Johnson & Wales University To Host Famed Genocide Prosecutor

MEDIA ADVISORY
Jan. 28, 2010
Media Contact: Lindsay Morgan Tracy, 303-256-9452 (work) or 303-246-3789 (cell)

Johnson & Wales University To Host David Akerson, Famed Rwandan Genocide Prosecutor
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, 6-7:30pm

DENVER – The College of Business at Johnson & Wales University will host international trial lawyer David Akerson, best known for his prosecution role at United Nations International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at 6pm in the Jared S. Polis Auditorium. Akerson prosecuted war crimes, crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity in the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Akerson is now a Visiting Scholar at the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies and an adjunct professor at the university’s Sturm College of Law as he works on his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

As an expert in international tribunals, Akerson will speak specifically about his experience as a prosecutor of the Rwandan genocide. This is sure to be a truly “courageous conversation.”

What: Courageous conversation with David Akerson, Rwandan war crimes expert
When: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, 6-7:30pm
Where: Jared S. Polis Auditorium in the College of Business (1900 Olive Street, Denver)
Why: Opportunity to explore the Rwandan genocide with an international tribunal law leader
Who: This event is open to the public
Contact: Deborah Halley, 303-256-9523