Dr Mahmoud Masaeli is the Founding President and CEO of Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns (ap-gc.net), and is Visiting Professor at Ottawa University, Canada. His research focuses on global ethics, human rights, development theories, and spirituality, among others. He is the editor of Spirituality and Global Ethics and Globality, Unequal Development, and Ethics of Duty, and co-editor of The Root Causes of Terrorism: A Religious Studies Perspective. He has also published a number of books in Farsi.Dr Rico Sneller is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is vice-president of the global network Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns (APGC, www.ap-gc.net). His research focuses on the critique of rationality and rational consciousness, philosophy of life, psychoanalysis, and phenomenology. He co-authored Wild Beasts of the Philosophical Desert: Philosophers on Telepathy and Other Exceptional Experiences (2014).