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Oct. 12, 2006

Dodd To Discuss Nuremberg Trials At Law School Lecture

U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd will look back at his father's role as assistant to the prosecutor at the Nuremberg Nazi war crimes tribunals when he speaks at the University of Iowa College of Law at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Levitt Auditorium in the Boyd Law Building.

Admission to Dodd's speech -- "Nuremberg at 60: Lesson Learned?" -- is free and open to the public.

Dodd's father, Thomas, served as executive trial counsel to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, who served as the Americans' chief prosecutor during the Nuremberg trials in 1945 and 1946. The tribunal put dozens of leaders in the Nazi military and political leaders of Germany on trial for war crimes committed during World War II. Many were convicted and later executed, or given lengthy prison terms.

Dodd will also discuss the effects of the Bush Administration's military tribunals on American civil liberties.

Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980 after serving three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.