College Professor to Moderate Event on the Philadelphia Global Initiative on the Rule of Law

Release Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Jacqueline C. Reich, Ph.D., professor of political science at the College will serve as moderator for the panel discussion, “Celebrate-Reflect-Promote” on September 10 at 2 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Global Initiative on the Rule of Law, the special event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in conjunction with the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia. 


Reich, who specializes in international relations theory, international conflict and cooperation, and security studies, will moderate a panel discussion on “A Historical Perspective: The U.S. Constitution and the Rome Statue- Foundational Elements in the Establishment of a Rule of Law for International Affairs.” This panel will discuss how these two seminal pieces of legislation evolved, and will reflect on the feasibility/desirability of efforts to establish a "rule of international law" pursuant to which all states and all peoples can rely on an international order based on universal human rights and equality under the law.


This event kicks-off a year-long series of seminars and events to promote the knowledge and understanding of the ICC as well as to reflect generally on the Globalization of the Rule of Law. Sponsors include Temple University Beasley School of Law, the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia.


It is intended, to the extent practicable, that the seminars will be eligible for professional education credits and will be open to students and professionals in the fields of Law, Political Science, International Relations, and Peace and Social Justice.


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