Raquel Aldana-Pindell is Associate Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas. She received her B.A. from Arizona State University and her J.D. from Harvard University.
Joe Brinker received an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He recently completed a multi-year assignment as the confidence building field coordinator for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje. His areas of expertise include conflict resolution, post-conflict management, and international bargaining and negotiation. Brinker’s opinions expressed in this review are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the OSCE.
Richard Pierre Claude is Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the Founding Editor of Human Rights Quarterly and a member of advisory councils for Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights Education Associates, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights, and SUR, the new “South-South” human rights scholarly journal based in Brazil. Claude’s most recent book, Science in the Service of Human Rights received the 2003 “Best Book Award” of the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association.
Maryam Elahi is the founding director of the Human Rights Program at Trinity College in Connecticut. She also co-chairs the International Human Rights Committee of the ABA Section on Individual Rights. She was formerly the Advocacy Director on the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe with Amnesty International in its Washington, D.C. office. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Williams College, a J.D. from Boston College School of Law, and a M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Nazila Ghanea is the MA Convenor at the University of London, Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Her research has focused on freedom of religion or belief, religious minorities in the Middle East, the human rights of women, and the UN human rights machinery. Her publications have included a monograph Human Rights, the UN and the Bahá’ís in Iran (The Hague: Kluwer Law, 2003) and an edited collection The Challenge of Religious Discrimination at the Dawn of the New Millennium (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2003).
Jodi Halpern is an Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Joint Medical Program and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained her M.D. (1989) and Ph.D. (1994) degrees from Yale University. She completed her psychiatry residency at UCLA in 1993, a Robert [End Page 795] Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar program in 1996, and was a fellow at the Rockefeller Center for Human Values at Princeton University in 1997. Her book From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice was published by Oxford University Press in 2001. Her current work focuses on the impact of illness and trauma on deliberation about the future, and the implications of this for health.
Birgit Maier-Katkin is Assistant Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages at Florida State University. Her scholarly work is focused on twentieth century German literature and culture with a particular emphasis on exile writers, human rights abuses in the Third Reich, and the multigenerational construction of memory of everyday experience in cultures dominated by crimes against humanity.
Daniel Maier-Katkin is Professor and Dean of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University, where he is also affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School where he was a founding editor of the Columbia Survey of Human Rights Law, and of the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. His published work focuses on civil liberties and reform in the administration of justice, but his interests are becoming increasingly focused on humanities scholarship.
Vincent O. Nmehielle, LL.B. Hons. (Rivers State, Nigeria) B.L. (Nigeria) LL.M., Summa Cum Laude (Notre Dame) S.J.D. (George Washington) holds the Bram Fischer Chair of Human Rights Law at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has written in the areas of human rights, the rule of law...