Daniel Feierstein holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, where he directs the Genocide Chair that he himself created in 2001. He is also Researcher at CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas) and Director of the Center of Genocide Studies at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as Second Vice President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), 2009–2011. The concepts in his latest book influenced the Argentinean courts in 2006 and 2007 in ruling that genocide had indeed been committed in Argentina between 1976 and 1983. Dr. Feierstein is the author of, among others, El genocidio como práctica social (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2007); Seis Estudios Sobre Genocidio, 3rd ed. (Editores del Puerto, 2008); and Hasta que la Muerte nos Separe. Poder y Prácticas Sociales Genocidas en América Latina (Ediciones al Margen, 2004), and co-author of State Violence and Genocide in Latin America (Routledge, forthcoming 2009). He has also contributed many articles on genocide in Spanish, English, and Hebrew to the Journal of Genocide Research, Yad Vashem Studies, Shofar, and Diaporías, among many others.
Fred Grünfeld is Professor in the Causes of Gross Human Rights Violations (PIOOM-Chair) at the Centre for Conflict Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, as well as Associate Professor in International Relations, Department of International and European Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University; Maastricht Centre for Human Rights; and University College Maastricht, The Netherlands. His inaugural lecture at Utrecht University in 2003 was on early action of bystanders to prevent wars and gross human-rights violations. Within the framework of his comparative research project on the prevention of genocide by bystanders, he has recently published The Failure to Prevent Genocide in Rwanda; The Role of Bystanders (Brill/Nijhoff, 2007); The Role of Bystanders in Rwanda and Srebrenica: Lessons Learned (Intersentia, 2008); and Humanitarian Intervention: Policymaking (Oxford University Press, 2009). Articles in journals such as Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights and Human Rights Quarterly are forthcoming in 2009.
Herb Hirsch, a co-editor of Genocide Studies and Prevention since 2001, is Professor of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he teaches courses on American politics and the politics of war, violence, and genocide.
Kirsten Juhl holds a BA in Greek Archaeology from the University of Southern Denmark (then the University of Odense); an MA in Nordic and European Prehistory from Aarhus University, Denmark; and an MSc in Risk Management and Societal Safety from the University of Stavanger, Norway. Her MSc thesis was titled "The Contribution by (Forensic) Archaeologists to Human Rights Investigations of Mass Graves." From 1989 to 2004 she was employed as a curator at the Archaeological Museum of Stavanger, Norway, the regional authority in Rogaland County of the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Act; her research during this time was entirely on prehistoric subjects. In 2005, via NORDEM and the Norwegian Refugee Council, she was seconded to work for three month as an archaeologist with the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Since 2006, she has been a research fellow of the University of Stavanger, pursuing a PhD in Risk [End Page 271] Management and Societal Safety; her dissertation is tentatively titled "Crisis Management, Mass Graves Investigations and Societal Safety in Post-Conflict Societies" and will use Bosnia-Herzegovina as a case study.
Alan J. Kuperman is Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Senior Fellow of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas at Austin. He is author of The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide in Rwanda (Brookings, 2001) and co-editor of Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Hazard, Rebellion and Civil War (Routledge, 2006). His latest publication is "Rethinking the Responsibility to Protect" (Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 2009). Prior to his academic career, he worked as legislative director to Congressman Charles Schumer and legislative assistant to Thomas Foley, speaker of the US House of Representatives. In 2009/2010 he will be a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
Armen T. Marsoobian is Professor and Chair of Philosophy...