Notes on contributors
in ‘War on terror’

Notes on contributors

KHALED ABOU EL FADL is Professor of Law and the Alfi Distinguished Chair in Islamic Law at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law. One of the world’s leading authorities on Islamic law, he won the 2007 University of Oslo Human Rights Award. Among his best known books are: The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books (2006); The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists (2005); and Speaking in God’s Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women (2001).

MUHAMMAD AFIFI AL-AKITI is a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Trained in Muslim seminaries of the Far East with a long tradition in Shafi‘i jurisprudence, he has recently completed his doctorate on a newly discovered theological text of al-Ghazali.

ELLEKE BOEHMER is Professor of World Writing in English at Oxford University. She is the author of Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation (2005), Nelson Mandela: Postcolonial Thinker (2008), and of four novels including Nile Baby (2008).

JOANNA BOURKE is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. A distinguished social historian, she won the Fraenkel (1998) and Wolfson (2000) Prizes for An Intimate History of Killing (1998). Her most recent book is Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present (2007).

MICHAEL BYERS holds the Canadian Research Chair in International Politics and Law at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of the widely translated War Law: Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict (2005) and most recently of Intent for a Nation: What is Canada For? (2007).

THOMAS DUBLIN is Co-Director of the Center for Historical Study of Women and Gender and the Center for the Teaching of American History at the State University of New York, Binghamton. He is co-author with Walter Licht of The Face of Decline (2005).

SANDRA FREDMAN is a Professor of Law at Oxford University. She is the author of Human Rights Transformed: Positive Rights and Positive Duties (2008), Women and the Law (1997) and Discrimination Law (2002). She has acted as expert adviser to the E.U., Northern Ireland, the U.K. and Canada, and is a barrister practising at Old Square Chambers.

CONOR GEARTY is Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Can Human Rights Survive? (2006) and Civil Liberties (2007). He has appeared in human rights cases in the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal and the High Court.

Born in Beirut, DR. GIBRIL FOUAD HADDAD embraced Islam as a graduate student at Columbia University. He studied in Damascus 1997–2006 and now lives in Brunei. His latest book is The Four Imams and Their Schools: Abu Hanifa, Malik, al-Shafi‘i, Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

DR. H.A. HELLYER is Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations at Warwick University, a Member of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, and founding director of the Visionary Consultants Group. He is the author of The European ‘Other’: Muslims and Multiculturalism (2009).

DINO KRITSIOTIS is Reader in Public International Law at the University of Nottingham and Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan Law School. He serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Conflict & Security Law and the Human Rights Law Review.

JEFF MCMAHAN is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is the author of The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margin of Life (2002) and Killing in War (2009).

DAVID MILLER is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books, including Principles of Social Justice (1999) and most recently National Responsibility and Global Justice (2007).

AVNER OFFER is Chichele Professor of Economic History, Oxford University, and a Fellow of All Souls College. He is the author of many books, including the prize-winning The First World War: An Agrarian Interpretation (1989) and most recently The Challenge of Affluence (2006).

BAT-AMI BAR ON is Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at Binghamton University – SUNY. She is the author of The Subject of Violence (2002), a study of the relation of violence to politics, and has edited several collections, notably the Hypatia symposium on the ‘just war tradition’.

THOMAS POGGE is Professor of Philosophy at Yale and Professorial Fellow at ANU’s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. He is the author of World Poverty and Human Rights (2002/8) and editor of Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right (2007), Global Justice: Seminal Essays and Global Ethics: Seminal Essays (both 2008).

DAVID RODIN is a Research Fellow in Philosophy at Oxford University and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for the Norms and Ethics of War. He is the author of War and Self-Defense (2002) and editor of War, Torture and Terrorism (2007).

AHDAF SOUEIF was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England. She divides her life between Cairo and London and fiction and journalism. She is the author of two celebrated novels, In the Eye of the Sun (1992) and The Map of Love (1999, shortlisted for the Booker Prize). Her essays are published in Mezzaterra (2004).

CHRIS MILLER, translator and critic, is co-founder of the Oxford Amnesty Lectures.

‘War on terror’

The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2006

Editor: Chris Miller

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