Professor Mark Osiel Lecture

Professor Mark Osiel
College of Law
University of Iowa

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on February 25, 2006 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


International Law at the Crossroads:
How Exaggerated Hopes Produce Exaggerated Despair

Mark Osiel's scholarship seeks to show how legal responses to mass atrocity can be improved by understanding its organizational dynamics, as revealed through comparative social and historical analysis. His books include Mass Atrocity, Collective Memory & the Law; Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline, and the Law of War; Mass Atrocity, Ordinary Evil, and Hannah Arendt: Criminal Consciousness in Argentina's Dirty War; and Making Sense of Mass Atrocity: Aligning the Incentives. He has spoken at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and served as consultant to prosecutors of Gen. Augusto Pinochet and of perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide.

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Mark J. Osiel, Professor Of Law