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Anna Chotzen is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an honors graduate of the Department of History. Her essay in this issue was originally submitted as a longer work for her honors thesis. She has been the recipient of several awards and a fellowship for this essay, including the Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship, with which she conducted archival research, and the Fred Harvey Harrington Prize for best undergraduate history thesis. She was also the recipient of a FLAS Fellowship for Arabic.

James Dawes is professor of English and founder of the program in human rights at Macalester College. He is the author of Evil Men (Harvard, 2013); That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity (Harvard, 2007); and The Language of War (Harvard, 2002).

Stephanie DeGooyer is assistant professor of English at Willamette University. She has published articles on eighteenth-century literature and philosophy. Her current book project, The Sorrows of Anybody: Radical Sympathy and Eighteenth-Century Fiction, investigates the relationship between the exaggerated mode of sentimentality and the politics of radical equality associated with Romanticism.

Nicolas Guilhot is senior researcher at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) and deputy director of CIRHUS (Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences) at New York University. He has previously taught at the London School of Economics and at Columbia University. His books include The Invention of International Relations Theory: Realism, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the 1954 Conference on Theory (Columbia, 2011); and The Democracy Makers: Human Rights and the Politics of Global Order (Columbia, 2005). He is currently working on a history of international relations theory titled Morgenthau’s Flight: International Relations from Decisionism to Rational Choice.

Samantha Gupta is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. She earned her B.A. in mathematics and English literature from Macalester College, where she completed a research project on the role of narrative in the development of the international human rights regime. She is currently pursuing a career in public interest law.

Trevor Paglen is a photographer interested in blurring lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. His work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Modern, the Walker Arts Center, SFMOMA, the 2008 Taipei Biennial, the 2009 Istanbul Biennial, the 2012 Liverpool Biennial, and at numerous other exhibitions. He is the author of five books and holds [End Page 157] a B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley, an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of California-Berkeley. He is based in New York.

Olivier Remaud is associate professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris and the head of the Centre d’études sociologiques et politiques Raymond Aron. His publications include Si loin, si proche: Essai sur le point de vue cosmopolitique (Seuil, forthcoming); the co-edited Faire des sciences sociales: Critiquer/généraliser/comparer (EHESS, 2012); War and Peace: The Role of Science and Art (Duncker and Humblot, 2010), with Soraya Nour; and Civilisations: Retour sur les mots et les idées (Springer, 2008), with Chryssanthi Avlami. His Les Archives de l’humanité: Essai sur la philosophie de Vico (Seuil, 2004) won the 2005 François Furet Book Prize. His research has also been recognized by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Priya Satia is associate professor of history at Stanford University. Her first book, the award-winning Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain’s Covert Empire in the Middle East (Oxford, 2008), examines how British cultural assumptions about the Middle East shaped intelligence-gathering in the region, particularly aerial control, in the first part of the twentieth century. Her work has also appeared in American Historical Review, Past & Present, Technology and Culture, and popular media venues. She is now finishing her second book, Empire of Guns: The British State, the Industrial Revolution, and the Conscience of a Quaker Gun-Manufacturer, which examines the relationship between the imperial wars of the eighteenth century and the industrial revolution...