Our namesake, Louise Arbour, is currently the president and chief executive officer of the International Crisis Group, an organization committed to conflict prevention and resolution and the world’s leading independent, non-partisan source of analysis and advice to governments and intergovernmental bodies on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. From 2004 to 2008, Arbour served as UN high commissioner for human rights, the highest office mandated by the international community to promote and protect human rights. Before this, she was a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1999 to 2004. And from 1996 to 1999, she served as the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. In October 2008, Arbour was named to the Order of Canada.