Pax Warrior advisory board

About the Advisory Board

«We must educate our population not only to understand what happened in Rwanda but that we played a role in allowing it to happen.»
Dr. Howard Adelman, York University

Pax Warrior is a unique -- ground breaking -- project that requires a robust information sifting process that establishes the authenticity of the historical aspects and lends the weight of real world experience to the lessons learned scenarios.

In order to aid us in accomplishing this we have assembled a very strong Advisory Board. This Board includes individuals with expertise in the areas of Broadcasting, Design, Experience and Interactive Design, simulation and scenario building exercises, Business and market development.

During the production, they each review Pax Warrior, providing structured feedback, ensuring that the production adheres to the highest documentary standards, that it makes good on its responsibilities to the stakeholders

We are beholden and grateful to them!

:: area of expertise ::

Academics, Historians Conflict prevention Broadcast new media + interaction design

:: alpabetical ::

Dr. Howard Adelman :: Centre for Refugee Studies, York U.
Thérèse Bouchard :: CECI Montreal-based NGO
Gerry Caplan :: Remembering Rwanda
Dr. Frank Chalk :: Montreal Institute of Genocide and Human Rights studies
Paul Cowan :: Documentary Film Director - NFB
Howard Cutler :: Producer WGBH [PBS Boston]
Dan Dunsky :: Producer TVO [UTV + "Diplomatic Immunity"]
Hilary Holmes :: Amnesty International Canada
Dr. Bruce David Jones :: Deputy Director Center on International Cooperation
Suzanne Stein :: Experience Designer -- Sapient
Mark Beaumont Taylor :: FAFO AIS

Academics & Historians

Dr. Howard Adelman

« Refugee Studies »

Howard Adelman is a philosophy professor at York University in Toronto, where he has taught since 1966. He was founder and director of the Centre for Refugee Studies until the end of 1993. His research focuses on refugees and he has written extensively on Palestinians, humanitarian intervention, membership rights, ethics, refugee policy and resettlement, in addition to his more philosophical works. He is presently undertaking a retrospective study on early warning and conflict resolution with respect to the genocide in Rwanda.

Gerald Caplan

« African History »

Gerald Caplan is a Canadian-based public policy analyst and public affairs commentator and author of "Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide," the report of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities To Investigate the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, appointed by the Organization of African Unity (OAU). He was then named by the UN's Special Coordinator for Africa as a member of the senior experts' team undertaking an evaluation of the UN's New Agenda for the Development of Africa. He also acts as a senior consultant for the UN's Economic Commission for Africa. For the moment he is coordinating the major international Initiative “Remembering Rwanda: The Rwanda Genocide 10th Anniversary Memorial Project which will culminate in April 2004. Dr. Caplan has a PhD in African History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Dr. Frank Chalk

« Genocide studies »

Professor Frank Chalk co-authored The History and Sociology of Genocide: Analyses and Case Studies. He has lectured and presented papers on genocide at conferences and universities around the world and before the Prosecution Staff of the International Criminal Tribunal on the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda at The Hague. He served as President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars from June 1999 to June 2001, and is a past president of the Canadian Association of African Studies. He is the Co-Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the history and sociology of genocide, the Holocaust, and the history of United States foreign relations. He was a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC. He is an Associate Editor of the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, scheduled for publication by the Gale Group in 2004.

Professor Chalk's current research focuses on two areas: radio broadcasting in the incitement and interdiction of gross violations of human rights, including genocide, and the history of the domestic laws on genocide developed by nations who seek to implement through their national legislation the United Nations Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.


Conflict prevention & Civil society

Thérèse Bouchard

« NGO »

Thérèse Bouchard has studied both praxeology and educational psychology. For the last 30 years she has worked in the international development community. She spent seven years in Chile working in communications and directly with the local people. She was the director general of Development and Peace for five years, and has worked at CECI since 93. Thérèse has followed up the democratic processes in Chile, Namibia and Haiti, and has worked as a consultant in this field in Japan, Haiti and the Great Lakes region in Africa. She has taught conflict-resolution negotiations since 1995, notably in Burundi, Nepal and Burkina Faso. She has also worked as a trainer for CIDA in the area of human rights since 1992.

Hilary Homes


« Human rights »

Hilary Homes, a campaign coordinator with Amnesty International, focused on how the War on Terror has led to a creeping acceptability of torture, the practice of rendition and the profound compromise of legal rights.

Dr. Bruce Jones

« UN expertise »

From 2000-2002, Bruce Jones served as the Chief of Staff to the United Nations' Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, focusing on international diplomatic efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian crisis as well as the UN's political and peacekeeping operations in southern Lebanon and Syria. He previously worked in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, where he led policy efforts on strategic coordination and post-conflict peace building. He was a member of the UN's Advance Mission in Kosovo and of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations' planning team for the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor.

Before joining the UN, Dr. Jones worked for a range of non-governmental organizations involved in conflict response, particularly in Central Africa, including CARE, Conciliation Resources, and International Alert. He is the author of Peacemaking in Rwanda: The Dynamics of Failure; and of The UN and post-crisis aid: towards a more political economy. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

Mark Taylor

« Pax Warrior will be a powerful training tool for peace-keepers, humanitarian workers and civil/political affairs officials preparing for deployment to conflict situations … providing an experience which approximates the complex context and difficult decisions which practitioners face. »
Mark B. Taylor, Programme Director, 10 January 2002

« NGO »

Mark Beaumont Taylor is the Deputy Managing Director of the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies (Fafo AIS), Oslo. Since joining Fafo in 1997, Mark has been working on issues related to international responses to conflict, including the reform of UN peace operations, war economies, peace-building, human rights and conflict resolution initiatives in Haiti, the Balkans, and the Middle East. During his term as Programme Director of Fafo's Programme for International Co-operation and Conflict Resolution, he ran the Peace Implementation Network. He is presently editor of the Economies of Conflict series of reports examining private sector activity in armed conflict, and will publish a book entitled Conflict Trade in 2004. Mark lived in the West Bank and Gaza Strip between 1989 and 1995, where he helped coordinate the Human Rights Action Project at Birzeit University, and carried out security and economic analysis for UNRWA in Gaza. In addition, he has carried out human rights and investigations in the Middle East for Human Rights Watch and economic and security analysis for other non-governmental organizations.


Paul Cowan


« Documentary »

Paul Cowan is the writer and director of Westray, a moving account of the Westray coalmine disaster, which killed 26 men in Nova Scotia on May 9, 1992. Never one to shy away from controversy, Cowan's previous NFB film, Give Me Your Soul, offered an inside look at the strange world of the commercial porn industry. His films have chronicled the rise and fall of renegade billionaire Robert Campeau, Dr. Henry Morgentaler's abortion crusade, and stirred up the Canadian Senate with a hotly contested docudrama about First World War flying ace Billy Bishop. He also wrote, directed and edited Going the Distance, the official film of the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, which was nominated for an Academy Award ® for Best Documentary in 1980. Paul is currently directing a documentary on events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, post-Rwanda.

Dan Dunsky

« Broadcast, Documentary »

Dan Dunsky is a broadcast journalist with TVOntariowhere he has created and produced some of the Provincial broadcaster's most critically acclaimed and popular programs, including Studio 2, Diplomatic Immunity and Big Ideas. A frequent analyst of Canadian politics on American radio, Dan is a weekly foreign affairs contributor for NewsTalk 570. Prior to joining TVO, he was a marketing and communications consultant in Toronto where he lives with his wife and two children.

Howard Cutler

« [Pax] may be the most effective means yet to help teenagers realize that the world is a much more complex place than most commercial media reporting would have us believe. »
Howard Cutler,
June 2003

« Broadcast, new media »

Howard Cutler specializes in projects associated with WGBH national and international television programming and with broadband content initiatives. He led the development of Commanding Heights Online, which won the BAFTA for Interactive Entertainment/Online Education from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Previously, Howard served as executive producer for the debut season of Masterpiece Theatre Online, which won acclaim for its interface, features, and visual design. From 1996 until the spring of 2000, Howard served as director of WGBH Interactive, and served as a member of the PBS Online Advisory Council. Howard's experience with interactive media design and development spans more than 15 years and encompasses education, games, training simulations, museum and visitor center installations, and themed entertainment environments.

new media

Suzanne Stein


« Experience designer »

Suzanne has been a research and creative consultant to IT sector for seven years, forerunning and anticipating the importance of the new discipline of User Experience. She is the founder of Everyday Life, a research consultancy that specializes in the application of ethnographic inquiry to identify opportunities in business processes and positioning, including product and services offerings refinement and innovation. Suzanne is also a Mentor in the Interactive Project Lab, an innovation network that spans three Canadian institutions (Canadian Film Centre, Banff Centre for the Arts, and INIS), developing innovative, interactive entertainment works.

She co-created and ran a global research project with Surrey University to understand how ethnography can inform design. Suzanne currently teaches “Interactive Media and Narrative Theory” in the Interactive Entertainment and Art Programme at Habitat, Canadian Film Centre, where she has taught for the last 6 years. She is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics.

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