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Editor - James Ron

James RonJames 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.

openPage Editor - David Petrasek

David PetrasekDavid 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 PandyaAs the managing editor of openGlobalRights, she has overseen the publication and dissemination of oGRs' 1000+ articles and translations since its launch in June 2013. Archana is also a research collaborator with the Human Rights Organizations Project at the University of Minnesota. In recent years, she has conducted dozens of interviews with local human rights organizations, activists and experts in Mumbai and Mexico City and coordinated Human Rights Perception Polls in India and Morocco. 


Consulting Editors:

Karla AmbrosioKarla 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”. Follow her on Twitter at: @kambrosiok.

Stevie DunningStevie 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 GuhaSeema 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).


MubinMubin S. Khan is a journalist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, working as assistant editor of a leading national daily, New Age. He also teaches labor rights journalism to undergraduate students at the University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh. He has reported on human rights, environment and economic issues for more than a decade. Mubin has a Masters in political journalism from Columbia University and is a contributor to the Guardian.

Rohini MohanRohini 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 HinduThe Caravan magazine, The New York Times India website,, travel magazine Outlook Traveller, and news channel CNN-IBN. 


Osai Ojigho

Osai Ojigho is a human rights activist and gender equality advocate working as the Coalition Coordinator at the State of the Union Coalition (SOTU) with secretariat based in Nairobi, Kenya. Osai has a LLM from the University of Wolverhampton, is well travelled and has previously worked in the UK, The Netherlands, Nigeria and Mali. She works actively on the African Union, the African regional human rights system, women’s rights and international justice. Follow her on twitter at: @livingtruely

GabrielaGabriela 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).


Vincent Ploton

Vincent Ploton guest edits the Evaluation and Human Rights sub-debate on openGlobalRights. He is the Head of External Relations of the Geneva-based Centre for Civil and Political Rights. He has worked for nearly seven years at the Association for the Prevention of Torture, and has more than 10 years of experience in the humanitarian and human rights fields. Follow him on twitter @vplotonccpr

Rachel Schmidt

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.


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