Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project

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Collaborative Network: People and Partners

Project Co-chairs: 
Paola Bacchetta and Angana P. Chatterji

Partners:
  • Academic Institutions:
    • Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research, Columbia University
    • Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
    • International Human Rights Law Clinic, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
    • International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, Stanford University Law School (Between 2012-2014)
  • Regional and Diaspora Civil Society Organizations:
    • Apne Aap Women Worldwide (holding special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, United Nations)
    • Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Philippines
    • Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong
    • Asian Legal Resource Center, Hong Kong (holding general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, United Nations)
    • Indian American Muslim Council
  • South Asia Civil Society Organizations:
    • Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, Jammu & Kashmir
    • Citizen's for Justice and Peace, Mumbai
    • Khalra Mission Organization, Punjab (Between 2013-2015)
    • Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network (Between 2012-2013)
    • Prashant: Center for Human Rights, Justice, and Peace, Gujarat (Between 2013-2015)
Affiliated Scholars:
  • Distinguished Scholars·
    • Ruchira Gupta, Founder and President of Apne Aap Women Worldwide and Adjunct Associate Professor, MSC for Global Affairs, School for Continuing Professional Studies, New York University
    • Christophe Jaffrelot, Senior Research Fellow at Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales at Sciences Po, Paris; Research Director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the India Institute, King's College, London
  • Research Scholar:
    • Nimmi Gowrinathan, Director, Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative and Visiting Associate Professor, Colin Powell Center for Civic and Global Leadership, City College of New York
 Advisory Group:
  • Roxanna Altholz, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law & Associate Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
  • Betsy Apple, Advocacy Director, Open Society Justice Initiative, New York
  • Rajvinder Singh Bains, Counsel, Punjab High Court and Haryana High Court
  • Patrick Ball, Executive Director, Human Rights Data Analysis Group, San Francisco
  • Elazar Barkan, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Director of SIPA’s Human Rights Concentration & Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
  • Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English & Director of the Humanities Center, Harvard University
  • Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, School of Public Health & Director of Research, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
  • Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy and Professor, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
  • Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Shashi Buluswar, Development and Human Rights Specialist and Founding Co-chair, Armed Conflict Resolution and People’s Rights Project, Center for Social Sector Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, from 2012-2015
  • Urvashi Butalia, Author,Co-founder of Kali for Women, and Director of Zubaan, Delhi
  • Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature & Co-director of the Program of Critical Theory, University of California, Berkeley
  • Richard M. Buxbaum, Jackson H. Ralston Professor Emeritus of International Law, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
  • Andrik Cardenas, Associate Director, Center for Social Sector Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University
  • Charlie Clements, Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiativeand Former Executive Director (2009-2015), Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • David Cohen, Director, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford Global Studies, Stanford University, & Visiting Professor in the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley; and Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i
  • Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Malathi de Alwis, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo
  • Mihir Desai, Senior Counsel, Mumbai High Court and Supreme Court of India
  • Laurel Fletcher, Clinical Professor of Law & Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bijo Francis, Executive Director, Asia Legal Resource Center, Hong Kong
  • Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Pamela M. Graham, Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research and Director of Global Studies, Lehman Social Sciences Library, Columbia University
  • Sam Gregory, Program Director, WITNESS, New York
  • Inderpal Grewal, Professor, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Yale University
  • Thomas Bolm Hansen, Reliance-Dhirubhai Ambani Professor in South Asian Studies, Professor in Anthropology, and Director of Center for South Asia, Stanford University
  • Parvez Imroz, Counsel, Jammu & Kashmir High Court and President, Jammu & Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, Srinagar
  • Abdul R. JanMohamed, Professor, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
  • Mallika Kaur, Human Rights and Gender Specialist and Director of Programs, Armed Conflict Resolution and People’s Rights Project, Center for Social Sector Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, from 2012-2015
  • Amitava Kumar, Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English, Vassar College
  • Vinay Lal, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Harsh Mander, Director, Center for Equity Studies, Delhi
  • Jaykumar Menon, Legal Expert and Professor of Practice, McGill University
  • Ritu Menon, Writer, Co-founder of Kali for Women​, and Publisher of Women Unlimited, Delhi​
  • Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology, and the Cultural Foundations of Education & Dean’s Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University
  • Binalakshmi Nepram, Founder, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, Delhi and Manipur
  • Khurram Parvez, Program Coordinator, Jammu & Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, Srinagar
  • Sudhir Pattnaik, Civil Society Leader and Editor of Samadrusti, a human rights news magazine, Bhubaneswar
  • C. Ryan Perkins, South Asian Studies Librarian, Stanford University
  • Jyoti Puri, Professor of Sociology, Simmons College
  • Paul Rabinow, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Laura Ring, Cataloger and Southern Asia Librarian, University of Chicago
  • Kathy Roberts, Legal Director, Center for Justice and Accountability
  • Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Richard Rudd, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, Berkeley
  • Jeremy Sarkin, Professor of Law, University of South Africa and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Nova University Law School, Lisbon, Portugal & Former Chairperson of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
  • Stefan Schmitt, Director, International Forensic Program, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Kim Thuy Seelinger, Director, Sexual Violence Program, Human Rights Center, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
  • Teesta Setalvad, Secretary, Citizens for Justice and Peace, Mumbai
  • Dina Siddiqi, Professor, Anthropology Collective and Economics and Social Sciences Department, BRAC University, Dhaka
  • Nora Silver, Faculty Director, Center for Social Sector Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • Khatharya Um, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Chair, Peace and Conflict Studies & Faculty Academic Director, Berkeley Study Abroad, University of California, Berkeley

Generously assisted by:

  • Research Associates:
    • Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee, Doctoral Student, 2016-present: Jurisprudence and Social Policy, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley | Expected 2021
    • Mir Fatimah Kanth, MSc Student, 2016: International Politics, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London | Expected 2016
    • Alejandro Urruzmendi, Doctoral Student, 2013-present: Department of Education, University of San Francisco | Expected 2017
    • Pei Wu, Doctoral Student, 2013-present: Department of Education, University of San Francisco | Expected 2017
       
  • Research Assistants:
    • Sasha Mariam John, Undergraduate Student, 2015-present: Peace and Conflict Studies, College of Letters & Science, University of California, Berkeley | Expected
    • Chloé Baumes Malfant, MA Exchange Student, 2017 - present: International Relations, University Jean Moulin Lyon III | Expected 2019