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Legacy of the Genocide Convention: Impact on Human Rights and International Criminal Law

May 1, 2024 | 7:30am CDT

9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

In partnership with Center for National Security and Human Rights Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, join us for an engaging and thought-provoking series of presentations that will explore the evolution and relevance of the international genocide convention from its conception to prosecuting the crime of genocide and the legal challenges that it presents today.

7:30 am – Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – Welcome from Museum Leadership
8:05 – 10:15 am – Presentations


John Geiringer | Partner and Regulatory Section Leader, Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group; Co-Director, Center for National Security and Human Rights Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Adam Weber | Associate Dean of International Programs & Assistant Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law; Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Ambassador David J. Scheffer | Senior Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations & Director Emeritus for International Human Rights, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; Former United States Ambassador at Large for War Crimes (1997-2001)

Dr. Scott Straus | Professor of Political Science & 2023 Mahatma M.K. Gandhi Fellow of the American Academy of Policial and Social Science, University of California at Berkeley

Dr. Hollie Nyseth Nzitatira | Associate Professor of Sociology, Ohio State

10:15 am – Spagat Family Voices of Genocide Exhibition Tour (Optional)
Voices of Genocide explores how and why genocide continues to occur across geography and time.

Free to the public. Registration required.

Illinois MCLE Credits Pending.

Spagat Family Voices of Genocide Exhibition additional funding provided by:

Public Museum Capital Grants Program

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Museum

Harvey L. Miller Supporting Foundation

This exhibition has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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