Former war crimes ambassador to speak, Dec. 3
Posted November 25, 2002; 04:47 p.m.
Scheffer, senior vice president of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, will present a lecture titled "The United Nations and International Law: Still Relevant?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
The association is the nation's leading center of policy research and public outreach on the United Nations and multilateral issues. Before joining the organization earlier this year, Scheffer spent 11 months as a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he wrote and spoke extensively on his experiences in the Clinton administration and on the legal issues arising from the post-Sept. 11 campaign against terrorism.
During the second term of the Clinton administration, Scheffer was ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues with responsibility for coordinating U.S. support for the ad hoc international war crimes tribunals and U.S. responses to atrocities around the world. He was the chief U.S. negotiator in United Nations talks to establish the permanent International Criminal Court. During the first term of the Clinton administration, he served as senior adviser and counsel to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Madeleine Albright.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the United Nations Association.
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