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SPS Seminar: Choosing Among Policy Responses to Mass Atrocity

Event Name SPS Seminar: Choosing Among Policy Responses to Mass Atrocity
Start Date 22nd Mar 2018 3:00pm
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School of Social and Political Science Seminar to be given by Professor Mark Osiel (University of Iowa).

Mark Osiel's works seek to show how we may improve the law’s responses to mass atrocity by better understanding its organizational forms and social dynamics. His books include Mass Atrocity, Collective Memory & the Law (1997), Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline, and the Law of War (1999), Mass Atrocity, Ordinary Evil, and Hannah Arendt: Criminal Consciousness in Argentina's Dirty War (2002), Making Sense of Mass Atrocity (2009), The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture & the Law of War (2009); The Right to Do Wrong: A Social Scientific Look at Law’s Relation to Morality (Harvard Univ. Press, forthcoming), and After Atrocity: New Approaches to the Restraint and Redress of Mass Killing (Cambridge Univ. Press, forthcoming). His articles have appeared in the Harvard Law ReviewColumbia Law ReviewCalifornia Law ReviewPennsylvania Law ReviewJournal of Legal Analysis, Human Rights Quarterly, Law & Social InquiryEthics & International Affairs, Dissent, and Representations, among others.

Professor Osiel has served as consultant in several, high-profile international trials and advised the Department of Defense on recent anti-terrorism prosecutions. He regularly addresses international organisations and governments in post-conflict societies on issues of transitional justice. He was Director for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute, in The Hague, and is an occasional media commentator on legal aspects of contemporary armed conflicts.