Minds on Millennium lectures continue with talk on the Nuremberg War Crimes trials

Feb. 11, 2005

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s College Professor Robert Harvie, Ph.D., will take an analytical look at the post-World War II Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Feb. 24 at the next Minds on the Millennium lecture series presentation.

In a talk entitled “The Nuremberg War Crime Trials: Justice or Victor’s Vengeance?,” Harvie will examine the trial’s legal theory and the verdict, focusing on whether the trial was justice or vengeance on the part of World War II’s victors. He also will discuss the trial’s impact on current war crime prosecution.

His lecture will be at 1:30 p.m. at Panorama City’s Quinault Auditorium, 1835 Circle Lane. It is a presentation of this season’s Minds on the Millennium, a free public lecture series given by Saint Martin’s and Panorama City to promote intellectual conversation and a lively exchange of ideas based on historical, philosophical and literary topics.

Harvie, who continues to study the Nuremberg war crime trials and lead college courses about them, earned a degree in law from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois. A former faculty member at the University of Illinois and Montana State University, Harvie has taught at Saint Martin’s since 1994 and chairs the college’s criminal justice program. His research interests include legal history and comparative constitutional law. He is the author of “Keeping the Peace: Police Reform in Montana, 1889-1918.”

For more information on Minds on the Millennium VI, please call the college at 360-491-4700.

Richard Langill
Professor, political science
360-438-4588 or rlangill@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu