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Contributors Kelly Dawn Askin currently serves as Senior Legal Officer, International Justice, with the Open Society Justice Initiative. She has also served as an expert consultant, legal advisor, and international law trainer to prosecutors, judges, and registry at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Serious Crimes Unit in East Timor, and the International Criminal Court. Among her publications are War Crimes against Women: Prosecution in International War Crimes Tribunals (Transnational Publishers, 1997) and the three-volume treatise Women and International Human Rights Law (Transnational Publishers, 1999, 2001, 2002), of which she is co-editor. Askin be reached at Major Brent Beardsley has served for twenty-six years as an Infantry Officer in the Royal Canadian Regiment. In 1993–1994, he served as General Roméo Dallaire’s personal staff officer in UNAMIR, before and during the genocide in Rwanda; he is the co-author of General Dallaire’s memoir Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda (Random House Canada, 2004). He is currently serving as a research officer at the Canadian Forces Leadership Institute at the Canadian Defence Academy. He is also completing a master of arts degree in War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada, where the focus of his studies is on genocide and humanitarian intervention. Major Beardsley can be contacted at Jerry Fowler is staff director of the Committee on Conscience, which guides the genocide prevention efforts of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is a graduate of Princeton University and has a law degree from Stanford University. He has taught at George Mason University Law School and at George Washington University. His publications include ‘‘Out of That Darkness: Preventing Genocide in the 21st Century,’’ in Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views (Routledge, 2004). Fowler can be reached at René Lemarchand is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Florida (Gainesville). He has written extensively on Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo. His book Rwanda and Burundi (Praeger, 1970) received the Melville Herskovits Award of the African Studies Association in 1970. He served as Regional Advisor on Governance and Democracy with USAID from 1993 to 1998, first in Abidjan and then in Accra. He has been visiting professor at Smith College, Brown University, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of California, Berkeley. Lemarchand can be reached at Eric Markusen (MSW, University of Washington; PhD, University of Minnesota) is Professor of Sociology and Social Work at Southwest Minnesota State University and a senior researcher with the Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies of the Danish Institute for International Studies. He has written about nuclear weapons policy; the nature of modern war; the Holocaust; and the genocides in Cambodia, Contributors. Genocide Studies and Prevention 1, 1 (July 2006): 89–90. ß 2006 Genocide Studies and Prevention. Bosnia, Rwanda, and Sudan. Markusen served as an investigator on the US government’s Atrocities Documentation Team, interviewing refugees from the genocide in Darfur. Markusen can be reached at Scott Straus is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of two forthcoming books on Rwanda: The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda (Cornell University Press) and, with Robert Lyons, Intimate Enemy: Images and Voices of the Rwandan Genocide (Zone Books). He has also published articles in Foreign Affairs, the Journal of Genocide Research, and Patterns of Prejudice. Straus can be reached at Samuel Totten, a scholar of genocide studies, is based at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Totten was one of the twenty-four investigators on the US Department of State’s Darfur Atrocities Documentation Team, whose express purpose was to collect data to enable the US government to ascertain whether genocide or not had been perpetrated in Darfur. Among the books Totten has most recently edited, co-edited, or written on genocide are Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts (Routledge, 2004); Genocide at the Millennium (Transaction Publishers, 2004); and The Prevention and Intervention of Genocide...


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