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Linda Cornett is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Matthew Evangelista is President White Professor of History and Political Science in the Department of Government and Director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University. His most recent books include Gender, Nationalism, and War: Conflict on the Movie Screen (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and The American Way of Bombing: Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones (Cornell University Press, 2014), co-edited with Henry Shue.

Tom Farer, the former dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (1996–2010), is University Professor at the University of Denver. He served as a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights from 1976 to 1983 and as its President from 1980 to 1982, the first US citizen ever elected to head a principal organization of the OAS. He has also been President of the University of New Mexico and of the Association of Professional Schools of International Relations (APSIA).

Mark Gibney is the Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina Asheville; Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Faculty of Law, Lund University, and Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

Sofia Gruskin directs the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the University of Southern California (USC) Institute for Global Health and holds appointments as Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and as Professor of Law and Preventive Medicine at the Gould School of Law. She is also adjunct professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. Her work, which ranges from global policy to the grassroots level, has been instrumental in

Melissa Hackman is a socio-cultural anthropologist who teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department and the Institute of African Studies at Emory University.

Peter Haschke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Paul Hunt is a Professor in Law at Essex University (UK) and Adjunct Professor at Waikato University (New Zealand). He served as an independent expert on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1999 to 2002) and UN Special [End Page 1148] Rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of health (2002 to 2008). From 2011 to 2013, he advised WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Flavia Bustreo on human rights. He has written extensively on economic, social, and cultural rights, especially the right to the highest attainable standard of health. His recent books include: Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability (Routledge, co-edited) and Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of Impact of Human Rights (WHO, co-authored). He has an Honorary Doctorate from the Nordic School of Public Health.

Portia Karegeya is a 2015 graduate of UCLA Law, where she earned an LL.M. degree with honors and received the UCLA-Sonke Health and Human Rights Fellowship. Prior to this, Karegeya earned a Master of Laws from McGill University an LL.B. from the University of Cape Town. A lawyer born in Rwanda, raised in Uganda, and educated in South Africa, Canada, and the US. Karegeya’s research interests span the globe, and have focused on human rights, gender, global health, sexual violence, access to affordable medicines, and freedom of expression and information. She is currently a researcher for the Global Freedom of Expression and Information at Columbia University and works with the Health and Human Rights Law Project at UCLA Law.

Katerina Linos is Professor of Law at Berkeley Law, University of California,

Jessica Montell has been a leading figure in the Israeli human rights community for two decades. For thirteen years she headed B’Tselem: the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. In 2011, Ms. Montell was selected by Ha’aretz newspaper as one of “the year’s 10 most influential Anglo immigrants in Israel.” In 2013, the UK-based Action on Armed Violence selected her as one of the 100...


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