Dr Michális S. Michael is a Research Fellow at La Trobe University’s Centre for Dialogue, an Honorary Research Fellow at its School of Social Sciences, and a Fellow at the Contemporary European Research Centre, University of Melbourne. He was taught extensively on international relations and is involved in various research projects such as ‘Europe and Asia: Between Islam and the United States’, ‘Australia’s handling of tensions between Islam and the West since September 11’, ‘International Conflict, Religion and Culture: Implications for Southeast Asia and Australia’ as well as heads the ‘Diaspora Dialogue Programme’ and the ‘Interfaith / Intercultural Network for Melbourne’s Northern Region’ project. His publications include: Cyprus in the Modern World (co-editor, 2005), Asia-Pacific Geopolitics: Hegemony versus Human Security, (co-editor, , 2007), Europe between Islam and the United States (co-editor, Global Change, Peace & Security 2008), Negotiating History: Resolving the Cyprus Conflict (forthcoming).nbsp; Dr. Fabio Petito is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex. He also teaches at the University ‘L’Orientale’ in Naples, Italy, and has been in recent years Fellows at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London University, Visiting Professor at the ESCP-EAP in Paris and editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies. He is co-editor of Religion in International Relations: The Return from Exile (Palgrave, 2003; Italian translation, 2006), The International Political Thought of Carl Schmitt Terror, liberal war and the crisis of global order (2007) and is working at the moment on a monograph entitled Dialogue of Civilizations as International Political Theory.