Peter Berkowitz, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Date and Time
January 20, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Open to the public.
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CISAC Conference Room
Michael Avanti Lopez
Richard Goldstone served on South Africa's Transvaal Supreme Court
from 1980 to 1989 and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court from
1990 to 1994. During the transition from apartheid to multiracial
democracy, Goldstone headed the Goldstone Commission investigations into
political violence in South Africa. He was credited with playing an
indispensable role in the transition and became a household name in
South Africa, attracting widespread international support and interest.
Goldstone's work investigating violence led to him being nominated to
serve as the first chief prosecutor of the United Nations International
Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. On his
return to South Africa he took up a seat on the newly-established
Constitutional Court of South Africa. In 2009, Goldstone led an
independent fact-finding mission created by the UN Human Rights Council
to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law
violations related to the Gaza War.
James Campbell's research focuses on African American history and the wider history of
the black Atlantic. He is particularly interested in the long history of
interconnections and exchange between Africa and America, a history
that began in the earliest days of the transatlantic slave trade and
continues into our own time. In recent years, his research has moved in
the direction of so-called “public history," the ways in which
societies tell stories about their pasts, not only in textbooks and
academic monographs but also in historic sites, museums, memorials,
movies, and political movements.
Peter Berkowitz is
the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution,
Stanford. He is cofounder and director of the Israel Program on
Constitutional Government, a member of the Policy Advisory Board at the
Ethics and Public Policy Center and served as a senior consultant to the
President's Council on Bioethics. His scholarship focuses on the
interplay of law, ethics, and politics in modern society. His current
research is concerned with the material and moral preconditions of
liberal democracy in America and abroad.