Chairman and President
Baghdad Bureau Chief, McClathcy Newspaper
Roy Gutman is the Baghdad Bureau Chief for McClatchy Newspapers. He formerly served as McClatchy’s foreign editor and as a diplomatic correspondent for Newsweek. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the 1993 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he provided the first documented reports of concentration camps. Mr. Gutman is a co-founder of the Crimes of War Education Project.
Freelance Author; Contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine
David Rieff is an author and policy analyst. His books have focused on issues of immigration, international conflict, and humanitarianism. He has published numerous articles in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El Pais, The New Republic, World Affairs, Harper’s, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, and other publications. Mr. Rieff is a co-founder of the Crimes of War Education Project.
Professor, City University in London
John Owen is a Professor of International Journalism at City University in London and an Executive Producer for Al Jazeera English in London. He was the founding Director of the European Centre of the Freedom Forum.
Goodwill Ambassador, European Council on Refugees and Exiles
Anna Catalid is a journalist and the author of “Letters from Sarajevo,” which chronicles the impact of war on Bosnia’s children. She was United Nations Messenger of Peace in 1998 and Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Stop TB Partnership from 2007 until 2010.
Professor, Bard College
Thomas Keenan teaches media theory, literature, and human rights at Bard College, where he is associate professor of comparative literature and directs the Human Rights Project. He is the author of Fables of Responsibility: Aberrations and Predicaments in Ethics and Politics and editor of books on the museum and on the wartime journalism of Paul de Man.