Special focus: Reparations, DDR, SSR, Development, Justice, Reconciliation.
Broadcast appearances and articles: Al Yazira, CBC Radio, CHQR Radio (Calgary, Canada), El Espectador, El Pais, El Tiempo, Semana.
Pablo de Greiff is the Director of Research at ICTJ in New York. Born in Colombia, he graduated from Yale University (B.A.) and from Northwestern University (Ph.D.). Before joining ICTJ, he was an associate professor with tenure in the Philosophy department at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he taught ethics and political theory. He was Laurance S. Rockefeller fellow at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University, and held a concurrent fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
He has lectured extensively, including at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, the European University Institute, and universities across Europe and Latin America. De Greiff has published extensively on transitions to democracy, democratic theory, and the relationship between morality, politics, and law, and is in the board of editors of the International Journal of Transitional Justice and of several book series related to the topic.
He is the editor of ten books, including Jürgen Habermas’s The Inclusion of the Other (MIT Press, 1998), and in areas related to transitional justice, The Handbook of Reparations (Oxford, 2006), Transitional Justice and Development: Making Connections (SSRC, 2009), and Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-combatants (SSRC, 2010), among others. His latest article is “Theorizing Transitional Justice,” forthcoming in Transitional Justice, Melissa Williams, Rosemary Nagy, and Jon Elster, eds. NOMOS, vol. LI (NYU Press, 2012).
De Greiff contributed to the drafting of the final report of the Stockholm Initiative on DDR, authored the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Rule-of-Law Tools for Post-Conflict States: Reparations Programmes and was an advisor to the World Bank on the process leading to the World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and Development. He has been an advisor to different transitional justice bodies in Peru, Guatemala, Morocco, Colombia, and the Philippines.