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Dr. Craig Considine
Dr. Craig Considine is a scholar, professor, global speaker, media contributor, & public intellectual based at the Department of Sociology at Rice University. He is the author of many books & articles.
Dr. Considine's opinions have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, BBC, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, Newsweek, & Foreign Policy. He has been invited to speak at some of the leading international organizations & universities in the world.
Dr. Considine holds a PhD from Trinity College (University of Dublin), MSc from Royal Holloway (University of London), & BA from American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Considine is a U.S. Catholic of Irish and Italian descent.
Dr. Hussein Rashid
Hussein Rashid, PhD, is founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency.
He works with a variety of NGOs, foundations, non-profits, and governmental agency for content expertise on religion broadly, with a specialization on Islam. His work includes exploring theology, the interaction between culture and religion, and the role of the arts in conflict mediation. He has published academic works on Muslims and American Popular Culture, Malcolm X, qawwali, intra-Muslim racism, teaching Shi’ism, Islam and comics, Sikhs and Islamophobia, Muslims in film, American Muslim spaces of worship, to name a few. He recently finished co-editing a book on Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel.
He is a contingent faculty member and has taught at Hofstra University, Fordham University, Iona College, Virginia Theological Seminary, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, SUNY Old Westbury, Barnard College, and Columbia University. He is currently affiliated with The New School. His research focuses on Muslims and American popular culture. He writes and speaks about music, comics, movies, and the blogistan.
Hussein has a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University, a Masters in Theological Studies focusing on Islam, and an MA and PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, focusing on South and Central Asia from Harvard University.
Rabbi Daniel Senter
Born in North Bergen, New Jersey, Master Beekeeper Rabbi Daniel Senter descends from a prominent Rabbinic family with roots in New Jersey that began at the turn of the century. Following the family tradition, he spent many years studying in Yeshiva and was ordained as a Rabbi shortly after he graduated college.
Rabbi Senter has always been fascinated by the world around him and how things work. He considers himself a bit of a Renaissance Man. During his years in Yeshiva, he received certification in Milah and Shechita. Some of his other areas of expertise include clock making, automobile restoration, life-guarding, magician, Torah scroll restoration, emergency medical technician, foraging, beekeeping, and homesteading. He always has been involved in community work.
He served on the board of a Yeshiva in North Jersey, and was a member of the Greenway Advisory Board and the Historic Preservation Committee of the Township of Teaneck. As an Emergency Medical Technician, he has served as President of Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Chief of The Bogota First Aid Squad.
Rabbi Senter resides in Teaneck, New Jersey and Woodridge, NY with his wife, 5 children, 4 goats, 12 chickens, 2 donkeys, a pony, and a few million bees.
Eron Bloomgarden is an expert in environmental markets, climate finance, and impact investing. He has over a decade of fund management experience and is also an adjunct professor at the Earth Institute at Columbia University where he was a member of the inaugural faculty of the MSc in Sustainability Management program.
Previously, Eron was Partner at Encourage Capital where he was the Portfolio Manager of the EKO Green Carbon Fund, President of Environmental Markets at Equator LLC, and U.S. Country Director at EcoSecurities, the world’s largest carbon credit company listed on the London Stock Exchange and acquired by JP Morgan. Eron was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Biodiversity and Natural Capital and served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Markets Association.
In 2018, Eron was a TED Resident in a program which served as an incubator for breakthrough ideas, and gave a TED Talk on valuing and investing in nature. Eron earned an M.P.A. from Columbia University and completed the PLD at Harvard Business School.