Editor - James Ron
James Ron holds the Harold E. Stassen Chair for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School for Public Affairs and its Department of Political Science. He is also an affiliated professor at CIDE, a public Mexican research institute.
Blog Editor - David Petrasek
David Petrasek is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. He was formerly Senior Policy Director and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of Amnesty International. David has worked on human rights and conflict resolution issues with the UN, foundations and NGOs for over 25 years.
Managing Editor - Archana Pandya
Archana Pandya is a multilingual project manager and research consultant specializing in international affairs, development and human rights. Most recently, she conducted surveys of rights-based organizations in Mumbai and Mexico City, and coordinated Human Rights Perception polls in India and Morocco. Archana holds an MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, in Canada.
Research and Dissemination Associate - Jennifer Halen
Jennifer Halen is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota. She is interested in human rights, women and politics, civil society, and international law.
Karla Ambrosio is the Communication Coordinator in a Mexican NGO, and Editor of the online Magazine “Brújula Ciudadana". Karla holds an MA in International Cooperation for Development from the Instituto Mora in Mexico, and has worked on the integration of the first national human rights program in Mexico. She has been coeditor of several books and research papers including “Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Mexico City” and “Technical Cooperation in Human Rights in Mexico”. She is on Twitter as: @kambrosiok.
Stevie Dunning is a freelance writer/editor with an MA in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies from King's College London. She specializes in the areas of transitional justice and diasporic and ethno-national identities. Stevie is presently based in Washington, DC, and has previously worked in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Lebanon, and Uganda. You can follow her on Twitter @steviEDUnning_.
Seema Guha is a New Delhi based freelance journalist who writes on India's foreign policy. She is also an editor with the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and a consultant with the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS).
Shilpa Jindia is Co-Editor of openSecurity. She holds an MSc in Human Rights from The London School of Economics and was a research intern at Reprieve prior to openDemocracy. She has also worked in Damascus, Cape Town and Istanbul.
Rohini Mohan is a journalist based in Bangalore, India. She has reported on politics, development and human rights in South Asia for. Tehelka magazine, national daily The Hindu, The Caravan magazine, The New York Times India website, Foxnews.com, travel magazine Outlook Traveller, and news channel CNN-IBN. She has an MA in political journalism from Columbia University, New York. She is now freelancing and working on a non-fiction book on postwar Sri Lanka.
Osai J. Ojigho is a human rights activist and gender justice advocate with interest in the African Regional Human rights system and international justice. Osai holds a LLB from the University of Lagos and an LLM from the University of Wolverhampton. She is the Deputy Executive Director at Alliances for Africa, in Lagos, Nigeria. She has also worked in the UK and The Hague and travelled widely in Africa.
Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe is a lawyer, a volunteer author for Global Voices and Rising Voices, and a volunteer translator for the Spanish version of Global Voices. Based in Lima, Peru, Gabriela is also the author of the blog Seis de enero (January 6th).
Oded Oron is a Tel-Aviv based editor and human rights activist. He has been working in the Israeli media for several years as a Media Monitor Analyst and Junior Reporter for Ynet News and currently as an Editor at Haaretz Newspaper. He holds a BA from Bar-Ilan University, and an MA from the department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. Oded is the Hebrew Translator and Editor of openGlobalRights on openDemocracy.
Rachel Schmidt is a freelance writer/editor based in Ottawa, Ontario, specializing in human rights, human security, and children in organized armed violence. She holds an MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Carleton), for which she did fieldwork in Colombia on girls in armed groups. Rachel has previously worked as a communications director, a gender mainstreaming consultant, an associate editor, and a technical writer, and is now writing a book based on her MA fieldwork. Follow her on Twitter @rachelschmidt.
Sarah T. (Sally) Williams was an editor and writer at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 1979 to 2008. Since then, she has worked as a communications director at nonprofits and now works independently as a writer and editor from her home in St. Paul, MN. She was a 1999-2000 John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she studied the origins of war and international conflict resolution.