May 5: Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series – Professor Thomas Buergenthal on “Becoming an International Judge via the Holocaust”
Monday, May 5, 2014
4:30-5:30 pm, William Gates Hall, RM 138
Reception to follow at the Burke Museum
Thomas Buergenthal is the Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at George Washington University. He came to the United States at the age of 17. He spent the first 11 years of his life in various German camps and is one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. Considered one of the world’s leading international human rights experts, Professor Buergenthal was a Judge and President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as well as President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development. He was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee and UN Truth Commission for El Salvador. He is a member of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee and the honorary president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica.
Co-Sponsors: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the UW Center for Human Rights, Hillel, and the Jewish Studies program are our partners in this event.
Reception Sponsored by the Gates Public Service Law Program and the UW Center for Human Rights
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May 6: Thomas Buergenthal Reading of A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Hillel UW, 4745 17th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Thomas Buergenthal, a retired Judge from the United Nations International Court of Justice and current Professor at George Washington University Law School, will speak on his experience as a child survivor of Auschwitz. Professor Buergenthal will discuss questions of international human rights, and will read from his recent book A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy in which he recounts the astounding story of his surviving the Holocaust as a ten-year old child owing to his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck.
“Not many children who entered Auschwitz lived to tell the tale….Buergenthal was one of the death camp’s youngest prisoners… Buergenthal’s authentic, moving tale reveals that his lifelong commitment to human rights sprang from the ashes of Auschwitz.”
Free and open to the public. Dessert to follow.
RSVP for the event here.
May 6: Social Justice Tuesday – Making the Most of Your Public Service Experience This Summer
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
12:30 – 1:20 PM, RM 133
Alyson Dimmit Gnam
- 1L: Peggy Browning Fellow at the National Employment Law Project Seattle, WA
- 2L: Northwest Justice Project, Wenatchee, WA
- 1L: ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project New York City
- 1L: Personeria de Medellin, the Colombian government’s human rights department for the municipality of Medellin
Kepa Zugazaga – Washington Attorney General’s Office
- 1L: Foreclosure Prevent Unit at Northwest Justice Project Seattle, WA
- 2L: WA Attorney General’s Office Education Division Seattle, WA
Panelists will address several questions including:
- How do I ensure that I get good supervision, support and mentorship?
- What should I wear to work?
- How do I go the extra mile without over extending myself?
- What is the unauthorized practice of law?
- How can I produce a good writing sample this summer?
Students will share tips and strategies on how you can make the most from your upcoming summer in public service.
If you would like lunch RSVP via Symplicity or Email by 12:00 pm Monday, May 5, 2014.
May 15: Networking Happy Hour with Friends of GlobalWA & Humanosphere
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Assembly Hall, 2121 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Meet others in the Seattle area who are engaged in or interested in international development.