Great Decisions lecture series begins: "War Crimes and the Hague International Court"

February 7, 2007

From St. Norbert College, January 24, 2007
by Meredith Meier, meredith.meier@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Heinz Klug will lecture on war crimes and the Hague International Court on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center.

Klug is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who specializes on the World Court and is an international consultant. Klug will discuss how the creation of the International Criminal Court has established a new venue for investigating and prosecuting war crimes, despite a lack of U.S. participation. Questions to be posed and answered include: Will the non-participation of the United States weaken the power of the ICC? What challenges are faced by the ICC in punishing war criminals?

Great Decisions is a national program that seeks to bring together local, regional and national experts in a eight week lecture series discussing international issues of interest to the community. St. Norbert College is hosting the public event for the 25th year in northeastern Wisconsin.

A subscription to the entire series can be purchased for $40, which includes an official briefing book or tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, contact St. Norbert College Center for International Education at (920) 403-3378 or go to http://www.snc.edu/cie/greatdecisions.html.