Experienced professionals related to the fields of peace research, human rights advocacy and arts guide us in developing and ART-PEACE-HUMAN RIGHTS intersection



Peter Kirchschläger

Peter Kirchschläger is the co-founder of the Center of Advanced Studies for Human Rights Education at the Pädagogischen Hochschule in Luzern. He teaches in different European universities. As researcher he is published by important editorials in Switzerland and abroad.

Martin Liechti

Martin Liechti is a highly appreciated advisory in our board. He runs, among other professionals, the Centre of Advanced Studies at the University of Basel. He is co-founder of Barbara und Roberto Conza Stiftung; Foundation that aims to encourage children and youth in issues related to physical, mental, social, artistic and creative development.

Jacques Schiltknecht

Jacques Schiltknecht is a retired medical doctor based in canton Luzern. For many years, he has been engaged in the issue of nuclear power, its implications in health and the threat of nuclear armament.  He is a member of the Doctors for Environmental Protection and a member of the doctors for social responsibility and the prevention of an atomic war (PSR / IPPNW Switzerland).

Isabel Heusser

Isabel is a Swiss singer. She is the co-founder of the Swiss Foundation for Young Musicians. This is a unique organization that offer almost every week space for young musicians to present their work to the local society in Basel.

Felix Renggli

Felix Renggli is a renown flutist and professor of flute and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel and at the Musikhochschule Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. He is the coordinator of the series ‘Swiss Chamber Concerts’.

Jean-Luc Darbellay

Jean-Luc Darbellay is Swiss composer and doctor of medicine based in Bern. He is the founder of Ludus Ensamble; an ensemble dedicated to performing Darbellay’s compositions.

Raphael Immoos

Raphael is music professor at the University of Basel. He is the director of the choir of the Hochschule für Musik in Basel. He is the founder of the Basler Madrigalisten.

Tobias Huber

Tobias is the founder of the Swiss project Music-4-Peace. In his project, he combines Buddhism, meditation and music inviting the public to reflect about inner awareness. Tobias plays guitar and sings.

Thomas Wiederkehr

Thomas is a Swiss specialist in creative design in social media. He runs the company WOMM Basel, he is specialist in building up small entrepreneurship. His company has offered the realization of this website free of charge.




Celina del Felice

Dr. Celina Del Felice has a background in Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, with broad experience at the interface between academic and practical research. She completed her PhD in International Relations/ Development Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands (2013). Presently, she is an e-learning tutor and educator for the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, the Network University, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and UN Peace University in Costa Rica.



Jan Öberg

Peace studies professor. PhD in sociology, peace and future researcher. Prof. Öberg is associate professor (Docent) at Lund University, former director of the Lund University Peace Research Institute (LUPRI); former secretary-general of the Danish Peace Foundation; former member of the Danish government’s Committee on security and disarmament. He is the founder of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research.



Hans von Sponeck

Dr. Sponeck served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Iraq for several years. Today he is a member of the World Future Council.



Archer Colin

Colin Archer has served for 27 years as Secretary-General of the International Peace Bureau. His organization was the first organization in being awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910.



Alessio Allegrini

Alessio Allegrini is a famous Italian musician. He is the founder of Musicians for Human Rights, a group of musicians that make classic concerts to raise awareness about specific human rights issues.



Gal Harmat

Gal Harmat is a respected specialist in Gender Analysis and Peace Education. She teaches in all continents about gender parity and human rights. She was a professor in conflict transformation, peace education and gender and Co-Director of the Social Justice and Peace Education Teachers Training Program, Kibbutzim Teachers College in Tel Aviv.



Vivian L. Beetle

Vivian Beetle worked for more than 30 years in the corporate social responsibility of the multinational Roche. She was Head of Corporate Donations and Philanthropy.

Simone Meiseles

Simone Meiseles grew up in Brazil.  She is American and returned to the United States after high school to go to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a degree in Business Administration.  She wrote Family Fun – A Guide to Outings in the Basel Area before becoming certified to teach English and starting Ahead With English with Maria Stepan in 2005. Simone founded ASA A Step Ahead in 2015.  ASA is a Swiss foundation dedicated to teaching English to children for free in the slums of Rio de Janeiro.



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