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The Columbia University Seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society presents

 

THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW, 1919-1950: SOME BASIC ARGUMENTS

 

A talk by Mark Lewis

 

October 7

4:30-6:30 pm

Free & open to the pubic

Columbia University Faculty House (directions)

 

Mark Lewis is Assistant Professor of History at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He has diverse interests in European and world history, including the development of the laws of war and international criminal law; the role of non-governmental organizations in shaping law and politics; and the history of Germany, Austria, and the Balkans in the 19th and 20th centuries. His new book, The Birth of the New Justice: The Internationalization of Crime and Punishment, 1919-1950 (Oxford University Press, 2014), explains attempts to establish international criminal courts and build the field of international criminal law from the end of World War One to the beginning of the Cold War. The manuscript won the Wiener Library’s Fraenkel Prize in 2013. He is also the co-author of Himmler’s Jewish Tailor: The Story of Jacob Frank, Holocaust Survivor from Lublin (Syracuse University Press, 2000).

 

An optional dinner directly follows 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. Please sign up for dinner at saw2156@columbia.edu and provide two days’ notice if you cannot attend.