Shahram Akbarzadeh is Associate Professor in Politics and Director of the Centre for Muslim Minorities and Islam Policy Studies, Monash University, Australia. Professor Azbarzadeh’s research interests include Islam, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Among his latest publications are UZBEKISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES (London: Zed Books, 2005), ISLAM AND THE WEST (2005), and ISLAM AND GLOBALIZATION - 4 volumes (London: Routledge, 2006).
Stephen C. Angle received his B.A. from Yale University in East Asian Studies and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Since 1994 he has taught at Wesleyan University, where he is now Associate Professor of Philosophy. He is the author of Human Rights and Chinese Thought: A Cross-Cultural Inquiry (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002), co-editor and co-translator of the Chinese Human Rights Reader (Stephen C. Angle & Marina Svenssen eds., M.E. Sharpe, 2001) and author of numerous scholarly articles on Chinese ethical and political thought from the Song dynasty though the present, as well as on issues in the methodology of comparative philosophy.
Rebecca Barlow is a researcher for the Centre for Muslim Minorities and Islam Policy Studies, Monash University, Australia.. She researches the international human rights system and women’s rights in Muslim societies. Her publications include: co-authored with Shahram Akbarzadeh, Women’s Rights in the Muslim World: Reform or Reconstruction?, 27 THIRD WORLD QUARTERLY (Dec. 2006); Women’s Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran: The Contribution of Secular Feminism, in ISLAM AND HUMAN RIGHTS: PERSPECTIVES ACROSS THE UMMAH (Shahram Akbarzadeh & Benjamin MacQueen eds., forthcoming 2007); Shirin Ebadi and Women’s Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Reform or Reconstruction? in ISLAM AND THE QUESTION OF REFORM: CRITICAL VOICES FROM MUSLIM COMMUNITIES, prepared for submission to Monash Asia Institute (Benjamin MacQueen, Kylie Baxter & Rebecca Barlow eds., forthcoming 2008).
Ken Betsalel is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina. His areas of interest include political theory, human rights, and documentary photography and film. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley.
Jack Donnelly is the Andrew Mellon Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver.
Martin Donohoe is adjunct lecturer in Community Health at Portland State University and practices internal medicine with Kaiser Permanente. He serves on the Board of Advisors of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and is Chief Scientific Advisor to Oregon PSR’s Campaign for Safe Foods. He received his BS and MD from UCLA, completed internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar [End Page 223] at Stanford University. Donohoe has taught courses in medical humanities, social justice ethics, and the history of medicine at UCLA, UCSF, Stanford, OHSU, Clark College, and Portland State. He has published and frequently lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on literature in medicine, environmental degradation and social injustice, genetically-modified foodstuffs and biopharming, women’s health and human rights, militarism and war, drug testing and privacy, US health policy, the ethics and science behind luxury primary-care clinics in academic medical centers, and activism in medicine. He developed and manages the website http://www.publichealthandsocialjustice.org, which houses slide shows (including one on symbols of love), articles, and curricula relevant to public health and social justice.
Mark Gibney is the Belk Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. His latest book projects include the edited volume The Age of Apology: Facing Up to the Past (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007) and International Human Rights Law: Returning to Universal Principles (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).
Michael Goodhart is Associate Professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on democratic theory and human rights, especially in the context of globalization. He has published on these subjects in Human Rights Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, the Journal of Human Rights, Polity, and elsewhere. Goodhart’s first book, Democracy as Human Rights: Freedom and Equality in the Age of Globalization, was published by Routledge in 2005. He can...