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Benjamin J. Lewis

Author image for Benjamin J. Lewis    			    			Ben Lewis, Esq. is a human rights lawyer living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  He is a May 2011 graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law where he graduated with honors in International and Comparative Law.  Ben was a member of Law Review, President of the Student Bar Association, Managing Editor of the Journal of Law & Global Justice, and President of the International Law Society.  In addition to refugee rights, his legal and scholarly interests have focused on development accountability, indigenous peoples, and post-disaster relief.

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Howard J. De Nike

Following twenty-three years practicing law (emphasizing military matters, including two years as a civilian representing personnel at U.S. courts-martial in Vietnam and West Germany [1971-1973]), Howard De Nike earned a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of New Mexico (1995), based on a dissertation examining the fate of the jurists of former East Germany.  Since then he has combined long-term USAID consulting (Cambodia [1996-1997], Ukraine [1999-2000], Armenia [2001], West Bank/Gaza [2003-2005], Guyana [2006], and Afghanistan [2009]) with university teaching (SFSU [1999-2005], UNM [2006-2007], USF School of Law [2005-2010], and the Fromm Institute [2008-2010]).  From 2005 to 2010, De Nike taught a 3-unit course for USF School of Law students in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on the Khmer Rouge tribunal.  

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