Release Date: October 27, 2010
Henry J. Richardson III, a leading international law scholar with special interest in Africa, will deliver the 2010 Mitchell Lecture at the University at Buffalo's Law School from 2-4 p.m. today.
Richardson will speak on "The Origins of African-American Interests in International Law" in 106 O'Brian Hall on UB's North Campus. Richardson, professor of law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, plans to draw on two themes featured in his recent book: the birth of the African-American international tradition and the roots of African-Americans' stake in international law.
The Mitchell Lecture, which is free and open to the public, continues a distinguished tradition that began when the lecture series began in 1950. Richardson is the latest in a list of respected and prominent speakers who includes Irene Khan, C. Edwin Baker, Derrick Bell, Barry Cushman, Carol Gilligan, Elizabeth Holtzman, Stewart Macaulay, Catharine McKinnon, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Richard Posner, Clyde Summers and John Payton.
A reception will follow Richardson's presentation. For more details, visit http://www.law.buffalo.edu/mitchell.asp.
Press arrangements: Charles Anzalone in UB's Office of Communication, 716-645-4600, or 716-440-8824 onsite.