Is Justice Possible for the Atrocities in Ukraine?

Date & Time Oct 26 2022 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis
Ambassador Stephen Rapp
Minh-Thu Pham
Audience Open to the Public

Stephen Rapp was United States Ambassador-at-Large heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice during 2009-2015, where he coordinated US Government support for international, hybrid, and national courts and tribunals prosecuting atrocity crimes. From 2007-2009, Ambassador Rapp served as prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where he led the prosecution of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. From 2001-2007, he served as senior trial attorney and chief of prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where he headed the team that achieved the conviction of media leaders for incitement to genocide. Before his international service, he was the US Attorney for N. Iowa during 1993-2001. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Prevention of Genocide, and at Oxford University’s Center for Law, Ethics and Armed Conflict. He serves as Chair of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), a Senior Peace Fellow of the Public International Law and Policy Group, and on the boards of Physicians for Human Rights, the IBA Human Rights Institute, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, and the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights.

Minh-Thu Pham is Lecturer at Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs, currently directing a task force on multilateralism in crisis, and Distinguished Fellow at Duke’s Polis Center for Politics. Previously, she was an advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan during a time of deep crisis. From 2009-2019 she was the UN Foundation’s Executive Director of Global Policy, where she led efforts to reform the UN, design and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, and build coalitions for change. She has advised the High Representative in Bosnia, supported refugees in Ethiopia, and guided social impact organizations. Minh-Thu has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, The Tavis Smiley Show, Politico, The New York Times. She is currently working to counter disinformation and strengthen democracy.

Minh-Thu holds an MPA from Princeton and a BA from Duke and is a member of Leadership Now and the Truman Project. She serves on the boards of several non-profits and is a proud former refugee from Vietnam.