Jonathan Wilkenfeld is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, and Director of the ICONS Simulation Program. A specialist in foreign policy decision-making, conflict, and crisis, his most recent work focuses on the role of mediation in international and intrastate crises.
David A. Backer is Assistant Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland. He is also Director of the West Africa Transitional Justice Project.