Board Members

Derran Moss-Dalmau (Duke University, 2002-04)

Derran studied Arts/Law at the University of Queensland, while also working as a teacher in primary schools in Brisbane. He graduated as Law School Valedictorian in 1998, and proceeded to work for two years in the District Court, before moving to Canberra to work in international law and counter terrorism with the Attorney-General’s Department.

In 2002, Derran was awarded an inaugural Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study in the USA for two years at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). On completing his Masters in political science focusing on international security challenges, Derran returned to Brisbane to complete his Master of Laws and to work in anti-corruption, during which time he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study juvenile substance abuse in remote and indigenous communities in the USA and Canada.

From 2008-2011 Derran was the Chief of Staff for two successive Attorneys-General before moving to Timor Leste to work with the United Nations as a Legal Advisor. Derran spent 2013 and the beginning of 2014 working in Afghanistan as a Political Advisor in the north of the country with the UN peacekeeping mission, before moving to New York with the UN to work with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Political Affairs.

In 2016, Derran started work with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, focused on Myanmar and Bangladesh, working in Myanmar for 5 months over 2018-19 as head of office in Rakhine state. A writer in his spare time, in 2015 Derran’s first play, “Re:Late/Able”, was selected as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, and his second show “The Co-Operatives” again sold out its run as part of the 2016 Festival. Both plays starred fellow Duke Rotary Peace Fellow alum, Bautista Logioco, proving that UNC and Duke can get along off the basketball court. He is currently writing a third play, but work keeps getting in the way.

María Julia Moreyra (Chulalongkorn University, 2016)

She is an Argentinian lawyer and Magister in International Relations (FLACSO- Argentina). Her area of expertise and knowledge is the fight against gender violence and particularly human trafficking, where she is academically qualified and she has field experience.

Mwalimu George Ngwane (Chulalongkorn University 2015)

Mwalimu George Ngwane is author of the book “Settling Disputes in Africa” published in 2001, He was Senior Chevening Fellow, Conflict Prevention and Resolution, University of York (United Kingdom) 2010 Was a Rotary Peace Fellow to the University of Chulalongkorn, Bangkok (Thailand) 2015.

George has also served as Commonwealth Professional Fellow, Minority Rights Group, London (UK) 2015, as a bilingual commission scholar, Cardiff, Wales 2015, the United Nations Minority Rights Fellow, OHCHR, Geneva (Switzerland) 2016. He was elected Member since 2017 of the Board of Trustees, Minority Rights Group, London (UK) and Minority Rights Group, Africa (Uganda). From the beginning of 2021 George has been a Senior Fellow with the United Nations Commission for Human Rights.

Rukmini Iyer (Chulalongkorn University, 2013)

Rukmini is a leadership and organization development consultant and peacebuilder. She runs a consulting practice called Exult! Solutions based in Mumbai, India and works with clients around the world. While her work straddles the corporate, educational and development spaces, she finds the idea of eco-centric living a common thread that binds them all. Facilitation, coaching and dialogue are the core modalities she works with and she is trained in a variety of approaches including trauma science, non-violent communication, appreciative inquiry, etc. In the peacebuilding space, interfaith work, peace education and dialogue are her main areas of focus. She is an RPF from Chulalongkorn University, Class 15.

Wale Adeboye (Chulalongkorn University, 2016)

He is the West Africa focal person in the Africa Working Group of the Global Action against Mass Atrocities (GAMAAC). Prior to GAAMAC assignment and engagements, Adeboye founded the West Africa Responsibility to Protect Coalition, a multidisciplinary research and policy think-tank.

Wesley Hedden (Chulalongkorn University, 2015)

He is the founder and Executive Director of Sarus, a US and Cambodia registered nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of peace leaders in Asia.