Advisory Board

Hisashi Owada, Chairman
Member and former President of the International Court of Justice. Former President Japan Institute of International Affairs. Former Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations.

HRH Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Former Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN. Former Ambassador of Jordan to the United States and Mexico. Former President of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court.

Anthony Kennedy
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court. Served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Margaret MacMillan
Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Professor of History, formerly at University of Toronto and Former Provost of Trinity College.

Edward Mortimer
Chief Programme Officer and Senior Vice President, Salzburg Global Seminar. Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Former Director of Communications, United Nations.

Sonia Picado
Chair of the Board of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, Costa Rica. Former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States and Chair of the International Commission of Inquiry on East Timor. Served as Judge and Vice-Chair of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Jacques Rupnik
Director of Research at CERI (Centre for International Studies and Research) at Sciences-Po, Paris. Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.


The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) works with educational and public policy institutions to organize and sponsor historical discourse in pursuit of acknowledgement, and the resolution of historical disputes. Founded in 2004, the IHJR has conducted multi-year projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.