Beto Chair Lecture Series: Dr. John Hagan

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Wed Sep 22, 2010
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The College of Criminal Justice will host Dr. John Hagan, John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University, for the Beto Chair Lecture Series on Sept. 22. Hagan's topic will be "Explaining State-Led Genocide: Dehumanization, Death, and Displacement in Darfur."

Dr. John Hagan All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the lecture from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom in the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center. The Beto Chair was established in 1979 to enhance the learning experience for students and faculty alike by bringing top scholars in the fields of criminology and criminal justice to campus.

Hagan is Co-Director of the Center on Law and Globalization at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. He received the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in 2009. Hagan is the Editor of the Annual Review of Law & Social Science. His research with a network of scholars spans topics from causes of crime to war crimes and human rights. He and also co-author Alberto Palloni recently wrote "Death in Darfur" which appears in a September issue of Science and is also co-author with Wenona Rymond-Richmond of Darfur and the Crime of Genocide, which received the American Sociological Association's Crime, Law and Deviance Section's Albert J. Reiss Distinguished Publication Award and the American Society of Criminology's Michael J. Hindelang Book Award.

A former President of the American Society of Criminology, Hagan received Guggenheim, German Marshall Fund, and Russell Sage Foundation Fellowships, as well as the C. Wright Mills, Albert J. Reiss, and Michael J. Hindelang Awards.

His book on Justice in the Balkans: Prosecuting War Crimes at The Hague Tribunal was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2003, and Northern Passage: American Vietnam War Resisters in Canada was published by Harvard University Press in 2001. He is the co-author with Fiona Kay of Gender in Practice: A Study of Lawyers' Lives, published by Oxford University Press in 1995.

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