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U.S. ambassador for war crimes issues to speak

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall

The U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, Clint Williamson, will present "An Overview of U.S. War Crimes Policy at the Change of Administration" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Williamson, a career federal prosecutor, has served in his current post since June 2006. As the U.S. envoy for war crimes issues, he regularly meets with top foreign government and United Nations officials to promote accountability, peace and stability, and the rule of law.

Williamson was director of stability operations at the National Security Council from 2003 to 2006 and also served as an adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Justice as part of his duties with the council. From 2001 to 2002, he served in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, overseeing the justice and prison systems in Kosovo. For seven years prior to that, he worked as a trial attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in the Hague, Netherlands. Among the cases Williamson handled were those against former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and paramilitary leader Zeljko Raznatovic.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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