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Coming to Campus

- October 16, 2006

Coming to Campus is a section announcing visiting speakers of note.

Those who wish to submit items for this section should send a brief description (maximum 300 words) of the event, including the date, time, and place, and giving the name, title, outstanding accomplishments and, if available, a color photo of the speaker to: Visiting Speaker, Advance, 1266 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269-4144 or by e-mail: advance@uconn.edu, with Visiting Speaker in the subject line.

The information must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.

Publication will depend on space available, and preference will be given to events of interest to a cross-section of the University community.

Journalist and author Donald Connery will give a lecture on methods of police interrogation, at the Torrington Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in the Francis Hogan Lecture Hall.

His lecture, to a political science class on law and society, is open to the public.

The course is taught by Thomas Hogan, adjunct professor.

Connery was a Cold War foreign correspondent for Time and Life magazines.

He was based in New Delhi, Tokyo, London, and Moscow.

He was expelled from the Soviet Union in November 1962 because of his reports during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Connery is the author of six books, including Guilty Until Proven Innocent and Convicting the Innocent.

Since 1973, he has focused on police interrogations and coerced confessions.

Drawing on his involvement over three decades in a series of "wrong man" cases based on coerced false confessions, he is writing a history of miscarriages of justice.

James Crawford, Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge, U.K., will deliver the 12th annual Raymond & Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture, "Human Rights and State Responsibility" on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Konover Auditorium.

An expert in public international law and international private law, constitutional law, and maritime law, Crawford is director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.

He previously held chairs at the universities of Adelaide and Sydney.

Crawford has been involved in many international disputes as trial counsel, arbitrator, and expert.

He has also acted as advisor or counsel for governments, including those of the United Kingdom, Hungary, Canada, and Australia.

He was a member of the United Nations International Law Commission from 1992 to 2001, and Special Rapporteur on State Responsibility from 1997 to 2001.

He also has appeared frequently before the International Court of Justice and before other international tribunals.

Senior editor of the British Yearbook of International Law, his most recent book is The Creation of States in International Law (second edition, Oxford University Press, 2006).

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