Professor Stuart Croft, Professor of International Security (PAIS) and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research (Arts and Social Sciences, 2011-12), University of Warwick.
Prof Croft was a Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) New Security Challenges Programme - a 6.5 million pounds programme that supported nearly 50 research projects based at a variety of UK universities and other institutions - for eight years. The latest initiative under that programme is to support a series of projects investigating Radicalisation and Violence around the world. Before that, he worked on a project funded by the ESRC on media representations of the war in Iraq, and before that worked with colleagues on an ESRC-funded project on the future of NATO. From January 2007, he became Vice Chair of the British International Studies Association, and was BISA's Chair for two years (from January 2009). From 2011, Stuart Croft is the President of this Association.
In early 2009, Prof Croft began working on a project funded by the EU, and led by the UN University in Bruges, focusing on issues in security governance, with a total value of 1.94 million euros (http://www.eugrasp.eu). From 2011 he acts as the co-lead of Work Package 4 on security issues in the 8 million euro programme Global Reordering: Evolution through European Networks.
He has been elected as an Academician in the UK Academy of Social Sciences, and as a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts. From April 2011, he was appointed to the ESRC Council as the representative for the Politics and International Studies Discipline.
Dr Haifaa Jawad, Senior Lecturer in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, UK.
Dr Jawad is a specialist in Modern Islamic thought, Euro-Arab relations and Islam and Democracy. She has in-depth knowledge of the Middle East region and a broad range of experiences in conducting fieldwork research in the area, including Jordan, Egypt (particularly on the Wasatiya (Centrist) movement), Syria, Yemen and Tunisia. Her publications include Towards Building a British Islam: New Muslims' Perspectives, Continuum International, 2011; Muslim Women and Sport (eds., with Tansin Benn and Gertrud Pfister ), Routledge, 2010; The Middle East in the New World Order, 2nd ed., Basingstoke: MacMillan, 1997, (editor and contributor); and Euro-Arab Relations: A Study in Collective Diplomacy, Reading, Garent, 1992.