Louis Bickford, a political scientist, and one of the program directors of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), has consulted with human rights activists, opposition movements, and governmental, non-governmental, and international organizations on strategies for confronting the legacies of past human rights abuses and atrocity in over a dozen countries including Burma, Mexico, and Nigeria. In addition to other responsibilities, Dr. Bickford develops the ICTJ's thematic work on monuments and memorials. He has worked as a consultant to the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) to develop their memorialization program, and has consulted on this theme for the truth commission in Morocco. Before coming to ICTJ, he was the Associate Director of the Global Studies Program and a lecturer in International Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he taught regular seminars on human rights, and coordinated the Legacies of Authoritarianism project. Prior to his arrival at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bickford worked as a frequent consultant to the Human Rights and the Democratic Governance Programs at the Ford Foundation in Santiago, Chile, and was a Visiting Researcher at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO-Chile). He earned a Ph.D. at McGill University (1997) and an M.A. at the New School for Social Research (1993), both in political science, and did additional graduate work at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has published in Human Rights Quarterly, Latin American Research Review, and various magazines and newspapers, and has book chapters in a number of edited volumes, including "The Art of Truthtelling After Authoritarian Rule" (2006). He is the author of the entry on Transitional Justice for the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (2006). He is also currently an adjunct associate professor in the graduate programs at New York University's Wagner School and of the graduate program in political science department at City University of New York's Brooklyn College.