Ttimimothy Ryback is Director of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation, and 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.


Gabrigabriellaella Lazzoni is Director of Programmes for the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation. She has also been responsible for coordinating the working group on the Italian Presidency of the European Union for EuropaNova. Ms. Lazzoni was educated in law and graduated from the College of Europe in Bruges. She worked in the private and public sectors and has served in the office of the Commissioner for European for Regional Policy and Institutional Reform at the European Commission in Brussels. She is responsible for “new diplomacy initiatives” at the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris.


linda-1Linda Eggert is Research Coordinator for the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation, and a doctoral student in political theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, where her work focuses on ethics, peace-building and post-conflict reconciliation.  Ms. Eggert is associate editor at The Plot, an on-line newsletter dedicated to social science research.  She has worked at the German Ethics Council in Berlin and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court in New York.


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

  • Devony Schmidt, Harvard Law School
  • Winston Toh Ghee Wei, Columbia University


Catherine Cissé van den Muijsenbergh served as Executive Director of the IHJR from 2008 to 2015. She is a Distinguished Advisor of the IHJR and 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.

Ties Olivier Schelfhout is the former Director (a.i.) at the IHJR. He has a background in history, international relations and international law. He has previously worked on subjects relating to  peace-building and reconciliation efforts including post-election dynamics in the Ivory Coast and on reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda. He holds a B.A. from the University of Utrecht, an M.A from Leiden University, and an LL.M. from the Univeristy of Amsterdam.



















The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) under the auspices of EUROCLIO 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.