Lunchtime Discussions



Innovations at Nuremberg
October 7, 2005
12:15-1:15
Pound Hall 200
Professor Charles S. Maier
Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University

Beautiful Loot: Continuing Efforts to Repatriate Nazi-Spoliated Art
October 14, 2005
12:15-1:15
Pound Hall 200
Professor Harry S. Martin
Henry N. Ess III Librarian & Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

The Challenge of Justice in Rwanda
October 21, 2005
12:15-1:15
Pound Hall 200
Profesor David Simon Lecturer, Dept. of Political Science, Yale University






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Professor Charles S. Maier served as Director of the Center for European Studies from 1994 to 2001, and as Chairman of the undergraduate Social Studies Program from 1991 to 1995. Maier currently teaches courses on twentieth-century world history, World War I and World War II, modern Italy, and political trials. He supervises reading fields in early modern and modern international history, modern social and economic history, and German and Italian history. He has directed dissertations on the comparative history of the welfare state, aspects of the Nazi Regime, and the history of the German Democratic Republic, among other topics, and encourages research in the era since 1945.

Professor Harry (Terry) Martin is the Henry N. Ess III Librarian and Professor of Law. His AB is from Harvard, JD is from the University of Minnesota, and MLS is from the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating from Law School, Professor Martin and his wife spent 2 years in West Africa with the Peace Corps. He was a founding participant of the Global Legal Information Network now maintained by the Library of Congress. Professor Martin spent a six-month sabbatical leave at the Max-Planck-Institute for Public and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, touring European libraries and investigating possibilities for an international network of legal libraries and documentation centers. His seminar on visual arts and the law involves many issues of comparative, transnational, public and private international law. His research interests include the international trade in cultural property and digital forms of scholarly communication.

Professor David Simon is a lecturer in the Dept. of Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches a seminar on the Rwandan Genocide. He previously taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has recently served as a consultant for the UNDP and Freedom House. His research agenda also includes Zambia, democratization in Africa, and the politics of development assistance.