Dr Rey Ty is a visiting adjunct faculty member teaching Ph.D.-level courses as well as advising Ph.D.-level research in peacebuilding at Payap University in Thailand. A social critic and political observer, he has wide experience in academia and practical approaches to peacebuilding, human rights, gender, social ecological, and social justice issues, with a focus on training peace and human rights activists. He is widely published in these topics. As the coordinator for peacebuilding (2016-2020) and human rights advocacy (2016-2018) of the Christian Conference of Asia, he has organized and trained thousands from all over Asia, Australia, and New Zeland on various peacebuilding and human rights issues as well as lobbied before the United Nations in New York, Geneva, and Bangkok, as a representative of U.N.-recognized international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). As the the training coordinator of the International Training Office of Northern Illinois University from 2004 to 2014, he was involved in training hundreds of Muslims, indigenous peoples, and Christians in interfaith dialogue, conflict resolution, civic engagement, leadership, strategic planning, programme planning, and community development. Rey has a Master’s degree in Political Science Asian Studies specialization from the University of California at Berkeley as well as another Master’s degree in Political Science and a doctorate in education with cognate in Political Science and specialization in Southeast Asian studies from Northern Illinois University.