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.
Managing Editor - Archana Pandya
Archana Pandya is a multilingual research consultant specializing in international affairs and development and a Hubert Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Most recently, she has 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.
Commissioning Editor - Shilpa Jindia
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.
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.
Sophie Arie is a journalist based in London. She has worked as a correspondent for the Guardian, the Observer and the Daily Telegraph in Latin America and Europe and as a commissioning editor for Monocle magazine and the Daily Telegraph in London. She is now freelance and regularly covers international health stories for the British Medical Journal.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.