We envision a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness, and justice prevail.

For over twenty years, we have honored and promoted the legacy of Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Solicitor General, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and Chief U.S. Prosecutor of the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg.

The Jackson Center advances the legacy of Justice Robert H. Jackson through education, using a variety of methods including in-person and virtual programs and presentations, exhibits, available media, and scholarship. We demonstrate the contemporary relevance and applicability of Justice Jackson’s ideas and work to current and future generations.

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Featured Online Collection: International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg Trial Audio and Video

The Robert H. Jackson Center is making available and organizing as resources both audio and video recordings of the Nuremberg trial proceedings. This guide, featuring links to those recordings, is organized in chronological order.

Living Voices Series: Though the Eyes of a Friend (Holocaust)

May 9: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.May 10: 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.What does it mean to survive?Bear witness to the world of Anne Frank and other young people living through the Holocaust, from the point of view of Anne Frank's "best friend."Sarah is a historically accurate composite character, based on the testimonies of those who knew Anne Frank, as well as other victims, resisters and survivors of the Holocaust and World War II.Like Anne Frank, Sarah is a young Jewish girl in Amsterdam when Hitler comes to power in the 1930s, whose experiences under Nazi rule, in hiding and […]

Jackson Lecture on the U.S. Supreme Court

Chautauqua Institution and the Robert J. Jackson Center will be welcoming law professor and writer, Kate Shaw as speaker for the 20th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States, Monday, July 29, 2024, from 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Shaw is a constitutional, administrative and legislation law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. She previously worked in the Obama White House Counsel’s Office and served as law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Her academic work focuses on executive power, the law of democracy, the Supreme Court, and […]

Constitution Day with Dr. Karen Korematsu

Dr. Karen Korematsu will be the featured speaker at the Robert H. Jackson Center for Constitution Day observances in the Carl Cappa Theatre on September 17. Korematsu is the Founder and President of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and the daughter of the late civil rights icon, Fred Korematsu. This year marks the 80th anniversary of Korematsu v. United States a landmark 1944 Supreme Court case that upheld the constitutionality of executive order 9066, ordering Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II. The Court ruled in a 6–3 decision that the exclusion order was permissible executive action. The […]


Permanent Exhibit: Nuremberg Photos by Raymond D’Addario

Raymond D’Addario was one of a few photographers assigned by the Army Pictorial Service to document the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. On November 21, 1945, senior Nazi officials took their seats in Courtroom 600 in the Palace of Justice. Ray’s photograph of the main defendants sitting in the docket surrounded by U.S. military guards has become the iconic symbol of the trial.