Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies


Speaker Biographies

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Andrea Gualde

Human Rights lawyer Andrea Gualde is the Senior Advisor for Latin America at the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation and a Professor of International Jurisdictions at Di Tella University in Buenos Aires. Previously, she was National Director of Legal Affairs of the Secretariat of Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice, Argentina. She has chaired the Museums and Memorials Working Group of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Gualde studied law at the University of Buenos Aires and was a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School.

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David Rieff

David Rieff is a New York-based journalist and author. During the nineteen-nineties, he covered conflicts in Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Liberia), the Balkans (Bosnia and Kosovo), and Central Asia. Rieff has written extensively about Iraq, and, more recently, about Latin America. He is the author of eight books, including Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West and A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis. He has published numerous articles in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El Pais, The New Republic, World Affairs, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, and other publications. His book The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the 21st century was published by Simon & Schuster in October 2015. Rieff's latest book In Praise of Forgetting: the Irony of Historical Memory was published in April 2016 by Yale University Press.