The Life and Work of Vespasian V. Pella: International Criminal Justice as a Safeguard for Peace

  • Starts2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2021
  • Ends3:30 pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Join us Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 2 PM for a virtual lecture by Andrei Mamolea, Assistant Professor of International Relations Boston University's Pardee School of global Studies. The subject of Mamolea's lecture will be the life and work of  Vespasian V. Pella, an early twentieth century Romanian jurist who conceived and championed a system of international criminal justice that was designed to prevent war, punish atrocity, and vindicate humanity’s political and economic rights. 

Francine Hirsch, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Vlad Perju, Professor of Law and Director of the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College, will provide comments. 

Andrei Mamolea is a historian of international law and politics, specializing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His core research challenges the widespread notion that the United States was the driving force behind the development of international law during this formative period and shifts attention to the neglected but important role of Latin America and East-Central Europe.

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