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Justice Richard Goldstone
Justice Richard Goldstone

Supreme Court Justice of South Africa to deliver Walker Institute lecture Sept. 22

Contact: Peggy Binette 803-777-5400

The Walker Institute will continue its 50th anniversary lecture series this fall with a talk by Justice Richard Goldstone, a former Supreme Court justice of South Africa, on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the University of South Carolina.

Goldstone’s talk, titled “The Future of International Criminal Justice: The Crucial Role of the United States,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Gambrell Hall, Room 153. The event is free and open to the public.

In the early 1990s, when South Africa’s government was moving toward a democracy, Goldstone chaired the Goldstone Commission, which investigated violence in South Africa during apartheid. More recently he has chaired commissions prosecuting war crimes in Yugoslavia and Rwanda and led the U.N. Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.

USC’s Walker Institute of International and Area Studies is part of the College of Arts & Sciences. It launched its 50th anniversary lecture series last spring, featuring speakers who included Dr. Peter W. Singer, a renowned political scientist; Lt. Gen. Robert Gard, chairman of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a retired four-star general in the U.S. Army.

Upcoming lectures in the series this fall include Turkish CNN correspondent Fatih Turkmenoglu, who will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Gambrell Hall, Room 153, and American journalist Marvin Kalb, who will speak at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, in Lumpkin auditorium on the eighth floor of the business school.

Goldstone’s lecture is offered in part by USC’s Rule of Law Collaborative, an interdisciplinary program established in 2009 to promote justice and the rule of law. The collaborative is led by the Walker Institute in cooperation with School of Law.

For more information, call 803-777-8180 or visit the website


About the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies

Founded in 1961, the Walker Institute promotes student and faculty research, scholarship and public service programs in international affairs and the comparative cross-cultural study of societies. The institute also conducts research projects for governmental and nongovernmental organizations, foundations and public sector agencies.


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