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Justice Studies - 2010/2011 Lectures

Monday, February 21, Professor Omar Grech will speak on"Sources of International Human Rights Law"6:30pm Burruss 44

NOVEMBER 3, 7PM MILLER HALL 1101

Visiting scholar Dr. Douglas D. Scott presents

Fields of Fire: Archaeological Evidence of Indian and Army Tactics At the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn

Dr. Scott is a recognized leader in the development of the modern field of Forensic Archaeology.  He is a recent president of the Society for Historical Archaeology, is adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is adjunct professor in the Master’s of Forensic Science Program at Nebraska Wesleyan University. 

NOVEMBER 8, 5:00PM, DUKE HALL 107

"The Justice Trap:  Law and the Disempowerment of Society"

 
Speaker: Peter Gelderloos, author of Consensus: A New Handbook for Grassroots Social, Political, and Environmental Groups; How Nonviolence Protects the State; and Anarchy Works
 
Monday, November 8, 5:00-6:30pm, 107 Duke Hall
 

In this presentation Peter Gelderloos critiques Euro-American systems and conceptions of justice as fundamentally unjust and disempowering to members of society.  Drawing on Navajo traditions, anarchist practices, and his personal experience as an ex-prisoner as counterpoints, Gelderloos argues that those who join social movements to speak out against the great social harm perpetrated by the dominant system -- in the name of social justice -- are coopted by the very logic of the institutions they challenge.  Justice can only be served, according to Gelderloos, by changing existing institutions.

THIS IS A JMU-APPROVED PASSPORT EVENT.

The Fall 2010 film festival

will feature films about the Australia and Oceania region. The film festival coincides with International Week this year, which also focuses on Oceania. The film festival is being sponsored by the Justice Studies department and the Office of International Programs. Come, bring popcorn, and enjoy these great films! Discussion will immediately follow each film, facilitated by the professors in Justice Studies.