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Clay Collins is a Research Associate at the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center. He graduated from Grinnell College in 2003 and was a 2004 recipient of the Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship.

Rebecca Evans is an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at Ursinus College. In addition to her research on human rights in Chile, she is the author of a forthcoming article that compares the evolution of human rights policy in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. She is also a contributor to the Washington Report on the Hemisphere, published by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, where she is a senior research fellow. Her current research focuses on the effectiveness of international involvement on behalf of human rights in countries with legacies of systematic and widespread human rights abuses.

Hurst Hannum is Professor of International Law and Co-Director of the Center for Human Rights & Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has served as a consultant to the United Nations on issues ranging from minority rights to the situations in Afghanistan, East Timor, and Western Sahara and has served on the boards of a number of nongovernmental human rights organizations. Among other publications, Hannum is co-author of International Human Rights: Problems of Law and Policy (4th ed. forthcoming 2006) and editor of Guide to International Human Rights Practice (4th ed. 2004).

Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann is Canada Research Chair in Global Studies and Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Her books include Colonialism and Underdevelopment in Ghana (1978), Human Rights in Commonwealth Africa (1986), and Human Rights and the Search for Community (1995). She is also co-editor of An International Handbook of Human Rights (1987) and Sleeping under Bridges: Economic Rights in Canada and the United States (forthcoming, 2005). Her most recent volume, Compassionate Canadians: Civic Leaders Discuss Human Rights (2003), was named 2004 Outstanding Book by the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association. Her current research project is on the question of what the Western world owes Africa. Dr. Howard-Hassmann has been a Visiting Professor at four universities and has presented invited lectures at many others. She is a member of six journal editorial boards.

Peter Juviler is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Barnard College. As chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Human Rights, he has co-edited seminar papers in two books, including the forthcoming Center Stage: Non-State Actors and Human Rights. Among his other books are the monographs Revolutionary Law and Order and Freedom’s Ordeal: The Struggle for Democracy and Human Rights in Post-Soviet States. He co-founded the recently formed undergraduate human rights [End Page 298] programs at Columbia and Barnard Colleges and advises in Columbia GSAS’s Liberal Studies Master of Arts Program in Human Rights.

Birgit Maier-Katkin is an Assistant Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages at Florida State University.

Daniel Maier-Katkin is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Fellow of the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University.

Michael Marrus is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies and former Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of, among other books, The Politics of Assimilation: French Jews at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair, Vichy France and the Jews (with Robert Paxton), The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century, The Holocaust in History, and The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, 1945–46. He was a member of the international Catholic-Jewish historical commission to examine the role of the Vatican during the Holocaust.

Theodore S. Orlin is the Harold T. Clark, Jr. Professor of Human Rights, Scholarship, and Advocacy at Utica College, New York. He is an international human rights lawyer who has worked extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has written and edited, along with Martin Scheinin and Alan Rosas: A Comparative Jurisprudence of Human Rights Law (Åbo Akademi University,2000). He has written about “The Right to Life/the Right to Die” considering the...


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