Cherif Bassiouni, a founder of the International Criminal Court in the Hague, will speak on Monday, October 12 at 9:15 am at the Horowitz Performing Arts Center on the Vermont Academy campus in Saxtons River. Professor Bassiouni will address issues such as why the International Criminal Court was formed, it's record to date, and why the US is not a member state.
Professor Bassiouni is a Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Chicago's DePaul University College of Law.
Cherif Bassiouni has spent a good deal of time outside the classroom, as when he gathered information for an investigation of genocide, rape and torture in Bosnia. This he did as chairman of the United Nations Security Council commission to investigate war crimes in the former Yugoslavia.
In 1999, Professor Bassiouni was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field of international criminal justice and for his contribution to the creation of the International Criminal Court.
Horowitz Hall is handicapped accessible. For more information call 869-2729.