Sept. 8, 2016
For Immediate Release
By Jordan Snider, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Gregory H. Stanton, president of Genocide Watch, will speak at the Tuesday, Sept. 13 Kentucky Heartland Institute for Public Policy (KHIPP) forum from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at Campbellsville University at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville.
He will also speak at chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Randsell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.
At the KHIPP forum, he will speak on “Genocide in the World Today – Why Americans Should Care.” He will also speak for chapel about “What Christians Should Do About Genocide.”
Everyone is invited to both events which are free.
Stanton is the research professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution of George Mason University, Arlington, Va. From 2003 to 2009, he was the James Farmer Professor in Human Rights at the University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, Va.
Stanton founded Genocide Watch in 1999, was the founder (1981) and director of the Cambodian Genocide Project and is the founder (1999) and Chair of the International Alliance to End Genocide, the world’s first anti-genocide coalition. From 2007 until 2009, he was the president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.
He served in the State Department (1992-1999), where he drafted the United Nations Security Council resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Burundi Commission of Inquiry and the Central African Arms Flow Commission.
He also drafted the U.N. Peacekeeping Operations resolutions that helped bring about an end to the Mozambique civil war. In 1994, Stanton won the American Foreign Service Association’s prestigious W. Averell Harriman Award for “extraordinary contributions to the practice of diplomacy exemplifying intellectual courage,” based on his dissent from U.S. policy on the Rwandan genocide. He wrote the State Department options paper on ways to bring the Khmer Rouge to justice in Cambodia.
Since leaving the State Department in 1999 to found Genocide Watch, Stanton has been deeply involved in the U.N.-Cambodian government negotiations that have brought about creation of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, for which he drafted internal rules of procedure and evidence.
Stanton was a legal advisor to RUKH, the Ukrainian independence movement, work for which he was named the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America’s 1992 Man of the Year. He was the chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Committee on Human Rights and a member of the A.B.A.’s Standing Committee on World Order Under Law.
Stanton has degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School, Yale Law School and a Master’s and Doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago. He was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2001-2002).
Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.
All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 23.0).
For information about chapel, call the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.