Cihan Tekeli holds degrees in philosophy and Islamic studies from the University of Leiden.
After finishing a fellowship at the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington
DC in 2009 he started working in his current position as an educator in the fields of
Holocaust, anti-discrimination, diversity and identity education at the international
department of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Mr Tekeli is the mentor supervisor
for former inmates at Brotherhood Rehabilitation, which he co-founded in 2013. He has
been a Humanity in Action senior fellow since 2008.
Ivana Gabalova works for the Anne Frank House’s International Department. She educates
and coordinates educational activities in human rights and Holocaust education, primarily
in Central and Eastern European countries. She also freelances for the International
Association for Intercultural Education, which brings together professional educators
interested in diversity and equity with the civic association Asi-milovani for activities aiming
to reduce youth radicalization. Ivana holds a degree in Sociology and Social Politics from
Charles University in Prague.
Frederick Reiken is the author of three acclaimed novels, most recently Day for Night. His
first novel, The Odd Sea, won the Hackney Literary Award for a first novel and was a finalist
for the Barnes and Noble Discover Prize. His second novel, The Lost Legends of New
Jersey was a New York Times “Notable Book” and a national bestseller. His short stories
have appeared in The New Yorker and many other publications. Translations of his novels
have been published in French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Greek, Hebrew, and Chinese.
Formerly a news reporter, columnist, and nature writer, Reiken is now a Professor of
Writing and Literature at Emerson College in Boston, MA. For more information,
Satko Mujagić is a Bosnian survivor of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian war that took place
between 1992 and 1995. When Mujagić was twenty he spent seven months in Serbian
concentration camps: three months in Omarska and four in Manjaĉa, and in December
1992 he was transported to a refugee camp in Croatia. In 1993 Mujagić was brought to
the Netherlands, where he has since completed a law degree and started working as a
policy advisor for the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service at the Dutch Ministry of
Justice. In 2004 Mujagić founded Optimisti, a foundation that is committed to helping
returning refugees and families of those who were killed in the Omarska concentration