Throughout this academic year, Harvard Law School will be hosting a series of five lectures that will consider the promise and limitations in past, present, and future pursuits of justice and human rights internationally. All of the events are free and open to the public. For those unable to attend, webcasts will be made available.
"What does and could it mean to pursue justice internationally--especially in the wake of mass atrocities, wars, and genocides?" asked HLS Professor Martha Minow, who will moderate the discussions. "This question is especially acute as the atrocities in the world mount and as we head into the 60th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, following World War II and the Holocaust."
This program has been made possible by the generous support of Sheldon Seevak. The series is sponsored by the Seevak Facing History Fund at Harvard Law School and co-sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves, an independent nonprofit organization that engages teachers and students in study of the Holocaust and other examples of collective violence in order to connect history and moral choices in our own time.
(Click on links for webcasts. Please note: the free RealOne player is required to view these programs.)
Oct. 25, 2004: The Key Issues
Gary Bass, author of "Stay the Hand of Vengeance"
Samantha Power, author of "A Problem From Hell": America and the Age of Genocide
Dec. 1, 2004: The Roots and Legacies of the Nuremberg Trials
Pound 101, 4:30 p.m.
John Barrett, biographer of Justice Robert Jackson
Richard Sonnenfelt, author, lecturer, and translator at the Nuremberg Trials
Helen Stacy, senior research scholar, Stanford Institute of International Studies
Jan. 19, 2005: The International Criminal Court
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Feb. 22, 2005: Lessons from Recent Experience
Justice Richard Goldstone, first prosecutor for the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
March 16, 2005: The Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan -- Part One | Part Two
Professor Noah Feldman, author of "After Jihad"