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Ximena Andion has eleven years of experience working in the human rights field. She is currently the President and co-founder of EQUIS: Justice for Women and the Director of Strategic Development at the Information Group on Reproductive Choice. She was the International Advocacy Director at the Center for Reproductive Rights and before that she worked for the UN Office High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico and Guatemala.

Flavia Bustreo is Assistant Director-General at the World Health Organization (WHO) for Family, Women's and Children's Health. Previously she served as Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Dr. Bustreo was instrumental to the development of the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health in 2010. Her work has focused on policy development and implementation concerning maternal and child health, both at the domestic and global level.

Sonia Cardenas is Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Human Rights Program at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Her research explores the relationship between international norms and state practices around the world. She has published over fifteen journal articles and book chapters, in addition to numerous opinion pieces and reviews. She is also the author of Conflict and Compliance: State Responses to International Human Rights Pressure (2007), Human Rights in Latin America: A Politics of Terror and Hope (2010), and Chains of Justice: The Global Rise of National Human Rights Institutions (forthcoming), all from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Before joining Trinity, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Daniel P.L. Chong, M.A., International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., International Relations, American University. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Rollins College. He teaches courses in international relations, human rights, global poverty, and conflict resolution. His recent book is titled Freedom from Poverty: NGOs and Human Rights Praxis (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010). He has published in journals such as Human Rights Review and Development and Change, and wrote a chapter for a book called The International Struggle for New Human Rights. Outside of academia, Chong has worked for several organizations involved in human rights, peace, and social justice work. His work for Save the Children brought him to a refugee camp in Thailand, and his work for Catholic Relief Services brought him to field offices in Burkina Faso, Eritrea, and Ecuador.

Evan J. Criddle is an Associate Professor at the Syracuse University College of Law and an affiliate of Syracuse University's Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism. [End Page 321] His teaching and scholarship focus on public international law, international human rights, administrative law, refugee and asylum law, and civil procedure. Criddle received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Prior to joining the College of Law, he clerked for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced for several years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, representing foreign sovereigns, multinational corporations, and political refugees.

David R. Davis is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Institute of Human Rights at Emory University. He received his B.A. (1985) University of Maryland, Ph.D. (1992) University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests include international relations, domestic politics and international conflict, political violence and ethnic conflict, defense economics, and the political economy of development. Teaching interests: international relations, human rights, political violence, research methods. Current research projects include; the durable resolution of ethnic conflict, democratization and ethnic conflict, crisis escalation and domestic-international conflict linkages. He has published widely on the topics of political violence and international relations.

Sahana Dharmapuri is an independent gender advisor with over a decade of experience providing policy research, writing, and training services on gender, peace, and security issues to USAID, NATO, UNIFEM/Inclusive Security, international development consulting firms and NGOs. Ms. Dharmapuri is...


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