Former South African judge Richard Goldstone will speak about the current state of international criminal justice on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
Goldstone’s lecture will take place at 7 P.M. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public with no tickets or registration required.
The lecture is the first biannual addition to the traditionally annual Leonard and Shirley Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights. The series most recently brought award-winning author Masha Gessen to UNO in March 2019.
Goldstone became a national figure during South Africa’s transition from apartheid. He then became the Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunals, investigating war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. He has taught law at Harvard Law School, NYU Law School, Fordham Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center, among others.
Goldstone has received many awards for his humanitarian efforts, including the International Justice Award of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He is an honorary President of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association, has chaired UN Committees, and is author of “For Humanity: Reflections of a War Crimes Investigator.”
Goldstone’s visit is supported by UNO’s Goldstein Center for Human Rights, Religious Studies Department and the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy. The visit coincides with a week of programming on human rights, including a visit by colleague Samuel Bak, esteemed artist and Holocaust survivor.
For more information on the Goldstein Lecture, please contact the Department of Religious Studies at 402.554.2628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.