Kroc Institute to host panel discussion on Asian terrorism



A panel discussion on “Countering Terrorism in Asia” will be held at3:15 p.m.Monday (Oct. 31) in the University of Notre DamesHesburghCenterauditorium.

The discussion will concern how military operations against terrorism affect security, the rule of law, and human rights inAsia, which is home to 60 percent of the worlds population and the three largest Muslim nations.

Susan Blum, associate professor of anthropology and director of Notre Dames Center for Asian Studies, will chair the discussion.The panelists will be Clarence J. Dias, president of theInternationalCenterfor Law in Development, and David Cortright, research fellow at Notre Dames Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and president of the Fourth Freedom Forum.

Dias, who holds law degrees from Bombay University and Cornell University Law School, is author of several books, includingIndustrial Hazards in a Transnational World,Legal Professions in the Third World,The International Context of Rural Poverty in the Third WorldandThe Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Fifty Years and Beyond.A participant in numerous United Nations human rights projects, he helped write the 1986 U.N. Declaration on the Right to Development.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1989, David Cortright has served as consultant or adviser to various agencies of the United Nations, the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, theInternationalPeaceAcademy, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He is the author ofA Peaceful Superpower: The Movement Against War inIraqand co-author, with Kroc colleague George A. Lopez, ofSmart Sanctions: Targeting Economic StatecraftandSanctions and the Search for Security: Challenges to U.N. Action.

The discussion is sponsored by Notre Dames Joan P. Kroc Institute, the Center for Asian Studies, the Pakistan Students Association and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature.

* Contact: * _Hal Culbertson, associate director of the Kroc Institute, at 574-631- 8832 or _

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