As our aim is to be a leading platform in theological, philosophical and media theory research, we do not want to work just on our own; it is necessary for us to rely on the advice of other specialists in the field. Only in this way, can we maintain the quality of our scientific outcomes and serve the international academic community as well as the Church and wide public. We are honored that these outstanding researchers agreed to become the members of our International Advisory Board.
Prof. Dr. Colby Dickinson is Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola University, Chicago. He is the author of Agamben and Theology (T&T Clark, 2011), Between the Canon and the Messiah: The Structure of Faith in Contemporary Continental Thought (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation (Fordham University Press, 2016).
Prof. Helen Alford, OP Helen Alford is an Ordinary Professor of Economics and Ethics and Vice Rector of the Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome. Her research mostly looks at the role and impact of ethics and Christian social thought in the field of management, especially as regards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. She is a Senior Adviser to the “Blueprint for Better Business” based in the UK.
Prof. Dr. Bert Roebben is Professor of Religious Education at the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Bonn (Germany). Previously, taught at the Universities of Leuven (B), Tilburg (NL) and Dortmund (D). He holds degrees in Theology and Educational Sciences from the KU Leuven. His fields of interest are: inclusive religious education in schools and faith communities, inter-religious learning, education and public theology, re-imagining religious education through the lens of Meister Eckhart. In 2017, he was the president of the Religious Education Association in the USA.
Mons. Prof. Karel Skalický, ThD., dr. h. c. is Professor Emeritus of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (Italy), and University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic). He lectured at different Universities in Europe as well as in the United States, Zambia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Puerto Rico. In 1956, he emigrated from former Czechoslovakia to Rome, where he studied for priesthood. He was ordained in 1961. He worked as an official (assignator locorum) during the last session of the II. Vatican Council. From 1968, he taught at the Lateran University, and in 1977, he became professor. In 1987, he was named monsignor by Pope John Paul II. In 1994, he returned from Roman exile to the Czech Republic and became a professor of the Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice. In 2006, he was awarded the highest state Order of T. G. Masaryk by the president of the Czech Republic. His professional interest includes: fundamental theology, religious studies, ecumenism, interreligious dialogue, philosophy of religion.
Prof. Kurt Appel is Professor of Fundamental Theology at the University of Vienna. At the same university, he studied theology and philosophy and also finished his PhD from both of these subjects. In 2005, he completed a habilitation in Theology. He was also a guest professor at Università di Trento and Facoltà teologica dell´Italia Settentrionale, Milan. Since 2010, he has been the head of the research platform “Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society” (University of Vienna).