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September 11 Victim Compensation Among Symposium Topics
JDR symposium to be held Jan. 22
January 21, 2004
As the nation debates the effectiveness of America’s post-war strategy, a panel of experts, including Kenneth R. Feinberg, Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, will gather in Columbus Thursday (January 22, 2004) to discuss post-conflict dispute resolution at the annual symposium of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution.
"Winning the Peace: Post-Conflict Dispute Resolution and Nation-Building," will highlight panel debates, recent scholarship and practical insight on topics including victim compensation and reparations, transitional justice mechanisms, refugee repatriation, and integrative peace processes.
The symposium, held at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, 55 West 12th Avenue, will conclude with a discussion by Bathsheba Crocker, Fellow and Co-Director, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, summarizing the symposium talks and reflecting on the broader questions of U.S. post-conflict reconstruction policies, with insights from her extensive work assessing U.S. efforts in Iraq.
Other panelists expected to attend include:
- Simon Chesterman, senior associate, International Peace Academy;
- Pat K. Chew, professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law;
- Ilene R. Cohn, senior policy coordination officer, United Nations Mine Action Service, Department of Peacekeeping Operations;
- James J. Friedberg, professor, West Virginia University College of Law;
- James C. Hathaway, professor and director of the Refugee and Asylum Law Program, University of Michigan Law School;
- Norma Kriger, visiting scholar, Mershon Center at The Ohio State University;
- Michael P. Scharf, professor and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; and
- Marjoleine Zieck, professor, Amsterdam Center for International Law.
Since 1891, the Moritz College of Law has played a leading role in the legal profession through countless contributions made by alumni and faculty. Graduates of the school reside in all 50 states and 20 other countries and include justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, current and former U.S. Senators and Representatives, managing partners in law firms of all sizes, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 corporations, and attorneys with non-profit organizations and public interest law firms.