Maj Gen GG Dwivedi, SM, VSM & BAR, retired as Assistant Chief of Integrated Defense Staff in 2009, after a distinguished career spanning over 38 years in the Army. A graduate of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla, he was commissioned in November 1971 into Infantry. A veteran of the Bangladesh War, he later commanded Company, Batallion, Brigade and Division amidst an intense operational and counter insurgency environment. As head of Strategic and Doctrine Branches, he was instrumental in the formulation of a number of Doctrines and Concept papers.
He is an alumnus of National Defense College, Harvard Kennedy School, and Kansas Leadership Center. Besides Interpretership in Chinese from the School of Foreign Languages, he holds M Sc, PGDM, MBA, M Phil (double) in Securities & Strategic Studies from Madras University, and a Ph D (International Relations) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. He has been faculty at Indian Military Academy Dehradun and Defense Services Staff College Wellington; served as Defense Attaché in China, Mongolia & North Korea. He has authored/edited five books and published over forty articles besides sixty short pieces; and contributes regularly to leading national dailies.
Currently, Dr. Dwivedi is Professor of International Studies at Aligarh Muslim University, where he was instrumental in establishing the Faculty of International Studies as Coordinator and Chair. A member of leading think tanks, he is visiting faculty at prestigious institutions in India and abroad.
Dr. Dwivedi's articles can be found here: http://alonben-meir.com/gg-dwivedi/
Dr. Sam Ben-Meir received his Ph.D. in philosophy from The New School in 2014. Sam is currently an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College, where he teaches environmental and business ethics. His focus as Senior Fellow is on political philosophy. As a jazz instrumentalist and composer, Sam performs regularly in Manhattan. He lives on the Upper West Side.
Dr. Sam Ben-Meir's articles can be found here: http://alonben-meir.com/sam-ben-meir/.
Chris Wilson is a Master's graduate of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School , with a concentration in Governance and Rights. His topics of interest include participatory politics, social movements, media criticism, and U.S. foreign policy. He has worked with Dr. Ben-Meir since 2012, focusing on research, writing, and social media strategy.
Kim Hurley has been the Communications and Development Director for Dr. Ben-Meir since 2012. She received her Master’s in International Affairs from The New School in 2011, concentrating in Media and Culture. Previously, Kim has done work on youth media and advocacy, and continues to focus on these topics as well as women’s and children’s rights and the role of art in conflict resolution, and is heavily involved in the arts in New York City.