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Shepard Forman is Director of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University. Prior to founding the Center, Dr. Forman directed the Human Rights and Governance and International Affairs programs at the Ford Foundation, where he also was responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation's grant making activities in Eastern Europe, including a field office in Moscow. Dr. Forman received his Ph.D. in anthropology at Columbia University and did post-doctoral studies in economic development at the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex, England. He served on the faculty at Indiana University, the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan; conducted field research in Brazil and East Timor; and authored two books on Brazil and numerous articles, including papers on humanitarian assistance and post-conflict reconstruction assistance (available on the Center's website). He is co-editor, with Stewart Patrick, of Good Intentions: Pledges of Aid to Countries Emerging from Conflict, Lynne Rienner Publishers; with Stewart Patrick of Multilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy, Lynne Rienner Publishers; and, with Romita Ghosh, of Promoting Reproductive Health: Investing in Health for Development, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Email: shepard.forman@nyu.edu

Philippe SandsPhilippe Sands is Professor of Laws and Director of the PICT Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London. He has written extensively on a wide range of international legal issues, in particular in the field of the environment, international organizations and international adjudication. As a practicing barrister at Matrix Chambers he has served as counsel in several cases before international courts tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the WTO Appellate Body, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

Cesare P.R. RomanoCesare Romano is Professor of Law and W. Joseph Ford Fellow at Loyola Law School Los Angeles. He took a degree (laurea) in Political Science at the Universit? degli Studi di Milano. Prof. Romano subsequently studied at ISPI (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale) in Milan; at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, where he obtained the D.E.S (Dipl?mes des ?tudes Superieures) and a Ph.D. in International Law; and at the New York University School of Law where he obtained an LL.M. in International Legal Studies. As a legal scholar, Prof. Romano has worked on a number of issues, which include the international judiciary, the peaceful settlement of international disputes, and international protection of human rights and the environment. Before joining Loyola Law School Los Angeles in 2006, Prof. Romano worked for ten year on PICT at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University, and taught, as visiting or adjunct professor, in a number of institutions in the U.S. and Europe.
Email: cesare.romano@nyu.edu

Ruth Mackenzie is Assistant Director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London. She holds an LL.M. (Distinction) in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Ruth Mackenzie co-edited the Manual on International Courts and Tribunals for PICT, and is currently undertaking research on amicus curiae submissions to international courts and tribunals. She is also currently acting as one of Secretaries of the International Law Association Study Group on the Practice and Procedures of International Courts and Tribunals, as part of PICT's support to the work of the Study Group on the issue of the independence of the international judiciary.
Ruth is also the Director of the Biological Diversity and Marine Resources programme at the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), one of PICT's founding organisations. At FIELD, she has worked on a range of issues relating to international law and sustainable development, including liability and compensation for environmental damage, dispute settlement, and biodiversity, biotechnology and biosafety.

Thordis Ingadottir graduated as Cand. Juris from the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from the New York University School of Law, where she studied with the support of a J. William Fulbright Scholarship. As an attorney, a legal counselor for NGOs and legal scholar, Ms. Ingadottir has worked on various legal issues like the international legislative process and the international judiciary. After having coordinated PICT's work on the International Criminal Court between 1999 and 2003, she moved to Iceland where she worked at the Ministry of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs. Currently she is teaching at the Reykjavik University, Law Faculty, and working for PICT on a contract basis as Legal Expert.
Email: thi@ru.is