Advisory Committee

Chair: Prof. Dr. Barbara Oomen

  • Convenor, 6th IHREC in Middelburg, 2015
  • Dean, University College Roosevelt

Co-chair: Frank Elbers

  • Convenor, 6th IHREC in Middelburg, 2015
  • Executive Director, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)


Deputy-Chair: Dr. Sev Ozdowski

  • Convenor, 1st IHREC in Sydney, 2010
  • Director, Equity and Diversity, University of Western Sydney, Sydney,
  • Hon Professor, Center of Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Sydney,
  • President, Australian Council for Human Rights Education


Prof. Shiow-Duan Hawang

  • Convenor, 4th IHREC in Taipei, 2013
  • Professor and Chairperson, Chang Fo-chuan Center for the Study of Human Rights,
    Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan

Prof. John Mubangizi

  • Convenor, 2nd IHREC in Durban, 2011
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head: College of Law & Management Studies,
    University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa


Prof. Audrey Osler

  • Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences, Institute for Human Rights, Ethics and Diversity,
    Buskerud University College, Drammen, Norway

Prof. Bogdan Szlachta

  • Convenor, 3rd IHREC in Krakow, 2012
  • Dean of Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Dr. Felisa Tibbitts

  • Founder and Senior Advisor, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

Laelia Dard-Dascot

  • Program Manager, University College Roosevelt

Sophie Feintuch

  • Program Director, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)