UN75 Global Governance Forum

In connection with the world body’s 75th anniversary, the UN75 Global Governance Forum seeks to promote a more inclusive and effective United Nations through dialogue and recommendations that better harness the ideas, capabilities, and networks of both state and non-state actors for achieving the UN’s commitment to peace, sustainable development, human rights, and a stable climate.

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Overview of our roundtable participation

Lead: Tesseract Group and Epiphany Film Foundation

The initiative is designed to bring mental wellness programming and education to people worldwide with a primary focus on the world’s refugee population.

UNHCR estimates that 79.5 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide. The challenging conditions faced by those uprooted have led to intensified and long-lasting mental health and wellness disorders. This partnership’s objective is to undertake a project and associated promotional campaign that brings to the world’s refugee population proven mental wellness methodologies, psychological healing, education, and support for their personal and interpersonal resilience. Next steps include standing-up a project that deploys the values of empowered narrative therapy as its foundational basis.

Participating Organizations: Singularity University, OpenExO, a global transformation ecosystem, BrainBreaks HOPSport, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Future Life, Inc., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Humanity Crew, ICMHD, Omega Healthcare, Pythia International, Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), Tesseract Group, The Office of Nick Kho, Tulane University School of Medicine, Udarta Consulting, LLC, United Nations Population Fund

UN75 Global Governance Forum –
Mental Wellness for the World’s Growing Refugees, Migrants, and Disenfranchised Peoples

Project Leadership Team


Barry N. Perkins

Project Co-Founder, Co-Leader, Spokesperson, Press & Media Contact

David C. Traub

Project Co-Founder, Co-Leader, Spokesperson, Press & Media Contact

Salim Ismail

UN75 Global Governanace Forum Session Leader

Dr. Branka Agic

UN75 Global Governanace Forum Session Presenter

Jasmine Shih

UN75 Global Governance Forum Notetaker

Project Advisory Team

Dr. Manuel Carballo


Dr. Essam Daod

Psychiatrist, Mental Health Rights Advocate and Lecturer
Mental Health Director & Co-Founder

Fr. Jairo Guidini

Executive Director of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN)

Martin Guigui

President of Sunset Pictures

Dr. PL de Silva

Co-founder of the International War-related Trauma & Humanitarian Intervention Trust (IWTHI Trust)

David Hofstatter

Active impact investor, and co-founder, advisor

Andrea Jacobs

Founder, Pythia International

Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D.

Psychologist, internationally renowned speaker

Dr. Azza Karam

Secretary General of Religions for Peace

Nick Kho

Entrepreneur, Business Development Expert, Public Speaker

Bob Okun

“The O Team”

Thomas Root

Founder, Brain Breaks

Dr. Shekhar Saxena

Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MSD)

Leslie Traub

Organizational culture development, executive women’s development, global cultural competence