The candidates for the Slutzker Center for International Services director position will be on campus for presentations open to the campus community. Each candidate has been asked to prepare a presentation addressing the biggest challenges, opportunities and priorities for a…
Bennett to speak on Nuremberg trials, nature of war crimes
Bennett to speak on Nuremberg trials, nature of war crimesSeptember 27, 2006Mary Beth Hintonmbhinton@syr.edu
David Bennett, Meredith Professor of History in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, will speak on “Nuremberg: Nazi Atrocities, World War II, and the Question of War Crimes” Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of Syracuse University’s E.S. Bird Library. This event, sponsored by Syracuse University Library Associates, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture. Paid parking is available in the Marion visitor lot.Because of the scale and monstrous nature of Nazi war crimes, the Nuremberg Trials (1945-1949) were different from subsequent war tribunals. Yet Nazi crimes — like crimes committed during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and other wars — raise several questions: How do you win a war? Is it by terrorizing the enemy and breaking his courage, by killing women and children? Are these war crimes or collateral damage?Bennett specializes in modern American history and modern military history. A noted scholar and teacher, he has won numerous awards, including the Chancellor’s Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement (1991). Among his publications is “The Party of Fear: The American Far Right From Nativism to the Militia Movement” (Vintage Books, 1995).