Marjorie Agosin is the Luella Lamer Slaner Professor of Latin American studies at Wellesley College. She is an award winning poet and Human Rights activist. Among her recent works are The Light of Desire (Swan Isle Press Poetry) and I Lived on Butterfly Hill.
FikreJesus Amahazion was born in Eritrea and lived in Khartoum, Sudan, for a period before moving to Germany and then to Canada. In Canada, he completed high school with honors and received a scholarship to St. Bonaventure University (NY, USA), where he received a B.A. in Sociology and graduated Summa Cum Laude. During his time at St. Bonaventure he also competed as a NCAA Division 1 scholarship athlete in football (soccer), receiving various awards (academic and athletic). After graduating, he played professionally, traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Currently, Amahazion is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights at Emory University. He will use his education and background to bring about tangible, constructive social changes, while remaining positively involved in the lives of others.
Timothy J. Bengford, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Florida State University. His courses include Multicultural Film, Cultural Imperialism, and Modern Humanities. His dissertation is entitled, The Hollywood War Film after 9/11: Jarheads, Home-front Narratives, Torture and Global Corporate War.
Rafael Escudero is Associate Professor of Legal Philosophy at Carlos III University of Madrid in Spain. He received a Ph.D. in Law with special distinction at Carlos III University and has authored and edited several monographs about human rights, legal theory, and transitional justice. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Genoa University in Italy and Washington College of Law at American University in the United States. He regularly participates in seminars, conferences, LL.M. courses, and Ph.D. courses at Spanish and American universities and has recently written Modelos de Democracia en España: 1931 y 1978 (Ed. Península, Barcelona, 2013).
Tom Farer is now a Professor at the University of Denver where from 1996 to 2010 he served as Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He previously served as President of the University of New Mexico and as a two-term member and two-term President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States. He has worked for the Departments of State and Defense and as legal advisor to the UN operation in Somalia (1993). He is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of International Law and this journal. His last book was Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy (Oxford University Press 2008). [End Page 273]
Robert Horvath earned a B.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He currently holds an Australian Research Council fellowship at La Trobe University in Melbourne. He is the author of The Legacy of Soviet Dissent (Routledge, 2005) and Putin’s Preventive Counter-Revolution: Post-Soviet Authoritarianism and the Spectre of Velvet Revolution (Routledge, 2013).
Dhana Hughes is a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Her research interests are violence, memory, torture, and youth in Sri Lanka. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh. Her doctoral research examined the memories and narratives of former insurgents in southern Sri Lanka. Her research considered how “perpetrators” of political violence understand and give meaning to their violence, the ways in which they deal with the social and material consequences of their actions, and how they recreate sociality post-terror. Dhana is currently working on a collaborative ESRC funded research project, which looks at the politics of educated, unemployed youth in Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka. She is the author of Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka: Life After Terror published by Routledge.
Khurshid Iqbal Ph.D. (Ulster, UK), LL.M. (Hull, UK), M.A. Political Science & LL.B. (Peshawar, Pakistan); Dean of Faculty, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy (KPJA); District and Sessions Judge; Adjunct Faculty Member Department of Law, the International Islamic University, Islamabad.