Amandine Roche

Peacekeeper Amandine Roche's life changed after she met with the Dalai Lama at the age of 18. Following this meeting, Amandine studied human rights and wrote her political science thesis about the Panchen Lama, the youngest prisoner in the world to be kidnapped by the Chinese.

The second life-changing event took place in September 2001 when Amandine was invited by the Taleban in Afghanistan before the American bombings. Afterwards, she decided to come back and commit herself to the country. Since 2001 she has worked and lived on and off in Kabul. These experiences compelled her to pursue the path of peace building and conflict resolution.

Amandine's peace building efforts focus on developing education, media awareness, human rights, gender equality, and youth empowerment as a means for attaining non-violence.


Rohullah Sidiqullah

Rohullah Sidiqullah was born in Ghazni, Afghanistan and attended several schools for refugee's that were supported by international organizations in Peshawar after his family fled during the occupation of Afghanistan.

Rohullah received his B.A. in Political Science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and a diploma in conflict resolution.

Rohullah is currently pursuing an MBA at Bakhtar University in Kabul, Afghanistan.


James S. Gordon

James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard educated psychiatrist, is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine; founding Dean of the College of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University; a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School; and served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. He also served as the first Chair of the Program Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Alternative Medicine and is a former member of the Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the NIH.


Najibullah Assadi

Najibullah Assadi, MD, is a renowned medical doctor from Afghanistan who uses mind-body medicine and therapy to identify the causes of depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma with a special focus on the marginal and vulnerable groups.

Najibullah works as a policy maker at Medical University and Kabul University. He is the Founder of the Prison Health Department in the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of Afghanistan; Founder of DEWS (Disease Early Warning System); EPOS Health Management consultant to the MoPH of Afghanistan; a member the MoPH of Afghanistan; World Health Organization (WHO) consultant to the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan; a member of health technical working groups; and served as a focal point for developing policy reforms in health for prisoners in Afghanistan.


Michael Nagler

Michael Nagler is a widely respected scholar and advocate of Gandhi and nonviolence. Born in Brooklyn, NY he came to California in 1960 to do graduate studies in Classics and Comparative Literature at UC, Berkeley. In 1966 he accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor in those departments; later he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program on that campus, which is now one of the biggest in North America. He also served as chairman of the Religious Studies Program and for two years as Co-Chair of the Peace and Justice Studied Association. In 1970 he wrote Spontaneity and Tradition, an innovative study of oral poetry in the ancient world, and numerous articles on this and related subjects.


Arbab Daud

Arbab Daud completed his Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration from Philippines Christian University in 1998 and worked as a consultant for various organizations in market, business and strategic planning as well development related issues.

Arbab is an avid reader of history of Pashtuns and the sub-continent. Bacha Khan and his theory of nonviolence has greatly influenced Arbab from his childhood inspiring him to pursue work related to conflict resolution.

Arbab is a writer of poetry and politics. His writing touches on geo politics, socio-economic issues and Pashtun tradions. Arab loves to write fiction and two of his short stories got published in a SAARC level book named "After the Rain."

Arbab is currently working as a Managing Director at the office of Kaar Pohan in Peshawar working on different research projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Peace One Day

Peace Jam

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Metta Center For Nonviolence

One Billion Act Of Peace

Off The Mat Into The World

United States Institute of Peace

The Center for Compassion And Altruism Research And Education

The Dalai Lama Foundation


Sonima Foundation


Mindful Schools

Search Inside Yoursel

Charter for Compassion