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Robert H. Jackson Center Announces 2014 Teacher Fellows

The Robert H. Jackson Teacher Fellowship program was designed to develop a community of skilled educators who collaborate with the Center to create quality educational materials that meet common core standards and can be easily incorporated into classroom curriculum. To be accepted into the program, educators must demonstrate excellence in the classroom, and participation in community and professional organizations, as well as knowledge of the importance of Justice Jackson and his contributions to history. In turn, the participants will share his legacy with their students, colleagues, and communities.

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Becky Newman Receives 2014 Robert H. Jackson Center Teacher Award

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.

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8th Law Dialogs Conclude with the Chautauqua Declaration

Highlights from this year’s Dialogs included updates from the current prosecutors; a panel discussion on the Relevance of International Humanitarian Law in 2014; “Porch-Sessions with the Prosecutors,” which featured topics relating to non-state actors and International Humanitarian Law, and the culminating event - the issuance of the eighth Chautauqua Declaration by all of the international Prosecutors in attendance.

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“A New World (Dis)order”: The Prosecutors

Each year the International Humanitarian Law Dialogs invite current and former international prosecutors to discuss current issues in international criminal law.

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“A New World (Dis)order”: Speakers and Panelists

The Law Dialogs allow renowned academics and law experts to engage in a meaningful dialogue about issues related to modern international criminal law.

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Akhil Reed Amar to Give Tenth Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court

Professor Amar is the co-editor of a leading constitutional law casebook, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking. He is also the author of several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles, The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction, America’s Constitution: A Biography, and most recently, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.

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Clara Barton

Each year the Law Dialogs host a lecturer who epitomizes the strength, determination, and dedication to healthcare Clara Barton embodied during her lengthy career.

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Defenders of Freedom Project Receives Donation from the Jamestown Elks Lodge #263

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. Hosted and filmed at the Center in Jamestown NY, the project is a collaborative effort between the Jackson Center, the United Veterans Council, Chautauqua County Office of Veterans Services and local WWII authors and historians, Rolly Kidder and Phil Zimmer.

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WINNERS OF STATEWIDE ESSAY CONTEST RECOGNIZED AT JACKSON CENTER

Students in grades five through twelve were invited to participate in a statewide essay contest based on Ms. Robinson’s book Jackie’s Nine: Jackie Robinson’s Values to Live By. Entrants were asked to write an essay explaining how Jackie Robinson and one of the other individuals featured in the book exemplified one of those nine values.

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Introduction to 7th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

Highlights of the Dialogs include updates from the current prosecutors, a panel discussion on the Legal/Policy Issues Stemming from the Arab Spring, “Porch-Sessions with the Prosecutors” featuring a variety of focused topics relating to the Arab Spring, and the issuance of the seventh Chautauqua Declaration by all the Prosecutors in attendance. In addition, there will be a special film presentation of “Dictator in the Dock” at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 25 at the Chautauqua Cinema. Tickets are available for purchase directly from the theater.

The Robert H. Jackson Center envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.