Human Rights Experts

Journalist, radio "Echo Moskvy"
Serguei Parkhomenko is a Russian journalist, publisher, and founder of several initiatives aimed at promoting civic activism in Russia. He has served as a political reporter and commentator at popular daily newspapers. He was the founder and first editor-in-chief of Itogi, Russia's first current affairs weekly co-published with Newsweek; editor-in-chief of several publishing houses producing f...
Westminster House of Lords, London
Lord Ramsbotham is a retired British Army officer, who later served as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005, and now sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords.Lord Ramsbotham is Chairman of the Koestler Awards scheme, and Vice-Chair of both the All Party Penal Affairs Group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Learning & Skills in the C...
PhD Candidate, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Elana Resnick is a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and will be a Weatherhead Fellow at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Elana has published in the Anthropology of East Europe Review and Collaborative Anthropologies on previous fieldwork in Bulgaria.  She is currently writing her dissertation on waste management in Bulgari...
Founding Director of the Intrastate Conflict Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Robert Rotberg is the Founding Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Intrastate Conflict and President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation. He was President of Lafayette College and Academic Vice President of Tufts University, and Professor of Political Science at MIT. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was Fulbright Research Professor at the Paterson...
Independent Scholar, Berlin; Historical Researcher and Acting Project Director, BStU, Berlin.
Dr. Douglas Selvage currently serves as acting director for the historical research project, “The GDR, the Ministry for State Security, and the CSCE Process, 1973-1989,” in the Education and Research Division of the Office of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records in Berlin. He has published widely on the CSCE process, Polish-German relations under communism, and the history of...
Masters Candidate, GSIS Yonsei University
A Master’s candidate at the Graduate School of International Studies Yonsei University, Hyo Won Shin currently focuses on the studies of International Security and Policy. Having spent 13 years of her childhood in Yangon, Myanmar, she has always been interested in the field of security and policy. Observing the political transition of Myanmar in 2011 from a military dictatorship to a civilia...
Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Sarah B. Snyder is an assistant professor at the School of International Service at American University and specializes in the history of the Cold War, human rights activism and United States human rights policy.  Her book, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network, (Cambridge University Press), analyzes the development of a transn...
Former Director, Division of United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center
Philippa Strum, Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is the Center’s former Director of the Division of United States Studies as well as Broeklundian Professor of Political Science Emerita, City University of New York.After teaching political science (U.S. government and constitutional law; civil liberties and human rights; women, law and politics) at City...
Associate Research Professor, Fletcher School, Tufts University
Kimberly Theidon is a medical anthropologist focusing on Latin America. Her research interests include gender-based and sexual violence, transitional justice, reconciliation, and the politics of post-war reparations. She is the author of Entre Prójimos: El conflicto armado interno y la política de la reconciliación en el Perú (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos. first edition 2004; 2nd edition 2009) a...
Professor of History, University of Virginia; Senior J.R. Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace (2007-08)
Elizabeth F. Thompson is professor of history at the University of Virginia.  She is author of Justice Interrupted:  The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East  (Harvard, 2013), which profiles a dozen political movements against tyranny and inequality in the Middle East since 1839, culminating in the Arab uprisings of 2011.  Her first book, Colonial Citizens:...

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