Event: UN Association Annual Spring Dinner – Apr 17

[This is not a Tennessee World Affairs Council event but the announcement is reprinted here as a service to our members. Contact the event organizers for more details, not TN WAC.]

The Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter of the United Nations Association-USA
is pleased to present our

April 17, 2012

“International Tribunals: From Eichmann to Gadhafi”

Featuring Michael Newton, Professor of Law
Vanderbilt University

Belmont United Methodist Church
Community Center
21st Avenue South at Acklen in Hillsboro Village

Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Program: 7:00 p.m.

Reservations Required
Call (615) 870-8446 or email unausa-event@usa.net by noon on Thursday, April 12
Please specify if vegetarian entrée preferred
Cost: $20.00/$15 for students
Couples: 2 for $35
Limited Scholarships Available
After April 12, persons who cancel must pay dinner costs


Michael Newton came to Vanderbilt after serving in the Department of Law, US Military Academy. He is a highly sought after speaker on post-conflict accountability and conduct of hostilities issues.

Professor Newton contributed to the establishment of the International Criminal Court as part of the US delegation and to the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He was also the U.S. Representative on the U.N. Planning Mission for the Sierra Leone Special Court.

From 1999 to 2002, he served in the Office of War Crimes Issues, US State Department, where he shaped a wide range of policies related to the law of armed conflict and helped to establish the Iraqi High Tribunal, which he served in the capacity of International Law Advisor to the Judicial Chambers from 2006 to 2008.

Professor Newton served both as a member of the American Society of International Law Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward the International Criminal Court and as an appointed expert advising the Task Force on Genocide Prevention established by the U.S.Holocaust Memorial Museum and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has advised many governments on key legal and policy issues.

After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Professor Newton was selected for the Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program. He served more than 21 years in uniform.

Among his many publications is the definitive history of the Dujail trial entitled Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein, which he co-authored. He is also Senior Editor of the Terrorism International Case Law Reporter.

At Vanderbilt, he teaches courses on international law and international criminal law, and his International Law Practice Lab supports governments, international entitles, private organizations and litigation efforts around the globe.

Mary Pat Silveira, President
Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter


Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter – United Nations Association

The Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter was established in 1945, the first of over 125 local chapters of the United Nations Association-USA (UNA-USA). It is part of a national nonprofit, bipartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today.

The chapter is named for and honors our native son, longest-serving US Secretary of State, “Father of the United Nations” and Nobel Peace Laureate, Cordell Hull.

For more info visit http://www.una-nashville.org/

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