Thursday, March 24, 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm
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In this featured event, American University Associate Professor of Law Rebecca Hamilton will discuss her career as an international criminal lawyer, journalist and foreign correspondent, and distinguished legal scholar, as well as the role of advocacy and technology in preventing atrocities and advancing human rights. After graduating from law school, Hamilton served as a Special Assistant to the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court before spending several years working as a journalist and foreign correspondent, including as Sudan correspondent for the Washington Post, where she covered protracted armed conflicts and the secession of South Sudan in 2011. Hamilton began her career in legal academia in 2013 and her scholarship, research, and teaching remains informed by these experiences and the struggle to prevent atrocity crimes and hold perpetrators accountable. Hamilton recently expanded her research to include the evolving role of technology in international criminal law, particularly for investigative and evidentiary matters. Hamilton will discuss her path to legal academia, what she hopes to accomplish through her legal research and scholarship, and how developments in technology can help or hinder international criminal law investigations and trials.