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Co-Funding for Talk of the Island (2007):

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Young Journalists Training Program (2002-2003)

Partner - Reconciliation now! (2004-2005)

Talk of the Island (2005-2008)

Partner - Talk of the Island (2005-2008)


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Dr. Yiannis Laouris (2002-present)

Dr. Yiannis Laouris is a Senior Scientist and President of CNTI. Heads the “New Media in Learning,” and the Neuroscience Lab. Neuroscientist (MD, PhD) and Systems engineer (MS) trained in Germany and the US. Publishes in the area of learning through computers, the web and mobile phones and about the potential role of IT to bridge the gaps (economic, gender, disabilities etc.) in our society. Participates in Cost219: Accessibility for All, and Cost276: Knowledge Management. Laouris was a co-founder of a chain of computer learning centers for children ( The curriculum (a new learning theory based on an educationally relevant and socially responsible approach) developed by members of the applicant organization under his supervision received 7 international awards for innovation and social responsibility. He is the Executive Director for the CyberEthics project.

Larry Fergeson (2004,2006-present)

Larry began with FWC in 2005 as a graduate student intern from Portland State University. From 2006-2008 he performed the duties of Project Coordinator and Program Developer. In 2009 Larry became the Head of the Humanitarian Affairs Unit which implements the projects "Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture" and the "“Strengthening Asylum for Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Cyprus” as the implementing partner of UNHCR in Cyprus. Larry also acts as media consultant/expert for FWC because of his long history working in media related matters.




Susan J. Drucker (2005)

Susan J. Drucker, (Juris Doctor, St. John’s University School of Law, 1982) Professor, Department of Journalism/ Media Studies/ Public Relations, School of Communication, Hofstra University. She is an attorney and her work examines freedom of expression, media regulation and the relationship between media technology and human factors, particularly as viewed from a legal perspective.  She is the editor of Qualitative Research Reports in Communication and is on the board of the Urban Communication Foundation. She is the former editor of Free Speech Yearbook and has published She is the author/editor of 7 books and over 100 articles and book chapters. Among her publications are two editions of Real Law @ Virtual Space: The Regulation of Cyberspace (Hampton Press)  and The Urban Communication Reader (Hampton Press).

Ms. Elia Petridou (2003-2004)

Ms. Elia Petridou has been working with the Future Worlds Center since 2004. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from New Jersey City University with a double major in Economics and Political Science, and a Masters in International Relations from McGill University. In the organization she served as coordinator for the Media literacy project between 2003-2004. She has also coordinated projects on social issues like Media Literacy, EU Citizenship and Human Rights. She was the first Coordinator of the Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and her work interests continue to concentrate on Humanitarian and Development activities. Ms. Petridou is a trained facilitator for the Structured Dialogic Design Process and serves as the Secretary of the Cyprus Intercultural Training Initiative.




Ms. Xenia Constantinou (2002).

Xenia has studied Political Science at the University of Cyprus. Master in International Relations from the Univ. of Essex, UK. Employed as a Research Assistant for the Univ. of Cyprus for projects "Women and Politics," Volunteerism, and " "Turkey's Foreign Plicy on Cyprus,". She served as full-time coordinator of the bi-communal UNDP/UNOPS-funded youth group "Youth Promoting Peace" (Y2P) between the fall of 2002 and the fall of 2003. She has accumulated experience in EU programs having received funding for a EUROMED project prepared by her in the framework of Y2P.  She also served as Administrator for EUMEDIS project ( and as the manager for a Leonardo project, (BiblioForMeda).




Hayat Hussein Yasamsal (2002-2003).

Hayat had stronginvolvement in the Political and Civil Society environment of Cyprus and Europe for the past two decades.  He has founded and chaired the New Cyprus Party (Patriotic Unity Movement), the Rights and Freedoms Association of Cyprus and the Cyprus Peace Democracy and Human Rights Foundation. He served as coordinator with the International Association of Human Rights protection in Cyprus for the Council of Europe project on Confidence Building Measures in Cyprus entitled: “Actions of the civil society for the promotion of a Human Rights Culture”.  Hayat served also as the local coordinator for the International Association of Human Rights protection in Cyprus of the Joint Project of the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC) and the German-Cypriot Forum (DZF) “Civil Society Dialogue on Intercultural Co-operation in Cyprus”.




Ms. Kerstin Wittig (2003-2005).

Ms. Kerstin Wittig has Conflict Studies, Educational Sciences and Islamic Sciences from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. She has conducted a 3-months field research for her M.A. dissertation on bi-communal activities in Cyprus in 2004. Kerstin has been with CNTI since October 2005. She has an interest in Conflict Resolution and Management and she is trained as a facilitator. Her main responsibilities at CNTI include developing of new projects, drafting of project proposals, networking with European NGOs, especially in the field of Development Education. She is the local coordinator for European projects, and she also coordinates the organization’s efforts to assist victims of human trafficking in Cyprus.




Gary Gumpert (2005).

Gary Gumpert  (Ph.D, Wayne State University, 1963) is Emeritus Professor of Communication at Queens College of the City University of New York, co-founder of Communication Landscapers, and President of the Urban Communication Foundation. He is president of the United States chapter of the International Institute of Communication. He is a recipient of the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for distinguished scholarship in freedom of expression. His primary research focuses on the nexus of communication technology and social relationships, particularly looking at urban and suburban development, the alteration of public space, and the changing nature of community. Among his 10 authored and edited books include Talking Tombstones and Other Tales of the Media Age (Oxford University Press) and The Urban Communication Reader (Hampton Press).




Ms. Vipar Uthenpong (2006-2007).

Ms. Vipar Uthenpong has a undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Business Administration from Texas State University in San Marcos. She began working with CNTI in May 2006. Her activities included creating the first version of the URVT website, moving websites to the Mambo Content Management System, creating surveys to be taken over the Internet, and providing general computer support to the office. She has been involved in the technical side of the Talk of the Island, EU Citizenship website and call center, Cyprus NGDO Platform, Hibernation, and Taxonomy projects.




Mr. Andreas Drakos (2009-present).

Mr. Drakos Andreas has a BSc in Computer Science and Finance Management from the University of Mesologgi. He has a special interest in web design with Joomla, HTML-PHP and database with Microsoft Access (My SQL). He is the it manager of the cnti and he upgraded and extended our website.






Pat Scheid (2004-2005)








Bulent Kanol (2004)








Maria Hadjipavlou (2002,2005)








Synthia Pavlou (Aug 2002-June 2003)

Synthia Pavlou, who was both a participant and also a Coordinator for 6 months, has moved from a local women’s magazine to an editor and news presenter in Ant-TV.







Aysu Basri (Aug 2002-June 2003)

Aysu Basri is running since 2003 the first live program on Kıbrıs TV, which deals with bi-communally sensitive issues.




Salih Iram (Aug 2002-June 2003)

Salih Iramkli runs a most popular bicommunal TV program on CBC (Biz), Övgü Ince and Özge Sever work in the customer relations and communications department of Turkcell, a mobile phone company.







Övgü Ince (Aug 2002-June 2003)

Övgü Ince work in the customer relations and communications department of Turkcell, a mobile phone company.







Özge Sever (Aug 2002-June 2003)

Özge Sever work in the customer relations and communications department of Turkcell, a mobile phone company.







Marc Rosenbaum (2007)








Harry Anastasiou (2002,2004)

Harry Anastasiou holds a Ph.D. in the Political Sociology of Peace and Conflict from the Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a Doctorandus Degree from the Free University of Amsterdam, Holland. He is a long-standing academic in inter-ethnic and international peace and conflict studies, and an experienced practitioner of conflict-resolution. At present, he is a core faculty of the Conflict Resolution Graduate Program and an affiliate of International Studies at Portland State University. For over fifteen years he has been playing a leading role in the development and growth of a citizen-based peace movement in the ethnically divided island of Cyprus and in Greek-Turkish relations. He has also been a participating member of “The Harvard Study Group”, a bi-communal think tank comprised of policy leaders and academics working on ideas and approaches for the peaceful resolution of the Cyprus problem. He is a senior researcher with the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute and a co-founder of the Cyprus-based Technology for Peace Project. As an academic, he has published numerous articles on peace and conflict issues, focusing in particular on Cyprus, Nationalism, Peace building and the European Union.




Chrysafis (2006-2008)








Nikos Prokommenos (Aug 2002-June 2003)

Nikos Prokommenos of Antenna Radio became the Director of the first bi-communal radio in the South (Potamia) and now he has his own TV program on one of the largest TV Channels (Ant-TV).







Aleco Christakis (2008-2009)

Prof. Aleco Christakis has 35 years of experience in developing and testing methods for engaging stakeholders in productive dialogue. He is author of over 100 papers on stakeholder participation. Recently, he published the book How People Harness their Collective Wisdom and Power to Create the Future (2006), which brings the science of structured dialogue closer to international users. He is Past President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (2002), President of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, Member of the Board of the Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) and Advisor to the AIO, and an advisor in the Ambassadors leadership program for engaging tribal leaders from the USA and internationally. Prof. Christakis and his Institute 21st Agoras are partners in the bi-communal project “Civil Society Dialogue.” In this capacity he was responsible for the training in SDDP of moe than 20 senior facilitators and supervises all SDDP co-laboratories in the context of this project. He has recently joined the International Advisory Board of C.N.T.I. and he works together with Dr. Laouris’ team in furthering the science and applicability of SDDP.



Kevin Dye (2008)

Young TC5 (Aug 2002-June 2003)

Kyriakos Pierides (2006-2008)

Natasa Constantinou (2002-2004)

Marios Ignatiou (Aug 2002-June 2003)

Michalis Ashikas (Aug 2002-June 2003)

Alexandra Constantinou (Aug 2002-June 2003)




Panos Michael








Andreas Karas

Nevzer Stacey (2002-present)

Deniz Sevgili Oña

Sarah Goldberg

Aneta Piatek

Chris Zachariadis (2004-2006)



Hasan Kahvecioğlu (2006-present)








Hüseyin Gürşan  (2002)

Marios Michaelides

Hayatin Hayat

Janine Alexander (2005)

Selhan Zeki (2003-2004)

Robert Wise (2007)
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