University of Michigan
Michelle Bellino is an Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at University of Michigan’s School of Education. Her research centers on the intersection of education, historical injustice, and youth civic engagement in the aftermath of identity-based violence. She is interested in the role of the educational sector as a mechanism of transitional justice, notably for younger generations who inherit legacies of conflict and division.
Co-Founder, Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability
Veronika Burget is the co-founder and former Director of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. She has broad experience in historical dialogue, transitional justice, and democracy promotion. She has worked as a technical advisor for the German development agency (GIZ) in Ramallah, focusing on capacity building of civil society organizations in the West Bank. Moreover, she was the Middle East Regional Coordinator for the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (The Hague), coordinating history and reconciliation projects in the region. Prior to her work in the Middle East, Veronika was Project Manager with the Berlin Office of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, overseeing the foundation's history and reconciliation projects and media development programs in the Balkans. Veronika holds a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Oxford (UK).