Our Bloggers


Mike Otterman, AIPR Communications Director

Mike OttermanMike Otterman is a graduate of Boston University (B.S., Journalism), University of Sydney (M.A., Peace and Conflict Studies) and was Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sydney. He has worked with NGOs across the globe, including Jubilee Australia and Catalyst, and is the author of two books, American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond (2007) and Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage (2010).

Dominique Fraser, Guest Blogger

Dominique FraserDominique Fraser is a current post-graduate student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her Honours thesis examines peacekeeping in Africa and the relationship between the African Union and the UN. Her research interests also include mass atrocity crime prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Ms. Fraser received her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Queensland in 2013. She was president of the R2P Student Coalition at her university in 2012 and upon graduating undertook an internship at the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, where she worked in the areas of research, advocacy and country monitoring.


Anthony DiRosa (ajdirosa), B.A. in Sociology, Loyola University Maryland. M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University.

Marissa Goldfaden (marissaaipr),  M.S. in Global Affairs, with a concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance from New York University.

Michelle Eberhard (michellereberhard), B.A. in French and Peace Studies from the College of Saint Benedict-Saint John’s University and M.A. in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University.

Jared Knoll (jaredknoll), B.A. in International Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and M.A. in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies from the UN-mandated University for Peace.

Christine Lim (christineaipr), A.B., Political Science, University of Chicago.

Christopher Kousouros (chrisaipr), B.A., International Studies, University of Wisconsin

Thomas Nocera (tommyaipr), Political Science/Communications, Adelphi University

John Lim (johnaipr), International Political Economy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Mona Mizikovsky (monamiz), Laws and International Relations, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia