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Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp Lecture

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Commemorating the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

Keynote Lecture featuring

Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp

Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, 2009-2015 Office of Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State

Stephen J. Rapp of Iowa was Ambassador-at-Large, heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2015. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Rapp served as Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone beginning in January 2007, responsible for leading the prosecutions of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and other persons alleged to bear the greatest responsibility for the atrocities committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone.

From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Rapp served as Senior Trial Attorney and Chief of Prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, personally heading the trial team that achieved convictions of the principals of RTLM radio and Kangura newspaper.

Mr. Rapp was United States Attorney in the Northern District of Iowa from 1993 to 2001, where his office won historic convictions under the firearms provision of the Violence Against Women Act and the serious violent offender provision of the 1994 Crime Act. Prior to his tenure as U.S. Attorney, he worked as an attorney in private practice and served as Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency and as an elected member of the Iowa Legislature.

This event is free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by the Gladstein Chair in Human Rights

For more information visit:


The Dodd Center, 860-486-5132,

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center (primary), Human Rights Institute, Judaic Studies, Office of Global Affairs, UConn Master Calendar

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