IWU International Studies to Host Human Rights Expert

January 25, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - As a part of Illinois Wesleyan University's International Studies Colloquium series, Eric Stover, director of the Human Rights Center and adjunct professor of public health at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak about "Mass Graves, Land Mines and Child Soldiers: Documenting Human Rights Crimes from Argentina to Iraq" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library (1 Ames Plaza, Bloomington).

In addition to performing firsthand research on the social and medical consequences of land mines in Cambodia and other post-war countries, Stover conducted a survey of mass graves throughout Rwanda for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1995.

During the wars in Croatia and Bosnia, Stover also served on several medicolegal investigations as an "Expert on Mission" to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague.  He is currently conducting a study of witnesses who have testified before the ICTY.

For additional information, contact Regina Linsalata, office coordinator for international studies, at (309) 556-3374.

Contact: Rebecca Welzenbach, (309) 556-3181