International Justice, War Crimes, and Terrorism: The U.S. Record

10th Social Research Conference April 25-27, 2002

 

 

International Justice, War Crimes and Terrorism: The U.S. Record, a three-day conference at the New School University, places the September 11th, 2001, terror attacks in a global and historical context. Speakers will address events in Vietnam, Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, New York, and other places, discussing how the national and international community, including the United States, responded to the devastating events in their own and other countries, through legal, political, military, and other means.

The conference has been organized by Dr. Arien Mack, Editor of Social Research journal. "We are defining terrorism as acts of violence against innocent civilians, which may or may not be part of an officially declared war," said Dr. Mack, Marrow Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Faculty and director of the Social Research conference series. "The conference presents a wide-angle view on how war crimes and terrorism are and ought to be dealt with, and reinforces the University's commitment to advancing the possibility of global justice and the protection of human rights."

 

This conference is funded by grants from the Open Society FoundationsRussell Sage Foundation and anonymous donors

 

To order the related issue of Social Research: An International Quarterly

International Justice, War Crimes, and Terrorism: The U.S. Record, Vol. 69, No. 4 (Winter 2002)

PROGRAM

Thursday, April 25th

 

Session I: "Just and Unjust War"

J. Bryan Hehir, President, Catholic Charities 
Amb. Richard Holbrooke, Former Permanent United States Representative to the United Nations
Michael Walzer, Author, Just and Unjust Wars; Professor, School for Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study
Moderator: Martin Peretz, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the New Republic

 

Session II: "The Training of the Military: National Law and Teaching the Geneva Conventions"

Col. Charles Garraway, Directorate of Army Legal Services, Ministry of Defence, Great Britain
Col. Anthony E. Hartle, Professor of Philosophy and English, United States Military Academy
Col. Hays Parks, Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the Army at the Pentagon
Moderator: Arthur C. Helton, Director, Peace and Conflict Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

 

Session III: Keynote Address: "Terrorism"

Bob Kerrey, President, New School University; former United States Senator from Nebraska
 

Friday, April 26th

 

Session IV: "International Law and Justice"

Gary Bass, Assistant Professor of Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Richard J. Goldstone, Justice, South African Constitutional Court; former Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
Stephen Holmes, Professor of Law, New York University
Moderator: Andrew Arato, Hirshon Professor of Sociology, Graduate Faculty, New School University

 

Session V: "Punishment of War Crimes and Atrocities: International and National Tribunals"

Aryeh Neier, President, Open Society Institute
Samantha Power, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Amb. David Scheffer, Former Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues
Patricia Wald, Former Judge, International Criminal Court, The Hague
Moderator: Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

 

Session VI:"Defining and Responding to Terrorism"


Philip Gourevitch, Author and staff writer, New Yorker
Michael Ignatieff, Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Anatol Lieven, Author and Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
David Rieff, Journalist and Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute, New School University
Moderator: Samantha Power, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

 

Saturday, April 27th

 

Session VII:"Where Do We Go From Here? New and Emerging Issues in the Prosecution of War Crimes and Acts of Terrorism: A Panel Discussion"

Kenneth Anderson, Prefessor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University 
Richard J. Goldstone, Justice, South African Constitutional Court; former Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
Aryeh Neier, President, Open Society Institute
Patricia Wald, Former Judge, International Criminal Court, The Hague
Michael Walzer, Author, Just and Unjust Wars; Professor, School for Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study
Moderator: Theodor Meron, Denison Professor of Law, New York University; American judge, United Nations War Crimes Tribunal, The Hague

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