Author Bio

Kristina Eberbach is the director of education at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Kristina has also designed and facilitated human rights courses and workshops for members of civil society and government officials in Colombia, Iraq, and Myanmar, and has undertaken research, reporting, and advocacy work in Kenya, The Netherlands, South Africa, and Uganda. She is currently a member of the executive and steering committees for Human Rights Educators USA and a co-founder and steering committee member of the University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education. Kristina holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Nancy Flowers is a writer and consultant for human rights education. She has worked to develop Amnesty International’s education program and is a co-founder of Human Rights Educators USA. As a consultant to governments, NGOs, and UN agencies, she has helped establish networks of educators, develop materials, and train activists and professionals in many countries. She is the author and editor of articles and books on human rights education, most recently Towards a Just Society: The Personal Journeys of Human Rights Educators(Minnesota, 2016).

Kristi Rudelius-Palmer is a human rights education consultant. She has led teams in designing state, national, and global human rights education, civic engagement, and leadership models for community change and enhancing collaboration among communities to address public issues. She serves on numerous boards and steering committees, including Human Rights Education USA and the University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education. Kristi served as Co-Director of the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center from 1989-2016, and as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law and director of the Humphrey Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota Law School from 2003-2016.

Sandra Sirota is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut and an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University. She holds a doctorate in education from Columbia University. Her research focuses on human rights and social justice education in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. Recent publications appear in Comparative Education Review, the Journal of Human Rights, and Prospects.