practitioners

PCRC’s practitioner advisory board is comprised of leaders in the NGO, IO, and diplomatic communities. This branch of our advisory board is vital to keeping us abreast of the latest developments and innovations in the field. They also serve as connectors, fostering relationships between PCRC and other peacebuilders across the globe.

KATI MARTON

Kati Marton is an award-winning author and journalist. Her career has included reporting for ABC News as a foreign correspondent and National Public Radio, where she started as a production assistant in 1971, as well as print journalism and writing a number of books. She is a former chairwoman of the International Women's Health Coalition, and a director (former chairwoman) of the Committee to Protect Journalists and other bodies including the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights Watch, and the New America Foundation. She studied at the Sorbonne and the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris. She has a master's degree in International Relations from George Washington University. Marton has received several honors for her reporting, including the 2001 Rebekah Kohut Humanitarian Award by the National Council of Jewish Women, the 2002 Matrix Award for Women Who Change the World, the George Foster Peabody Award (presented to WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, in 1973), and the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary—the country's highest civilian honor. She is also a recipient of The International Center in New York's Award of Excellence. Her book, Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America, was an autobiography finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2009.

DR. ELLEN KENNEDY

Dr. Ellen Kennedy is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Kennedy writes on a variety of subjects in political economy and the history of modern European political and legal theory. She has been a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Friedreich Ebert Foundation as well as the British Academy and the Nuffield Fondation. Before joining the faculty at Penn, she taught at the Universities of London, York, Manchester, and at the University of Freiburg. Kennedy holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and an M.A. from Indiana University.

RAFIKI UBALDO

Rafiki Ubaldo is an independent researcher and free-lance journalist living in Sweden. He holds an MA in political science from Stockholm University. From 1997-1999 he taught language courses in the Catholic Junior Seminary of Butare in the south of Rwanda. From 2000-2003, he worked as a reporter for Orinfor, the of Office Rwandais d’Information, where he primarily covered events and stories related to the Rwandan genocide. His journalistic coverage includes the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) appeal trial of Jean Kambanda, the Prime Minister of the interim government that executed the genocide in Rwanda. His current research projects focus on the memory of the Rwandan genocide, rescue during the Rwandan genocide, and the Gacaca (a semi-traditional system of justice designed for genocide trials in Rwanda). Together with Dr. Samuel Totten of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ubaldo is Co-founder of the Post-Genocide Education Fund, an initiative that aims to assist genocide survivors in attaining university-level educations in their home countries.

 

HASAN NUHANOVIĆ

Hasan Nuhanović worked as a translator/interpreter with the Dutchbat III contingent of the United Nations Protection Force which was assigned the task of protecting the UN “safe area” of Srebrenica during the Bosnian war. After Srebrenica fell to the Bosnian Serb Army, Nuhanović’s family found shelter at the Potočari UN base but was soon forced to leave, ultimately falling victim to the Srebrenica genocide. Since the end of the Bosnian war, Nuhanović has campaigned to publicize the truth about genocide. He has provided evidence at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and has helped establish the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial at Potočari. He works closely with other survivors, including the Mothers of Srebrenica in Sarajevo and the Women of Srebrenica in Tuzla. Nuhanović authored Under the UN Flag, a chronology of events at Srebrenica and examination of the responsibility and guilt of members of the international community who failed to fulfill their commitment to the “safe area” of Srebrenica.

DR. STEPHEN D. SMITH

Dr. Stephen D. Smith is a holocaust specialist and Founder, together with his brother James M. Smith, of the UK Holocaust Centre in 1995 and Aegis Trust in 2000. Smith graduated from the University of London in 1991 with a degree in Theology and received his Doctorate from the University of Birmingham where he focussed his postgraduate study on the ‘Trajectory of Memory’, examining how Holocaust survivor testimony developed over time.

Dr. Smith has consulted on the development of a number of Holocaust memorial and education centers overseas, including Lithuania’s ‘House of Memory’ and the Cape Town Holocaust Centre in South Africa. In 2004, Dr. Smith served as Project Director of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre which was created through a joint partnership of the Kigali City Council and the UK-based Aegis Trust. It contains a permanent exhibition of the Rwandan genocide and an exhibition of other genocides around the world.

Dr. Smith is a member of the United States delegation to the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF), an intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and social leaders’ support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance, and research both nationally and internationally. In 2009, Dr. Smith was appointed Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.

BRANKO TODOROVIĆ

Branko Todorović is the President of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Republika Srpska.

RANDI MARKUSEN

Randi Markusen is a secondary English teacher and reading specialist who has taught in numerous US states, Botswana, and Denmark. In addition to teaching, she serves on the board of directors of World Without Genocide, the Post Genocide Education Fund and is the Founder and Director of Rwanda Reads.