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Gathering Evidence of Atrocities: Investigations in the Former Soviet Union, Guatemala, Iraq, and Ukraine

March 23, 2023 at 5:30pm7:00pm EDT

Hall of Languages, 107

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Featuring Ewa Schaller of the American Friends of Yahad-In-Unum/Holocaust by Bullets, who will talk about documenting crimes and atrocities in the former Soviet Union, Guatemala, Iraq, and Ukraine, and former international prosecutor David M. Crane L’80, Syracuse University College of Law Distinguished Scholar in Residence, who will talk about the implications of this evidence for international courts.

Ewa Schaller is a Senior Program Officer, Educator, and Education Coordinator at American Friends of Yahad-In Unum, where she designs, oversees, and conducts teachers’ seminars, lectures, and other educational events. She has participated in Yahad-In Unum’s investigative work in Ukraine, Poland, and Latvia. She holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Torun, Poland. Deeply interested in the Holocaust history that has marked so much of her country’s history and identity, she joined American Friends of Yahad-In Unum in 2015. Before joining the organization, she taught literature and history for more than 10 years.

Syracuse University College of Law Distinguished Scholar in Residence David M. Crane L’80 was the founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and former Director of the Office of Intelligence Review and Assistant General Counsel of the Defense Intelligence Agency. As a College of Law faculty member, he founded Impunity Watch, an online student-run review and public service blog, and the Syrian Accountability Project, which documents war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Syrian Civil War and other conflicts, including Ukraine.

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Hybrid Event: registration is not required for in-person attendance. Free and open to the public. CART open captioning/Zoom captions will be provided.

The School of Education’s Atrocity Studies Annual Lecture is hosted by the minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice, supported by Lauri ’77 and Jeffrey Zell ’77.

Sponsors: College of Law Journal of Global Rights and Organizations/Impunity Watch News, Office of International Programs; Lender Center for Social Justice; Jewish Studies Program; Maxwell School Anthropology Department, Citizenship and Civic Engagement Program, Political Science Department, Geography and the Environment Department, History Department, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs Center for European Studies, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, Social Science Ph.D. Program; Syracuse University Humanities Center

This event was first published on January 23, 2023 and last updated on March 16, 2023.

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