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75 Years Since the Nuremberg Trial: What It Was and Why It Matters

October 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

President Harry Truman and Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson sitting at a desk looking at a document that Justice Jackson is holding in his left hand.

From 1945 through 1946, the world was captivated by the proceedings of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, when “four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury stay[ed] the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit[ted] their captive enemies to the judgment of the law…”

It was the first trial in history where war crimes and crimes against the peace of the world were prosecuted. It laid the foundation for seventy-five years of international humanitarian law and international criminal prosecutions, and we need to continue to make its lessons a priority. 

Please join the Robert H. Jackson Center, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, and the Truman Library Institute on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 7pm ET/6pm CT for a webinar 75 Years Since the Nuremberg Trial: What It Was and Why It Matters to commemorate this anniversary, learn how it shaped the legacies of Justice Jackson and President Truman, and hear and contribute your thoughts on why we must talk about the IMT and its impact today. 

The conversation will feature:

  • Professor John Q. Barrett, St. John’s University School of Law and the Jackson Center’s Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow
  • Dr. Joseph Ross, Teaching Assistant Professor, Peace, War & Defense, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Kristan McMahon, President, Robert H. Jackson Center
  • Dr. Kurt Graham, Director, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

Register for this webinar by clicking the button below.


October 7, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Robert H. Jackson Center
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum