East West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity” – With Philippe Sands

Date/Time
02/28/2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Location
Hojel Auditorium

Sponsored by Michelle and William Lerach

RSVP is required at hlhw_sands_eventbrite.com.

On Wednesday, February 28, the HLHW series welcomes professor, news commentator, and writer Philippe Sands. Lviv, Lwów, Lvov, Lemberg: one city, four names, multiple destinies. At various points between 1911 and 1942 Lwow was home to Rafael Lemkin, the man who coined the term genocide; the Nazi leader Hans Frank; and Leon Buchholz, the grandfather of Philippe Sands. The city is at the heart of East West Street, Philippe Sands’ extraordinary story of champions of human rights and their adversaries. Philippe Sands is professor of law and director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London, and a key member of staff in the Centre for Law and the Environment. He is a regular commentator on the BBC and CNN and writes frequently for leading newspapers. In 2003 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC). His many publications include Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules; Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values; Environmental Law, the Economy and Sustainable Development (with Richard Stewart and Richard Revesz); and most recently, City of Lions (with Jozef Wittlin), an homage to Lviv. Philippe is the recipient of numerous prestigious award such as the Henry Rolin medal for contribution to international law, an honorary doctorate in law from the University of Lincoln, and the Baillie-Gifford Prize as well as the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize for East West Street. He features prominently in My Nazi Legacy, a documentary released in 2015.

This event will be held in Hojel Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. with a reception and book signing to follow. Copies of East West Street will be available for purchase at the event from Warwick’s.

To learn more about UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop, contact Susanne Hillman at HLHW@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-7661. For information about accessible parking on campus, click here.


Parking Information

All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to Hojel Auditorium is the Pangea parking structure. More information about parking on campus. For more information about accessible parking on campus, click here.

The Institute of the Americas Complex is composed of three Spanish colonial style buildings located on the grounds of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus and is NOT visible from Torrey Pines Rd. Please be sure to allow 15 minutes to locate parking, buy a parking permit and walk to the complex.

From Torrey Pines Road, enter UCSD campus via Pangea Drive and park in the Pangea Parking Structure. To walk to the Institute, from Pangea Drive, walk uphill (east) on Thurgood Marshall Lane for one block, turn left onto International Lane. The Institute’s complex is located where International Lane ends.

If your location is South of La Jolla

Take 5 Freeway North.
Exit at Genesee, turn left (head west).
Proceed up hill, turn left onto Torrey Pines Road.
Turn left onto Pangea entering the campus (park in this parking structure)
To walk to the Institute:
Walk uphill (East) on Thurgood Marshall Lane for one block
Turn left on International Lane
Proceed to end of the street
You are now in front of the Institute of the Americas complex

If your location is North of La Jolla

Take 5 Freeway South
Exit at Genesee, turn right (head west)
Proceed up hill, turn left onto Torrey Pines Road.
Turn left onto Pangea entering the campus (park in this parking structure)
To walk to the Institute:
Walk uphill (East) on Thurgood Marshall Lane for one block
Turn left on International Lane
Proceed to end of the street
You are now in front of the Institute of the Americas complex

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