Appointment of New Student Advisor to IAGS
Pursuant to Article 4(J) of the bylaws, IAGS President Prof. William A. Schabas has appointed Mr. Kjell Anderson as a Special Advisor to the organisation.
It is envisaged that Mr. Anderson will represent the student contingent of IAGS membership and engage with younger members through social media and by possibly convening a student panel at the next biannualmeeting.
Kjell Anderson is currently a Doctoral Candidate and Doctoral Research Fellow at the Irish Centre for Human Rights where, under the joint supervision of William Schabas and Frank Chalk, he is developing a criminology of genocide. Most recently he worked as a lecturer in the MA in Genocide Studies and Prevention program at the National University of Rwanda. He has also carried out human rights work in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, the United States, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, New Caledonia, and Bosnia and given numerous public seminars for institutions such as the Rwandan National Police, the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, and the National University of Juridical Science (Kolkata, India). Anderson holds a BA and MA degrees in International Affairs from the University of Saskatchewan and Carleton University, and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Utrecht University.