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2009 Lorraine Beitler Lecture: Karen J. Greenberg, Clemens Nathan: Human Rights in the 21st Century
(03-APR-09)

Le Cri, lithograph from Hommage des artistes à Picquart (1899)
The Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair at the University of Pennsylvania presents
The Third Annual Lorraine Beitler Lecture:
Human Rights in the 21st Century
Karen J. Greenberg, Center on Law and Security, New York University
Clemens Nathan, Director, Clemens Nathan Research Centre
Germaine Ingram, Philadelphia Folklore Project, moderator

When: Sunday, April 19, 2009, 1:00-3:00PM
Where: Cohen Auditorium, Claudia Cohen Hall
249 South 36th Street, University of Pennsylvania
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On April 19, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries will host two of the leading contemporary voices on international human rights and international justice. Drs. Greenberg and Nathan will engage in a wide-ranging discussion, looking back at events of the previous century and forward to consider national and international challenges and priorities in the new century. The event is free and open to the public.

Book signing: Dr. Greenberg will be signing copies of her new book, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days (Oxford University Press, 2009). Hosted by the Penn Book Center. Selected publications of the Clemens Nathan Research Centre will also be available (donation requested).

Karen J. Greenberg is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security, based at New York University. The Center focuses on bringing attention to the many legal questions surrounding national security policy and counterterrorism. In addition to The Least Worst Place, she has written on justice and national security and edited The Enemy Combatant Papers (2008); The Torture Papers (2005); The Torture Debate in America (2005); and Al Quaeda Now (2005).

Clemens Nathan worked with René Cassin at the Alliance Israelite Universelle and has carried on his tradition of working for human rights at the Clemens Nathan Research Centre, an organization devoted to the promotion of international human rights. The Centre is the research arm of the Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations, a human rights NGO. Its published conference proceedings include Terrorism and Human Rights (2007) and Foreign Policy and Human Rights (2007).

Germaine Ingram is Interim Associate Director of the Philadelphia Folklore Project. She has worked as a civil rights and trial lawyer, law professor, child advocate, public policy consultant, and performing artist in organizations committed to increasing social and economic equity, improving child and family welfare, and encouraging educational reform.

This event is sponsored by The Lorraine Beitler Collection on the Dreyfus Affair, housed at Penn's Rare Book and Manuscript Library. To speak to a staff member about the Collection or the event, please phone (215) 898-7088.

Image: "Le Cri," lithograph from Hommage des artistes à Picquart (1899), Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair

For more information:
John Pollack

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