CU To Hear Stanton Discuss Genocide

        Sept. 29, 2009
For Immediate Release


By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University will host a Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) forum – “Genocide in the World Today – Countries Most at Risk” on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Student Union Building with featured speaker Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, research professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at George Mason University in Arlington, Va.

The address is free and open to the public in the Banquet Hall, which is located at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

He will also speak at chapel Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. He will present “Why People of Faith Should Be Concerned About Genocide.”

Stanton formerly served as The James Farmer Professor in Human Rights at the University of Mary Washington, Department of History and American Studies in Fredericksburg, Va.

He is the founder and president of Genocide Watch (, the founder and director of the Cambodian Genocide Project and is the founder and chair of the International Campaign to End Genocide.

He is the vice president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

Stanton comes from the lineage of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women’s suffrage activist, and Henry

Brewster Stanton, anti-slavery leader.

Stanton has received degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School, Yale Law School and a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago. He was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2001-2002).

He has served as 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 also the chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Committee on Human Rights and a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on World Order Under Law.

He has also served as the vice president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars form 2005 to 2007 and also served in the State Department from 1992 to 1999. He served as co-chair of the Washington Working Group for the International Criminal Court.

Actively involved in human rights since the 1960s, when he was a voting rights worker in Mississippi, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Ivory Coast and as the Church World Service/CARE Field Director in Cambodia in 1980. He has been a law professor at Washington and Lee and American Universities and the University of Swaziland, and has served as the James Farmer Professor in Human Rights at the University of Mary Washington.

KHIPP primarily focuses its attention on facilitating public policy study and issues debate, while encouraging the involvement of Christian leaders in the public and civic arenas. The institute’s mission is to engage Campbellsville University students, faculty and staff, and the general public, in a greater awareness and understanding of the myriad issues confronting our culture.

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through of a variety of informative speakers and presentations.

All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU-TV-4 (Comcast Cable channel 10) and are streamed live on the Internet.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in the south. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S. News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.


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