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Past Event

International Criminal Law and the Values of the New World Order

The rules-based international order created in the wake of World War ll is now under threat, as is civilization as we know it. What did we decide at Nuremberg, and why is it important? Are current institutions sufficient to protect us from modern-day threats? Where do we go from here?

Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Berkeley and the Commonwealth Club World Affairs East Bay Chapter for an in-person presentation by renowned international law expert Dr. James Armstead on Thursday, February 15 in the Don Tatzin Community Hall at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

Admission is free for members and full-time students, with a $10 ticket fee for nonmembers. You may enter an additional donation at the bottom of the ‘Contact’ page after entering your contact information during checkout. Space is limited so please register early. A video recording of the event will be shared with registrants shortly afterward.

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About the Speaker

Dr. James Armstead has taught and practiced international law for 50 years. He has negotiated treaties for the United States, NATO and the United Nations, where he served with the UN Secretariat as a visiting legal expert and edited the Treaty of Rome, which created the International Criminal Court (ICC). He has served on 19 university faculties in the United States, United Kingdom, France, South Africa and Ukraine, including Stanford University, the University of California, Pepperdine, the University of London, Washington and Lee and the Naval War College. He has written on the protection of cultural property and command responsibility within the military and is a recognized authority on the law of war and war crimes.


An East Bay Chapter program. Chapters and forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California, and they cover a diverse range of topics. 

This program is co-sponsored by:

UC Berkeley and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Photo courtesy the speaker.

February 15, 2024

Lafayette Public Library
Don Tatzin Community Hall
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549
United States


Dr. James Armstead

International Law Expert