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Mauro Barelli is a lecturer at The City Law School (City University, London) where he teaches Public International Law and UK Constitutional and Administrative Law. He completed his LL.B. at the University of Milan-Bicocca in 2003 and was awarded an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Bristol in 2005. Barelli's research focuses on diverse aspects of Public International Law and International Human Rights, especially in relation to minority groups. He is currently completing his Ph.D. at Cardiff University examining the accommodation of indigenous peoples' rights in international law.

Roland Burke lectures in history at Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, and his dissertation was awarded the Chancellor's Prize for Excellence (2007). His research deals with the impact of decolonization on the UN human rights program, and the intellectual history of arguments advanced against universal human rights. His book, Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights, was recently published by the University of Pennsylvania Press (2010).

Kerry Bystrom (Ph.D. Princeton University) is Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the Foundations of Humanitarianism Program of the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She has also served as a visiting lecturer in the International Human Rights Exchange Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has published in journals including Journal of Southern African Studies, Social Dynamics, and Journal of Human Rights, as well as in various edited collections.

Sarita Cargas is the Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Webster University Worldwide. She also teaches courses in the human rights program including, Business and Human Rights. She received her B.A. at St. John's College, Annapolis, MD; M.A., Georgetown; M.A. Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO; M. St. in the Study of Religion, Oxford University; D.Phil., Oxford University, United Kingdom.

George Chang is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Kean University. He received his B.S. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the State University of New York Stony Brook, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He serves as co-Principal Investigator on several National Science Foundation grants. His research interests include web and bioinformatics systems, virtual and augmented reality, human-computer interaction, data mining, and high-performance computing. [End Page 1079]

Audrey R. Chapman is the Healey Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a Research Affiliate at the Human Rights Institute of the University of Connecticut. She previously served as the Director of the Science and Human Rights Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is the author, coauthor, or editor of sixteen books including Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: Did the TRC Deliver? (with Hugo van der Merwe), and Core Obligations: Building a Framework for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (with Sage Russell). Her current research focuses on human rights based approaches to the social determinants of health and human rights responses to vulnerability.

Emma Gilligan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut who teaches in the areas of twentieth century Soviet History, human rights, and genocide. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at the University of Chicago from 2003-2006. She has written Defending Human Rights in Russia; Sergei Kovalyov Dissident and Human Rights Commissioner, 1969-96 (Routledge, 2004) and Terror in Chechnya: Russia and the Tragedy of Civilians in War (Princeton University Press, 2009). Gilligan is the author of articles for the Chicago Tribune, "Why there is no Peace in Chechnya," 2005 and "US Loses High Ground on Human Rights," 2006 for the International Herald Tribune.

Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann is Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, where she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Global Studies and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is also a Fellow of the Royal...


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