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U.S. role in International Criminal Court the subject of lecture at Vanderbilt University Law School

Mar. 17, 2003, 1:42 PM

click here for high resolution copy of photo NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ambassador David J. Scheffer, senior vice president of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), will discuss the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United States’ position on the ICC at Vanderbilt University Law School on Thursday, March 27.

This Hyatt Fund lecture, “Staying the Course with the International Criminal Court,” is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. in Flynn Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Scheffer, a world-renowned expert on international law, served as senior adviser and counsel to Madeleine Albright, the United States’ permanent representative to the United Nations, during the first term of the Clinton administration. From 1993 to 1996, he also served on the Deputies Committee of the United Nations’ National Security Council. During the second term of the Clinton administration, Scheffer became ambassador at large for war crimes issues and the chief United States negotiator in the treaty negotiations that culminated in the establishment of the permanent International Criminal Court.

Media contact: Susanne Loftis, 615-322-NEWS, >susanne.loftis@vanderbilt.edu </A>

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