Dzavit Berisha, has a secondary school degree as a miner. Due to the war in Kosovo he did not have the opportunity to further his education. Since 1999 he is a human rights activist, working to defend the rights of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian refugees in Macedonia.
He holds a BA in Pedagogy and French and an MA in Critical Gender Studies from the Central European University in Budapest. Previous to joining ERRC, Atanas worked on Roma inclusion matters as Sector Officer and as Sector trainee for the EEA/NO grants and as a stagiaire at European Commission, DG Education and Culture. In 2013 Atanas was Gender research fellow at ERRC. His working experience focuses mainly on Roma inclusion policies and programmes in EU countries.
Bernard Rorke was born in Dublin and lives in Budapest. He has an MSc in Politics and Sociology from Birkbeck College, University of London and a PhD from the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. He worked on Roma issues with the Open Society Foundations from 1998 until December 2013. He currently teaches the “Roma Rights” course at the Central European University in Budapest.
Rob Kushen has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the ERRC since September 2011. Mr Kushen served as Executive Director of the ERRC from 2008 until September, 2011. He is engaged in many other initiatives related to Roma, including as Vice Chair of the Roma Education Fund Board and as Chair of the Board of the Roma Initiatives Office of the Open Society Institute. Mr Kushen has worked in the areas of international law, human rights and health and development for over 20 years, holding senior positions in government, foundations and NGOs.
Adam is a member of the New York State bar and holds an LLM from King’s College (University of London), a JD from Columbia Law School, a diplôme d’études approfondies from the Université de Paris-IV (La Sorbonne) and an AB from Harvard University.