William A. Barbieri, Jr., is Assistant Professor of Social Ethics, School of Religious Studies, and Director of Peace and World Order Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Currently, he is a Humboldt Fellow at the Institut fuer Sozialwissenschaften, Humboldt Universitaet, Berlin (until Jan. 2000). Recent publications include: Ethics of Citizenship: Immigration and Group Rights in Germany (Duke, 1998); “Ethics and the Narrated Life,” Journal of Religion (July 1998). He received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1992 (Religious Studies).
Louis Bickford is the Associate Director of the Global Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he helps coordinate the Legacies of Authoritarianism project. He earned his Ph.D. at McGill University in political science. His current research interests are in human rights movements and post-authoritarian contexts.
Arvonne S. Fraser is senior fellow emerita, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota and the former director of the International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) project which focused on publicizing and monitoring the women’s human rights treaty, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. She also organized and co-directed the Center on Women and Public Policy at the Institute. During 1993–94, she served as US representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women with the rank of Ambassador and was a U.S. delegate to the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights. From 1977–78, she directed the Office of Women in Development at the United States Agency for International Development and was a US delegate to the 1975 and 1980 UN World Conferences on Women. In the 1970s, she was president and legislative director of the Women’s Equity Action League (WEAL), an organization that focused on opening educational and employment opportunities for women.
Mattias Hallendorff received his LL.M from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1998 and his Juris Kandidat degree from Göteborg University, Sweden, in 1996.
Johannes Morsink is Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at Drew University, Madison N.J. He recently published The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent (1999) as part of the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series.
Neil Stammers completed his doctoral thesis in 1980. Having worked for several years (amongst other things, running a day center for homeless people and being a legal caseworker in a free representation unit), he was appointed as a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sussex in 1989. His research interests revolve around social movements, human rights, civil society, and globalization, these being tied together by an interest in the future of radical politics and the potential for transformative social change.
David Weissbrodt is the Fredrikson & Byron Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota.
Richard J. Wilson is Professor of Law, Acting Director of Clinical Programs, and Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University’s Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C. He was the director of the law school’s summer study program in Chile in 1995 and 1996. He has served as Legal Advisor to the Consulate of the Republic of Colombia in Washington. He was a Visiting Lecturer in law at Daito Bunka University in Tokyo, Japan in the fall of 1995 and at the Catholic University in Lima, Peru in the summer of 1998. His scholarly interests focus on access to justice, pedagogical innovations in legal education, and comparative criminal procedure. He is a co-editor of two textbooks on international human rights, and on international criminal law and procedure.