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Ben Chigara is a Research Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International and Public Law at Brunel University, West London, UK. He is also Deputy Head of the Brunel Law School (Operations). He is a graduate of the Universities of Nottingham, Ph.D. (1998); Hull, LL.M. (1994); Keele, B.A. (1993). He researches and teaches in the areas of International Economic and Labor Law, and the Development and Enforcement of International Human Rights Law, and Legal Theory.

Alyson Kuttruff graduated in 2006 from Carthage College with degrees in Political Science and German. In January 2004 she traveled to several cities in Cuba to study the impact of socialism on the Cuban economy and its political and social systems. While studying in Germany at the Humboldt-Universität zur Berlin in 2004–2005, she completed an internship with the Party of Democratic Socialism. She returned to Berlin in March 2007 for a five month internship in the German Bundestag as part of the Internationales Parlaments-Stipendium.

Jens Meierhenrich is Assistant Professor of Government and of Social Studies at Harvard University, where he is also a Faculty Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He recently served as the Carlo Schmid Fellow in Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and has previously worked with Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. A Rhodes Scholar, Professor Meierhenrich is the author of a genocide trilogy, comprising The Rationality of Genocide (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming); The Structure of Genocide (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming); and The Culture of Genocide (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming) as well as a series of articles on comparative and international law and politics. His research has been supported by, among others, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Social Science Research Council, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Japan Foundation, the American Bar Foundation, and the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.

Mahmood Monshipouri (Ph.D. Georgia) is a Professor in the Department of International Relations at San Francisco State University. He is also a visiting fellow at the Yale Center for the International and Area Studies. He specializes in human rights, democratization, international relations, comparative politics, and Middle Eastern and European politics. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled, Muslims’ Quest for Identities, Rights, and Power in a Globalizing World. He is co-editor of Islam and Human Rights: Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contents (Mashood Baderin, Mahmood Monshipouri, Lynn Welchman, & Shadi Mokhtari, New Delhi, India: Global Media Publications, 2006); Constructing Human Rights in the Age of Globalization (NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003). He is author of Islamism, Secularism, and Human Rights in the Middle East (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998) and Liberalization, Democratization, and Human Rights in the Third World (Lynne Rienner Publishers, [End Page 829] 1995). His most recent articles have appeared in International Peacekeeping, International Politics, Human Rights Quarterly, Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, Journal of Church and State, and Middle East Policy.

Serena Parekh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, jointly appointed with the Human Rights Institute. Her research focuses on social and political philosophy from a continental perspective, feminist philosophy and the philosophy of human rights. She received her Ph.D. from Boston College and an M.A. from the University of Leuven in Belgium. Professor Parekh is the book review editor of The Journal of Human Rights.

Marius Pieterse is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed the degrees B.L.C, LL.B., and LL.M. at the University of Pretoria and a Ph.D at the University of the Witwatersrand. He specializes in constitutional and human rights law and is a former managing editor of the South African Journal on Human Rights.

Jeffrey L. Roberg is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Carthage College. Dr. Roberg’s earlier research focused on the former Soviet Union and its successor states, exploring issues of human rights and nuclear proliferation. In addition to his book, Soviet Science Under Control: The...


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