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Panelist Biographies

Dejan Anastasijevic is a senior journalist with the Belgrade-based "Vreme" weekly newsmagazine and a free-lance Balkan correspondent for TIME. He has reported on the war in former Yugoslavia from the siege of Vukovar in 1991 to the Kosovo war in 1999. He has also has published his stories and analysis in many local and international newspapers. His recent editorial work includes Out Of Time, a book on the Serbian opposition published by the IWPR.

Eileen F. Babbitt is an assistant professor of international politics and co-director of the Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She is also a faculty associate of the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Seyom Brown is a professor of politics at Brandeis University and the Wien Professor of International Cooperation. He is the author of The Causes and Prevention of War and The Faces of Power. Professor Brown conducts research on statecraft and normative issues in world politics.

Steven L. Burg is a professor and chair of the department of politics at Brandeis University. His most book, co-authored with Paul S. Shoup, The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ethnic Conflict and International Intervention (M.E. Sharpe, 1999), was awarded the 2000 Ralph J. Bunche Prize of the American Political Science Association for "the best scholarly work in political science which explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism."

Richard J. Goldstone is a justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He is the chairperson of the International Independent Inquiry on Kosovo and is a member of the Group of International Advisers of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Judge Goldstone was the chief prosecutor of the United Nations Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and chaired "the Goldstone Commission," an independent judicial commission that investigated activities and people who posed a threat to the restoration of civil rights during the transition to post-apartheid South Africa.

Paula Green is the director of Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and a professor at the School for International Training (SIT), where she teaches conflict transformation and peacebuilding. She co- directs the Conflict Transformation Across Cultures -CONTACT program at SIT and is co-editor of "Psychology and Social Responsibility: Facing Global Challenges."

Hurst Hannum is a professor of international law at Tufts' Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and co-director of the Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. He has served as counsel in cases before the European and Inter-American Commissions on Human Rights and the United Nations. Professor Hannum serves as the general editor for a multi-volume series of books on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Michael Ignatieff is a writer, historian, and broadcaster. He has completed a trilogy of books on ethnic war and the dilemmas confronting Western intervention. During the Kosovo War, he reported on the conflict for the New Yorker. Dr. Ignatieff is currently working on the history and philosophy of human rights, giving the Tanner Lectures at Princeton on "The Political Crisis in Human Rights."

Martha Minow is a professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She is the author of Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence. Professor Minow has served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations and foundations, including Facing History and Ourselves.

Susan Moeller is the director of the Journalism Program and an assistant professor in American Studies at Brandeis University. She is also a Senior Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Professor Moeller is the author of Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death, and Shooting War: Photography and the American Experience of Combat.

Joan Pearce is an official of the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels. She has worked on the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe and on the Balkans, notably Bosnia, and has managed a program to promote cooperation between economists in the EU and in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Joan has been co-head of the Public Utilities Department of UNMIK since January 2000. She has authored books on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy and on European Trade and Industrial Policy.

Barry R. Posen is a professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and on the Executive Committee of Seminar XXI, an educational program for senior military officers, government officials and business executives in the national security policy community. He is the author of Inadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks and The Sources of Military Doctrine.

George Ross is the director of the Center for German and European studies and the Morris Hillquit professor in Labor and Social Thought at Brandeis University. He is also a senior associate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and executive director of the European Union Center at Harvard University. Professor Ross is the author of Brave New World of European Labor and Democracy, Revolution and History and Justice: Essays in Honor of Barrington Moore Jr.

Joshua Rubenstein is the Northeast regional director of Amnesty International USA. He is the author of Tangled Loyalties: The Life and Times of Ilya Ehrenburg.

Henry Steiner is a professor at Harvard Law School and the founding director of its Human Rights Program, as well as cochair of the university committee on human rights studies. He has lectured on human rights in about 20 countries, published articles on a range of human rights topics, and is co-author of a coursebook used in many countries, International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals (2d ed. 2000).

Daniel Terris is the director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University. He also oversees the Brandeis Seminars in Humanities and the Professions, which provide programs on professional values and ethics using literary texts as the basis of discussion to professionals around the United States. Dr. Terris has written on 20th century art, politics, and religion.

Danilo Türk is the assistant secretary-general for Political Affairs. He served as Slovenia's Ambassador to the United Nations (1992-2000) and was a member of the Security Council (1998-1999).