The Robert H. Jackson Center is pleased to announce that Becky Newman of Jamestown has been named recipient of the third annual Robert H. Jackson Center Regional Award for Teaching Justice. This prestigious award was created to recognize educators who have made an outstanding contribution toward teaching the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways, which may include teaching about civil liberties, human rights, international humanitarian law, the Holocaust, genocide studies, and local issues of justice.
International Prosecutors, ambassadors, diplomats, and legal scholars from around the globe came together in the name of humanity on August 25-26 at Chautauqua Institution, a renowned arts and cultural community located in upstate New York, near Jamestown. The International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, hosted by the Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, NY, is a historic gathering of renowned international Prosecutors from The International Criminal Court, The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, together with leading professionals in the field of International Humanitarian Law.
The eighth annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs is an historic gathering of renowned international prosecutors from The International Criminal Court, The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
The Robert H. Jackson Center recently announced that media personality, writer and film producer Phil Donahue will make a rare appearance at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville for ''Dinner with Donahue'' on Sunday, Aug. 10, beginning at 5 p.m.
Chautauqua Institution’s 10th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States will be delivered by Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Institution’s Hall of Philosophy.
On June 10, 2014, the Robert H. Jackson Center was honored to present the 10th annual screening of "Follow the North Star" to area 3rd & 4th grade students in its Carl Cappa Theater. The award-winning film, which takes place during the Civil War, is about the Underground Railroad and a white boy’s journey south to free an enslaved boy and reunite him with his mother.
Elks Lodge #263 of Jamestown, NY has presented the Robert H. Jackson Center with a generous financial contribution for its recently launched “Defenders of Freedom” project. “Defenders of Freedom” is an oral history initiative that seeks to capture on video and share the first hand experiences of WWII veterans in the Western NY and Northwestern PA areas.
The Robert H. Jackson Center is pleased to announce that it will debut an original exhibit, “Say, I Taught Thee: The Life of Mary R. Willard,” on Thursday, June 5, 2014. There will be a public opening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Center, located at 305 E. 4th Street in Jamestown, NY. Refreshments will be served; there is no fee or reservation required to attend. A short commentary will be offered at 7:00 p.m. to accompany the exhibit.
The Jackson Center hosted Judicial Hearing Officer Judge Joseph Gerace as the keynote speaker for the 2nd Annual Stanley Weeks Law Day Lecture co-hosted by the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonary Valley of Jamestown on Monday April 28th.
The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a free continuing legal education seminar entitled, “Underground Railroad: Law and Legacy” on Tuesday May 6th, 2014.