- Karima Bennoune, Homer G. Angelo and Ann Berryhill Endowed Chair and Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law, UC Davis
- Chiapei Chou, Executive Vice President, National Taiwan University
- Marian Mahat, Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Karima Bennoune holds the Homer G., Angelo and Ann Berryhill Endowed Chair in International Law and is a Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, School of Law in the United States. She served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights from 2015-2021. During academic year 2021-21, she is a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School. In 2017, she served as an expert in the reparations phase of the groundbreaking Al Mahdi Case before the International Criminal Court concerning intentional destruction of cultural heritage in Mali. A former Legal Advisor for Amnesty International, she has carried out human rights missions in most regions of the world.
She can be followed on Twitter: @karimabennoune.
Professor Chia-pei Chou is the Executive Vice President at National Taiwan University, where she has served for more than thirty years in various roles since obtaining her PhD from the University of Texas, Austin. Her work as a teacher-scholar in the field of civil and transportation engineering has been recognized through the prestigious Ministry of Education Excellent Teacher Award, two national CNS specifications, and other accolades.
Professor Chou also spent five years (2011-2016) in the U.S. as a technology diplomat, serving as the Director of the Science and Technology Division at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston and L.A., and later at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Washington D.C., where she successfully built research ties between the U.S. and Taiwan.
As EVP, Professor Chou has been leading the internationalization efforts of NTU by promoting institutional partnerships, bilingual education, student mobility and the International College. In 2020, Professor Chou founded the Women in STEM Society, the first of its kind at NTU, to unite and connect female faculty members.
Marian Mahat is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She has more than twenty years of professional and academic experience, spanning several universities, the Australian Federal and local governments, as well as the private and school sectors. Her research focuses on learning environments, with an emphasis on co-designing curriculum and pedagogy, teacher-led inquiry, and professional development of teachers across different educational contexts. She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reports, and recipient or co-recipient of over $AUD1.5M in external research funding. She leads a series of micro-credentials on Leading Change in Learning Environments. Marian is highly passionate about building capacity and capability of academic staff at universities. In addition to her research leadership on learning environments, she is series editor of the Surviving and Thriving in Academia and book editor of Achieving Academic Promotion and Women Thriving in Academia published by Emerald.
Dr. Derlie Mateo-Babiano is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. Passionate about the deepening inequalities that are inherently attached to transport and public space, particularly for women and girls, she has convened the Women in Transport leadership (WiTL) knowledge network. She is also a member of the award-winning Place Agency and delivered several placemaking workshops leading to productive collaboration to advance real solutions and opportunities for positive place-based change.