Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing is the founder and director of The Center for Peace and Global Governance (www.cpgg.org), a virtual think tank and online forum that pools and proposes principled solutions to pressing global problems through publications, podcasts, lectures, workshops and targeted consulting. She is an international lawyer with eighteen years of experience in private and government practice, both in England and a barrister-at-law and in the United States as a licensed attorney. For the past fifteen years she has been working as an independent scholar writing and lecturing in the areas of global governance and collective security. In addition her books and articles, she maintains a blog at collectivesecurity.blogspot.com that discusses current global issues and proposes principled solutions. Ms. Ma'ani Ewing was born to a Baha'i pioneer family in Kenya, and has lived in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.