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The Columbia University Seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society presents

 

THE EVOLUTION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW: LIEBER TO GUANTANAMO

 

A talk by David Crowe

 

April 24

7:30-9:30 pm

Free & open to the pubic

Columbia University Faculty House (directions)

 

David Crowe is professor of history at Elon University and professor of legal history at Elon Law School. He is a leading Holocaust historian with expertise in the life of Oskar Schindler and in the history of the Romani people. His most recent book is War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice: A Global History (2014). Crowe’s previous books include Crimes of State, Past and Present: Government-Sponsored Atrocities and International Legal Responses (2010); The Holocaust: Roots, History, and Aftermath (2008), selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title; and Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind The List (2004), which has been translated into German and Dutch. Crowe is the recipient of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies’ 2010 Richard Stites Senior Scholar Award and Elon University’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

 

An optional dinner precedes the talk. All are welcome to come. We will dine in Faculty House at 6:30 pm. Meals, buffet style, cost $25 (payment by check only), and wine comes compliments of the seminar. Sign up for dinner at saw2156@columbia.edu. If you do, please provide two days’ notice if you cannot attend.