WANDA M. AKIN, formerly the Managing Attorney for Chubb & Son, Inc.'s, New Jersey House Counsel law firm, Scanlon & Akin, and a Senior Trial Attorney and Of Counsel to Podvey, Sachs, Meanor, Catenacci, Hildner & Cocoziello, now maintains her solo practice known as Wanda M. Akin, Attorney at Law in Newark, NJ and is an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law and at Seton Hall University's John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy And International Relations. She has over 22 years of experience as a trial lawyer in a wide variety of types of cases including criminal defense (in US and International Courts), complex product liability, property claims, construction accident litigation, catastrophic personal injury, employment/labor, trademark and copyright, and other complex litigation. She has been trial counsel in numerous cases in New Jersey State Courts and Federal Courts, New York State and Federal Courts, Maryland State Courts, and in many other Federal Court actions throughout the United States. She served as co-counsel, with her husband, Raymond M. Brown, to an Accused at the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone. She is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Committee on the Rules of Evidence, for 18 years was a Trustee of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, formerly a Master in the Seton Hall Law School Alumni Association Inn of Court and served as a Presidential Appointee to the New Jersey State Bar Association's Committee on Judicial Administration. In 1999 she served as the President of the Seton Hall Law School Alumni Association.
Ms. Akin co-taught with Raymond M. Brown International Criminal Law in the Seton Hall Law/American University In Cairo summer program in Cairo, Egypt during the summers of 1998, '99 and '00 and International Criminal Law (Winter/Spring 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005) and Peacemaking and Peacekeeping In Contemporary World (Winter/Spring 2005) at the Seton Hall University John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy And International Relations. She teaches Criminal Trial Practice at Seton Hall Law School and has lectured and presented widely in the areas of trial advocacy, international law, media and persuasion, publishing/literary ventures and criminal trial preparation to lawyers, students, bar groups and to a wide variety of businesses and other citizens on various topics.
Ms. Akin is also a periodic guest commentator on Court TV, MS-NBC, FOX News Channel's In Depth and Fox On Family, CNBC's Rivera Live, CNN's Talk Back Live and NJN (New Jersey Network); UPN 9 News and is CN8 It's Your Call's (Comcast) Legal, Media and Political Observer. She covered the delivery of the acquittal of O.J. Simpson for America's Talking and discussed the reaction of African American Women to the verdict on Rivera Live. In February 1997 Ms. Akin was again called upon by the media to comment on the verdict in the Simpson civil case. For CN8 It's Your Call, Wanda made numerous appearances on the matter of the Impeachment of President Clinton. She was MS-NBC's political commentator during the 2000 Republican and Democratic National Conventions and the 2000 Presidential Election. She is a frequent panelist/lecturer and seminar producer on issues concerning the trial bar and in particular, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Ms. Akin organized and chaired the Chicago '96 Symposium: Addressing the African American Agenda where well known African American authors debated the African American Agenda before the start of the Democratic National Convention. Wanda is also counsel to three publishing houses as well as authors and writers in literary matters. She has appeared on TODAY, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight and NewsChannel 4 with respect to cases and with clients on literary matters. Ms. Akin has appeared as a panelist on Inside The Law, a public affairs television show aired on PBS stations nationally, and as a co-producer/presenter for Inside The Law with Raymond M. Brown, she will bring Judging Nuremberg: The Laws, The Rallies, The Trials-Returning to Courtroom 600 On The 60th Anniversary Of The Nuremberg Trials, from Nuremberg, Germany to American viewers during the 2005-2006 Inside The Law season.
CLIFFORD BOB, assistant professor of political science at Duquesne University, is author of The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism, Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2005). The book asks why certain conflicts in the developing world become international causes célèbres, while others do not--in the process expanding dominant views of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international activism. Currently his research interests include the limits of moral "shaming" as a tool of international persuasion; the growth of a conservative backlash against NGO activism; and the ways in which aggrieved groups seek to create "new" human rights issues. His Jackson Symposium paper, a new research area for him, asks "What Price Justice?" It examines tradeoffs between international war crimes prosecutions and peace settlements in conflict-ridden countries.
In addition to his book, he has published in Foreign Policy (cover article, March/April 2002), American Journal of International Law, Social Problems, International Politics, Journal of Human Rights, and PS: Political Science & Politics, as well as various edited volumes. His op-ed articles have appeared in such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times, Sidney Morning Herald, Times Picayune, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Dr. Bob has won grants and fellowships from United States Institute of Peace, Social Science Research Council/American Council of Learned Societies, Smith Richardson Foundation (Junior Faculty Fellowship in International Security/Foreign Policy), Albert Einstein Institution, and John F. Kennedy School of Government Human Rights Initiative. A native of Jamestown, NY, he holds a Ph. D. from MIT, a J. D. from NYU, and a B. A. from Harvard.
RAYMOND M. BROWN is a trial lawyer, teacher and legal journalist. He is a partner, with his father in the law firm of Brown and Brown, a Visiting Professor and Research Scholar at Seton Hall University Law School, and Host of the Emmy Award winning New Jersey Network Program "Due Process." He also hosts the nationally syndicated public television program "Inside the Law" and serves as a Legal Analyst for MSNBC. He is a writer for legal and general interest publications and lecturer who has appeared in 25 states and several foreign countries.
Brown is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars and has handled a wide variety of criminal and civil matters representing individuals and corporations. He has appeared in high profile trials including the 9 month trial of former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan. He has appeared in courts in 12 states and conducted investigations throughout the US and in Kenya, El Salvador, Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has served on New Jersey Supreme Court Committees.
Brown has taught International Criminal Law in the Seton Hall/American University Program at Cairo, Egypt and at Seton Hall University Schools of Law and of Diplomacy and International Relations. He has spoken on over 200 occasions to criminal and civil lawyers, law enforcement personnel and judges, students and a variety of citizen. His subjects have included trial advocacy, ethics, race and the criminal justice system, human rights and international law, the art of persuasion, and educational and drug policy.
As the Host of NJN's Due Process, he has examined many legal issues affecting New Jersey and has been a Telly Award Finalist and received 6 Emmy Awards as well as the Lincoln University "Unity Award" for Public Affairs/Social Issues Reporting. In his first year as Host of "Inside the Law" he covered several aspects of international criminal law.
Brown served for four years as an anchor at Court TV covering trials, appeals and impeachment hearings. In coverage of the proceedings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia he reported from the Hague and anchored "War Crimes on Trial," which also anticipated the trials of the International Tribunal for Rwanda. He also hosted the program "On Appeal".
Brown served as Guest Host on Tavis Smiley's BET-Tonight and has moderated a series of symposia telecast on C-Span reflecting African-American thought on a variety of policy issues, the most recent of which focused on the consequences of "9-11." He has also been a guest on many television and radio programs including ABC's World News Tonight Rivera Live, and the BBC. He also served as an analyst on MSNBC.com's Webcast from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in August 2000 (Brown has also managed County and City wide political campaigns in New Jersey).
ALBERTO COSTI is a Senior Lecturer in international law at Victoria University School of Law in Wellington, New Zealand, which he joined in 2000. Professor Costi obtained his LL.B. from the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal in 1987 and clerked in 1988-1989 for the Honorable Mr. Justice Antonio Lamer (as he was then) at the Supreme Court of Canada. He also holds a Diploma of Advanced European Legal Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and a Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School.
Formerly Lecturer in Law at Keele University in Great Britain (1994-1996) and Assistant Professor of Law at the Central European University in Budapest (1996-2000), he has acted as a Visiting Professor in Canada, the United States, Montenegro and Kyrgyzstan and was a visiting fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, in 1998-1999. He has also provided advice to a number of governments on international law and European Union law issues.
His research and teaching interests relate to public international law and comparative law, including international humanitarian law, use of force, the law of international organizations and European Union law, areas in which he has published book chapters and journal articles, spoken at numerous international conferences and commented in the media and before parliamentary committees. Ongoing projects include the publication of the first ever textbook of international law from a New Zealand perspective (co-authored) and a series of articles on the role of international hybrid tribunals in the prosecution of international crimes.
Professor Costi currently serves on the editorial board of four academic journals, including the New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, for which he acts as the Editor-in-Chief. He also sits on the External Advisory Board of the National Centre for Research on Europe (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) and is the Vice-President of the New Zealand Association for Comparative Law.
LAWRENCE DOUGLAS joined the Amherst faculty in 1990. He holds degrees from Brown (A.B.), Columbia (M.A.), and Yale Law School (J.D.).
He is the author of The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the
Trials of the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2001), which was the subject of
features in The New York Times and on National Public Radio. His articles have
appeared in numerous journals and magazines including The Yale Law Journal,
Representations, Salmagundi, and The Washington Post. He also writes fiction
and humor that has appeared in Tikkun, The New Yorker, and The New York Times
Book Review, among many other venues. He is the co-author of Sense and
Nonsensibility, a parodic look at contemporary culture, to be published by
Simon and Schuster in 2004. He teaches courses on the American Supreme Court,
the relationship between law and art, legal interpretation, and law and the
Holocaust. Visit Lawrence Douglas at www.nonsensibility.com.
SABY GHOSHRAY, Vice President for Development & Compliance
for the World Compliance Company, is a prolific researcher
in multi-faceted disciplines, investigating issues from cross-cultural
perspectives. Dr. Ghoshray studied Law at Cornell University where he also
received an MBA at the prestigious Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is
multi-lingual, fluent in 6 languages. He is the author of over 50 scholarly
articles published in journals, books and conference proceedings, and continues
his research on diverse subsets of International Law, Theory of
Self-Determination, and Military Tribunals.
Dr. Ghoshray has lectured extensively as well as acted as Panel Chair and Moderator in numerous
International Conferences in wide-ranging topics of International Law. Most
recently among them, he was one of the Panel Chairs at the 2004
International Law Weekend in New York City, in which his panel discussed
the issue of Self-Determination of States within the Framework of
International Law. In August 2004, he was the Plenary Speaker at the International
Society for the Reform of Criminal Law Conference in Montreal, where he
lectured on the Scope, Jurisdiction and Legitimacy of the Iraqi Special
Tribunal, and also presented a Workshop on the International Criminal
Court. In December 2004, he lectured at the IPFW Institute for
Human Rights International Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana, speaking on The Judicial Treatment of Guantanamo Detainees in the Context of
International Law. He also presented at the 17th
International Conference of the Society for the Reform of Criminal Law at The Hague in 2003, which he provided expertise on Analyzing Defendant’s Rights
and Fairness of U.S Military Tribunals within the Framework of International
Dr. Ghoshray’s current research in Cyberspace Law focuses on Introducing a Newer Contract Paradigm for Privacy Protection in Cyberspace, which has been published in the
Spring 2005 issue of Texas Wesleyan Law Review. Additionally, his
research in International Law revisits the Challenging Landscape of
Self-Determination, which will be published in the Fall 2005 issue of ILSA
Journal of International and Comparative Law. Combining his corporate and
academic expertise within the Private and Company Law his research includes Impact
of Sarbanes-Oxley in Comparative Corporate Governance, which was the focus
of his lecture at the European Academy of Law in Trier, Germany and will also appear in the European Law Journal ERA-Forum.
OLIVER BENJAMIN HEMMERLE: M.A. (1996) and Dr. phil. (2000) at Mannheim U, researcher at Mannheim U (2000-2002), research fellow of the International Institute for Holocaust at Yad Vashem (2002-2003), lecturer at Chemnitz U (since 2000).
LYN SHELTON GRAYBILL received her B.S. in Religious
Studies from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. (1987) and Ph.D.
(1991) in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. She is the recipient
of awards from the Institute for the Study of World Politics Fellowship,
Governor's Fellowship, Helen Lassen Fellowship, Compton Fellowship, Philip
Francis duPont Fellowship, White Burkett Miller Center Research Assistant, Pi
Sigma Alpha National Honor Society. She is currently teaching at the Sam Numm
School of International Affairs at eh Georgia Institute of Technology.
Her publications include two books (Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: Miracle or Model? Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2002 and Religion and
Resistance Politics in South Africa, Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood
Publishers, 1995) as well as numerous chapters, articles, reviews, invited
colloquia and conference presentations.
is currently pursuing postgraduate education in law at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. He completed his undergraduate education from the
National Law School of India University, Bangalore. His research interests
include human rights law, with a special focus on equality and
holds a Phd degree in Philosophy and is presently completing a Doctor of Laws
degree at Laval University (Quebec, Canada). His fields of research
specialization in Law are as follows: Philosophy of Law, Islamic and
Transnational Law, International Public Law and Comparative Law. After having
spent 10 years working as a Canadian diplomat in Europe and the Middle East,
Dr. Mabley became Director of International Cooperation and Professor of
Philosophy and Political Science at Concordia University in Montreal. He is
the author of numerous articles related to Islamic Law and Political
Philosophy. He will take up an appointment at Assumption University in Thailand starting in October 2005.
is the founder and the director of the Institute of International Criminal Law
in Uppsala, Sweden. He is the author of numerous outstanding ‘selected major
treatises’ on international criminal law, including The Monopolization of
International Criminal Law in the United Nations (1993, 1995), Islamic
International Criminal Law: A Comparative Study (1994), Condemning the
Use of Force in the Gulf Crisis (1992, 1994) and the two widely acclaimed classic
volumes, International Criminal Law: the Legal and Critical Analysis of
International Crimes (1991). He lectures international criminal law and
public international law and is also the editor of the Contemporary Journal
of International Criminal Law, which will be published by the Institute of International Criminal Law in 2005. His work on Crucifying the Philosophy
of International Criminal Justice is also forthcoming.
Malekian has contributed a scholarly acknowledged chapter governing International
Criminal Responsibility of Individuals and States to the well-known book on
International Criminal Law (M. Cherif Bassiouni, 1999). He introduced for the
first time the Principle of International Tribunality of Jurisdiction in
international criminal law at the Cornell Law School, Cornell University in
2005, embodied in his article on “Emasculating the Philosophy of International
Criminal Justice in the Iraqi Special Tribunal” (vol.38: no. 3 Cornell INT’L.J.
2005). He is also the author of The System of International Law: Formation,
Treaties, Responsibility (1987) and International Criminal
Responsibility of States (1985).
is Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto where he has taught since 1974. He received his LL.B from Osgoode(1972), his
B.C.L. from Oxford University (1973) and became a member of the Ontario Bar in
1976. Professor Mandel has held visiting professorships at law faculties in Israel (the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), and Italy (Torino and Bologna). He was a Jean Monnet
Fellow at the European University Institute in Fiesole in 1991. His primary
scholarly interests are in international criminal law and comparative
constitutional law. His book on the Canadian constitution, The Charter of
Rights and the Legalization of Politics in Canada is in its second edition
and has been translated into French as La Charte des Droits et Libertés e la
judiciarisation du politique au Canada.
He has also published many articles
in journals, in collections and as occasional papers. He is a frequent contributor
to the op-ed pages of Canada's newspapers and is often heard on radio and
television. In May 1999, he led an international team of lawyers who brought
charges of war crimes against 68 NATO leaders before the International Criminal
Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. In October 2001 he and lawyer Gail Davidson
of Vancouver started Lawyers Against the War, a group of jurists with members
in fourteen countries, engaged in various activities opposing America’s so-called “War on Terror.” His most recent book, How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity was published by Pluto Press in July 2004. It was released in May 2005 in Italian as Come l’America la fa franca con la
giustizia internazionale: Guerre illegali, danni collaterali e crimini contro
l’umanità. (Torino: Edizioni Gruppo Abele) and is due out in June
2005 in German as Pax Pentagon (Frankfurt: Zweitausendeins).
MICHAEL MARRUS is
Dean of Graduate Studies and the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of
Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal
Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. A graduate of
the University of Toronto, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and a visiting fellow of
St. Antony's College, Oxford and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University; and has taught at UCLA and Cape Town University in South Africa.
He is the author of The Holocaust in History, which has been translated into many languages. Among other his books are Vichy France and the Jews, coauthored with Robert Paxton, The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century.
Michael Marrus has also published a book on the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal
for the Bedford Series in History and Culture of St. Martin's Press.
DR. ALEXANDER PRUSIN has a Ph.D. in History from the University of
Toronto and is Associate Professor of History at New Mexico
Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico,
Prusin's publications include:
- Nationalizing a Borderland: War, Ethnicity,
and Anti-Jewish Violence in East Galicia, 1914-1920,
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2005;
- The Russian Army and the Jews in
Galicia, 1914-1915, in: Marshall Poe, ed., The Military and
Society in Russia, 1450-1917, Leiden, The Netherlands 2002,
- Revolution and Ethnic Cleansing in Western Ukraine:
The OUN-UPA Assault Against Polish Settlements in Volhynia
and East Galicia, 1943-1944, in: Hunt Tooley and Steven B.
Vardy, eds., Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe,
New York 2003, 517-535; ‘Fascist Criminals to the
- The Holocaust and Soviet War Crimes Trials, December
1945-January 1946, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 17, 1
is Assistant Professor of political philosophy and philosophy of law at Oakland University. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy in 2001 from the Johns Hopkins University, where he was an interdisciplinary fellow in the history of political
thought. His current historical book project examines natural law theories of
political violence and the power to punish in Early Modern Britain. For a
preview, see his essay on 'The Grotian Moment: Natural Penal Rights and
Republicanism,' in Penal Practice and Culture, 1500-1900, Palgrave-Macmillan,
Rigstad's recent work also addresses philosophical issues in contemporary
counter-terrorism. His website, JustWarTheory.com, is a free, non-profit,
annotated aid to philosophical studies of warfare, terrorism,
counter-terrorism, war crimes, nationalism, and international humanitarian
is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leeds, UK.
He is author of a number of articles on American foreign policy, including
“Between American and Cosmopolitan Democracy: Understanding American Opposition
to the ICC” International Relations Vol.17 (2). His book America and the
ICC: An International Society Perspective will be published in 2006.
is Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science department at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his PhD from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of two books, From Deterrence to
Engagement: The U.S. Defense Commitment to South Korea (forthcoming -
Lexington Books, 2005) and The Prosecution of Former Military Leaders in
Newly Democratic Nations: The Cases of Argentina, Greece, and South Korea
(McFarland Press, 2002). He has also published articles and book chapters on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Korean security issues, human rights, and
is a historian of the Armenian Genocide. His particular focus is on the
comparative memories of the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust. His current
work focuses on the different levels of denial, from the blatant approach of
the Turkish State, to the role academia and the media play both consciously and
unconsciously, in failing to adequately recognise the Armenian case as
genocide. For the Jackson Symposium, he will be focusing on the manner in which
the Tribunals following World War I have been used by the Turkish State to deny
that what took place in the Anatolian homelands of the Armenians was a State
sponsored genocide. Gregory Topalian is a Director with the Gomidas Institute
(UK), whose primary role is to introduce the Armenian Genocide to young people
in the United Kingdom. www.gomidas.org or
STEVEN T. VOIGT is a lawyer at a premier law firm with offices across the United States and Europe. After receiving his juris doctorate, Steven served as a judicial clerk to the Pennsylvania appellate
court for one year before entering private practice.
He is a writer and a commentator on issues related to public policy, politics, legal reform and
constitutional law and author of three books (Letters to America (forthcoming
summer 2005), Tyranny: the Collapse of Traditional Law in America, and No
Political Solution No Political Messiah), numerous opinion editorials and
several law reviews, including "The United States Must Remain Steadfastly
Opposed To The Rome Treaty International Criminal Court," published in
2003 by the Widener Law Journal.
He is the executive director of Foundations of Law PAC. He is the public policy
advisor to American Destiny.com, a non-profit educational
organization that fosters education about American history, an understanding of
the role of faith in history, and a recognition of the importance of the
original intent of our founding fathers. Mr. Voigt is also a editorial writer
for Ambassador Alan Keyes' Renew America, and recently wrote an analysis entitled, "An exposition on the International Criminal Court--its antagonism to constitutional due process and a just alternative."
MARLENE WARSHAWSKI YAHALOM, Ph.D., is currently the Director of Education at the American Society for Yad Vashem to promote its mission of Holocaust commemoration and remembrance through educational projects and events. Dr. Yahalom has a Masters in the
Sociology of Law from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology with
doctoral research on Collective Memory and the Holocaust from Columbia University. In addition to being the Director of Education at the American Society for
Yad Vashem, Dr. Yahalom oversees the Young Leadership Associates division of
the American Society.
She serves on the Advisory Board of the Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Holocaust Center in New London, Connecticut. Having created educational and commemorative programs on the Holocaust, she is currently also working on programs on Holocaust Education through the arts.
MARCIA J. WEISS, M.A., J.D. attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in French. She then received a Master of Arts degree in French Language
and Literature from George Washington University, Washington, DC. Proficient in
French, Spanish and Italian, she has held translator positions for the U.S.
government and the World Bank in Washington, DC, and Rockwell International in
She received a law degree from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and served as judicial law clerk in the Pennsylvania trial and appellate courts. Since 1985 she has taught legal studies courses at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, and currently at Point Park University. Her research centers on the area of biomedical ethics and health law, and her articles have appeared in numerous publications. Recently she has addressed stem cell research advocacy and genetic non-discrimination at community forums, and has been included twice in Who’s Who in American Law. She is also a
member of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Ethics Committee and
Institutional Review Board.