Lviv, Lwów, Lvov, Lemberg: one city, four names, multiple destinies. At various points between 1911 and 1942 Lwow was home to Rafael Lemkin, the man who coined the term genocide; the Nazi leader Hans Frank; and Leon Buchholz, the grandfather of Philippe Sands. The city is at the heart of East West Street, Philippe Sands’ extraordinary story of champions of human rights and their adversaries. Philippe Sands is professor of law and director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London, and a key member of staff in the Centre for Law and the Environment. He is a regular commentator on the BBC and CNN and writes frequently for leading newspapers. In 2003 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC). His many publications include Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules; Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values; Environmental Law, the Economy and Sustainable Development (with Richard Stewart and Richard Revesz); and most recently, City of Lions (with Jozef Wittlin), an homage to Lviv. Philippe is the recipient of numerous prestigious award such as the Henry Rolin medal for contribution to international law, an honorary doctorate in law from the University of Lincoln, and the Baillie-Gifford Prize as well as the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize for East West Street. He features prominently in My Nazi Legacy, a documentary released in 2015.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For details and free tickets visit our website HLHW_Sands.eventbrite.com
Note: Warwick’s will be selling copies of East West Street at the event for which guests can have the author sign after his talk.
Sponsor: William and Michelle Lerach