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Peter R. Baehr was a Professor of International Relations at the University of Amsterdam. He is Emeritus Professor of Human Rights at Utrecht University and Leiden University. He is a former director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research. He is a member of the Committee on Human Rights of the Netherlands Advisory Council on International Affairs.

Louis N. Bickford is Senior Associate of the International Center for Transitional Justice (, has worked closely with human rights activists, opposition movements and governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Argentina, Burma, Chile, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa, and other countries on dealing with past human rights abuses through mechanisms such as prosecutions, truth commissions, reparations programs, and reform of abusive state institutions. Before joining the ICTJ, he was the Associate Director of the Global Studies Program and the coordinator of the Legacies of Authoritarianism project at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He earned a Ph.D. at McGill University (1997) in political science. He is currently collaborating on a forthcoming book on monuments, memorials, and his-torical memory in post-authoritarian societies.

Monique C. Castermans-Holleman has worked at Leiden University of Amsterdam. She is now an Assistant Professor in Human Rights and Foreign Policy at Utrecht University. She is a member of the Committee on Human Rights of the Netherlands Advisory Council on International Affairs.

Steve Chan is Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research addresses issues of political economy, defense economics, democratic peace, and foreign policy decisionmaking. His publications include a dozen books and over one hundred articles and chapters on these and other related topics.

Mary Fabri is a clinical psychologist and the Director of the Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture, a program of the Heartland Alliance in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to this position, Dr. Fabri was Director of the Refugee Mental Health Training Program (1997–2000) and Director of the Bosnian Mental Health Program (1995–1997), also programs of Heartland Alliance. She graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1986 and worked at Cook County Hospital for more than ten years before joining Heartland Alliance. She has devoted her career to working in the public sector and has developed a recognized expertise in cross-cultural psychotherapy, the use of interpreters in psychotherapy, and the treatment of trauma related to war and torture. Dr. Fabri provides training and consultation nationally and internationally and has publications on these topics. [End Page 1080]

David P. Forsythe is the Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He has recently authored HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and edited THE UNITED STATES AND HUMAN RIGHTS (University of Nebraska Press, 2000), and HUMAN RIGHTS AND COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY (United Nations University Press, 2000). Forthcoming is HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIVERSITY: AREA STUDIES REVISITED (University of Nebraska Press, 2003), edited with Patrice McMahon.

Martha Kent is a clinical neuropsychologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds appointments as clinical faculty at the Arizona Biomedical Institute and the Human Rights Clinic of Phoenix of Doctors of the World. She sees patients with a wide range of neurological disorders. Her work has included trauma and the sequelae of prisoner of war status and torture. She lectures on the neurobiology of emotions and works on the development of neurobehavioral interventions to stress. Her personal background includes a childhood in the concentration camps of post–World War II Poland which imprisoned people of ethnic German background. She has a book in press describing this time and her subsequent freedom. It will appear in German with the Swiss publisher Scherz, in spring 2003.

Fred Grünfeld has worked at Leiden University. He is now Associate Professor of the Law of International Organizations and of International Relations at Maastricht University. He is the National Director of the European Master's Program in Human Rights and Democratization.

Todd Landman received his B.A. from the...


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