Nuremberg prosecutor Henry T. King Jr. to engage in conversation on Nuremberg in today’s world during Oct. 11 University Lectures/Syracuse Symposium presentation
Nuremberg prosecutor Henry T. King Jr. to engage in conversation on Nuremberg in today’s world during Oct. 11 University Lectures/Syracuse Symposium presentationOctober 01, 2007Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Henry T. King Jr., a prosecutor during the infamous Nuremberg war crimes trials, will speak at Syracuse University on Oct. 11 as part of The University Lectures series and 2007 Syracuse Symposium, presented by SU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
King will engage in conversation with David Crane L’80, Distinguished Professor of Practice in SU’s College of Law, on “Judgment of Nuremberg in Today’s World” at 6 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The conversation will be moderated by Gregory Petersen, chair of the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY.
The event is free and open to the public; parking is available in the Irving Garage at a reduced rate.
King’s visit will be preceded by a screening of the 1961 Academy Award-winning film “Judgment at Nuremberg” on Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Watson Auditorium, 316 Waverly Ave. The screening is sponsored by Syracuse Symposium and the Judaic Studies Program in The College of Arts and Sciences. It will be followed by a discussion of the film and the Nuremberg Trials led by Sanford Sternlicht, acting director of the Judaic Studies Program.
The Nuremberg trials, held in Nuremberg, Germany, from 1945-49, included the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military and economic leadership of Nazi Germany. King served as a prosecutor during the trials. In later years, he served on the American Bar Association’s special task force on war crimes in Yugoslavia and was the U.S. chair of a joint working group, organized by the American, Canadian and Mexican bar associations, on the settlement of international disputes.
King enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a corporate counselor, including more than 20 years as chief corporate international counsel at TRW Inc. He is on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University, where he teaches international arbitration and is the U.S. director of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute. He serves as a senior advisor to the Robert Jackson Center in Jamestown, N.Y. He is co-author of “The Two Worlds of Albert Speer” (University Press of America, 2007), a book on one of the Nuremberg defendants. King is a fellow of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and holds an honorary degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Crane, an alumnus of SU’s College of Law, was appointed a Distinguished Professor of Practice in the college in 2006. He teaches international criminal law, international law and national security law, as well as the law of armed conflict. Additionally, he is a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, a joint venture with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Prior to joining the College of Law, he was the chief prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an international war crimes tribunal, appointed to that position by the secretary general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, in April 2002. With the rank of Undersecretary General, Crane’s mandate was to prosecute those who bear the greatest responsibility for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international human rights committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone during the 1990s. Crane was the first American since Justice Robert Jackson and Telford Taylor at Nuremberg in 1945, to be the chief prosecutor of an international war crimes tribunal. Crane also served more than 30 years in the federal government of the United States.
Petersen is the chairman of the board of directors of the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. The center is dedicated to advancing the legacy of Justice Jackson through education and exhibits, and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for the present generation. Petersen is also a partner in the law firm of Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber, LLP. He holds a juris doctor degree from Dickinson School of Law, and serves on the board of many community organizations.
About the University LecturesThe University Lectures is a cross-disciplinary lecture series that brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment in the areas of architecture and design; the humanities and the sciences; and public policy, management and communications. The series is supported by the generosity of the University’s trustees, alumni and friends.
Other scheduled speakers in the 2007-08 series are Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder (Nov. 6); Amory Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute (Nov. 15); Marjorie Hill, CEO of Gay Men’s Health Crisis (Feb. 26, 2008); Robert Satloff, executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (March 18, 2008); and Eboo Patel, founder and director of the Interfaith Youth Core (March 27, 2008).
The Office of University Lectures welcomes suggestions for future speakers. To recommend a speaker, or for additional information about University Lectures, contact Esther Gray in the Office of Academic Affairs at (315) 443-2941 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://lectures.syr.edu.
About the Syracuse SymposiumThe Syracuse Symposium is a semester-long intellectual and artistic festival, hosted by SU’s College of Arts and Sciences, that celebrates interdisciplinary thinking, imagination and creation. The theme for the 2007 series is “Justice.” For more information, visit http://symposium.syr.edu.