Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board is a consultative body of eminent professionals who provide guidance and assistance to IHJR projects and programming. The IHJR is appreciative of their generosity of time and expertise.

The Rt. Hon. the Baroness Prashar (Chair)
Usha Prashar is a crossbench member of the House of Lords. She is Chair of Cumberland Lodge, Deputy Chair of the British Council, Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, President of the UK Council for International Student Affairs, and Patron of the Runnymede Trust.

Dr. Myriam Cottias
Myriam Cottias is a colonial-era historian at CNRS in Paris, where she oversees a center for research on slavery. Dr. Cottias is the former president of the Comité National pour l’Histoire et la Mémoire de l’Esclavage (National Committee for the History and Memory of Slavery).

Ambassador Yves Doutriaux
Yves Doutriaux is Associate Professor in Public Law and Public Management at the Université Paris 1 (Sorbonne) and Professor in Geopolitics at the Université Paris-Dauphine. He was French Ambassador to the OSCE, and Deputy Ambassador of France to the United Nations.

Judge Richard Goldstone
Richard Goldstone is the founding Chairman of the IHJR. He served as a justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and was the first Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

In memoriam

Edward Mortimer, CMG
Edward Mortimer served as a member of the IHJR Advisory Board from 2008 until his passing in June 2021. Edward was tireless in his dedication to the IHJR, serving also on the Contested Histories International Task Force, which published a volume of ten case studies on Contested Histories in Public Spaces on 2021. A Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Edward had served as Director of Communications to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and subsequently as Chief Programme Officer of the Salzburg Global Seminar until 2012. He started his career as a journalist, first at The Times, and then the Financial Times. Please find the Tribute to Edward here.