Rosa Freedman, Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Paul Pierre, and Krister Thelin

Rosa Freedman is Professor of Law, Conflict and Development at the University of Reading (UK). She has researched and published extensively on the UN human rights bodies and on UN peacekeeping and accountability for human rights abuses committed during such operations. Freedman has published two books, Failing to Protect: The UN and the Politicization of Human Rights (Hurst; OUP, 2014) and The United Nations Human Rights Council: A Critique and Early Assessment (Routledge, 2013) and academic articles in journals including European Journal of International Law and Human Rights Quarterly. She frequently appears in international and national media, works closely with the UN and with state governments, and sits on the advisory boards of international NGOs. Nicolas Lemay-Hébert is senior lecturer at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham (UK). He is the co-editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding and the Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding. He has travelled to Haiti numerous times since the January 2010 earthquake. His research interests include local resistance to international interventions, the political economy of international interventions and peace building and state building issues in Haiti, Kosovo and Timor-Leste. His latest book is The Semantics of Statebuilding: Language, Meanings and Sovereignty (co-edited with N. Onuf and al.; Routledge, 2016). Paul Pierre is Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Partners In Health, Baltimore, Maryland since August 2015. Paul is a global health leader with more than ten years of experience managing complex health care operations in the Caribbean and Southern Africa. He is accomplished in adapting organizational strategies to changing environments while building teams focused on vision and clear objectives. Paul is highly skilled in establishing and nurturing productive relationships with governments, communities, and non-governmental organizations. He is a former strategic advisor for Ebola response in the United States and Sierra Leone (2014 - 2015). Krister Thelin is a former national and international Judge. Krister received his law degree from the University of Lund in 1972 and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1976. His background is in international legal process, humanitarian law and constitutional law. Krister served as Chief Justice, Court of Appeal of Scania, Sweden (1998 to 2013); was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee (2009 – October 2013); was a Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (2003-2008).