Brand-Manatt Lecture

Remembrance of Professor Emeritus Judge Thomas Buergenthal
the Fall 2023 Brand-Manatt Lecture by Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji

Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 | 3 - 7:15 pm

George Washington University Law School
Faculty Conference Center (5th Floor, Burns Building)
716 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC


Please join us for a remembrance of Professor Emeritus Judge Thomas Buergenthal and Fall 2023 Brand-Manatt Lecturer Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji. The lecture is part of the International and Comparative Law's Brand-Manatt Lecture Series. For this installment, we will have remarks from GW Law Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew, followed by remarks from Professors Ralph G. Steinhardt and Sean D. Murphy. A reception will follow the lecture.


Thomas Buergenthal

The GW Law community deeply mourns the loss of the Honorable Thomas “Tom” Buergenthal. He will be remembered not only as one of the youngest survivors of the Holocaust, an accomplished author, and professor but also for his significant impact on international human rights and GW Law. Buergenthal died on May 29 at 89 years old.

Professor Buergenthal’s legacy and impact will live on at GW Law, where he made a profound impact on students and colleagues alike.

The family requests that gifts in memory of Tom Buergenthal be directed to the Thomas Buergenthal Scholarship Fund.

Professor Buergenthal's "In Memoriam" Page


Event Schedule

3 PM | Welcome
3:10 PM | Remembrance of Professor Emeritus Judge Thomas Buergenthal
  • Professor Ralph G. Steinhardt, Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence Emeritus
3:25 PM | Screening of the Documentary “Peace Through Justice – The Legacy of Thomas Buergenthal”
  • International Nuremberg Principles Academy
4:15-4:30 PM | Coffee Break

Enjoy a coffee with other attendees of the Brand-Manatt lecture.

4:30-5:30 PM | Fall 2023 Brand-Manatt Lecture: “Doing More with Peace as a Legal Norm”
  • Lecturer: Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, Distinguished International Jurist, Lincoln Alexander School of Law; former President of the International Criminal Court
    • Introduced by Professor Sean D. Murphy, Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law
5:30-6:30 PM | Panel on: “Striving for Peace through Justice Today: Perspectives on the International Criminal Court”

Moderator: Dean Rosa Celorio, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies


  • Todd F. Buchwald, Member, UN Committee Against Torture; formerly Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State
  • Professor Laura A. Dickinson, Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law
  • Alka Pradhan, Defense Counsel at the International Criminal Court; Member of the Drafting Group for the Méndez Principles
6:30 PM | Closing Remarks
6:35-7:15 | Drinks

Enjoy drinks with other attendees of the Brand-Manatt lecture.