Ivo Banac is the Bradford Durfee Professor of History and director of the Council on European Studies at Yale University.
As of 2009, Banac is the President of the Croatian Helsinki Committee, and a consultant for the Bosnian Institute. Until 1999 he was director of the Institute on Southern Europe at the Central European University, Budapest.
Anna Di Lellio
Anna Di Lellio is a sociologist, journalist and former United Nations consultant. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University and a Masters in Public Policy and International Affairs from New York University.
She worked for the UN World Food Program as a consultant in Kosovo and East Timor during the 1999 emergencies and later in 2003 as the political advisor to the UN Kosovo Police Corps Coordinator. From 2001 through 2003, she was the Temporary Media Commissioner of Kosovo for the OSCE (Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe). In this capacity, she authored two reports on media law and policy in post-conflict areas.
She is the editor of the book The Case for Kosova: Passage to Independence, an anthology of essays on the future of Kosovo.
Rory J. Conces
Rory J. Conces is Associate Professor of Philosophy and a member of the International Studies faculty at University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Dr. Conces is the program chair of UNOmaha's 33rd National Global Studies Conference and the former editor of the International Third World Studies Journal and Review. He is also the founding editor of ID: International Dialogue, A Multi-Disciplinary Journal of World Affairs.
Dr. Conces has written on ethics, political philosophy, the philosophy of science, aesthetics, and the teaching of critical reasoning. A monograph on conflict resolution and applied philosophy, Blurred Visions: Philosophy, Science, and Ideology in a Troubled World, was published in 1997. He is also a contributor to Bosnia Daily, an electronic newspaper in Sarajevo. His most recent article, "Epistemical and Ethical Troubles in Achieveing Reconciliation, and then Beyond, " was published in the European Journal of Analytic Philosophy (Winter 2009). Dr. Conces' work has also been translated into Albanian, Bosnian, and German.
He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Hercegovina (BiH) during the Spring term of 2001 and at the University of Prishtina in Kosovo during the Fall term of 2008.