Events Archive

November 19, 2004
International Human Rights Law Society Speaker
War on Terror, Failed States and Human Rights in the U.S. & Abroad

Speaker: Professor Scott Bates
Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 259
Contact: Chalanta Shockley:

 Scott Bates offers an insider's perspective on human rights and anti-terrorism law around the globe. His lunch-hour presentation highlights the "War on Terror," rights of detainees, war crimes, failed states and how these affect human rights and civil rights. „« Bates holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Lisa Tepper, who is a Foreign Service Officer of the Department of State. „« Current Positions: o Senior Policy Advisor for the United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Homeland Security. O Capitol Hill staff member for Congressmen from across the US. O Member of the Joint Task Force on the Reorganization of the Department of Homeland Security for the Heritage Foundation. O Adjunct Professor of Law at IU School of Law at Indianapolis who is co-teaching International Law courses with Professor George E. Edwards. „« Former Positions: o Secretary of State of Virginia, the youngest to achieve such a post in American history. O Advisor to the Constitutional Convention that drafted the Malawi Constitution in 1995. o Director of the National Democratic Institute in Pristina, where he led US efforts to build democratic political parties and institutions in post-war Kosovo. O Advisor to the Premier of South Australia. O Worked in Afghanistan with Loya Jirga delegates to support efforts creating a Transitional government. Organized by: IU-Indianapolis School of Law International Human Rights Law Society Co-Sponsored by the following IU School of Law at Indianapolis organizations: Amnesty International Student Chapter, Equal Justice Works, Indiana Civil Liberties Union, International Law Society, & the Program in International Human Rights Law For more information, and to RSVP, please contact Ms. Chalanta Shockley, or 317-274-1917. RSVP by 17 November