Wael Farouq was born in Cairo, Egypt. He was assistant professor for Islamic studies at the Copto-Catholic Faculty of Theology in Cairo, Egypt (2005-2008). He has been a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, Macerata University (Italy) since 2005 and professor at the Arab Language Institute at the American University in Cairo since 2006.
Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, and former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.
She writes and teaches in the fields of human rights, comparative law, constitutional law and political theory. Her most recent book, The Forum and the Tower: How Politicians and Philosophers Have Imagined the World, was published in 2011 by Oxford University Press.