David COHEN, Director of the War Crimes Studies Center and the Asian International Justice Initiative. David is the Director and founder of the War Crimes Studies Center and the Asian International Justice Initiative, as well as the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Distinguished Professor for the Humanities at U.C. Berkeley, and a Senior Fellow in International Humanitarian Law at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the author of numerous publications and directs an international project on the WWII war crimes trials in Asia, the Pacific, and Europe. He has also monitored and reported on the East Timor trials before the Serious Crimes Panel in Dili and the Ad Hoc Human Rights Court in Jakarta. Currently, he is engaged in a comparative study of international criminal hybrid tribunals in East Timor, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and Kosovo and is writing a book on war crimes trials from WWII to today. David received his JD at UCLA’s School of Law, his PhD in classics and ancient history from Cambridge University, and an Honorary Doctorate in Law from the University of Zurich.