|Monday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m.
“The Consequences of the United States Abdicating its Moral and Political Leadership of the Free World.”
Richard J. Goldstone, retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Crowder Hall Auditorium. Reception following the lecture in the Courtyard of the College of Law.
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This year’s J. Byron McCormick Lecture took place on Monday, September 10, in the Crowder Hall Auditorium. The speaker was Richard J. Goldstone, retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The topic was, “The Consequences of the United States Abdicating its Moral and Political Leadership of the Free World.” All students are invited and encouraged to attend.
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Justice Richard Goldstone’s distinguished career in law, jurisprudence, and global policy gives him an exceptional perspective on the challenges of ensuring human rights around the world. Now retired as a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, his experience ranges from war crimes prosecution to fact-finding missions, from international investigations to human rights advocacy. He most recently authored For Humanity: Reflections of a War Crimes Investigator, (2001) Yale University Press. Justice Goldstone’s many contributions to the bar, the bench, the academy and the non-governmental sector are profound and enduring.
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