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
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