Cherine Badawi is an accomplished experiential educator and instructional designer who has worked globally to bring people together across lines of difference and empower them to create a more socially just, thriving and peaceful world. She has designed and facilitated hundreds of transformational workshops to young people in more than a dozen countries focusing on leadership development, intercultural communication, community building and social change. Cherine was as an intrinsic member of the inaugural voyage of The Scholar Ship, a transnational floating university that brought together students and staff from more than 50 countries. Cherine served as a senior trainer for Challenge Day, an innovative social change program recently featured on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Joshua Gorman serves on the Board of Directors for the Global Youth Action Network/TakingITGlobal-US and supports youth-led projects around the world. He co-founded Global Passageways, a network of individuals and organizations working in the fields of youth & community development, contemporary rites of passage, intergenerational mentoring & collaboration, and cultural renewal. He is a lifelong student of human development and transformational education with a focus on providing young people the experiences, knowledge, and skills they need to thrive in the twenty-first century.