Oliver McTernan

Co-Founder and Director, Forward Thinking

Formerly, Senior Adviser, Club of Madrid. 2000-03, Visiting Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. May 2002, initiated and participated in the first official high-level post conflict talks between NATO and the government in Belgrade; 25 years as Executive Committee Member, Pax Christi International, responsible for the movement's East-West Dialogue programme during the Soviet period. Director and Co-Founder, Forward Thinking. Author, Violence in God's Name, exploring the roots of violence within each of the major faith traditions. Broadcasts on radio and TV and contributes articles to the UK and international press. Recipient, International Gold Medallion (1998) for outstanding contribution to interfaith understanding.