The University of Georgia’s Dean Rusk International Law Center on Oct. 26 will hold a grand opening of its new offices on campus in Athens, where it will relocate and rededicate the school’s Louis B. Sohn Library on International Relations.
The event will feature a talk by Kannan Rajarathinam, a UGA law alumnus who now works as head of office for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq. He is set to discuss “The United Nations at 70: Pursuing Peace in the 21st Century.”
Additional speakers are to include Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, Associate Dean Diane Marie Amann and other faculty members.
The library includes 5,000 volumes from the personal collection of the late Mr. Sohn, a prominent attorney who helped draft the charter of the United Nations before becoming a longtime UGA law professor.
Other professors to be honored include Mr. Rusk, the former secretary of state; Sigmund Cohn, a German-Jewish judge who fled Nazism during World War II and became the law school’s first teacher of international and comparative law; and Gabriel Wilner, a dispute settlement expert who mentored LL.M. students for decades.
“This event also celebrates United Nations Day this year, the 70th anniversary of the entry into force of the U.N. Charter,” said Ms. Amman, the current holder of the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law.
Mr. Rutledge said the event will illustrate that international law is a “center of excellence” for the UGA law school.
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