Registration Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion on 22nd of August, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

The role of spirituality and science in the socio-ecological transformation


What is the role of faith in the socio-ecological transformation?

How can faith and science work together and be fruitful for each other?

These and other questions will be part of this year's Panel Discussion at the Eco Summer Camp.



Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, FMA

Secretary at the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Sister Alessandra Smerilli works at the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences Auxilium as an extraordinary professor of political economy and statistics, and also as a member of the University's board of directors. She also teaches economics, ethics and finance at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Salesian Pontifical University and in the master's program in civil and non-profit economics at the University of Milan-Bicocca.

On 24 March 2021, Pope Francis appointed her the Undersecretary for the Faith and Development Sector of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development of the Roman Curia.She became, as interim, the first woman secretary of the dicastery on 26 August 2021. This made her the highest ranking woman in the curia at the time.On 23 April 2022 she became the Secretary for the Dicastery.


Dr. Aneeqa Malik

Dr Aneeqa Malik is a proponent of an economic model based on benevolence and reciprocal brotherhood caring for the less fortunate amongst us. She is the founder of iSRA (Integral Soulidarity Research Academy) and the Co-founder of Trans4m Communiversity Associates (TCA).

Her Soulidarity economic model and thesis bridges the divide between the material and the spiritual. She is on the advisory board of CIEEM (Centre for Integral Ecology, Economics and iMpact) established in collaboration with John Bolte Business School at St. Mary's University, Maryland, and Al-Mabrook, first Islamic Tokenisation platform for Community Finance.

Author of Integral Finance - Akhuwat: A Case Study of the Solidarity Economy

Integral Finance – Akhuwat: A Case Study of the Solidarity Economy - (


Integral To Islamic Finance: A Semiotic Approach - Beacon Books

Spiritual affiliation with the Inayatiyya Universal Sufi Order:

Mureeds’ Corner – Inayatiyya South Asia


Prof. Amar KJR Nayak

Dr. Amar Nayak, a tenured Professor at Xavier Institute of Management, specializes in fostering Regenerative Ecosystems through innovative ecosystemic-transdisciplinary action research. As Chairperson of the Centre for All Interacting Evolving Systems Science (AIESS), he focuses on transition strategies for diverse environments. With a global perspective from prestigious institutions, he actively engages in research, teaching, and policy advisory roles. His extensive publication record includes books, monographs, and over 100 articles. Beyond academia, Dr. Nayak advises various governmental, for profit, non-profit organizations, small communities, youth, and children contributing to a nuanced understanding of anthropocentric complexities in nature, ecology, and systems science. Explore his work at


This year's Panel will be moderated by

Dr. Stefan Einsiedel

Managing Director at the Center for Social and Development Studies, Munich School of Philosophy


Please note, that an invitation is required to take part at the Discussion.




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