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

Date/Time
02/28/2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Sponsored by William and Michelle Lerach

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.

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  5. Follow North Point Dr. through the top signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
  6. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
  7. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.
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