International Justice

10th Social Research conference at The New School
April 25-27, 2002
John L. Tishman Auditorium, New School University, 66 West 12th Street, NYC

Proceedings are published in Social Research Volume 69, Number 4 (Winter 2002). Audio of the complete conference and Q&A is available (in MP3 files).

International Justice, War Crimes and Terrorism: The U.S. Record, a three-day conference at the New School University, places the September 11th, 2001, terror attacks in a global and historical context. Speakers will address events in Vietnam, Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, New York, and other places, discussing how the national and international community, including the United States, responded to the devastating events in their own and other countries, through legal, political, military, and other means.

The conference has been organized by Dr. Arien Mack, Editor of Social Research journal. "We are defining terrorism as acts of violence against innocent civilians, which may or may not be part of an officially declared war," said Dr. Mack, Marrow Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Faculty and director of the Social Research conference series. "The conference presents a wide-angle view on how war crimes and terrorism are and ought to be dealt with, and reinforces the University's commitment to advancing the possibility of global justice and the protection of human rights."


Thursday, April 25th

Session I: "Just and Unjust War"

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
: J. Bryan Hehir, President, Catholic Charities
Amb. Richard Holbrooke, Former Permanent United States Representative to the United Nations, Michael Walzer, Author, Just and Unjust Wars; Professor, School for Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study
Moderator: Martin Peretz, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the New Republic

Session II: "The Training of the Military: National Law and Teaching the Geneva Conventions"

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
: Col. Charles Garraway, Directorate of Army Legal Services, Ministry of Defence, Great Britain, Col. Anthony E. Hartle, Professor of Philosophy and English, United States Military Academy, Col. Hays Parks, Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the Army at the Pentagon
Moderator: Arthur C. Helton, Director, Peace and Conflict Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Session III: Keynote Address: "Terrorism"

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bob Kerrey, President, New School University; former United States Senator from Nebraska

Friday, April 26th

Session IV: "International Law and Justice"

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Speakers: Gary Bass, Assistant Professor of Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Richard J. Goldstone, Justice, South African Constitutional Court; former Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda Stephen Holmes, Professor of Law, New York University
: Andrew Arato, Hirshon Professor of Sociology, Graduate Faculty, New School University

Session V: "Punishment of War Crimes and Atrocities: International and National Tribunals"

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Speakers: Aryeh Neier, President, Open Society Institute, Samantha Power, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Amb. David Scheffer, Former Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, Patricia Wald, Former Judge, International Criminal Court, The Hague
Moderator: Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

Session VI:"Defining and Responding to Terrorism"

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Speakers: Philip Gourevitch, Author and staff writer, New Yorker, Michael Ignatieff, Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Anatol Lieven, Author and Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, David Rieff, Journalist and Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute, New School University
Moderator: Samantha Power

Saturday, April 27th

Session VII:"Where Do We Go From Here? New and Emerging Issues in the Prosecution of War Crimes and Acts of Terrorism: A Panel Discussion"

10:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Speakers: Kenneth Anderson, Prefessor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University
Richard J. Goldstone, Aryeh Neier, Patricia Wald, Michael Walzer
Moderator: Theodor Meron, Denison Professor of Law, New York University; American judge, United Nations War Crimes Tribunal, The Hague


The director and founder (1988) of the Social Research conference series is Arien Mack, Alfred and Monette Marrow Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research, who has been the editor of Social Research since 1970. For the history of the conference series, visit the Social Research conference series site. For information about other public events at The New School, see the university calendar. Find information about the more than 70 degree programs offered at The New School. For general information about The New School, visit the Quick Facts page.


The conference was made possible with generous support from the Open Society Institute, Russell Sage Foundation, and anonymous donors.

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