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Michael Bochenek is Director of Policy for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International and a former senior researcher and Deputy Director of the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. He received a J.D., Columbia University, 1995; B.A., Michigan State University, 1991.

Jean Bethke Elshtain is a graduate of Colorado State University (1963). She has an M.A. in history as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She received a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in Politics (1973), and joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1988 she joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University as the first woman to hold an endowed professorship at that institution. She was appointed to her current position at the University of Chicago in 1995. Elshtain received the Honorary Degrees Doctor of Law, from Gonzaga University in 1996, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Valparaiso University in 1996.

Tom Farer is Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver.

David P. Forsythe is University Professor and Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During fall 2007 he was the Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. Recent books include The Humanitarians: The International Committee of the Red Cross (2005), and Human Rights in International Relations (2d ed. 2006). He is the general editor of the Human Rights Encyclopedia (Oxford University Press, 2009, forthcoming). In fall 2008 he will hold the Senior Fulbright Research Chair at the Danish Institute of International Studies in Copenhagen.

Jean Graham-Jones is a Professor of Theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The former editor of Theatre Journal and the author of Exorcising History: Argentine Theater under Dictatorship, she has written extensively on the relationship between theatre and socio-cultural, political, and economic upheaval. She is also an actor, director, and translator.

Steven Greer is Professor of Human Rights in the School of Law at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He studied Law at the University of Oxford and Sociology at the London School of Economics, and has a Ph.D. from Queen's University Belfast. He taught at QUB, and the University of Sussex, before being appointed to a Lectureship, and then a Readership, at the University of Bristol. He has published widely—particularly in the fields of criminal justice, human rights, and law and terrorism—and has acted as consultant to various organizations, including the Council of Europe.

Todd Howland joined El Rescate in 1986 as Directing Attorney of the Legal Department and later Directing Attorney of the newly created International Legal Department. [End Page 839] Following El Rescate, Howland was contracted in 1993 by the Carter Center's Human Rights Program to work with the Office of the Special Prosecutor of the Transitional Government of Ethiopia. Thereafter he worked for the United Nation's High Commissioner for Human Rights Field Operation in Rwanda, which contributed to the development of the Rwandan government's response to the genocide. He headed the UN Human Rights Division of the UN Mission to Angola. Howland also served as the Director for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights and Director of Global Programs of International Rights Advocates. He is currently Professor of Human Rights Law at the dual degree program of the United Nations-mandated University for Peace and the Graduate School of International Area Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea.

Jill Marshall LL.B.(Hons), M.A., a lecturer in the Department of Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Her areas of research are feminist jurisprudence, moral philosophy, and human rights. She is the author of a variety of publications including Humanity, Freedom and Feminism (Ashgate 2005).

Nickole Miller is a senior at Columbia University majoring in Political Science with a special concentration in Human Rights.

Glenn Tatsuya Mitoma is an Adjunct Professor in Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University and Lecturer in American Studies at California State University Fullerton. He is the author of "Human Rights and Cultural Studies: A Case for Centrality," forthcoming in online journal Cultural Critique (Claremont, CA). He recently completed his dissertation "Globalizing Rights: Defining...


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