on the Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum ‘s Global Shapers Community. He has conducted sustainability workshops and trainings across six different continents. As a sustainability and youth education policy advocate within the International Climate Movement, he has worked with UN organizations such as UNESCO, UNFCCC, UNDP, and UNEP towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda (SDGs). Tariq holds a BSc. in Investment and Financial Risk Management from Cass Business School London, has graduated from the Singularity University Executive Program, and is among the first 100 people in the world to complete a specialization in the field of Biomimicry. 3. Hatem Bazian: Co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College, the 1st Accredited Muslim Liberal Arts College in the United States. In addition, Prof. Bazian is a lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bazian between 2002-2007, also served as an adjunct professor of law at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. In Spring 2009, Dr. Bazian founded at Berkeley the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender, a research unit dedicated to the systematic study of Othering Islam and Muslims. Prof. Bazian in Spring 2012 launched the Islamophobia Studies Journal, which is published bi-annually by Pluto Press and authored five books, hundreds of articles and a constant contributor to public debates. 4. Jason Jacobs: has an international reputation as a historian of television drama, its institutions, technology and aesthetics. He has taught film and television studies at the University of East Anglia, the University of Warwick, and Griffith University. His first book, The Intimate Screen (Oxford University Press, 2000) is a pioneering study of early television drama; his second book Body Trauma TV (British -Film Institute, 2003) explores the aesthetics of the hospital drama in relation to the contemporary cultural imagination. More recently he published Deadwood (Palgrave Macmillan/British Film Institute, 2012), as part of the BFI TV Classics series. He is currently working on an Australian Research Council funded project called “The Persistence of Television: How the Medium Adapts to Survive in the Digital World”…

The hosts

Rana Dajani Tariq Al Olaimy Hatem Bazian Jason Jacobs;

Sustainable development goals

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

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