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UNI to host war crimes lecture

March 20, 2012

Nadia Korobova, assistant director, UNI Office of International Programs, 319-273-7424,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern will sponsor Stephen Rapp, U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, at 7 p.m., Monday, April 2, at Central Middle School, 1350 Katoski Drive, Waterloo, Iowa. Rapp will present his lecture "Promoting Accountability for War Crimes."

Rapp will focus on war crimes such as war, terrorism, human rights violations and genocide and how the United States can play a role in preventing and policing these events. Rapp is the current head of the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the U.S. Department of State and aids in formulating U.S. policies on prevention of and accountability for mass atrocities.

Rapp is a former chief prosecutor for international tribunals for Sierra Leone and Rwanda, graduate of Cedar Falls High School and a former Iowa state legislator.

The event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by UNI Office of International Programs and by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education. For more information, contact Nadia Korobova, assistant director of UNI International Programs, at 319-273-7424 or