Prof. Heba Raouf Ezzat
Ibn Haldun University, Turkey

Advisor, Volunteer

Dr. Raouf is Professor at the Department of Civilizations Studies and the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul Turkey. Her research domains include comparative political theory, changing maps of citizenship and urban sociology.

Prof. Mousumi G Banerjee
EFL University, India

Advisor, Volunteer

Dr. Banerjee is Associate Professor & Head, Department of English Literature, The EFL University, Regional Campus, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. She has been a Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Visiting Scholar (2019-2020), at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. She is also an Associate with the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, India. Her research interests include literary theories, postmodern criticisms, Western philosophy, text, language, and hermeneutics, poetic language, women’s writing and writings about women and film criticism.

Prof. miriam cooke
Duke University, USA

Advisor, Volunteer

Dr. cooke is Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University. Her research concerns Middle Eastern and Arab world studies. She focuses on modern Arabic literature and critical reassessment of women’s roles in the public sphere. She was educated in the United Kingdom, and is co-editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies.

Prof. Bruce B Lawrence, Advisor

Duke University, USA

Advisor, Volunteer

Dr. Lawrence is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Duke University & Visiting Professor at Department of Civilizations Studies, Ibn Haldun University; Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion. His research domains include the Comparative Study of Religious Movements, Institutional Islam (especially in Asia), Indo-Persian Sufism, the Religious Masks of Violence, Contemporary Islam as Abrahamic Faith and Religious Ideology.

Rajeev Kumar
Founder & Managing Director, Umran

He is a Ph.D. student at Istanbul’s Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in German Langauge and Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India, and earned a Master’s degree in Civilization Studies from Ibn Haldun University. He worked as a project manager for Integra Software Service in Pondicherry, which outsources publication work for Springer, Westermann and other Publication Companies in India. He also worked as a teaching fellow at Ibn Haldun University.

Füsun Sarı


Füsun Sarı has been serving Umran as administrative cum Turkish lnaguage instructor since last one year. She is also head of department of Turkish language at Umran Green School and advisory member of Umran. She is originally from Turkey and a painting teacher at govt. school in Turkey.

Shan Nabi
Shan has over 20 years of Global Experience Coaching students, interns and employees on career progression. He is the CEO of Arise Consulting which provides Career and Image Consulting solutions to corporate aspirants. Having worked in Top Multinationals across the Globe Shan is an avid traveller and adventure enthusiast.  He has travelled and worked across Asia, Middle East, Australia, America and Europe. On the professional front Shan is one of the Highest Recommended HR Consultant in India by Industry Leaders. He has Interviewed more than 10000 employees for multiple roles in DELL and NOKIA besides coaching multiple senior leaders in Corporate sector for Leadership development. He has a Masters Degree in Human Resources with Certifications below:
  • Certified Counsellor from United Nations DCP & UNAIDS program – Ministry of Social Justice India
  • HRG/ Domestic Enquiry Certified HR Professional – National School of Law Bangalore
  • Social Media Certified Professional – SMAC University
  • MBTI Certified
  • Competency Based Interviewer Certified – CBI
  • Behavioural Interviewer Technique Certified
  • 360Degree Feedback certified – Korn Ferry