About the authors
Maria van Haperen (b. 1960) studied at Radboud University Nijmegen. She is a historian, teacher and publicist. Since 2005 she has been working as an education specialist at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She also conceived, wrote and edited the secondary school history teaching methods Sfinx and Feniks. She worked as an editor for the Historisch Nieuwsblad and Kleio and was awarded the Hartog Beem Prize.
Wichert ten Have (b. 1944) is a historian and director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In 1995, he was awarded his PhD for research into the Nederlandsche Unie, a political movement that called for cooperation with the Nazis during the German occupation of the Netherlands. As a lecturer, he is also associated with the Master’s programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Benedict F. Kiernan (b. 1953) is Whitney Griswold Professor of History, Professor of International and Area Studies and director of the Genocide Studies Program. He is the founding Director of the Cambodian Genocide Program (1994-1999) and Convener of the Yale East Timor Project (2000-2002). He is the author of Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur (2007), which won several prizes, such as the gold medal for the best book in History awarded by the Independent Publishers association.
Martin Mennecke (b. 1973) is Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Greenland in Nuuk, Greenland. He holds an LLM in public international law from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in international criminal law from the University of Frankfurt, Germany. His current research interests include the International Criminal Court, the responsibility to protect and the role of international law in the Arctic. Mennecke is a member of the Danish delegations to the Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court and the International Whaling Commission. He participates as academic adviser in meetings at the United Nations and the European Union. He has previously been a member of the Danish delegation to the International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Research and Remembrance and was the founding co-chairperson of the sub-committee on the Holocaust and other genocides in the Task Force Education Working Group.
Uğur Ümit Üngör (b. 1980) obtained his PhD cum laude at the University of Amsterdam in 2009. He was connected to the Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (2005-2008), and the universities of Sheffield (2008-2009) and Dublin (2009-2010). He is currently Assistant Professor of History at Utrecht University and researcher at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, specialising in the historical sociology of mass violence. His most recent publications are The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950 (2011), and Confiscation and Destruction: The Young Turk Seizure of Armenian Property (2011).
Ton Zwaan (b. 1946) studied social sciences at the University of Amsterdam. He has worked at Radboud University Nijmegen as a researcher for the Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology, at the University of Amsterdam as a member of the Sociology and History department and at the Open University as a member of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences. Until 2011 he was Assistant Professor at the Anthropology and Sociology Department of the University of Amsterdam and a member of the academic staff of NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. His publications include Civilisering en decivilisering (2001) and Genocide en de crisis van Joegoslavië 1985-2005 (2005).