Amherst College Professor Lawrence Douglas Addresses International Criminal Court

February 15, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Lawrence Douglas, associate professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought at Amherst College, delivered a lecture to the International Criminal Court in The Hague in January. At the invitation of the prosecutor's office, Douglas discussed "From Eichmann to Milosevic: Reflections on Perpetrator Trials." Douglas addressed the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, also housed in the Hague, in October 2004.

The lecture series in the prosecutor's office brings distinguished professors, publicists and practitioners in the fields of international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international human rights and relevant practice to The Hague to continue the education of the staff.

Douglas is the author of the acclaimed book The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust (2003). His current book project, Reflections on the Glass Booth, on perpetrator trials, will be published by Princeton University Press. His essays and commentary have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Times Literary Supplement, The New Yorker and The New Republic. A professor at Amherst since 1990, Douglas received an A.B. degree from Brown University, an M.A. from Columbia and a J.D. from Yale Law School.




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