Our Editors

Ashley E. Chappo is a Master of International Affairs candidate at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and a recent graduate of Columbia Journalism School, where she studied breaking news and investigative reporting. At SIPA, Ashley concentrates in human rights and humanitarian policy with a specialization in international conflict resolution. Her research interests focus on corporate social responsibility; the rights of children, women and refugees; and human rights in the context of climate change. She is currently investigating coloniality, race and gender as a research assistant at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. You can follow her on Twitter @ashleychappo or view her digital portfolio at ashleychappo.com.

Ido Dembin is pursuing his master’s degree in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University. He is focusing on the right to free speech in margins of society and the silencing of critical speech and conduct toward governmental policies in contemporary Israel. He is a Tel-Aviv University-educated lawyer (L.L.B.) with a background in international relations studies. Alongside his writing for RightsViews, Ido currently writes a blog for Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz aptly titled “Manhattan Project” and also writes for The Hottest Place in Hell and Saloona online magazines. Ido previously worked as a lawyer for several high-profile law firms in Israel, served as a policy adviser to Israeli ambassador to the OECD and UNESCO in Paris, and founded the Housing Department at TAU’s Student’s Association. He is a passionate political activist and writer who solemnly believes that, as Thomas Wolfe once wrote, “You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.” He’s not quite there yet, though. Ido can be reached on his Facebook page or by email at id2300@columbia.edu.

Genevieve Zingg is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University, focusing on human rights in the context of armed conflict, counterterrorism and national security. She is interested in refugees and migration, foreign policy and international politics, international criminal and humanitarian law, and intersectional issues of race and gender. Her regional focus is primarily the Middle East and North Africa. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Toronto and has professional experience working in Geneva, Athens, Paris, Brussels and Toronto. Connect with her on Twitter @GenZingg.

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