Fall 2015

Our annual conference commemorating Kristallnacht

From Nuremberg to The Hague:

The Evolution of War Crimes Trials

Thursday, November 12, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

Madison, NJ  07940

Registration: $20 per person (includes lunch)
(Conference free for all Drew University students, staff and faculty; lunch not included)

Reservations required: call 973-408-3600 or e-mail ctrholst@drew.edu

Approved for 6 continuing education credits

Program Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m. Greetings and Introduction to Morning Program; Dr. Ann Saltzman, Director of the Center for Holocaust

9:15 a.m.  The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the Successor Trials, 1945-1948;  Dr. Devin Pendas, Associate Professor of History, Boston College

10:45 a.m. John Demjanjuk and The Last Great Holocaust Trial; Dr. Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College

12:00 p.m. Lunch at Mead Hall; View the Holocaust Showcase, Wilson Archives Room, Methodist Archives

1:30 p.m.  The Legacy of the Tokyo and Nuremberg Trials: The Current Status of International Criminal Justice Today;  Elizabeth Turchi, Esq., LL.M, Director of the Kean University  Human Rights Institute, former legal advisor to U.N. Assistant Secretary General at Special Tribunal for Lebanon and legal officer at UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

2:30 p.m.  Closing Panel: All Speakers

Description of Conference

Our conference will focus on the evolution of war crimes trials from Nuremberg to The Hague. By examining the history of war crimes trials we will explore how these war criminals were apprehended and tried, including the obstacles and struggles inherent in the legal system. Our attendees will also be educated on our moral responsibility to bring war criminals to trial and the importance of bringing justice to all victims of crimes against humanity.

The conference will conclude with an open panel discussion with all speakers. We anticipate that during this extended Q & A, discussion may gravitate toward contemporary crimes against humanity and what we can do to bring these war criminals to justice.



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