Eric Stover is Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Since the late 1970s, Stover has conducted investigations of war crimes and human rights abuses in over a dozen countries. He has also conducted research on war-affected communities. In the 1990s, Stover led forensic missions to Bosnia and Croatia for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, rendering evidence that contributed to the conviction of several suspects. After the 1994 Rwandan genocide, he conducted a survey of mass graves throughout the country for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The survey helped link suspects to crimes against humanity and genocide. Stover is a former executive director of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and former director of the Science and Human Rights Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, along with the organization’s coordinator Jody Williams.
Philip Gourevitch is a long-time staff writer for The New Yorker, the former editor of The Paris Review, and the author of three books: The Ballad Of Abu Ghraib / Standard Operating Procedure (2008), A Cold Case (2001), and We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda (1998), which won a number of prizes, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the George K. Polk Book Award, the Guardian First Book Award. Gourevitch’s writings have been translated into more than fifteen languages. He is completing a new book, in which he revisits Rwanda, called, You Hide That You Hate Me And I Hide That I Know.
Allan A. Ryan
Allan A. Ryan was Director of the Office of Special Investigations in the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice, responsible for the investigation and prosecution of Nazi war criminals in the United States. He has also served as an advisor on war crimes prosecutions to the Government of Rwanda, and has taught the law of war and genocide at Boston College Law School since 1990 and at Harvard University since 1997.
His books include Quiet Neighbors: Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals in America (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1984); Yamashita’s Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur’s Justice and Command Accountability, (University Press of Kansas 2012); and The 9/11 Terror Cases: Constitutional Challenges in the War Against al-Qaeda, University Press of Kansas 2015
A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, he graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota Law School magna cum laude, where he was President of the Minnesota Law Review. He served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps and as a law clerk for Justice Byron R. White on the Supreme Court of the United States prior to becoming an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, representing the United States in cases before the Supreme Court.