Case Western Reserve Law Professors to Discuss Global Fight Against Genocide, Offer Insiders' Look at Saddam Trial and Execution
Case Western Reserve University law professor Michael Scharf, co-author of "Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein" will host a pair of book talks and signings in Cleveland area.
Scharf will offer a never-before-seen look at one of the most important and chaotic trials in history. The book was co-written with Vanderbilt University's Michael Newton.
On December 10, Scharf will share in a conversation with colleague and former Nuremberg prosecutor Henry T. King, Jr., Jr., moderated by WCPN's Dan Moulthrop, titled "High Crimes and High Drama" at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood) beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets for the discussion are $10 for the general public and $8 for museum members and can be ordered by calling (216) 593-0575.
The acclaimed international law experts will discuss the worldwide fight against genocide in the 60 years since the United Nations' adoption of the Genocide Convention. Scharf will also talk about his recent role as special assistant to the prosecutor for the upcoming Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia and his work helping the government of Uganda set up a domestic war crimes tribunal and truth commission. Read more.
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On Sunday, December 7, outdoor skating returns to University Circle. The Rink at Wade Oval will open to the public at 1 p.m. as part of University Circle Inc’s (UCI) Holiday CircleFest celebration, and will remain open through Monday, February 16.
For Faculty and Staff
Through the university's Charity Choice campaign, faculty and staff can contribute directly from their paychecks to any of nearly 250 different Cleveland-area agencies. Details on the campaign, including how to make a donation by check, are available online.
The Department of Bioethics is offering three-credit hour spring break study abroad trips for undergraduate and graduate students in Salamanca, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Paris, Amsterdam and Maastricht/Brussels. Contact Michelle Champoir at 368-5377 or plan to attend an information session from 12:30-1:30 p.m., December 3, 4, or 5, in Thwing.
The Writing Resouce Center's last day of appointments this semester will be Thursday, December 11. To make an appointment anytime between now and December 11, visit www.casewconline.com or call 216-368-3798.
Between now and December 8, undergraduate, graduate and nursing students are requested to complete end-of-semester course evaluations using the online system. Course evaluations are an important tool used by the faculty and administration to improve future course offerings, and course evaluation results play a role in faculty promotion, tenure and salary decisions. Visit the online course evaluation system today.
Is There One True Religion or are There Many? In this forum, students from SAGES First Seminar will introduce the audience to a central question in the philosophy of religion(s), namely, "Can there be more than one true religion?" To facilitate discussion they will present four different answers to this question. Wednesday, December 3, 6 - 7 p.m., Clark 309. Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies.
The 35th Annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon will take place this Friday, December 5, and feature Weatherhead School of Management Senior Lecturer Sam Thomas and his economic predictions for 2009. Tickets are $50. Student rate is $25. Table and event sponsorship opportunities are still available. Seating is limited so be sure to register online today.