4th Annual Global Justice Symposium
October 6-7, 2009
Perhaps the world's leading Christian humanitarian, Baroness Caroline C. Cox's efforts have taken her to remote locations around the world giving "voice to the voiceless". Baroness Cox has spent her life acting on behalf of human rights, on many occasions illegally crossing borders to see firsthand "man's inhumanity to man." She has repeatedly entered the "no-go" areas of southern Sudan, visited the ancient Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh during the height of its war with Azerbaijan, and crossed the border from Thailand into Burma to visit the besieged Karen people. Her advocacy has brought public attention to people who would have suffered silently.
Ambassador Pierre Prosper is a decorated Pepperdine law alumnus recognized as a leader in global justice. Ambassador Prosper served as UN Lead Trial Attorney for the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda. In this role, he broke new ground in international law by convincing the UN Tribunal, for the first time, to recognize rape as an act of genocide and a crime against humanity. After his tenure with U.N., Ambassador Prosper was appointed U.S. Ambassador-At-Large for War Crimes. Ambassador Prosper will speak about his remarkable career, pursuing international legal careers, and the quest for global justice.