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2014 Global Law Distinguished Lecture: Challenges of International Law

Date: 5:30pm PDT January 21 PST Location: Legal Research Center Student Lounge

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Former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues and current U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Expert on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials David Scheffer will give the Global Law Distinguished Lecture in January 2014. Scheffer is Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law.

He is a leading scholar and practitioner in the interface between human rights and international criminal law. He led the U.S. delegation in U.N. talks establishing the International Criminal Court and was, for a time, senior adviser and counsel to the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Madeleine Albright. Along with his scholarly publications, which are extensive, in 2012 he published All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals which received the 2012 Book of the Year Award from the American National Section of the International Association of Penal Law.

Chair of the Global Law Committee, Professor George Foster, says: “When we look for someone to give our annual Distinguished Lecture, we seek out the very best in their field and, in that regard, we could not do better than David Scheffer – a renowned teacher and scholar, a leading practitioner in international justice and a distinguished public servant.  He is, in short, a giant in his field.” 

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