Timothy W. Ryback is Director of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation, and former Deputy Director-General of the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris. He previously served as Vice President and Resident Director of the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Ryback has published extensively on the complexities of unresolved historical legacies for The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others, and is author of several books dealing with the National Socialist era. Dr. Ryback has a doctorate from Harvard University.

Gabriella Lazzoni is Senior Advisor for the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and is active in both the private and public sectors.  A lawyer by training Ms. Lazzoni, served in the office of the Commissioner for European Regional Policy and Institutional Reform at the European Commission in Brussels and was responsible for new diplomacy initiatives at the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris.


Linda Eggert is Research Coordinator for the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation, and a doctoral candidate in political theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, where her work focuses on the ethics of war and peace, rectificatory justice, and other issues in moral and political philosophy. Ms. Eggert is a Rotary scholar in peace building and conflict prevention/resolution. She has worked at the German Ethics Council in Berlin, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court in New York, and the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris.

Marie-Louise Ryback-Jansen directs the IHJR’s Contested Histories in Public Spaces Project that is organised in cooperation with All Souls College at the University of Oxford. She previously worked at the Salzburg Global Seminar where she held diverse positions including director of the Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention program, director of alumni affairs and administrative director and director of development of the IHJR, which was founded at the Salzburg Global Seminar.


IHJR Researchers:  The IHJR is grateful for the engagement of university students who generously assist in project research.

Summer 2018

Daniel Menz is a senior at Harvard College with a double major in Government and Germanic Literatures and Languages and a minor in Environmental Science and Public Policy. He is currently writing his senior thesis about  historical memory of the Holocaust in Germany. He has been an active member of the Harvard International Relations Council,  the Harvard Institute of Politics, and serves as the Secretary-General of Harvard National Model United Nations Latin America.

Miranda Richman is a rising senior at Harvard University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and East Asian Studies with a citation in French. Her academic focus lies in international relations and comparative politics. On campus, she dances with the Asian American Dance Troupe and served as co-president with Harvard for Human Rights in North Korea.

Spring 2018

Ghee Wei Tan (Winston) is studying towards an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy at Oxford’s Department of International Development. His research focuses on global power engagement in the Asia-Pacific. Winston graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Columbia University. He is a member of St Antony’s College.

Muyang Shi is a MPhil student of Archaeology at Oxford. He received a BA in Archaeology from UCL in 2017 and participated in numerous excavation, landscape survey and digitisation projects around the world. His current research interest resides in landscape archaeology and the transformative power of digital technology.

Blue Weiss  is a second year undergraduate reading history at St Hilda’s College at Oxford University  He is keenly interested in collective memory, as well as historical justice, and has been involved in both the Rhodes Must Fall and Common Ground campaigns at Oxford.

Fall 2017:

Kristen Barrett Casey is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in History at the University of Oxford. Her particular interest is in the reception and practical implications of early modern political theory. Kristen previously interned at the Auchindrain Museum in Scotland where she researched the provenance of artefacts, created a collection database and contributed to writing a guidebook.

Summer 2017:

Fiona Davis a rising senior at Harvard University pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Government with a citation in French. Her areas of focus include American political theory and international criminal justice. At Harvard she is a member of the John Adams Debate Society and the Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field Teams.

Geordie Enoch, working towards a Bachelor Degree in Government with a citation in German at Harvard University. Her academic interests include international relations and human rights studies, as well as psychology. Additionally, she  serves as captain of the Varsity Women’s Swimming and Diving Team



Catherine Cissé van den Muijsenbergh served as Executive Director of the IHJR from 2008 to 2015. An expert in international criminal justice and human rights law, Ms. Cissé van den Muijsenbergh has served in various legal capacities at the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, as well as the International Criminal Court and the African Union High Level Panel on Darfur.  She has also worked for the Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and for the Commission of the European Union in Brussels.

Nico  Plasier  is a consultant in crisis management, integrity and security systems, and a former civil servant in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands. Mr. Plasier served as the IHJR liaison with the Dutch Government, and has provided capacity for IHJR logistical and fundraising work in The Netherlands.