The Board of Advisors

Partick Ball, Ph.D
Patrick is Deputy Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human Rights Program. Since 1991 Patrick has designed information management systems and conducted quantitative analysis for large-scale human rights data projects for truth commissions, non-governmental organizations, tribunals and United Nations missions in El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, South Africa, and Kosovo.

His 1997 Ph.D. dissertation "Liberal Hyposcrisy and Totalitarian Sincerity" examined the roots of the non-governmental human rights movements in Ethiopia, Pakistan, and El Savador. Patrick is the author of Policy or Panic: The Flight of Ethnic Albanians from Kosovo; Who Did What to Whom? Planning and Implementing a Large Scale Human Rights Data Project; and, State Violence in Guatemala, 1960-1996: a Qantituative Relflection, with Paul Kobrak and Herbert F. Spirer.

Cindy Cohn
Cindy is legal Director & Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She is a lawyer who specializes in civil litigation, including Internet-related cases, commerical, real estate and general business lititgation. In 1997 she was named on of the California Lawyers of the Year by California Lawyer magazine for her work on internet issues.

She is a member of the San Mateo County Bar Association, and of its legal technology section. Ms. Cohn graduated with honors from the University of Iowa and received her law degree from the University of Michingan Law School in 1989. Before entering private practice, Cindy clerked for the United Nations Centre for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.