Ambassador Richard S. Williamson, United States special envoy to Sudan, will deliver a talk titledHuman Rights: Principles, Politics, Performance and Darfurat 12:15 p.m. Thursday (April 10) in Room 121 of the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Currently a partner in the Chicago office of Winston and Strawn, Williamson once served as ambassador to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs and as ambassador to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights.
Williamson also served previously in senior foreign policy positions under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush, including as assistant secretary of state for international organizations and assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs in the White House. He also has served as chairman of the Illinois Republican Party.
Williamson is active in a wide variety of civic organizations, serving on the board of directors of the International Republican Institute; the board of the Committee in Support of Russian Civil Society; a member of the advisory committee for the International Human Rights Center, DePaul University; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Williamson was graduated cum laude in 1971 from Princeton University. He received a degree in jurisprudence in 1974 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was executive editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He is the author of seven books and editor of three. He has written more than 175 articles in professional and popular periodicals.
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