Fellows and Associates

The GHfP Institute actively creates dialogue spaces for intellectual exchange, engagement with thematic exploration, collaborative research, and knowledge creation.

To this end, we invite global scholars and researchers to join our growing network of Fellows and Associates. Each year, the Fellows and Associates take part in our research symposia and conferences, contribute to our courses and programmes, and contribute to our research publications.

Rob Corcoran is a trainer, facilitator, writer, and racial healing practitioner. He has led trustbuilding workshops among diverse and polarized groups across North America, Europe, South Africa, Brazil, India and Australia. He served as national director for Initiatives of Change USA and founded its internationally recognized program Hope in the Cities in Richmond Va. Rob’s book Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility has been described as a “visionary, compelling account of healing and change.” Read Rob’s full bio HERE.

Professor Myriam Cottias is a colonial historian, specialist in slavery in the Caribbean area, is research director at the CNRS (CRPLC, University of the Antilles and Guyana). She heads the International Center for Research on Slavery, actors, actresses, systems, representations. She is president of the national committee for the memory and history of slavery.

Steve Killelea founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in 2007 as an independent not-for-profit global research institute analysing the intertwined relationships between business, peace and economic development. As one of the world’s most impactful think tanks, IEP’s research is extensively used by multi-laterals, including the United Nations, World Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as well as taught in thousands of university courses around the world. He is also the creator of the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading quantitative measurement of global peacefulness, ranking 163 countries, and independent territories. Steve currently serves on the President’s Circle for Club de Madrid, the largest forum of democratic former Presidents and Prime Ministers working to strengthen democracy. In 2010, Steve was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the community through the global peace movement, and he was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Joe Louis Washington is a human rights advocate, social critic, curator of stories, and peacebuilder. Joe’s professional background spans the areas of university related teaching and training (including in various capacities as an international lecturer and trainer in human rights and conflict resolution); public policy development and analysis; philanthropy; and peacekeeping. Joe has presented papers and/or published articles on topics related to conflict prevention, the right to self-determination, human security, Gandhian approach to non-violence, the rights of indigenous peoples, and barriers to the effective implementation of human rights, specifically economic, social and cultural rights. Among Joe’s various activities include: Organizer and Curator, hiSTORY, herSTORY, theirSTORY, mySTORY, ourSTORY; Collaborator, Ubuntu House; President – Global Vision Institute (GVI); Fellow, Complexity University; and Managing Director of the Nia Foundation (TNF).