“Forensic Historians on the Trail of Human Rights Violators”
Public presentation and discussion by Dr. Steven Coe, Historian, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP), U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Monday, December 1, 4:00 p.m.
Peck Hall 218
The HRSP investigates and prosecutes human rights violators for genocide, torture, war crimes, and recruitment or use of child soldiers, and for immigration and naturalization fraud arising out of efforts to hide their involvement in such crimes. HRSP also prosecutes perpetrators of other international violent crimes. Dr. Coe’s training is in Russian and Eastern European modern history. His work at the Justice Department has focused on war crimes in Eastern Europe from World War II to more recent conflicts. His presentation will discuss the work of the HRSP, which should be of interest to those in the following disciplines: history, women’s and gender studies, international relations, criminal justice, forensic science, holocaust studies, and others.
Dr. Coe’s visit to MTSU is funded by the Albert Gore Research Center and the Public History Program in the MTSU Department of History.